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    shraeder valves??

    Im noticing that both the fantom29er and fantom29er pro come with shraeder valve tubes. Im wondering - are those rims presta compatable? Im thinking they arent. If thats the case - weird choice in rims.

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    You could always use spacers to fit a presta tube in a shraeder hole....

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    yah.. i guess it just seems weird that their $800 mtn bike would have shraeder tubes/rims.

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    why?
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    why?
    I guess the last mtn bike I bought was in 1999 and it had presta valve tubes.. I figured most bikes would be presta by now no matter the price point.. No biggie.

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    I would probably prefer shraeder holes and use a spacer for a 29er. The tubes would be hard enough to find, let alone needing presta. At least the larger holes allow you to run both in case you need a tube on the trail....

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    Listen!

    I realize that this is going against the grain, but I kinda prefer schrader valves over the prestas. I borrowed a friends Cannondale for a few days to see if mtb was something I would like to get into, and on the first day I had to make a trip to the bike shop for new tubes because I broke off the small brass piece that seals the tube. I think it was just a bad experience. What are the benefits presta offers over that standard valves? I really like the way you can air down so easy with prestas but not to sure about anything else...

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    ^^none
    plus, cool valve caps like this wont fit
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    why?
    Ghetto tubeless with removable valve cores!

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    I may pick up a stans kit in a couple weeks. I'd like to run my tires at a lower pressure for sure.
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    I used to drill out my presta holes to fit schrader (snugly) back in the day. In some places presta tubes are hard to come by in an emergency.

    I never used a spacer with presta in schrader hole. Never had any problems.

    If I ever move back out to the boonies, I'll be drilling all my tubed rims again, and still not use a spacer.

    G.

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