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    Regular 29"/26" tubes for Knard/Rabbithole?

    I think i've read somewhere here that regular 29'er tubes or 26" DH tubes would work with Knards on Rabbitholes. Can anyone confirm this? If true, any suggestions on size & brand?

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    I use 26x2.7-3.0 tubes on my pugsley just fine. I imagine a standard larger 29er tube would work in a 29" knard.

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    I'm using a 29x2.1-2.3 tube in my 27tpi Knard mounted on a Rabbit Hole and haven't had any issues. I bought a 26x2.7 tube thinking the extra width would be a better fit but haven't taken the time to mount it and doubt I will at this point.

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    I'm using 29 x 1.75"-2.5" tubes in my Knards. Works fine.
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    Thanks for the replies, guys! I'll give the 29x2.3 Kendas that are available at my lbs a shot.

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    Wow! Those Surly tubes are heavy! .407 kgs. each! I replaced them with your garden-variety Kendas that weigh around .217 kgs. Took off .380 kgs of rotational weight for 10 bucks...money well spent!

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    Always looking to shave a few grams when I can, I run the same tubes I do in my other 29ers
    1) MAXXIS FLYWEIGHT 26 X 1.9/2.125
    2) CONTI TUBES MTB Supersonic 26 X 1.75/ 2.2

    Both of which are 95 grams

    I've been running the MAXXIS tubes on my KRAMPUS since I built in in April, no problems

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    Thought I'd bump this because I'm buying tubes. I use the 26x2.4-2.7 Q-tubes Superlight on my fat rim and have had great success. Wondering how these will work with my 29 inch Rabbit Hole. I could always go with the 29 inch Q-tube, but that's claimed to be narrower.
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    My Knards pick up a ton of thorns. After about 3-4 patched holes on each Surly tube I decided to go with 29x2.1-2.3 tubes. Saved a ton of weight! I also put some Stan's inside the tubes and haven't had a flat since. I'd highly suggest doing this to Knards. I just didn't want to mess with tubeless since there are so many mixed results on the Knard/RH setup.
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