Fuck me, the price of inner tubes!

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  • Yeah looks good value but also a bit like you get a free bag with tools & tube, what’s the quality like? Also heavy on the branding imo.

  • little heavy on the branding

    I would love to see simple / subtle branding

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  • 'Hermetic' tubes arrived. They feel probably twice the wall thickness of standard Conti tube (Cross 28 on left in picture). I weighed Cross 28 = 170g, weight of Hermetic = 225g. Other than that not much visible difference. I was expecting a totally smooth tube as in the picture on the box, but the surface just looks like a standard tube. They supposedly have a different butyl mix than standard tube. They would be bulky to carry as spares and would be much bigger than a Tubolito.

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  • Condor have 5 for £14.99 at the moment - only in 20-25mm size though

  • they die eventually but ime they're good for 6 months - a year

  • This is what I've been buying for the last few months. Only seem to have long valves in stock most of the time though

  • I ended up buying a saddle tool roll bag from @user71349 and I have to say it’s pretty sweet!
    Materials & workmanship look excellent, was given a choice of colours & received it within days!
    Would def recommend his services, top skills! 👍

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  • That looks good, how does it attach to the saddle?

  • Thread either end of yellow strap through the saddle rails and round the bag so the straps clamp the bag up into the underside of the saddle, Velcro really strong & wide, no noticeable bag swing etc easily fits spare tube, mini tool, levels, patches etc more Velcro tabs used to keep the roll tight and neat. 👌🏻

    (I might actually have it up side down at the moment as the strap is offset so it would sit a bit further away from the seat post)

  • I installed some Tannus armour inserts into both of my tyres recently and was about to write a negative review about how much drag they add to the point where I started looking into tubeless or e-bikes.
    Turns out I had messed up the rear wheel alignment so the disc brake was dragging all the time.
    Without a permanently engaged brake they ride quite nicely and add a bit of bouncy squishiness.
    Can't say anything about how puncture proof they are yet. Running them in 700x38c Voyager Hyper tyres.
    Before that I had a Voyager Hyper in the front and a Marathon Green Guard in the back and about 5 punctures in the last year all but one in the back.

  • Look interesting and better than the strip of puncture tape that causes punctures.

    It look like a smaller inner tube is needed?

  • I installed some Tannus armour inserts

    I wonder what they'd be like on my old 26" MTBs instead of doing ghetto tubeless.

  • It look like a smaller inner tube is needed?

    Yes. https://tannusamerica.com/pages/tannus-a­rmour-tubes

    Armour - Tube
    26" x 1.95-2.5" 26" x 1.5-1.95"

  • Yes, I went with a 28-32 tube in the 38mm tyre.

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Fuck me, the price of inner tubes!

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