Aerothan 27.5 inch — the High-End Alternative to the Basic Bicycle Tube
The Schwalbe Aerothan is a material that completely redefines bicycle tubes: extremely light, with maximum puncture protection and designed for minimum rolling resistance.
Aerothan tubes consist of 100% thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), including the valve, and are therefore fully recyclable. This next generation of bike tubes sets an impressive standard for weight, puncture protection, ride feel, effortless installation, and the dimensions of packaging.
Specifically made for road bikes, MTBs, and all-round purposes, Schwalbe's innovative high-end 27.5 inch mountain bike tube tube combines seemingly opposing features — the lowest weight with the high level of puncture protection.
The Aerothan is the result of the Schwalbe innovation hub redesigning material compositions and construction principles, to make entirely new products. Developed in cooperation with BASF and with experts from the German plastic manufacturing industry, the Aerothan tube emerged to not only meet all the requirements of a high-end bicycle tube, but to exceed them.
Features of the Wonder Material — Aerothan:
Fully light-weight, right to the valve - about 40% less weight than a comparable Schwalbe extra light tube
Puncture protection newly defined - the material itself prevents sudden air loss
Minimal rolling resistance - maximum riding dynamics
Extremely heat resistant - certified for rim brakes
A stable ride - even with low air pressures
Easy installation - without slipping or pinching
Made in Germany
Aerothan is compatible with the Schwalbe Glueless Patch Kit only
Note: While these tubes are the latest in technology, there is still no guarantee against puncture or failure. Aerothan products do not qualify for a refund or replacement.
B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.
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%.
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I haven't had to use this tube yet as it is a spare for my tubeless wheel but it looks nice and I am hopeful it will be a lightweight option that works well when needed.
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In development for more than 5 years, Schwalbe's Aerothan inner tube promises to turn conventional thinking on its head with an all-plastic construction that dramatically lowers weight without sacrificing durability or puncture protection.
Does the Aerothan live up to the advanced billing 14 and price? That is the subject of this month's product review at the BikeTiresDirect Strava page.
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