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Best inner tubes(7 posts)

Best inner tubesMe Dot Org
Feb 27, 2002 8:32 AM
Having just had a rash of flats, I'm wondering what people's experiences are with tubes:

I'm not an obsessive weight weenie, but I also know that rotating mass is not a place to put unecessary weight. For road bikes, who makes the best tubes with a combination of weight and durability?
I like Contis, but not by much...Retro
Feb 27, 2002 8:35 AM
Seems like I've had the best luck with Continentals, when I can find them, but it's not a huge difference.
Second the Conti's.look271
Feb 27, 2002 10:50 AM
I use Vittoria Ultra lites on the front-Conti's on the rear. So far, so good.......BTW-my LBS stocks Conti's so for a small shipping fee, I could ship some to those of you can't get 'em!
Performance UltralightsElefantino
Feb 27, 2002 9:03 AM
They weigh 75g, as opposed to 85g for Continental. I've used them for years (but haven't bought any in a while; I patch a lot). Like any "lite" tube, they are more prone to pinch flatting than regular butyl tubes, so you have to mount them carefully. But with Performance's Forte Pro Kevlar tires, they make a pretty flat-free combination.

I only buy them in Performance stores, however, because I detest their shipping costs.

Performance also has a 49g "Lunarlight" that I've never tried.
cheap ones!!!.com
Feb 27, 2002 9:30 AM
Michelin UltralightKerry Irons
Feb 27, 2002 5:41 PM
70 gm, reasonable price. There were problems with some of them a few years ago, but I've had good luck the past 3 years.
yup nmgtx
Feb 27, 2002 8:02 PM