Inner tubes for 35mm tyres

daniel_b
daniel_b Posts: 11,761
edited August 2013 in Commuting chat
Hi guys,

the bargain thread has cost me money on here yet again!

I now have a Kona minute on the way from CRC, and now I need some suitable tubes, as my usual Continental ones are only designed for between 18mm and 25mm tyres IIRC.

Or do I - would they be ok, or is that a bad idea?

Assuming it is a bad idea, does anyone know of any stonking deals at the mo?

I see Evans have these ones for £2.49 a pop, but they only officialy go up to 32mm - I'm guessing that would most likely be fine for a 35mm tyre, can anyone confirm?
Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
Scott CR1 SL 12
Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
Scott Foil 18

Comments

  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,761
    I've just found these on Wiggle which seem to get reasonable reviews:

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/lifeline-essential-touring-narrow-inner-tubes-4-pack/
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,761
    And I have also now found these Conti ones on offer at CRC:
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/continental-tour-28-all-tube/rp-prod18907

    Anyone have a view on what size would be better?

    The conti ones are clearly wider - is that going to restrict my options if I choose at some point to go for a narrower tyre on the Ute, say a 28mm, when these purport to be for tyres between 32-47, where as the even heaper Onza ones are for tyres between 25-32.

    Are the Onza ones suitable for 35mm tyres does anyone know?

    The Lifeline ones are rated for between 28-35, so perhaps they are the best compromise.
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • meanredspider
    meanredspider Posts: 12,337
    Personally I'd go for inners that are rated for the tyre as I'd imagine that:
    a. You're more likely to get a puncture in an over-stretched inner
    b. On a load-carrying bike, you're more likely to inflate them to higher pressures
    ROAD < Scott Foil HMX Di2, Volagi Liscio Di2, Jamis Renegade Elite Di2, Cube Reaction Race > ROUGH
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,761
    Thanks MRS,

    wise words, and having read some more reviews, most people seem to think they ride better with wider tyres than the supplied 35's, so perhaps the Conti tubes are the way to go.
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • The Rookie
    The Rookie Posts: 27,812
    No issue with running 'small' tubes, they stretch thinner but a shard of glass punctures any thickness of tube, I run 26x1.0-1.5" tubes inside 2.1-2.25" MTB tyres.
    Currently riding a Whyte T130C, X0 drivetrain, Magura Trail brakes converted to mixed wheel size (homebuilt wheels) with 140mm Fox 34 Rhythm and RP23 suspension. 12.2Kg.
  • Big_Paul
    Big_Paul Posts: 277
    I just run cheapy 2 for £2.99 from Decathlon, no problems so far.
    Disc Trucker
    Kona Ute
    Rockrider 8.1
    Evil Resident
    Day 01 Disc
    Viking Derwent Tandem
    Planet X London Road