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"radial" has to do with how the reinforcing fabric is added to a tire. And since there isn't any reinforcing fabric added to tubes(they have to be able to expand) there's no such thing as a "radial" tube.

But if you're asking about if tubes can be used in supposedly tubeless tires - then the answer is yes. It's an old trick to deal with leaky rims.

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Q: Can you use a radial inner tube in a regular tire?
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if the tube is radial too

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