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Vredestein Race Latex Road Tube

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Vredestein Race Latex Road Tube
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Cross the line first with Vredestein's Race Latex Road Tubes.

At just 49 grams, this Latex model shaves nearly half the rotational weight off a standard weight butyl tube. Fits 700c x 20-25 tires (20/25-622 ISO). Smooth Presta 48mm or 60mm valve (with removable valve core) only. Latex tubes do not hold pressure as long as butyl tubes, so you will need to pump up your tires before each ride.

Note: Vredestein measures and labels their valves by including the valve core and needle, so the actual length of the valve shaft may be shorter than marked on the box. We have described the valve lengths to better represent their true lengths, but do not recommend these tubes for applications which require an exact valve length (disc wheels, tri-spokes, etc). Please keep this in mind when ordering.

Application: Road Racing 

Tube Type: Latex 

Valve Stem: 48 mm Presta 

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 18/25-622 mm

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Reviewed 3/22/2014
by Sam Garcia
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Toluca, Mexico
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7 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
I like latex, despite being more fragile, and loose air overnight

I have been using this latex tubes for four years now. I have had many problems caused by rim strip being wrinkled in (hence, exposing the nipple holes) by the Vittoria SC EVO Open Corsa tight fit into my Neuvation SL28 rims, resulting on flats. If you have this problem, don't use Velox tape, don't use Rox ultra light tape (I love it!, but does not work on this tight rim/tire combination). Use Continental Easy Tape. That resolved my three year stubbornness. Road feel is different (makes the Vittoria Open Corsa's feel exactly the same as the tubular version I also have). When you ride the same road over and over, you can feel a change. You can notice it, especially when the road texture gets coarse. More supple ride results on better traction stability, and this will give you confidence cornering. Well worth the special care you need to take, especially upon installation. Also, don't forget to take a conventional glue and patch kit with you, since self glued patches do not work on latex tubes (I tried Specialized, and Park patches, save yourself this learning curve). Use talc upon installation! And make sure you clean off the talc when installing a patch, or be prepared for frustration. Take a spare tube with you (this one can be butyl, LOL). I refuse to go back to butyl!! I have also tried the pink Vittoria latex tubes, but they are thicker, hence heavier, and just as fragile. Being careful with both will produce the same result, I believe.

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Reviewed 5/5/2014
by Thommy
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Bend oregon
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letex are faster

It's the lightest latex tube on the market.....49 grams.....rubber-tubes weigh-in at 100 to 150 grams......also latex is more resisent to punctures.....(they also save up to 5 watts in needed power to turn the wheels). One down side....need to air-up more often.

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Reviewed 1/31/2014
by Temecula roller
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Southwest Riverside County
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Latex tube is light, fast and smooth...if you don't over inflate.

A terrific ride at about 110 lbs. Rolls well is reasonably puncture resistant and light. Don't forget to talc inside the tire.

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Reviewed 8/1/2013
by Anonymous
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West TN
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Best latex around

I won't tell you about how you need to take care mounting these or how you need to pump them up every day - you know that already if you are looking at buying these.

What I will tell you is that I have found these to bring all of the benefits of latex ride quality and low weight with a surprising durability. I used to change tires and tubes for races, but for the heck of it I left these on under a pair of Michelin Pro4's and rode my normal training rides to see how long they lasted. Over chip and seal and loose rocksgravel and any other normal road hazard that you can think of, I have yet to have a single puncture after hundreds of miles of training and racing. These ultralights have proven to be an outstanding product when paired with the right tire.

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Reviewed 7/17/2013
by Anonymous
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Seattle
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1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
excellent rolling resistance tube that is light weight and has a good valve stem assembly.

This tube is what the rolling resistance articles are talking about. Seems to work well in most wheel sets that I have. I do not use these tubes in my carbon clinchers, as I found them to attach to the side wall of the tires, most likely do to the heat from the brakes. With aluminum rims, no problems especially with continental 4000s. Seems to be an excellant combo. No valve stem issues at the valve seat using Mavic SL rims.

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Reviewed 7/11/2013
by Cheers!
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Waterloo, Ontario
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Best upgrade you can do!

Best tubes money can buy. Yes they leak air overnight, but as long as you check tire pressure before a ride, it is worth it.

Combine these with nice supple tires like Veloflex Master, or Vittoria Open Corsa CX 320 tpi and you are in cycling bliss. The only way to get a smoother ride is to go run Tubular tires and wheels.

100% recommended! Make sure you talc your tubes and inside of the tire before installing.

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Reviewed 5/30/2013
by recyclist
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DC
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Light, flexible, and great for racing and avoiding pinch flats

Great tube for racing, but one of the 6 tubes I purchased for my racing wheels spontaneously developed a pinhole leak on the rim side within the first few weeks.

BikeTiresDirect.com Comments

Since latex tubes are more sentitive than tougher butyl tubes, it's important to check that your rim strips are properly aligned and that there are no debris in the well or the tire during installation. Should you ever receive a tube that you believe has a defect, please feel free to contact us directly.

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Reviewed 1/19/2013
by FlybyTex
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Dallas, tx
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2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Pros outweigh cons

This tire is 50-60 grams lighter than a typical butyl tire which is supposed to shave of precious seconds in a race. It rides great and I don't have any prOblems with the tire. It definitely doesn't hold air as long as a butyl tire though. I normally inflate to 125psi and after a 40k ride it is generally down a bit, maybe 10 psi lower at most but not too bad. The next day the tire is way down around 60-70 psi so you have to inflate before every ride. That's a good habit to be in anyway.

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Reviewed 11/29/2012
by Anonymous
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Monroe, WA
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2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Lightweight

Lightweight tube. Significantly decreases rotational weight.

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Reviewed 11/18/2012
by roadie
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Alabama
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Great product

These tubes are great. I've noticed that I climb faster and accelerate better. Ride them in everyday rides without any problems. Only flaws If noticed (minor) are that you need to air up prior to each ride and over time the fuse point of stem and tube fails. Though I think this wouldn't happen if tube was threaded, something I refuse to buy. Perfect world only base of stem would be threaded!

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Reviewed 5/3/2012
by MadoneRider_5.9
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Central Mass
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3 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Still felling them out

Only have a few hundred miles on them so far, so I haven't completely formed an opinion yet.

A few observations

Don't use a tire iron to mount tire. I learned this at the expense of a tube.

They lose a significant amount of air pressure in between rides. You will have to pump up before each ride.

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Reviewed 1/16/2012
by jeff_tarmac
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San francisco
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10 of 11 customers found this review helpful.
This tube is Light weight and seems to hold presure longer then some of my tubulars

At under 55gms and as supple as the post ride was these tubes are awesome and should be OEM in all high end clinchers sold on LBS built bikes I Own Dura Ace c24 carbon clinchers and the riding difference In my opinion was rather astonishing after I changed out the Butyl for the latex tubes but the best thing about latex tubes is they patch permanently latex glue and a latex patch form a hermetically tight bond compared to Butyl which the bond is rather weak since there is no latex substrate to form a good base bond

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Reviewed 1/19/2012
by Anonymous
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Taiwan
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6 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
Just for Grins

When I ordered my new, light wheelset - I threw on these and some 150g tires just to go the whole nine yards wrt weight. I like these better than the Vittoria Latex tubes I put in the same wheel a couple weeks later. I've removed both after only a few hundred miles, and the Vredestein's look like they've fared much better. The Vittorias kind of look haggard and make one wonder if you want to reinstall them or not. If you want to try latex, I think the Vreds are the way to go. They do lose about 15-20 psi over night when you first install them. I certainly wouldn't bet any body parts that I could tell the difference in a blind test - either in weight or feelrolling resistancewhatever. I threw them in a bag of talk first and did not use irons to install. I did use a bead jack. No problems o the install if you do it correctly and make sure you go around the tire getting everything seated right before inflating. I wish they came in a shorter valve stem. This, the cost, the air loss, the availability, the ridicule - all have brought me back to light butyl at 80ish grams. (I sometime run FOSS plastic tubes.) But if you want to try latex - VREDESTEIN RULES!

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