presto or shraeder
I have fur bikes – two MTBs, one road and one cyclocross.
They all have different tubes – Shraeder and Presto therefore meaning different pumps spare tubes etc…
I would like to go to one or the other – which one is best?
TBH I am leaning towards the car type or Shraeder as they seem more robust!Posted 9 years agoawMember
Shraeder I more robust and more flexible. you can use car type pumping devices like foot pumps on them.
I got Shraeder on my cyclocross 700c wheels so yes you can get them for road tyres.
Never had a problem with not having a lock ring TBH
Presto seem so flimsy and easy to bend!Posted 9 years agomiketuallySubscriber
Schraeder for cars, motorbikes and kids bikes*. Presta for bikes. Like Jo said, you’ll struggle to get schraeder tubes for your road and cx bikes so you might as well go presta all round.
*Can you get kidie-size tubes with presta valves? My schraeder pump is on the way out and it’d be cheaper to replace the kiddie tubes than buy another pump. Could be a good excuse to get a track pump that’ll do both though.Posted 9 years agojulianwilsonMember
oh and FWIW, Nokian always used to do schraeder tubes with little lockrings on them. I bought a few in 2003-ish. They also claim to fit a greater ranger of tyre sizes. No idea if they still make them like that though.
But presta here. I have ‘smart heads’ on both track pump and mini pump.Posted 9 years agocoffeekingMember
I prefer the fat ones myself, prestas are fine and dandy but the others fit the hole in the rim more pleasantly and mean you dont have to use little spacers and lockrings etc to stop them going all wonky. The problem with the shraeders is that they’re not long enough to go through my deep section rim (even the long ones only JUST get through) and that makes pumping painful. So like someone else above, I usually end up with one of each. But I usually carry a spare of each and my pump does both types, so no problems at all!Posted 9 years ago
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