Mountain bike innertire sleeve
I’ve already mentioned in a few threads I’m experimenting with a rubber sleeve as a wrap for hanging, which I took from a mountainbike innertire. My current sleeve is rather tight for me. I can’t unroll it over my shaft because rolling it up makes it even tighter. To get it on I stick the index and middle finger of both hands in the sleeve, pull it apart and let it fold then I place it over my shaft and unfold it while removing my fingers.
Usually because of the tightness I get hard but if I don’t I can hang rather comfortably. No pinching, imprints of the wrap in my skin or any redness. I also can just leave it on for the rest of the day if I feel like it. Not that that would help gaining but it saves time having to wrap and unwrap in between sessions ;)
If this sleeve wasn’t as tight it would make a great universal wrap. So I’ve been looking for other mountainbike innertires better than the one I have. All these tires have a diameter of 26”, which gives us a 26” x pi = 82” long sleeve, good for about 27 wraps :) The innertire I have is 1.9” wide before use, the following is what the box says:
Anello 1.75-2.3 €5.00
The interesting ones I found were:
Schwalbe AV13D 2.1-3.0 290g €11.25
Schwalbe DV13 1.5-2.5 190g €4.25
Schwalbe SV13 1.5-2.5 190g €4.25
Schwalbe AV13 1.5-2.5 190g €4.25
Schwalbe AV14A 1.5-2.1 95g €7.25
The first letter in the codes stand for the type of valve. The bigger range should mean these innertires are easier to stretch. The first one is for downhill riding and should fit even the really thick guys here. The last one is an ultralight innertire which doesn’t seem to have a really good range, but I thought it would be interesting enough to add.
I will order the AV13D and one of the equally ranged V13’s and report back.