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Anyone use Specialized tubes?(7 posts)

Anyone use Specialized tubes?look271
Jan 24, 2003 6:35 AM
Are they any good? I saw they have them on sale for 3 for $8 or so. One can never have too many inner tubes!
they're pretty much all I usegreg n
Jan 24, 2003 7:08 AM
My LBS carries them, so unless I'm in a pinch (no pun indended), I get all my tubes there. They seem to hold up pretty good. Of course the light ones are somewhat delicate as are all light tubes. You just have to be extra careful installing them. Once they're in, their durability seems fine.
Use the ultralightsMcAndrus
Jan 24, 2003 7:22 AM
I use the UltraLights (I think that's what they're called and I'm not at home to look at a box). One LBS in the area carries them and I go there just for the tubes. Light weight, very good quality.
5000 miles with 2 flats...PEDDLEFOOT
Jan 24, 2003 8:06 AM
...last year. It might be the Conti GP's I rode on or the tubes or just dumb luck.They seem to hold up pretty good for me.
I Like 'emShad
Jan 24, 2003 8:06 AM
I also stock up when the LBS has them on sale at 2 for $5. I like that they are somewhat compact and fit into my seat bag or pocket well. Quality-wise they seem fine to me - never had a defective one anyway.
Tube's a tube, IMO, except for Continentalsretro
Jan 24, 2003 8:31 AM
I bought some Specialized tubes on sale last fall, and they're fine. But I haven't had any fewer flats than with the no-namers I got off REI's clearance table for 93 cents (!) each. The only tubes I've ever been able to tell a difference with are Continentals, and I buy those when I see 'em.
True dat!look271
Jan 24, 2003 10:30 AM
Conti's are my fave. Last summer my lbs(who stocks them) ran out when I needed them. AAAAAAAAAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHH!Nothing compares, but if the Specialized are OK, it might be worth it for $3 a tube.