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Replacing Your Freestyle BMX Tubes
BMX tubes are found on the inside of the tyres, and it is the part of the wheel that holds the air. They are made with different types of strong rubber and will have a tyre valve, either a Presta or Schrader valve, where the tyre is inflated.
Due to the nature of BMX riding, the inner tubes will need to be replaced at some point. BMX freestyling involves stunts with large impacts and repetitive pressure on the tyres, so small or large punctures can happen. Small punctures can be fixed with a repair patch kit, but if your BMX inner tube continues to lose air pressure, it is time to buy a new tube. You can find the puncture repair kits by visiting BMX Accessories.
What BMX Tube Size Do I Need?
Simply put, the size of your BMX tube needs to match the size of your BMX tyre. This is in terms of diameter and width. The most common tyre diameter is 20 inches, so a 20 inch BMX tube would fit nicely here. The inner tube width is given as a range, for example, 1.70 - 2.5 inches. The tyre width should be within this range, but if it is slightly narrower or wider than these measurements, it will still work.
When you are replacing your BMX tubes, it is worth checking on your tyre to see its condition. Over time, they can lose traction or be susceptible to punctures. If you are thinking about getting new tyres, then check out our collection - BMX Tyres.