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Continental Race Light Road Tube 700c x 18-25 42mm Threaded Presta
Continental Race Light Road Tube
Continental Race Light Road Tube These tubes have presta valves!
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Continental Race Light Road Tube 700c x 18-25 42mm Threaded Presta
Continental Race Light Road Tube
Continental Race Light Road Tube These tubes have presta valves!

Continental Race Light Road Tube

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Continental's Race Light Road Tubes are a few grams lighter than their standard Race tubes but a bit more durable than the even lighter Race Supersonic. Great for race situations when high performance is important. Available in 700c and 650c diameters with various Presta valve lengths. All valve lengths feature removable valve cores. Average weights: 76 grams (700c), 68 grams (650c).

  • 700c x 18-25mm (622-20/25 ISO): 42mm threaded, 60mm threaded, or 80mm smooth Presta valve
  • 650c x 18-25mm (571-18/25 ISO): 36mm, 48mm, or 60mm threaded Presta valve

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The product weight specified is an approximate weight based on the manufacturer's specifications (if available) or our measurement of one or two examples. For most products, the weight will typically vary by 5% to 10%.

Tube Type: Butyl 

Made in: Taiwan 

Tube Valve Type: Threaded Presta 

Tube Valve Length: 42 mm

Tube Valve Length: 60 mm

Tube Valve Length: 80 mm

Tube Width:  

Wheel Size: 700C/29" (ISO 622) 

700c x 18-25 42mm Threaded Presta

Weight: 74 grams

Mfg PartNum: C1502026 

Tube Valve Type: Threaded Presta (Rem. Core) 

Wheel Size: 700C/29" (ISO 622) 

Tube Width: 18-25mm 

RimSize: 622 mm

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 18/25-622 

Tube Valve Length: 48 mm

Valve Stem: 48 mm Presta 

700c x 18-25 60mm Threaded Presta

Weight: 76 grams

Mfg PartNum: C1502226 

Tube Valve Type: Threaded Presta (Rem. Core) 

Wheel Size: 700C/29" (ISO 622) 

Tube Width: 18-25mm 

RimSize: 622 mm

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 18/25-622 

Tube Valve Length: 60 mm

Valve Stem: 60 mm Presta 

700c x 18-25 80mm Smooth Presta

Weight: 80 grams

Tube Valve Type: Smooth Presta (Rem. Core) 

Wheel Size: 700C/29" (ISO 622) 

Mfg PartNum: C1502227 

Tube Width: 18-25mm 

RimSize: 622 mm

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 18/25-622 

Tube Valve Length: 80 mm

Valve Stem: 80 mm Presta 

650c x 18-25 42mm Threaded Presta

Weight: 72 grams

Tube Valve Type: Threaded Presta (Rem. Core) 

Wheel Size: 650C (ISO 571) 

Mfg PartNum: C1501426 

Tube Width: 18-25mm 

650c x 18-25 60mm Threaded Presta

Weight: 72 grams

Tube Valve Type: Threaded Presta (Rem. Core) 

Wheel Size: 650C (ISO 571) 

Mfg PartNum: C1501626 

Tube Width: 18-25mm 

RimSize: 571 mm

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 18/25-571 

Tube Valve Length: 60 mm

Valve Stem: 60 mm Presta 

650c x 18-25 36mm Threaded Presta

Weight: 70 grams

Tube Valve Type: Threaded Presta (Rem. Core) 

Wheel Size: 650C (ISO 571) 

Tube Width: 18-25mm 

RimSize: 571 mm

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 18/25-571 

Tube Valve Length: 36 mm

Valve Stem: 36 mm Presta 

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Reviewed 9/16/2021
by Art W
Cycling Enthusiast
Bend OR
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Durable lightweight Road Tubes

Continental Race Light tubes are very light (78 grams on my scale) and durable. Comes folded to easily fit in a jersey pocket or a small saddle bag. I have been using them for many years and I consider them to be the best dollar for dollar road tube on the market

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Reviewed 12/3/2020
by MoBetter
Cycling Enthusiast
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Works well as a good training level tire.

I had no problems installing these tubes, and so far about 1500 trouble free miles on them. To insure no twists or pinches or other seating problems, after installation I always pump my tires up to 20-40 psi initially, then deflate them all the way to let the tubes resettle naturally on the rim and within the tire casing. I then pump them up to full pressure. This seems to work for me as a standard practice. For backstory, I have new 700x23 continental 5000 tires on a Giant TCR with with Easton aluminum rims with 20K miles (on the bike and rims), and I'm about 160lb rider (on a good day). Between rides (every day or two) these tubes may lose a couple of psi, but certainly not much. Before every ride I inflate the rears to 120psi and the fronts to 115psi. I know this is high by most peoples standards, but I have ridden thousands of miles, hitting occasional potholes and road debris, with essentially zero flats, no broken spokes, by following these simple procedures. I honestly can't remember the last time I got a flat, and so far (1500 miles) these tubes don't disappoint.

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Reviewed 8/6/2021
by Anonymous
Woodbury, MN
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Tube

Light and fast!

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Reviewed 7/5/2021
by Anonymous
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Solid tubes with good performance.

Solid performance, dependable tubes.

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Reviewed 9/10/2009
by Andrew S. (BikeTiresDirect.com Staff)
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland OR.
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69 of 72 customers found this review helpful.
A good quailty light race tube.

Use these tubes in a racing or training application. They have a great feel, and conti makes their tubes without seams which makes patching a breeze.

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Reviewed 3/7/2020
by SeaBiker
Cycling Enthusiast
Seattle
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Only tube that works

I have Zipp 404 NSW wheels. These are the only tubes that fit without valve extenders. I ordered the the 80mm length and they work great with my 58mm rims.

I had been an exclusive Michelin tube person but their longest tube is 60 mm and it doesnt work with my 404s.

It is really nice not to have to bother with valve extenders.

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Reviewed 9/11/2019
by mootsrider
Cycling Enthusiast
Campbell. CA
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3 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Weight Savings not worth the Risk you are taking using them!

Have been using these tubes for few years and now have had 3 of them just blow when riding which blows the tire off the rim when this happens. Two days ago I had just put new tires on my bike and 8 miles into the ride on a steep hill descending the front tube blew instantly. Bang it went at 20 mph I was on the ground in a flash on my left side. After a visit to ER room and multiple stitches in left knee and right hand I took a look at the bike to see if I could tell what happened. Tire bead was good and no damage on it. Rim OK no damage. Tube had 6 inch slit in a straight line were it blew. It was not twisted when installed. So my advice is the weight savings is not worth the risk of these blowing and causing a crash. I now have a lot of damage to my 10,000 bike to repair besides months off the bike recovering. I see other riders had the tubes blow also on a ride. I would not trust this product!

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Reviewed 12/7/2020
by Timmy
illinois
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Works as it should

Bought these for use on new wheels, they only loose a few pounds between rides and some of that is filling the air hose to the gauge. No problems with flats yet but that's more a function of the tires. They seem to me a good tube

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Reviewed 5/10/2021
by Mark
brooklyn
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Perfect

The CB perfect inner tube

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Reviewed 5/12/2019
by BikeLA
Cycling Enthusiast
Los Angeles, CA
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My favorite tubes, and best value upgrade

Compared to standard tubes (e.g., Conti Race) the Lights save 30g and about 1 watt per wheel (per bicyclerollingresistance.com). All for a couple of bucks extra. That's amazing value for money. I am using Conti Lights on both my road bikes, paired with 25mm GP4000 SII and GP5000 tires. I find the Lights to be very reliable, and not noticeably more prone to flats than standard weight tubes. I do always check to make sure the core is securely installed - I have had a couple of flats, with other tubes, caused by removable cores that weren't tight and leaked.

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Reviewed 9/17/2020
by Anonymous
camas
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Conti race light tube

Love these tubes. I don't worry about flat based on the tubes I use, tires should be the line of defense for flats. I love how light they are and hold pressure well. I usually have to top off the pressure every third ride or so. I usually wait until they go on sale.

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Reviewed 9/11/2020
by gsol3
Cycling Enthusiast
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great lightweight durable high quality tube

use them all & always go back to continental. biketiresdirect constantly have a very competitive price + added discounts from previous orders to help lower the cost of the next one. v+++ incentive to 'keep comin' back! '

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Reviewed 9/4/2020
by Anonymous
portland or
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My favorite tube

These are great lightweight tube with a smooth valve stem in extended length for easy fill

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Reviewed 8/28/2020
by todd026
Competitive Racer
Connecticut
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Use them in my race wheels.

I use these tubes in my race wheels (Zipp 404 front, 808 rear w/ extender). Only ever had one issue in 2019 IMLP when I ran over a piece of wire in the road that flatted both front and rear leaving a nice sized indication in both tires (thankfully I was at mile 101). I don't think any tube would have survived that. These are dependable tubes that have served me well for many years and races,

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Reviewed 10/5/2018
by Crypto Que
Daily Commuter
Fairfield County
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Absolutely the best tubes

After ordering these tubes I did lots of reading about how lightweight race tubes are horribly unreliable & require daily inflation. Nothing could be more untrue about these contis I got them as a set with Ultra Sport II Folding tires & I ride every day. The rim has bottoms out sometimes twice a day, and I dread a pinch flat each time it happens, but so far the tubes have held up lovely. I've begun stocking up on tubes & conti tires bc I think they have the best product & reputation in the sector.

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Reviewed 9/20/2018
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Phoenix, AZ
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Very light and great product, you can feel the difference in speed

Faster tires because of these tubes, no flats so far

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Reviewed 8/31/2018
by Yellow softride
Casual Cyclist
WisconsinFlorida
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Great tube for the money, no issues with it.

I use this tube on an old Softride Firestorm converted to a trailroad bike on Spinergy rims. Lots of gravel and road debri. No issues so far.

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Reviewed 4/24/2020
by george
Daily Commuter
san diego
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great service and fast shipping

i needed a handful of inner tubes just so i dont have to go to a shop and i got 6 because there was an extra discount on orders over 5, great deal, would buy again

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Reviewed 1/18/2021
by Anonymous
Competitive Racer
Honolulu Hawaii
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Great Tubes with 80MM smooth stem

Great clincher tube with 80MM smooth stem if you have deep carbon race wheels and don't want to deal with stem extenders. Nice light tubes that just work.

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Reviewed 12/21/2020
by SoCalRoadie
Cycling Enthusiast
Southern Orange County, CA
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Pairs well with Continental's Gatorskin tire

This tube helps offset the weight of the Continental Gatorskin tires, which provide the extra protection to enable an extension of this tube's life.

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