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Conti Podium TT 22mm a good spare tub?

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:34 pm
by HillRPete
I'm taking a plunge into tubs with Conti Comps (22mm front for a generic carbon rim, 25mm rear on a HED Stinger 6).

My question is about the spare tub, does the Conti Podium TT 22mm fold up nicely? I don't want to take a narrower spare, for the wide HED rim mandates 23mm and up.

Re: Conti Podium TT 22mm a good spare tub?

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:25 pm
by drchull
Realistically it doesn't matter for a spare. You are not going to be ripping around corners on the spare. Personally I would probably keep a 23 as I don't think it will make much difference on size in bag or strapped to seat as much for warranty as anything as I suppose they could tell you that it wasn't an appropriate tire for the wide rim.

Re: Conti Podium TT 22mm a good spare tub?

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:25 pm
by Weenie

Re: Conti Podium TT 22mm a good spare tub?

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:28 pm
by Arky
So does the podium folks up nicely? If not, what are inexpensive options that do?

Re: Conti Podium TT 22mm a good spare tub?

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:49 pm
by bm0p700f
One of the cheapest options is the conti giro but it does not fold up that well. The ride is O.K but as a spare the ride is better than a flat tub.

Re: Conti Podium TT 22mm a good spare tub?

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:04 pm
by roselend
Tufo S3 Lite, 21 mm, 215g. Yes, they ride like crap but they sure fold up nicely.

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Re: Conti Podium TT 22mm a good spare tub?

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:47 pm
by HillRPete
The reason I'm asking for the Podium TT is because it's said to have fair puncture protection. If it just folds down a little better than the 22mm Comps I'm a happy camper. Price is not a huge concern as I'll probably not rip the spare apart on a weekly basis.

Re: Conti Podium TT 22mm a good spare tub?

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:53 am
by HillRPete
I got one to find out for myself. If you tie it down a bit more tightly than in the pic here, it should just about fit the jersey pocket. Will get the Tufo too, though, as that should nicely fit the tool bideon.

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Re: Conti Podium TT 22mm a good spare tub?

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:05 pm
by HillRPete
For the record, I also got the Tufo S3 lite 19mm as a spare. They fit into the tool bottle with a cartridge and a multi tool -- perfect.

Re: Conti Podium TT 22mm a good spare tub?

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:17 pm
by Dammit
Hmm, you may have inspired me to try to get this a bit smaller:

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It's pre-glued, so I've tried to fold it up without pressing two glued surfaces together.

It does fit into a central jersey pocket with my pump and some tools that said.

Re: Conti Podium TT 22mm a good spare tub?

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:49 pm
by HammerTime2
One thing to think about with a spare is whether it will reliably get you home. If the spare is extremely puncture prone, then folding up to a compact size and being light can be outweighed by flatting your spare.

Re: Conti Podium TT 22mm a good spare tub?

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:01 pm
by HillRPete
If the tool bottle opened like a case, rather than having a screw-on cap, a bigger tub would fit. Got to attempt a DIY/mod at some point.

Re: Conti Podium TT 22mm a good spare tub?

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:13 am
by RichTheRoadie
Fold it like this and it'll go in a jersey pocket - that's a 22c Schwalbe Milano which is a butyl tube and not particularly light (and I've since folded another one of these even smaller).

I keep meaning to get a 'get me home' 19c lightweight tub - folded the same way I reckon I could get one small enough to be barely noticeable in a jersey pocket, even with a can of Vittoria Pitstop (which is mostly useless, but does avoid riding home on a completely flat tyre) next to it.

Re: Conti Podium TT 22mm a good spare tub?

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:54 am
by Dammit
Even though my tub is pre-glued?

I didn't want it to stick to itself, hence my (huge, messy) method of folding it.

Re: Conti Podium TT 22mm a good spare tub?

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:56 am
by RichTheRoadie
The glue dries - it's contact adhesive so it won't stick until it comes into contact with your glued rim.

Re: Conti Podium TT 22mm a good spare tub?

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:25 am
by Dammit
Do you take a small tube of glue with you when on a ride, or put the spare tub on the rim dry counting on the existing glue from the tub you've stripped off?

I followed your guide- much, much better.

Before:

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After:

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Re: Conti Podium TT 22mm a good spare tub?

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:25 am
by Weenie