What is a presta tire?

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A Presta Tire would be a tubular tire with a Presta valve. A Presta tube would be more common, and is an inner tube with a Presta valve. Presta is a typ of valve used for bicycles that is a bit narrower and needs to be opened and shut manually when inflating/deflating.

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