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  • Inner tube brands – which do you recommend?

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  • Kevy D

    Member
    27 July 2009 at 9:08 am

    Apologies if this have already been covered, I have done a search but not found the info I need.

    Got a brand new Specialized Hardrock Disc but got a flat on the front (pumped back up last night and flat this morning again)

    I believe Specialized tubes have a tendency to split at the seams so I’m reluctant to get another one (can’t be a thorn because the bike’s never been on the road).

    Which tubes would you guys recommend?

    My local MTB shop stock Continental / Joe’s / Maxxis / Specialized

    Any of these worth a buy? I’ll be mainly road-riding but there will be some trail useage too.

    Cheers 🙂

  • Dale

    Member
    27 July 2009 at 9:29 am

    I just bought some cheap ones out of Wilkinsons and i’ve had absolutely no trouble whatsoever touch wood they have been really good tubes.

  • dagza

    Member
    27 July 2009 at 9:32 am

    I always use Specialized inner tubes and have never had an issue with them.

  • Kevy D

    Member
    27 July 2009 at 10:12 am

    Ah, ok cool….. maybe it’s just the bitter people with bad experiences that write reviews then because they’re stuck at home with a flat tyre… the happy customers are all out riding, LOL!

  • BMR

    Member
    27 July 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Check your valve core is tight, it might be leaking, soapy water helps to spot an air leak. I always buy Decathlon tubes, dead cheap and not had a flat yet. (you watch me get one tomorrow!)

  • Kevy D

    Member
    27 July 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Haha, sod’s law….

    Took the tube out and there’s a definite “run of the mill” puncture, miles away from the valve. Strange though seeing as the bike has never been used.

    Anyway, local bike shop owner put me straight on tubes and my tyre is now rock-hard and ready to ride…. thank god.

    Cheers.

  • badblood

    Member
    28 July 2009 at 9:04 am

    Try not to have the tyre too hard if off roading as you will lose traction and get bounced all over the place, I generally run about 40psi

  • Antimus

    Member
    28 July 2009 at 10:17 am

    Same thing happened to me on the first ride of my bike, sometimes it just happens! 🙂

  • chrisfrench

    Member
    28 July 2009 at 12:14 pm

    I use Schwalbe tubes, they seem to be pretty good quality.

  • Abzz

    Member
    28 July 2009 at 12:23 pm

    I use whatever my LBS has in stock for a good price!

    Specialized at the moment 😛

  • Dale

    Member
    28 July 2009 at 12:40 pm

    Try not to have the tyre too hard if off roading as you will lose traction and get bounced all over the place, I generally run about 40psi

    I stick to about 28, 30 PSI, bit more traction that way.

  • st-wolf

    Member
    30 August 2009 at 8:39 pm

    I prefer Schwalbe tires and tubes. Simple reason: I never had any problems 🙂

  • rockhopper09

    Member
    22 September 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Pananracer SUPERtubes.. haven’t had a puncture for a year now! whhoohoo

    they are heavier but I’d rather carry the extra weight than change the tube in the pi**ing rain.

    Now i’ve said that bet I get one on the way to work tommorrow!

  • chrisv8

    Member
    23 September 2009 at 7:41 am

    Cheng Shin tubes……..

    One of the biggest rubber manufacturers in the world, think they make all of Maxxis’ gear among others.

    Seem like good quality, I used double ply tyres anyhow so punctures are rare, usually pinch flats from using too little pressure.

  • mong

    Member
    23 September 2009 at 10:41 am

    now i think about it i dont think ive ever bought a tube !!!!!!!!

    will have to get mine to bits to check the condition of the set up !!! but hey good advice all the same thanx peeps

    tony

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