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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007

    Help Me Pick a 650B Front Tire and Tube

    Just ordered a Stans 355 wheel for the front of my Prophet. I will not be running tubeless or sealant. I am not a mountain biker. I use the Prophet for commuting and recreation, going off road whenever I please. I've noticed the road/randonneuring/comfort crowd uses fairly heavy tires. I'd like to keep the weight below 600g. So far the leading contenders are the Quasi-Moto and the Fatty Rumpkin. As far as tubes are concerned, I've seen 650b tubes but they're all for use under 42mm. I know a lot of people are using 26" tubes and was wondering what some light weight options were. While I'm not obsessed with weight, I prefer light weight components to heavy stuff as long as it gets the job done and is not stupid priced. Thanks in advance for any advice.

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    Jan 2004
    Quasi and a regular weight 1.75 to 2.1 (~150 grm) 26 inch tube. I'd be afraid of short life using an undersized tube or ultra-light 100 gram tube that will be stretched a little more than normally used in a 650b tire, but go ahead if you think you can feel the weight difference.

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    If you using for commuter purpose, you can try the Fatty Rumpkin or Col de la Vie.

    Also Rivendell is selling 650B inner tubes.
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