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What inner tubes for clinchers?(6 posts)

What inner tubes for clinchers?buffalosorrow
Feb 16, 2002 7:43 AM
I noticed that there are cross specific Mich A3 comp tubes. Have they any advantages over cheap tubes?
What tubes get high ratings?
re: What inner tubes for clinchers?OhMyGod
Feb 16, 2002 3:31 PM
It's a TUBE, man!!!!
re: What inner tubes for clinchers?Keri134
Feb 16, 2002 6:42 PM
I got many flats with the michelin tubes. I also tried the slime cyclocross tubes, and found that they werent very good either. I found more satifaction with the latex tubes.
What inner tubes for clinchers?buffalosorrow
Feb 16, 2002 7:59 PM
"It's a TUBE, man!!!!"

A tube is a tube a bike is a bike.....
sometimes a man is a woman...sometimes a woman a man.
What is the point?

I found that larger tubes 28- 35c are more frequent to pinch flats. I am running the vittoria tigre cross 27c and will now try smaller 'c' tubes.

Have a drink of scotch.

buffalosorrow
What inner tubes for clinchers?swede16
Feb 17, 2002 2:32 PM
Vittorias seem to flat easier than most other cross tires. A friend was running them, pinch flatted two races in a row (had them pumped up to 90 psi for the second race), he then switched to Michelins and hasn't pinch flatted since. At first I didn't think much of it, then this past season there was a guy who flatted three races in a row while on Vittorias. I've never ridden Vittorias; and I probably never will.
re: What inner tubes for clinchers?buster
Feb 19, 2002 3:01 PM
Lightest butyl tube I've seen is an IRD Micro-Lite.
.45mm wall, only 52 grams. (wwww.interlocracing.com)
Otherwise butyl is butyl, thicker is stronger, thinner is lighter, no significant advantage from brand to brand.