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69ers and spare inner tubes?

gregsdgregsd Posts: 328
edited November 2009 in MTB general
Well, just picked up my new Trek 69er and wonder what other riders do regarding spare tube on rides. Do you take both tubes just in case or can you make a 26" tube work on the 29r wheel, just to get you home?

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  • stevet1992stevet1992 Posts: 1,502
    gregsd wrote:
    Well, just picked up my new Trek 69er and wonder what other riders do regarding spare tube on rides. Do you take both tubes just in case or can you make a 26" tube work on the 29r wheel, just to get you home?

    :oops:

    Surely it would be better to take a 29inch inner tube ?
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  • robertpbrobertpb Posts: 1,866
    Yes it will fit you only need an extra 10" so it will get you out of trouble.
    Now where's that "Get Out of Crash Free Card"
  • whyamiherewhyamihere Posts: 7,599
    A 29er tube will work in a 26" wheel at a push.

    It won't be particularly nice though. Emergency only I'd say.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,804
    I reckon your better with a 26 tube inside the 29 than vice versa, bunching up an oversize tube is a recipe for the tube getting pinched by the bead or creased and rubbing thorugh itself.

    A Friend has a 36er and uses 29er tubes in that (as 36er tubes weigh nearly 1Kg!)

    Simon
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
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