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Vittoria Latex Road Tube
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Shave precious grams on race day with Vittoria Latex Tubes. When weight matters most, latex tubes are the best choice. Available in two sizes: 700c x 19-23mm (19/23-622 ISO; 70g) and 700c x 25-28mm (25/28-622 ISO; 85g). Smooth Presta 51mm valve (with removable valve core) only. Latex tubes do not hold pressure as long as butyl; you will need to pump them up before each ride.

Application: Road Racing 

Valve Stem: 51 mm Presta 

700c x 19/23mm 51mm Smooth Presta

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 19/23-622 mm

700c x 25/28mm 51mm Smooth Presta

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 25/28-622 mm

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Reviewed 6/26/2014
by East Bay Biker
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SF Bay Area
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Wow, what an improvement!

I rode latex tubes on my mtn bike for 4 years on very technical and rocky terrain. We rode quite fast, with long, vicious downhills, and I only put in 22 lbs of air - I got 4 years and thousands of miles out of 1 single set of these tubes and not a single flat!!!

Fast forward to now, and my mtn bike experience made it an easy decision to put latex tubes on my carbon road bike. Like nearly all the other reviewers, I noticed a significant improvement in ride quality over butyl tubes, I saved about 1 ounce per rim, and I have yet to get a flat after 15 months and more than 3,000 miles of rides on poorly maintained city and country roads. Truth in advertising: I weigh 145 lbs.

So I'm not a heavyweight, but my cousin is a Clydesdale for sure. He checks in at 6'2 and 225 lbs, and he would get at least one flat EVERY ride we took, what a pain! A few months after I got my latex tubes, he made the switch and rode flat-free for 10 months before getting a flat from a pot-hole. Needless to say, he's a convert too, in fact, our whole 90-person cycling club is going to make the switch.

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Reviewed 5/9/2014
by Anonymous
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Most eggcellent !!

Comes in at 74gm for the 23mm and 80gm for the 25mm - and removable cores! Awesome and totally great that they offer a wider size (25mm) as most have hopefullly taken the leap to wider is better tires by now )

Talk them up and lay down the miles!

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Reviewed 4/18/2014
by Anonymous
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New York
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Okay Tube

It's an okay tube, it does ride very smooth. However it loses pressure after about 3 days, so I'm constantly pumping it back up.

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Reviewed 12/16/2013
by team woo
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va
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a no brainer when riding high end clinchers, latex tubes are a must

it's not a myth, it's a fact. latex tubes paired with high tpi count clinchers enhance the ride experience. gotta say, not all latex tubes are made equal. vittoria tubes are reliable and deliver the goods. i have total confidence in them.

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Reviewed 11/29/2013
by Anonymous
San Francisco
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The best latex tube better than Michelin

The best latex tube bar none. Far superior quality to Michelin in both the latex material and valve sturdiness. In combination with Veloflex tires or Vittoria open corsa it's the greatest ride quality comparable to a tubular.

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Reviewed 11/23/2013
by 2cheapnlazyfortubulars
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northeast US
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Good quality latex tubes

Tried these after numerous failures with Michelin latex tubes. So far so good. All Michelins that I bought for the same or higher price failed where the tube is spliced together. They overlap a short section and at the end of the overlap they would get a tear, as if weakened by the joining process. Has not happened yet with the Vittorias. These are quite thin. I have run in CX tires but not sure if they would be good in larger sizes. Nice valve stems.

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Reviewed 9/12/2013
by Instig8r
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Lake Forest Park, WA
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Lightweight but weak.

Tubes are very supple and lightweight. Were easy to install, but flatted due to a hole next to the valve stem the second time I put air in the tire. I pressed the pump head onto the valve stem and that apparently was more pressure than these tubes can withstand. I prefer a tube that can stand up to application of a pump. Wouldn't buy them again.

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Reviewed 5/24/2013
by FeltF75rider
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Edmonds Wa
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Wow, just Wow

I tried these hesitantly, because of price but honestly they are an the perfect partner to the Vittoria Open Corsa Evo 320tpi tires I prefer to ride. I thought Vittoria's 320TPI Open Corsa tire was gonna be hard to beat but add these to the combination and it is fantastic.

I had no idea a tube could help. have some butyl tubes I will use on some other tires I have but honestly will stick to the Open Corsa/latex tube combo. Great ride quality.

Only drawback would be airing up prior to every ride because these lose air a lot faster than butyl tubes but I do that anyway. I personally do not mind the extra cost if it has a positive impact like these do.

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Reviewed 5/2/2013
by Brotchen
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San Diego, CA
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Might be my imagination but, I thought the ride was smoother on Latex

A little more money, likes the way they rolled. Seemed smoother, my Synapse rolled up the hills a little easier.

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Reviewed 3/28/2013
by Guillermo
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Very good race tube

Tube very light, I had no problems so far, although I've only used in triathlon races. We must be careful to inflate a couple of hours before competing since deflate pretty quickly. It can be inflated by overnight.

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Reviewed 11/12/2012
by KOM
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OC, CA
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One of the more reliable latex tubes.

If you're going to go latex, the Vittoria brand is a good choice.

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Reviewed 11/10/2012
by Anonymous
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Great Tubes

They need to be topped up daily, but they provide a really nice ride.

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Reviewed 10/18/2012
by Anonymous
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Tacoma, WA
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Excellent tube for racing

Surprised at how long this tube retains air. Typically, previous latex tubes lost air much faster than these. They're not the lightest latex tubes available, but they work very well, especially for race day.

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Reviewed 9/20/2012
by Ken Kahn
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Portland, OR
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Light weight, reliable luxury. Definitely makes the wheels snappier at take off owing to reduced weight.

These are unlike any other tube I've used. I've tried other so-called light tubes, but they just don't hold up under ordinary wear and tear or are defective. I can't tell you how many I've popped, just by inflating them. These, by contrast, are not only light, but strong. During Day 1 of Cycle Oregon 2012, I was unexpectedly caught in a 2 12 mile uphill, on gravel. I fully expected the gravel to shred the tubes, but to my surprise, I made it up the 8% climb, and completed the remainder of Cycle Oregon without any flats. Even as I write this, the tubes are still great. Where the tubes shine, though, is in the weight savings. Rotational weight at the wheel is the worse place to have weight on a bike. As the wheel rotates, the tire and tube get heavier. Think of an astronaut traveling progressively faster, round and round on a centrifuge, and you get the idea. Just as the astronaut gets heavier, so too does your tire and tube gain weight, the faster you go. That's why its a great idea for increased speed and starts to go with light weight tubes, tires, and wheels. I definitely feel the difference. I would buy these again. They are worth the extra cost.

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Reviewed 9/20/2012
by Anonymous
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Ideal to duplicate feel of tubular tires

I use these Vittoria latex tubes inside Vittoria Open Corsa Evo 320 tpi tires. On clincher wheels, that's as close as you can get to Vittoria tubulars (which I use during racing). Enjoyable, comfortable ride, rolling fast. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 7/23/2012
by Anonymous
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Smooth ride, raced Ironman Couer D'Alene with no problems

makes tribike ride feel like a road bike

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Reviewed 7/15/2012
by Anonymous
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vermont
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nice riding tube

does improve your ride quality, smoothing chatter, maybe faster? I have found them reliable with a better ride quality than butyl, so if they are maybe a few watts saved too, great. Decent price on biketiresdirect.

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Reviewed 7/13/2012
by Anonymous
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New Jersey
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Great Tubes

Used these on my tri bike for training and racing this season along with the Vittoria Open Corsa tires. This combination has been very durable. No flats.

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Reviewed 6/22/2012
by drewskey
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AR
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Worth the cost.

While others complain about having to keep pressures in check and the weight, I would like to counter these claims.

I have been using these tubes with Vittoria Open CX 25s for two years now. I have had Zero flats. Last year I took my tire off to glue cuts in the tire and discovered a piece of metal wire that had embedded itself in the tube. Did I flat before hand, no. The nature of latex is to bend and not break like butyl does.

I'll add that I also use Stans latex sealant in the tube. I had a puncture during a race and it sealed itself extremely quickly. I had minimal loss of pressure. I took the tiretube off that evening only to discover that I could not find the hole - even after airing it up! I put the same tube back into the tire and have raced it since.

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Reviewed 2/23/2012
by McG
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Southern Ohio
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Not what you are looking for...

Latex looses 40psi overnight - at the least. These weigh in at 85 grams. Heavy for a premium tube. Get your weight down to 76 grams with Continental Race Light for 23 the cost. Get the weight down to 75 grams with Michelin Air Comp for 12 the cost. I use both the Conti and the Michelin after trying latex and won't go back.

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