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just a quick question...

beastinlabeastinla Posts: 304
edited March 2008 in The Crudcatcher
so i have been told you can use 24ich tubes for a 26inch wheel

can you use 26inch tubes for an 24inch wheel

thanks for any help


  • Dodgex1Dodgex1 Posts: 1,306
    You can technically both ways. You shouldn't though. 24 to 26 stretches and you can't inflate it properly. 26 to 24 is overly heavy, will move as you inflate possibly causing tearing around the valve and you get plenty of pinch flats iirc. For the sake of a £4 inner tube I wouldn't really bother. or 7quid if your riding stuff that requires DH tubes.

    Tubeless is the way forward.
    "This is ******!, We can't ride out bikes in the dirt like this!"
  • ride_wheneverride_whenever Posts: 13,279
    I shredded a 1.25" X 26" tube running it in a 2.1" X 26" tyre
  • beastinlabeastinla Posts: 304
    thanks guys i wasent going to do it i just wanted to see if you could do it both ways
  • ride_wheneverride_whenever Posts: 13,279
    I came across a cheap tube in a friends horrible cheap bike, that had a narrower section that you could double up to change the diameter. It was so nasty though, inflated without a tyre it just expanded to about 2m across!
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