Specialized MAKES /sell THE ONLY reliable thorn proof ebike tubes !


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I have to say hats off to Specialized... after using Sunlite -DO
NOT BUY (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008ZTKYMW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1) thorn proof tubes(cheap mediocre quality rubber and valves , they r a rip off !! ) many times I realized there's a huge problem with their valves , whether you get Schrader or Presta the rubber they're using is really cheap and then it breaks off right near the valve core ; i've had a few flats over the last few months from exactly this issue and I don't think it's from a bad batch , I think they always had this problem and then I realized Specialized makes/sells very good tires so I bought their 29 inch tubes and they're fantastic !

I could tell right away that the rubber used is of a much better quality and the valve is completely different design very well made.

This (29/26/700c) thorn proof or the desert protection (same thick rubber) tubes r the ONLY TUBES WORTH BUYING for ur ebike.

Regular tubes r not doing it, Tupolito tubes r a waste of $, the TUFO liners YES, but still need tubes !

If they r out of stock, my cart had 500+ tubes... joking k


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they got me really good for maybe 10+tubes @ 15.99$/tube , no more😉


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Pacific Northwest
I wouldn't say they're the "only" reliable ones. We track very low rates of early failure on Bontrager and Teravail thorn-resistant tubes.

We carry Sunlite too. Not sure what the failure rates look like on those off the top of my head.


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I’ve bought a couple specialized tubes at the lbs and have noticed they are quality tubes compared to ones I’ve bought at the local Walmart.