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    Thorn-proof tube

    What is a good thorn-proof tube (presta) and where's a good place to get them?

    I've heard Schwalbe is a good name?

    Thanks.

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    Wheel size?

    Avenir makes them. Sunlite also. They are going to be heavy and expensive ($20).

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    If yer gonna run tubes, maybe try adding a couple oz of sealant in them instead of using bulky thorn-proof toobs, works for me.

    Q-tubes has removable valve cores so you can use a Stan's injector.
    Cool heads prevail

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    thorn proof tubes make the bike ride like arse. makes biking no fun. make people cry
    "Put your seatbelt back on or get out and sit in the middle of that circle of death." - Johnny Scoot

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    26"

    Thanks for the info!

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    The best thorn proof tube is the tire. The tire seated tubeless with sealant. Get with the times bro.

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    ^^^^^
    Yup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 127.0.0.1 View Post
    thorn proof tubes make the bike ride like arse. makes biking no fun. make people cry
    and if a thorn gets through the tire, it's getting through the tube, "thorn proof" or not.

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    Agree 100% tubeless for thorns. Had a ride where tire had many, many thorns sticking to tire. Started pulling them out, psss for a second then sealed. So many I quit pulling them out. Just rode the ride. At end of day they were gone, no air loss, no fuss, no muss. Really love tubeless.

    Just keep an eye on sealant and refresh before you find it has dried out during a ride when it no longer seals thorn holes.

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    I pulled a thorn proof tube from a wheel/bike I was rehabbing. Holy carp, it was heavy. I weighed that sucker and it was over a thousand grams, just the one tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevoo View Post
    Agree 100% tubeless for thorns. Had a ride where tire had many, many thorns sticking to tire. Started pulling them out, psss for a second then sealed. So many I quit pulling them out. Just rode the ride. At end of day they were gone, no air loss, no fuss, no muss. Really love tubeless.

    Just keep an eye on sealant and refresh before you find it has dried out during a ride when it no longer seals thorn holes.
    Now the inside of your tire is like an Iron Maiden!

    Cool heads prevail

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    Tubeless with sealant is no doubt the way to go. If you like sticking with tubes find some with a removeable core and put sealant in them.

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