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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