Which tube

mlgt
mlgt Posts: 366
edited December 2012 in Road buying advice
I have a specialized allez 2012 and know that the tyre is 700 x 23, but I wasnt sure on which inner tube would be most suitable. Found out I had a slow puncture on the tyre and wanted to change.

I have a spare specialized presta valve 32mm, but I wanted to get a pack of 5. These have good reviews, but unsure on the correct size. I have bog standard version of the allez.

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/continental-qua ... ner-tubes/

Please can you advise?

Thank you in advance.
N2 - SW1

Canyon Endurace 9.0

Comments

  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,561
    Presta 42mm 700x20-25 Race 28
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • mlgt
    mlgt Posts: 366
    Thank you very much for the reply.

    Can you please give me an understanding of the differences between them? Would it simply mean the size of the valve? So the difference is 25,35,37 and 47?
    N2 - SW1

    Canyon Endurace 9.0
  • mlgt wrote:
    Thank you very much for the reply.

    Can you please give me an understanding of the differences between them? Would it simply mean the size of the valve? So the difference is 25,35,37 and 47?


    This is the valve length, presta is standard for racing/road tyres etc...
    If you have a shallow rim you can just use a short valved tube :)
  • mlgt
    mlgt Posts: 366
    Understood. Thank you for the education. I have ordered the spare tubes now and making a choice for some winter tyres for work commute. Would I be correct in assuming I would need some tape would also reduce the changes of a puncture due to more padding?

    Whilst on the flip side make the tyre a little heavier?
    N2 - SW1

    Canyon Endurace 9.0
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,561
    Better off just getting better tyres on a road bike to be honest. Something like the GP 4 seasons if youre riding on poor quality/dirty roads.

    Rode a set of those for a year in London and get very few punctures (can't say none at all. but it was only 1 or 2)
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver