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Schwalbe AV17 Schrader 700C Inner Tube - Black, 28 Inch
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 24 June 2014
I have a couple of these in regular use on rural roads with all their dreadful surfaces (Wiltshire must have an annual pothole-filling budget of about zero), and have run the gauntlet of hedgecutting (thorns in the road etc) and other obstructions too. Prior to using these I was getting pretty good at fixing flats. Now I'm not sure I can even remember the process!

I still ride as carefully as I can, there's no point tempting fate after all - every technology can be defeated, but these have taken the concern out of the ride and its a pleasure to be out there getting around rather than at the side of the road fixing a problem with minimal kit. Cyclists that shave their legs to cut down air resistance and worry that their stubble would lose them valuable seconds on their rides would hate the extra weight on these tyres, but for the rest of us the difference is barely significant and definitely outweighs the peace of mind these bring. Anyone going "off piste" regularly (or just over Wiltshire's prehistoric A-roads - some improved by the Romans...) will appreciate these tyres. They're giving me great service and the ones I'm reviewing here were in fact bought for my wife's bike so that I can enjoy not having to fix her flats as well as my own. We both regularly ride farm tracks and fields as well as "roads" (Wiltshire, remember?) and so far, no problems at all. If anything, the tread will probably go first! Love 'em!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 2 June 2014
The reason for only giving them 4 stars is because I fitted them a week ago, and have only ridden 70 miles or so on them with no
problem. They are teamed up with Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyres [Also New] so I really don't expect to have any problems with them,
only time will tell.
What I do like about them is the long valve and the locking ring which you don't seem to find on much more expensive Schrader valved inner tubes. Great value so long as they stay up.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 2 May 2013
It's an inner tube. It's rubbery, like any inner tube is. From my experience so far is no more puncture resistant than any other inner tube I've used, although I've never purchased anything less than £3...
Otherwise..

Good points:
-The valve stem is long enough for me to get the pump on the tyre (unlike Kenda valves)
-It comes with a valve nut which helps to keep the valve steady and if it weren't long enough, keep it protruding. It also has a funky clear valve cap (a very important consideration I know)

Not so good point:
-The inner tube is compatible with a very wide range of sizes. This does sound like a good point, but my tyres are 700x38C, and I can't get the inner tube to sit right in the tyre - just above the valve there is an extra bulge because the tyre won't go in to the gap between the tube and the rim. I've tried taking the tube out and putting it in again but it's still there. It doesn't seem to be causing any problems but I'm not convinced I'll buy this again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 30 August 2012
Sometimes it is worth spending few pence more to get top of the range quality. After purchasing bargain inner tube from SunChase brand, which has blowned at the first inflation I have decided, that buying cheap is not saving my money, cause I have to buy another one. So I went for this Shwalbe tube. Just its looks are way better than budget inner tubes, and the quality is top notch.
Highly recommended!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 3 September 2012
Schwalbe are a very well respected name in Cycling mostly for their tyres but as it happens their tubes are no different,
I'd been getting a lot of punctures and as everybody knows can be caused by a multitude of reasons one of which being the use of
sub standard tubes this was definitely the case with me but surprisingly it was Raleigh tubes I replaced.
I noticed the difference as soon as I opened the Scwalbe Box they came in, thicker rubber,reinforced Valve seating and also when inflating maintains the same diameter all round the tube(before inserting under the Tyre) unlike the Raleigh Tube that looked like a string of sausages !
My only gripe is I wish they would make the Valve longer so you can actually get the pump on the end of it, I only just made it but the main thing is I've done about Ninety miles since getting these tubes and no Punctures yet
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 6 September 2014
Excellent inner tubes, but as a newbie to cycling didn't check the valves so couldn't use these, anyone who is new to this make sure you check you have the correct valves, may be a simple thing to most cyclists but when you are just starting out it can be overlooked, I taught myself about the different ones and ordered the same but with different valves. I have used the new ones in my bike and they have lasted well along with the Schwalbe tires and have not had a puncture yet so am really pleased. will definitely recommend
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on 22 April 2013
Well i bought 2 of these tubes as a back up for when i get punctures in the original ones, as soon as you open the box you notice that there are certain nice touches like transparent valve caps, and the tubes themselves look of a better quality than others of the same price bracket, and 1 point is that they are made in the same country as their tires, Indonesia so i believe that swhalbe have a good quality control system in place.
Would i buy these tubes again? Yes i would as i believe that they will do the job as any other tube in this price range.
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on 20 March 2013
The box may be marked with one size in bold, but the small print reassures you that it will fit close sizes also. My own wheels are 27" but the box was marked 28" in bold. In practice this inner tube looks good, feels good, manipulates well into position and fits perfectly. The valve is airtight too.
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on 29 March 2013
I kept this tube for one month until I had to replace the old one. It looks like it is well-fabricated although it lasted for one week or so and I had to replace it again because it's got punctured.
It looks like a good product but I think I was unlucky.

The tube was delivered on time.
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on 29 November 2013
excellent trader will deal with again product arrived very quickly and at a very good price compared to some of the shops it is fitted to my daughters bike that is used daily in a very bust city and i am sure it has reduced punctures already
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