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    DH/FR Presta Tubes... Such a thing???

    Does it exist??/

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrpercussive
    Does it exist??/
    yes.........i know that maxxis makes some.....theres probabley a couple other company's that makes them too
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    Nokian...been riding them for years.
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    Get over it!

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    cool... thanx

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    What are the advantages of using presta ? Whats the appeal ?

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    I have some Salsa Extremes (says salsa on the box but kenda on the tube) 26x2.4/2.75, 1.2 mm thick, little thinner than a DH tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan wask
    What are the advantages of using presta ? Whats the appeal ?
    to save .3 grams on a 2 lb tube of course!



    To be honest, I don't understand why people use DH tubes if they have DH casing tires.
    I haven't had a flat tire in over two years using regular 2.35 specialized tubes in my Kenda nevegal 2.5 and 2.7 tires.
    Running 17 psi front, 20 psi rear on North Shore black diamond trails(ie brutal terrain and drops to flat)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpawningGround
    to save .3 grams on a 2 lb tube of course!

    hahahaha... actually, reason why i'm using presta is cause my rims are presta rims... lol

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    i work in a shop and i find presta valves are easier to deal with, you over inflate them you just push the piece you dont have to dig like on shraders. honsetly there isnt much of a difference just what your used to. Giant makes super heavy duty tubes also
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    well

    well i heard that presta fills up with air faster to save you those extra seconds when your changing a flat....in a race.... pair it up with a co2 cartirige and you'll be flying.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpawningGround
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    To be honest, I don't understand why people use DH tubes if they have DH casing tires.
    I haven't had a flat tire in over two years using regular 2.35 specialized tubes in my Kenda nevegal 2.5 and 2.7 tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrpercussive
    hahahaha... actually, reason why i'm using presta is cause my rims are presta rims... lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    10.5 MM drill bit is like magic.
    i would still very much like to save that 0.3 gram... XD

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    wtb makes some also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    you just jinxed yourself..........................
    Ohh, Boy Scouts NEVER get jinxed!

    Always prepared baby, two tubes have been in my pack for a while now.

    With my luck, I'll be changing my tire and a bear will eat me.

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    I agree with this one.

    Quote Originally Posted by hardcore newbie
    i work in a shop and i find presta valves are easier to deal with, you over inflate them you just push the piece you dont have to dig like on shraders. honsetly there isnt much of a difference just what your used to. Giant makes super heavy duty tubes also
    I think pump heads deal with presta a little easier than schrader. If you're using an air compressor, the schrader is easier to deal with, but otherwise or out in the field with a mini-pump or floor pump, the presta pump head seems to make a better seal IMO.

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    I run Maxxis presta DH tubes in both bikes. I like the screw on valve stem lockring thingy, especially on DH rims. Umm...I got 'em cheap too. They are easier in the field to work with, at least with my mini pump.

    As for running DH tubes in DH tires; we have goathead thorns and sharp rocks out here (phoenix, AZ) so I need all the protection I can get. Screw weight, I'd rather avoid flats.
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