Cheap inner tubes vs expensive ones

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Cheap inner tubes vs expensive ones

Postby blablablacksheep » Fri Feb 22, 2013 18:34 pm

Looking to stock up on some inner tubes, for MTB(new Nerve al 8....opps another bike)

I'm wondering whether expensive tubes are better than cheap ones?

Example: On-One inner tube £1.79
Vs
Schwalbe SV/AV13 £3.95
conti 26" £4.99

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Re: Cheap inner tubes vs expensive ones

Postby cooldad » Fri Feb 22, 2013 18:50 pm

Not in my experience. I stocked up on On One ones, and they have been fine, plus have red dust caps to make you go faster.
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Re: Cheap inner tubes vs expensive ones

Postby 97th choice » Fri Feb 22, 2013 21:06 pm

cooldad wrote:, plus have red dust caps to make you go faster.


But the downside is you get more pinch flats
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Re: Cheap inner tubes vs expensive ones

Postby cooldad » Fri Feb 22, 2013 21:26 pm

97th choice wrote:
cooldad wrote:, plus have red dust caps to make you go faster.


But the downside is you get more pinch flats

I ride so fast my tyres never touch the ground.
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Re: Cheap inner tubes vs expensive ones

Postby ilovedirt » Fri Feb 22, 2013 21:52 pm

I use CRC airwaves ones, puncture them just as quickly as any more expensive ones! Tubeless soon methinks...
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Re: Cheap inner tubes vs expensive ones

Postby 97th choice » Fri Feb 22, 2013 22:00 pm

CRC or btwin cheapos for me, but I've just realised that the rims on my new bike are tubeless ready so think I'll try that myself when a new set of tyres comes calling
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Re: Cheap inner tubes vs expensive ones

Postby Myster101 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 22:53 pm

cooldad wrote:
97th choice wrote:
cooldad wrote:, plus have red dust caps to make you go faster.


But the downside is you get more pinch flats

I ride so fast my tyres never touch the ground.


You don't need tubes or tyres then....or even wheels :P

As for the OP, go for the cheap ones.
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Re: Cheap inner tubes vs expensive ones

Postby cooldad » Fri Feb 22, 2013 23:29 pm

Myster101 wrote:
cooldad wrote:
97th choice wrote:
cooldad wrote:, plus have red dust caps to make you go faster.


But the downside is you get more pinch flats

I ride so fast my tyres never touch the ground.


You don't need tubes or tyres then....or even wheels :P

As for the OP, go for the cheap ones.

That is just silly If I didn't have wheels, where would I put my spokely dokelys?
Seriously, think before you post rubbish.
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Re: Cheap inner tubes vs expensive ones

Postby Levi_501 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 00:23 am

cooldad wrote:
Myster101 wrote:
cooldad wrote:
97th choice wrote:
cooldad wrote:, plus have red dust caps to make you go faster.


But the downside is you get more pinch flats

I ride so fast my tyres never touch the ground.


You don't need tubes or tyres then....or even wheels :P

As for the OP, go for the cheap ones.

That is just silly If I didn't have wheels, where would I put my spokely dokelys?
Seriously, think before you post rubbish.



But Contis come with yellow dust caps and they make go even faster!

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Re: Cheap inner tubes vs expensive ones

Postby Lagrange » Sat Feb 23, 2013 08:44 am

I use heavyweight ones - freeride / downhill spec which are more expensive and I don'tget punctures. I gues the extra weight will slow you down but the SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN observation that yellow and red caps add speed - then adopting that LAW of PHYSICS by using at least one red and yellow will take you through the sound barrier.

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Re: Cheap inner tubes vs expensive ones

Postby 97th choice » Sat Feb 23, 2013 13:33 pm

No, they cancel themselves out. Come on people get a grip FFS!
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Re: Cheap inner tubes vs expensive ones

Postby cooldad » Sat Feb 23, 2013 17:19 pm

Absolutely. Anyway yellow is a happy colour, and only belongs on hippy type rigid SS. Not real bikes.
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Re: Cheap inner tubes vs expensive ones

Postby ilovedirt » Sat Feb 23, 2013 18:14 pm

Surely they repel? So if you had a red one and stuck a yellow one onto the opposite side of the rim, you'd never need to pedal :)
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Re: Cheap inner tubes vs expensive ones

Postby teeoffchris » Sat Feb 23, 2013 18:23 pm

Does anyone use the slime smart tubes? self healinginner tube.

are they any good?

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Re: Cheap inner tubes vs expensive ones

Postby The Rookie » Sat Feb 23, 2013 18:49 pm

Genuine slime aren't too bad, many cheaper copies are rubbish....but they are HEAVY.

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Re: Cheap inner tubes vs expensive ones

Postby bamba » Sat Feb 23, 2013 20:31 pm

I went for the overkill maxxis downhill tube 2.5/2.7 stuffed in to a 2.3 tyre ,never punctured , touch wood.

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Re: Cheap inner tubes vs expensive ones

Postby GT-Arrowhead » Sat Feb 23, 2013 22:42 pm

Lagrange wrote:I use heavyweight ones - freeride / downhill spec which are more expensive and I don'tget punctures. I gues the extra weight will slow you down but the SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN observation that yellow and red caps add speed - then adopting that LAW of PHYSICS by using at least one red and yellow will take you through the sound barrier.


Please....i have PLASTIC ANODIZED EFFECT RED ones....the lighter weight and the shiny-ness takes you beyond the speed of light.

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Re: Cheap inner tubes vs expensive ones

Postby GT-Arrowhead » Sat Feb 23, 2013 22:44 pm

I buy my inner tubes from tesco, none of them have burst yet. Tesco Value!

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Re: Cheap inner tubes vs expensive ones

Postby cooldad » Sat Feb 23, 2013 22:56 pm

Except they are really horse intestines. Really.
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Re: Cheap inner tubes vs expensive ones

Postby stubs » Sat Feb 23, 2013 23:01 pm

CRC Airwaves tubes me and my mate bought a box of 10 each and neither of us has punctured since. So buying a big box of tubes guarantees no punctures it must be the magic green valve caps.
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