Bike Inner Tubes

A Big Selection Of Bike Inner Tubes

Your safety depends on your bike’s inner tube. You rely on the tube to get you where you are going and to do the job for which it was intended. It will also give you a comfortable ride and keeps the bike tracking where it should. The inner tube works together with the tyre to give the best ride possible and to keep you safe and travelling for miles.

There are three main types of inner tube valve types:

#1 The Presta valve

This great valve is the smaller of the two. It is used more on the high performance type of bikes. The hole for the valve is smaller than the other type, so you have to be aware of that when you get your tyre to make sure you get the right size hole. You can use the larger hole, but it may slope around and eventually cut the valve off due to the movement. Also, the Presta valve will not fit the standard air hose connection due to its smaller size so you will have to get an adaptor for the air hose. This type of valve has built in caps. You have to open them up to get the air in, and then make sure you close them right when you are done. If you don't properly close them, they will have a slow leak and you will end up with a flat tyre. This valve is threaded all the way down the valve stem.

#2 The Shrader valve (American valve)

With the valve stem, core and the spring action; this valve has been used on every motor vehicle and also on the wide rimmed bicycle tires. The core uses a poppet valve with a spring so when you want to add air or release air you have to press the pin in the valve stem. This helps in having the air stay where it belongs with little leakage. The Shrader valve is only threaded half of the length of the valve stem.

#3 The Dunlop valve (Woods valve, English valve)

This valve is wider than the Presta valve. It is more popular with the European and Asian bicycle markets. This valve can accommodate the Presta air pump.

There is also a product for bicycles called a Tubular tyre. This interesting tyre has the tube sewn into it. This type of tyre is light weight and is mainly used by performance bikers. The draw back to this tube being connected is it is harder to repair and you usually have to carry a spare instead of a repair kit.

The last product to talk about is the self-repairing tyre tube. Within this type of tube there is a liquid sealant, some rubber adhesive and a type of fibre that will blend all together when a puncture happens. The tyre’s rotation will cause these ingredients to fill in the hole and the contact with air will harden it. This does not work with multiple holes or holes larger than 1/8 inches.

It’s also beneficial to use bike wheel rim tape when fitting a new tube. This tape goes around the inside of the wheel to help prevent the ends of the spokes puncturing the tube.

There are many cycle inner tubes and brands to choose from. Just find the one that works for you and enjoy your ride.

 

 

 

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Areo 26Areo 26" MTB Inner Tube / 1.75" - 2.10" / Schrader Valve
£1.49  
Michelin A1 Airstop Butyl Inner Tube / 26 Inch / 1.1-1.5 Inch / Presta / 40mmMichelin A1 Airstop Butyl Inner Tube / 26 Inch / 1.1-1.5 Inch / Presta / 40mm
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Michelin A1 Airstop Butyl Inner Tube / 26 Inch / 1.6-2.1 Inch / Schrader / 34mmMichelin A1 Airstop Butyl Inner Tube / 26 Inch / 1.6-2.1 Inch / Schrader / 34mm
£1.49  
On-one 26On-One 26" MTB Inner Tube / 1.9-2.125" / Schraeder / 40mm
£1.49  
Vavert 20Vavert 20" Inner Tube / 1 1/8" / Presta
£1.49  
Vavert 20Vavert 20" Inner Tube / 1.75" - 1.95" / Schrader
£1.49  
Vavert 26Vavert 26" Inner Tube / 1.75" - 1.95" / Presta / 40mm
£1.49  
Vavert 26Vavert 26" Inner Tube / 1.75" - 1.95" / Presta / 60mm
£1.49  
Vavert 26Vavert 26" Inner Tube / 2.125" / Presta / 40mm
£1.49  
Vavert 26Vavert 26" Inner Tube / 2.125" / Schrader / 40mm
£1.49  
Vavert 27.5Vavert 27.5" Inner Tube / 1.75" - 2.125" / Presta / 48mm
£1.49  
Vavert 29Vavert 29" Inner Tube / 1.75" - 2.125" / Presta / 48mm
£1.49  
Vavert 29Vavert 29" Inner Tube / 1.75" - 2.125" / Presta / 60mm
£1.49  
Vavert 700c Inner Tube / 18-25mm / Presta / 40mmVavert 700c Inner Tube / 18-25mm / Presta / 40mm
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Vavert 700c Inner Tube / 18-25mm / Presta / 60mmVavert 700c Inner Tube / 18-25mm / Presta / 60mm
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