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TubolitoTubo Road Tube

$34.90

Item # TBL0002

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  • Orange, 700 x 18-28mm, 42mm presta valve ($34.90)
  • Orange, 700 x 18-28mm, 60mm presta valve ($34.90)
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Item # TBL0002
Description

Tubo Road Tube

  • A stronger and lighter option for bicycle inner tubes
  • Saves almost 70g of weight vs. conventional rubber tubes
  • Special TPU material offers greater puncture resistance
  • Compatible with both disc and rim brake wheels
  • Enjoy a much smaller packed size than rubber tubes

Tech Specs
Materialthermoplastic polyurethane
Size[tire size] 18 - 28mm, [valve length] 42mm, 60mm
Valve Typepresta
Removable Stemvalve core not removable
Recommended Useroad cycling
Weight

Actual Weight

Orange, 700 x 18-28mm, 42mm presta valve
42g
1.48oz
Orange, 700 x 18-28mm, 60mm presta valve
41g
1.45oz

Claimed Weight

Claimed weights are provided by the vendor.

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38g

Actual weights are measured in-house by the Competitive Cyclist team.

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    >Rating: 5

    So far So Good!

    Familiarity:
    I've used it several times
    Fit:
    True to size
    Size Bought
    60mm Road
    Height
    5` 7"
    Weight
    175 lbs

    I decided to give these tubes a try after reading about rotational weight and rolling resistance on the Marginal Gains YouTube channel. I did not want to go latex and pump them up before every ride. I have Campy Bora 35 wheels with 25C tires that are not tubeless compatible. These tubes have been flawless so far after a couple hundred miles. Perhaps I have the later version with higher quality. I recently replaced my worn out tires with a pair of new Corsa 2.0 Vittoria tires with no tube issues. I'm not sure about feeling a marginal gain with them but every little bit helps.

    >Rating: 2

    Ride ruiners

    Familiarity:
    I've used it several times
    Fit:
    True to size
    Size Bought
    18-25mm
    Height
    6` 5"
    Weight
    205 lbs

    As a self-professed weight weenie, I enthusiastically swap out bits and pieces on my bikes for lighter and/or more exotic ones...which is why I so excited to try these tubes. Gram for gram, particularly for rotating mass, these seemed like a great upgrade. I purchased two tubes and a 5 patch kit, and six rides later I am out of patches and neither tube will hold air for long enough to be useful. Perhaps the most frustrating thing with these tubes is that they WILL hold air for hours when testing for leaks, but put them in a tire and go for a ride and within an hour they will randomly lose air. Incredibly frustrating, as there is no possible way to locate and patch such a slow leak when out on the road...not that the patches seem to reliably hold anyway. Gave them two stars because the are definitely lightweight, very compact, and they seem to hold air reasonably well until patched for the first time.

    >Rating: 1

    Roll nice but fragile

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer
    Fit:
    True to size

    I've run latex tubes for cross and gravel last couple years with zero flats (I'm doomed now...) but thought I'd try these out as half the weight of latex even but advertised as being more durable. You have to follow instructions when installing as they need just a hint of air vs butyl tubes otherwise they can deform before being seated in the tire. Set them up with no problem and first gravel ride was a success but ended up with a slow leak at the end due to a tiny piece of glass. Used their patch kit for the pinhole and couldn't see any bubbles after applying but tube would never hold air more than a few hours so tossed it and installed a fresh tube. Few rides later installed new tires and tried transferring the existing tubes over being careful not to over inflate, clean the rim, etc and both seemed to seat fine but front tube completely lost air within the hour. Found a tiny pinhole and used another of their patches which again, appeared to seal it perfectly under water but lost air the next day. Installed another new tube with no issues but at the cost of these fragile things, going back to latex....

    >Rating: 4

    Good, but get the right length valve.

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer

    I actually really like these tubes. As other reviewers have mentioned I have had no quality control issues, so maybe that has been solved with the company or maybe Competitive Cyclist got a bad batch, I don't remember who I ordered them through. They are very light, they feel very fast and they are tiny when rolled up if you're going to stow one as a spare. I've had one flat in about 2000 miles with them (shard of glass was stuck in the tire, not surprised it flatted.) When riding it does feel a bit more like you're riding a tubeless setup. My only two problems with them are the price, which is sort of understandable since it's a completely different product from anything on the market and the valve stems/extensions. The valve stems are plastic (most likely to keep weight down) and the valve cores are threaded but glued in for whatever unknown reason, so you can't take them out to put on valve extensions if needed. It's the same thing with the tubes made for deeper rims, it's actually the same shorter valve stem with an extension GLUED in. I have deeper rims (zipp 404's) and got the shorter length valve planning on just using valve extenders. I destroyed one trying to remove the valve core while just thinking it was in there very tight until the plastic valve stem broke and I realized they were glued in. To sum things up, despite my complaints, I DO really like them and if the price isn't a concern then give them a shot. It's just very hard to justify triple the price of Conti race light or even latex tubes if you aren't a competitive cyclist (see what I did there) and get the length you need (you can order straight from tubo with more expensive shipping if Competitive Cyclist doesn't have the length) or they won't work.

    >Rating: 1

    Not a Good Product

    Bought 3, The first went flat even before I rode! Defective presta valve. The other 2 went flat within 2 weeks. Definitely not worth the price!!!!

    >Rating: 2

    Product failed before first ride

    Familiarity:
    I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I was intrigued by the claims made by this product and thought I’d give it a try. I mounted one on my rear wheel yesterday, pumped it up, started putting on my shoes, etc and then, getting ready to ride, noticed that the tire had gone flat. Ouch. Putting the tube underwater showed a steady stream of bubbles from the join of the stem and tube. Manufacturing defect. I contacted the manufacturer and they apologized profusely and immediately sent me a replacement at no charge. Let's see if the new one actually works!

    Have you tried the new tube yet? Thanks

    Did it work?

    What is the significant difference in your tubes for 34.00 that I cant buy for 8.00?

    Well, at least they're pretty.