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    2 question about heavy duty / DH tubes

    Any Difference Between Thorn resistant, Heavy Duty or Downhill tubes. They all just have thicker rubber right?

    Also, if you only had 1 beefy tube, is it better to put it in the front or back tire?

    Back is where your weight is but front does most of the cornering load.


    Thanks, its my first season of lift riding. Still a noob

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    Quote Originally Posted by jton219 View Post
    Any Difference Between Thorn resistant, Heavy Duty or Downhill tubes. They all just have thicker rubber right?

    Also, if you only had 1 beefy tube, is it better to put it in the front or back tire?

    Back is where your weight is but front does most of the cornering load.


    Thanks, its my first season of lift riding. Still a noob
    I was buying thorn-resistant tubes for a while, but found they were so rigid inside the tire that the valve stems were getting bent back & forth and would start to tear at the base. After going through a few of these tubes rather quickly, I went back to a regular tube & slime. But, I'm not a DH-er, just an XC rider. Maybe the DH tubes are different/better.

    If I had to use one, I'd put it in the back. The less rotational weight in front, the better.
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    2 question about heavy duty / DH tubes

    Quote Originally Posted by jton219 View Post
    Any Difference Between Thorn resistant, Heavy Duty or Downhill tubes. They all just have thicker rubber right?

    Also, if you only had 1 beefy tube, is it better to put it in the front or back tire?

    Back is where your weight is but front does most of the cornering load.


    Thanks, its my first season of lift riding. Still a noob
    They are different.

    Thorn resistant tubes are VERY thick on the tread side and less so on the rim side. Generally have a very dead ride feel.

    HD/DH tubes are thicker than "standard" weight tubes and may or may not be different from each other.

    I would use the thicker tube on the end I tend to pinch flat more often.
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