Cheeses and wines are meant to be aged.
Bike inner tubes, however, are not.
Over time, the tubes can become hardened, loose elasticity, and even start to crack if not stored properly. Follow a few simple tips to store your tubes so that they're ready when you need them.
- Keep inner tubes away from direct sunlight and away from heaters to maximize shelf life.
- If your spare tube has been in your seat bag for a whole season, it's a good idea to replace it.
- Do not let sharp objects touch your tube inside your saddle bag, the vibrations from riding may cause that object to rub a thin spot or a hole in the tube. That means be sure the valve cap is kept on the tube when it is stored in your saddle bag. Keeping your tube in one of our TubeSocks is a great way to keep it safe.