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trebor127trebor127 Posts: 246
edited September 2010 in MTB beginners
Hi again,
Finally got out on my new bike (scott scale 35) on Saturday but with the risk of not getting a puncture as I didn't carry any tubes with me...Just having a look at what tubes but I'm getting confused with all the different sizing. The rims are DT Swiss 445d, what tube will fit? Is it a Presta or a Schrader as standard?

Rob

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    If it looks like a car valve, it's Schrader. If it has a little screwy thing on the top it's Presta


    valves.jpg

    Pretty much any 26 inch mountain bike tube will work.

    Schrader:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Kenda-26-Car-Valv ... keparts_SR

    Presta

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Kenda-26-Presta-V ... keparts_SR

    Just under £6 a pair.
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  • Nothing too special all you need is 26 x width of tire. The width always comes in groupings, so 1.75 to 2.25 or something in one set than larger on another set. Just check which size tire you have, and find a tube that has that number as the width of the tube.
  • Nothing too special all you need is 26 x width of tire. The width always comes in groupings, so 1.75 to 2.25 or something in one set than larger on another set. Just check which size tire you have, and find a tube that has that number as the width of the tube.
  • trebor127trebor127 Posts: 246
    Just ordered http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=20475 They should be ok shouldnt they?
  • BuckarooBuckaroo Posts: 134
    Looks ok. The 'zoom' of the box in the pic states 26x1.5/2.2 so should cover whatever tyre you have (Rocket Rons?)

    Did you go presta or schraeder?

    I checked quickly at my LBS website and it seems the Scott Scale 35 in the picture uses Presta tubes...

    Nice bike by the way!... Pics?

    S
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  • trebor127trebor127 Posts: 246
    Ye mate rocket rons. Ordered presta valve. I'll try and get some pics up tommorow...only been out once since I got it :x I loved the ride though and considering its a first bike it should serve me well :lol: Changed the saddle to a selle italia C2 and put a cat eye wireless computer on...Just ordered a pair of spd shoes so hopefully try those on my day off :P
  • trebor127trebor127 Posts: 246
    Buckaroo wrote:
    Looks ok. The 'zoom' of the box in the pic states 26x1.5/2.2 so should cover whatever tyre you have (Rocket Rons?)

    Did you go presta or schraeder?

    I checked quickly at my LBS website and it seems the Scott Scale 35 in the picture uses Presta tubes...

    Nice bike by the way!... Pics?

    S

    Sorry for not getting pics up..Just took some today but had to go into work now :( so hopefully tommorow :)
  • trebor127 wrote:
    Buckaroo wrote:
    Looks ok. The 'zoom' of the box in the pic states 26x1.5/2.2 so should cover whatever tyre you have (Rocket Rons?)

    Did you go presta or schraeder?

    I checked quickly at my LBS website and it seems the Scott Scale 35 in the picture uses Presta tubes...

    Nice bike by the way!... Pics?

    S

    Sorry for not getting pics up..Just took some today but had to go into work now :( so hopefully tommorow :)

    Pics now on http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=16444958#16444958[url][/url]
  • Nice 1. Love the look of the Scott, never tried one out yet tho. Those bars give me shivers to be honest :lol: I couldn't get on with the flat bar on the Trek I demo'd.

    Must be sweet finally gettin out on it, been waiting for my newbie for a bit, comes Monday.... :D
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