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    DC bike shops w/29" tubes

    Anyone know of any DC area local bike shops that sell 29" tubes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joyride1x1
    Anyone know of any DC area local bike shops that sell 29" tubes?
    I hear that you can run a 26" tube w/out incident. The rubber just stretches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joyride1x1
    Anyone know of any DC area local bike shops that sell 29" tubes?
    Buchetti,

    Porter's right. It's what I've done with the Exiwolf and Ignitor. Be careful though because some of the cheaper tubes may split at the seam. I haven't had that problem yet.

    If you're more comfortable with the proper size tubes, I've been hoarding some from College Park Bikes. Let me know if you need some and I'll get 'em if they're in stock.
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    thanks ricky. I got a couple flats running Exi's w/ Alex TD17's using the conti 28" tubes. The tubes are very tight and not stretchy enough. I struggle like hell getting these things to fit around the rim. It's mostly due Alex's narrow rim.

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    The Contis are tight, but I'm surprised you've had problems with them. They are thick! The WTBs seem to fit better for me.
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    Sort of dc area

    Bike doc of bowie had them when I went in there 4 months ago, and bike doc of waldorf started carrying them. It seems as if me and one other guy got a 29 there so they decided to keep some tubes in stock.

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    rock on. I found some at Revolution Cycles in Georgetown.

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    Bike Lane

    Butchy: The Bike Lane stocks Bontrager tubes if you're looking for a place closer to Wakefield. The newer ones also seem to be quite a bit lighter than what they used to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joyride1x1
    Anyone know of any DC area local bike shops that sell 29" tubes?
    Hudson Trails Outfitters in Fairfax has some. I know because I grabbed them last time I was there by mistake. They were the Slime variety, but I'm pretty sure they had others.

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    performance in manassas has tubes and maxxis ignitors for 29ers. the wrench there is a 29er rider.

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