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Old 2003-04-23, 08:41 PM   #1
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Will 700 x 35c tube work in 29" tire?

I am going the 29er way. I ordered a 29" tire through my LBS to save the $20 in shipping. After reading a recent 29er thread it occured to me that I didn't order a tube. I didn't even think about that.

So, will a tube that fits in a700 x 35c tire expand to seat in the 29er tire?


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Old 2003-04-23, 10:18 PM   #2
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you really need to have a 29er tube in there.sure you can use a 700x35 tube but the section of tube on either side of the valve will not fully expand,this will leave a very noticeable dip in the side walls and soft spot in the tread.
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Old 2003-04-23, 10:36 PM   #3
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In my experience, I cant tell the difference between a 700x35-43 and a 29x2.1.
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Old 2003-04-23, 10:43 PM   #4
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In my experience, I cant tell the difference between a 700x35-43 and a 29x2.1.
then i dont think you were looking at a bonafied 29er tube,they are really fat.
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Old 2003-04-23, 10:44 PM   #5
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I didnt say looking at, I can tell there, I'm talking about riding.
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Old 2003-04-23, 10:45 PM   #6
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i just looked at the box my 29er tube came in and it says 700x52c
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Old 2003-04-24, 12:18 AM   #7
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Re: Will 700 x 35c tube work in 29" tire?

In article <teachndad.mcvxn@timelimit.unicyclist.com>,
teachndad <teachndad.mcvxn@timelimit.unicyclist.com> wrote:
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)I am going the 29er way. I ordered a 29" tire through my LBS to save
)the $20 in shipping. After reading a recent 29er thread it occured to
)me that I didn't order a tube. I didn't even think about that.
)
)So, will a tube that fits in a700 x 35c tire expand to seat in the 29er
)tire?

You can theoretically run a 700x35c tube in a 29x2.1 (700x52) tire.
But I would advise against it for 3 reasons: One, it becomes really
hard to pump up the tire with a hand pump; you have to actually
inflate the tube, rather than just fill it with air. Two, you're more
likely to pinch flat. And three, my 700x35 tube detonated when I was
trying to fill it up to normal pressure; it split down about
one-quarter of its total length, and scared the bejeezus out of me. I
went and ordered two fat tubes after that.
-Tom
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Old 2003-04-24, 12:20 AM   #8
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A 26x2.1 tube fits if you pump it up slightly before using it.

This works better than a 700x35 and about the same as a 700x44.

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