What size inner tube do I need?
The best way to check what size inner tube you need is to look on the sidewall of your tyre. Tyre manufacturers print the size on the sidewalls, so look out for numbers such as ‘700x23c’ for a road bike, or ’26×1. 75′ which is for mountain bikes.
Should inner tubes be same size tires?
The tube should match the tire size diameter closely. However, tires that are close in bead diameter may use the same inner tube. For example, an inner tube for an ISO 630 tire (27-inch) will also fit an ISO 622 (700c) tire.
Are there different size inner tubes?
The size is almost always written somewhere on the sidewall of the tyre. Inner tubes typically state a wheel diameter and width range for which they will work, e.g. 26 x 1.95-2.125″, indicating that the tube is intended to fit a 26 inch tyre with a width of between 1.95 inches and 2.125 inches.
What size inner tube do I need for a 12 inch bike?
Made of sturdy rubber, this tire tube will stand up to all kinds of riding. Make it part of your repair kit for unexpected issues while on the trail. This bike tube fits 12″ tires that are 1.75″-2.125″ wide and has a standard Schrader valve stem for easy inflation.
Can I use bigger inner tubes?
Yes, it’s perfectly safe to use the next larger size tube in a smaller tire. It’s a common trick used by bike messengers to reduce the chance of flats. The only downside is a slightly heavier wheel since you’re using more tube that you really need.
Can inner tubes be too big?
If the inner tube is a lot larger than the tire, it will cause folds and wrinkles inside the tire, which may affect your ride. If you have a tube that is only a little bit larger, then it probably won’t make a difference. While larger tubes will weigh more, they will retain air better.
Can I use an inner tube that’s too narrow for the TYRE?
Yes, you can, as long as you don’t go more than one size smaller, or the differential is not too extreme. A 1.25 in a 1.5 is fine. A 1.25 in a 2.25 is likely to have issues with flats.
How do I know my bike tube size?
The first number is the diameter of your wheel. Sizes such as 26, 24, 20, 27.5, 29 and 700c are common tire diameters. The second number (after the X) is the width of your tire. The range for widths is usually between 1 and 3 inches.
Can you use an inner tube thats too big?
Can I use a smaller or bigger inner tube than the tire? An inner tube that is 10 millimeters or half an inch wider or narrower can be used as long as it matches the rim diameter. A 700×25 inner tube works in a 700X32 tire, but in a 700X45 could experience issues.