Mtb Inner Tubes
Cyclists will tell you that their worst fear is having a puncture out on a mountain. For that reason, you need to make an informed decision when purchasing mountain bike inner tubes. The choice is wide; companies like Michelin and Continental compete for an ever-growing market of cyclists. The comfort of a bicycle is dependent on the fact that tyres are air-filled; therefore even the best tyres will have punctures and lose air.
To counter this, you should always have a tube repair kit with you on the track; this should include a tyre lever and preferably an extra tube. Another option is to make use of self-sealing MTB inner tubes, although this does not fall in every cyclist's taste. Tyre sealant works wonders; it is non-adhesive and its micro sealing particles seal a puncture within seconds. Some riders prefer to inject their tyres before they ride with an anti-puncture liquid which seals the tyre as soon as a puncture occurs. Riders with aluminium or carbon rims should take care to use a product especially designed for their cycles as not all products are suitable for all kinds of rims.
Mountain bike inner tubes are no longer manufactured from rubber only; many are available in butyl and latex, the latter in colours like green. Valve extension kits lengthen the valve temporarily to enable you to inflate the tube with ease. Some tubes are thicker and are classified as heavy duty; these are then obviously heavier and not always popular.