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Vittoria Competition Latex 700c 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 48mm 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.

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Application: Road Racing 

Valve Stem: 48 mm Presta 

700 x 19/24mm - 48mm Smooth Presta

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 19/23-622 mm

700 x 25/28mm - 48 Smooth Presta

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 25/28-622 mm

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Reviewed 10/17/2020
by Anonymous
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Atlanta, GA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Loving Latex

I stayed away from Latex inner tubes thinking they were too delicate, but this has not proven to be the case. And since I always pump my tires before every ride, I don't mind that they loose pressure overnight. The feel is noticeable, and combined with a 300+ TPI cotton tire, the ride is incredible. Unless I'm riding a lot of crappy chip-seal or bad pavement, I prefer 25c tires over 28c tires. The latex tubes gives the 25c tire about the same feel as a high quality 28c with butyl tubes, but the 25 provides more road feel without the marshmellowy, "are my tires flat" feel.

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Reviewed 10/10/2020
by Anonymous
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Light but fragile

I used it for 100 miles and was happy with the weight reduction. Then moved the tire and tube to a different wheel. The tube had developed some brittle spots where it expanded into spoke-hole divots in the first rim. One of these quickly developed a crack rendering the tube useless. Won't buy again, but if you're the type who never moves tires around the weight drop is nice.

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Reviewed 10/1/2020
by Anonymous
USA
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Like butter

Since these were on sale, I bought them to satisfy my curiosity. They are wonderful. I was scared I would immediately have flats, but not so far. I air up my tires for every ride anyway, so the criticism that they lose air quickly doesn't matter to me.

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Reviewed 10/5/2020
by Anonymous
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Great stuff, just need to be careful when installing.

No flats after more than 2000 miles on both front and rear tubes... I pinched one while installing and patched it. It�s still rolling...

Bike tires direct was lowest price by far.

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Reviewed 8/15/2020
by onedesign23
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Tennessee
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To each its own

I am not sure if I can tell the difference in ride quality but I do like the pink color. It is much easier to see if you are pinching your tube when it is pink. I like the fact that it is light but not that much lighter than the Michelin tubes that I was using.

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Reviewed 6/18/2020
by Jack
westport
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Latex tubes are great

I have been using latex tubes for years.

They make the ride much smoother.

I believe they are less prone to flats.

They are easy to install just like any other tube.

Yes you must pump up with air before any ride just like any other tube.

They are more expensive than regular tubes but they are worth it.

BIKETIRESDIRECT gives you a discount on multiple purchases. However I am hoping prices drop when more people go to these tubes.

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Reviewed 4/15/2019
by OK
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Bay Area, CA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Love these latex tubes

I know some don't like latex tubes. For me these have been a god-send. I reduced my flat frequency to basically zero once I got these and the rolling resistance is obviously lower (perceptibly so). Running them in Conti GP 4000 SIIs on both road bikes I ride. I was getting many more flats on the same roads with butyl tubes - so surprisingly latex ends up more comfortable, faster, and cheaper to operate than butyl. Not to mention getting to avoid roadside tube changes. Yes, you got to pump before every ride, but to me that's worth it to not flat.

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Reviewed 7/2/2020
by Coach
Indian Harbour Beach
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great

Wish they manufactured a longer stem version For for my bigger dish wheels also. Probably the fastest best made tube.

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Reviewed 8/26/2019
by Anonymous
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Latex tubes are the way to go

Latex tubes make cycling on your tires much smoother.

I have been using them for a number of years with no regrets.

Only downside is they are more expensive and you must fill your tires before you go on every ride.

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Reviewed 8/30/2019
by Anonymous
Seattle
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Great tube a super upgrade!

These are super light and make clinchers feel significantly softer. They do have to be re-Inflated more regularly but its a small price to pay. Also, valve extenders are required if youre rolling deep-dish carbon rims.

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Reviewed 8/22/2019
by Anonymous
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Don't get any better than this

Light weight and supple ride, and a removable core for extensions. It's all good!

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Reviewed 8/19/2019
by Chuck
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San Francisco Bay Area
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Latex tube experiment

Never used latex tubes before. They're a little harder to mount than butyl, but not much. They lose about 10psi of air pressure overnight. They can be patched with a regular patch (I spoke end caused a puncture). One developed a slow leak that I just couldn't find. I ended up putting an ounce of Orange Seal in the tube and it seems fine now. When matched with Vittoria Corsa tires they do seem to provide a smoother ride, but I have no way to quantify exactly how much smoother.

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Reviewed 7/16/2017
by billynyc
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2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
cheapest upgrade to your bike

combined with some quality tires this is the cheapest upgrade you can do to your bike...I have these with vittoria corsa tires and they make the bike ride like a cadillac! barely feel like u have wheels on!

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Reviewed 4/11/2017
by Madison Roadie
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Madison, NC
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Nice Riding Tubes

This is my second set of latex tubes, they work great with the Conti 4000 tires I have. The last set was a different brand which also worked well. With those I had two flats, both caused by my rim, slipped rim strip in one case and the other by a small hole in the rim covered by a sticker which gave way when I replaced the rim strip with Veloplugs. I was able to repair both holes with standard tube patches, however the holes are impossible to find roadside without a tank of water to put the tube into. The tubes get stretched out over time and need to be replaced probably annually, or when you replace your tires if you avoid flats. The ride is worth it though.

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Reviewed 4/11/2017
by Paul
Competitive Racer
MD
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Smoother ride and more fun

Vittoria latex tubes are a quick and relatively cheap way to improve your bike's ride quality. Paired with a high thread count tire, the setup feels close to tubulars. Latex also reduces tires' rolling resistance, so you theoretically should get a little more speed for your power vs. butyl tubes. The latex tubes do bleed a little air overnight, so they're not great for commuting,. But if you want to spice up your racing or fun bike, these will do it.

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Reviewed 3/27/2017
by Scrench
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Louisiana
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0 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Feels softer than Michelin latex, weight about the same, Michelin flatted on install, these are rolling.

I use these on my Cannondale CAAD 10 with Zipp 202 Firecrest clincher wheels. I figured it was down to Michelin's or these. One Michelin flatted on install. I'm using the 24-28mm tubes with my 23mm Continental 4000S II's, and they feel great. Only 8g. difference between 19-23mm (70g) and 24-28mm (78g) tubes. Michelin 23mm were 80g. I weigh 145, these feel great with only 90 psi, but feel slow, fill to 115 min for speed. Always a trade off, comfort or speed, take your pick, but you can do both with these tubes.

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Reviewed 1/5/2017
by Anonymous
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Charlotte, NC
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1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Good tubes - ride different

I'd never tried latex tubes before, but am using these with Vittoria Corsa tires and my Cannondale SuperSix frame, and have found them to ride differently than the typical butyl tube. A little more bounce, absorb shock well. I would recommend riders try these. The ride feel is different, not neccesarily better. And, be ready to pump them up each time you ride. They lose PSI overnight.

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Reviewed 12/29/2016
by Anonymous
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Denver, CO
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4 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Best way to improve clincher tire ride

I installed the 25-28 versions in Schwalbe Ones, 25mm. They just fit, although they will seem too big when you first put them in. The good thing about doing it this is way that they are not stretched, so they have room to give, which helps prevent punctures.

They make for a noticibly smoother ride, and you can even use slightly lower pressures, which helps, of course.

I am a former pro mechanic and would recommend latex always. If done correctly, it is always better.

The problem I find is sourcing high quality latex tubes like these Vittoria, in larger sizes, for 28-32, or larger.

Bike Tire Direct, if you find such tubes, I will buy them from you.

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Reviewed 12/31/2016
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BaltimoreWashigton
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Great Tubes Require Daily Pressure Checking

If you can catch these tubes on sale, they are a fantastic deal! Very fast with my Vittoria Corsa Speed G tires. I have yet to have a flat. although I tend to look for clean roads to ride. Definitely a must for TT courses!

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Reviewed 10/23/2016
by Anonymous
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Boston, MA
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9 of 9 customers found this review helpful.
Great ride, but not durable

I am a big fan of latex inner tubes. I used (and still do) to ride Italian-made Vittoria tubulars and the only way to get ride quality even remotely resembling that with modern clinchers is to use latex inner tubes. These Vittoria latex tubes do provide nice ride feel, but they are not durable. Something is funky with the formulation of the latex rubber. The part of the tube that comes in contact with the rim tapestrip weakens over time, eventually leading to spontaneous failure. This has happened to me repeated and to my buddies who bought the tubes based on my initial recommendation. I do not have the same problem with the Vredestein brand latex tubes (they have other issues). My guess is that these latext inner tubes are exactly the same ones they put inside their tubulars. In a tubular tire, however, the latex is not exposed to rim tapestrip and therefore will not have the same problem. If these latex tubes are to be sold for use with clincher tires, Vittoria needs to test their formulation a bit more.

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