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I was gonna try to convert my heavier wheelset with 2.5 neves to tubeless and i was wondering if a 24 inch tube would give me a more heavy-duty set-up (because of less stretching)... or would I just be asking for trouble and I should stick with the 20s like my other wheels?

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The 20" tube used in a "ghetto tubeless" setup isn't subjected to any wear; I pulled appart a set that had been together 10 months, where I'd actually torn the sidewall of a Hookworm, and the tube rubber was fine. I'd stick with the 20", just because it will mount easier.
 

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24in works fine, easier to mount up, but as mentioned keep an eye on it as it may move while you are seating the tire.
 

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mtnbiker72 said:
are you having issues with the 20" tubes?
no, no issues. I have just noticed that when I have taken the 20" tubes out after a while (for swapping tires, ripped sidewalls, etc), they seem stretched-out, really thin and flimsy. The tires I am getting ready to convert are wire bead, so I am hoping to keep the rim strip in for a LONG time. I just thought that a 24 wouldn't get quite so stretched out over time and might, ultimately, hold up better after a year or more.
 
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