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I think you are correct; there is no technical advantage of Presta. But many things are not used for technical reasons but rather for momentum reasons. Personally I prefer schrader for all my bikes, including my tubeless tires. Any rims drilled for Presta, I simply drill out. I only have presta valves on a couple very narrow rims which I would rather not ...


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Presta (btw: we call it Sclaverand or simply road bike valve here in Austria) has one advantage: You can easily release air. There could also be some small weight savings and aerodynamic benefits. I also think dirt is less of a problem with Presta (assuming you use both without a valve cap). Even if rims have gotten wide enough to drill holes for both valves:...


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While inertia seems to be the main reason, its not that simple, the bike industry has shown more than ample capability to introduce improvements that are not compatible with older standards. Designers pushed 1x to free up space around the highly crowded bottom bracket on soft tail. 29" rims on MTB proved too weak with standard width hubs, so a wider ...


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