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    What is the smallest/lightest 26" spare tube?

    Hi friends. I tried googeling this with no relevant hits.

    I'm tubeless and dont expect to have any flats for a long time. I'm paranoid though so I always ride with a spare tube and a co2 pump in my saddle bag. Since I'm never gonna use the tube (hopefully) I'd like to get the smallest one possible.

    Are they all the same or is it possible to get an "emergency spare tube" like the little dinky spare tire in some cars.

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    What is the smallest/lightest 26" spare tube?

    Quote Originally Posted by matw View Post
    Hi friends. I tried googeling this with no relevant hits.

    I'm tubeless and dont expect to have any flats for a long time. I'm paranoid though so I always ride with a spare tube and a co2 pump in my saddle bag. Since I'm never gonna use the tube (hopefully) I'd like to get the smallest one possible.

    Are they all the same or is it possible to get an "emergency spare tube" like the little dinky spare tire in some cars.
    Not paranoid to carry a spare tube(s), pump, boot material, and patch kit. Tubeless is not a cure all and will not prevent all flats or tire damage.

    If you insist on having the smallest/lightest tube look for the Maxxis Flyweight. Very thin, light, and fragile. Protect it well, check it regularly, or it will have holes in it when you do need it.
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    Thanks! I'll order one.

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    Michelin latex?

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    what about a 24" tube? I know plenty of folks who carry 27.5" tubes for their 29er....

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