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700x20/25 - 48mm Presta (Measures 32mm)
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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 5/15/2015
by Stoneville Rider
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Stoneville, NC
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Soft Ride

These tubes are most definitely different. They feel like balloons when handling them. They also have to be pumped up every day. I am using Conti 4000 tires with them and I can tell a difference in the ride. My first ride I could really feel a spongy, soft feel to the tires. I didn't really notice this for too long, but every now and then I notice it. I pump them up to 100psi. I need to try other pressures. I have a 23 in the front and a 25 in the back. Good ride, seems to be fast, I would buy them again. My last couple of sets of tires were Tufos for clincher rims. Over the winter I was riding Conti trainer tires on a set of rollers and started with the Contis and these tubes this spring.

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Reviewed 1/1/2015
by MadoneRider
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Central Massachusetts
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
I love these tubes!

I have been riding these tubes for a few years now and find them to be very durable. The ride quality, when paired with my Conti tires, is exceptionally smooth. With this combination, I rarely flat and can easily go an entire season on a single pair of tubes. The only problem I ever experience with these tubes, is availability.

I highly recommend this product!

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Reviewed 12/16/2014
by WJH
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Long IslandSan Diego
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Outstanding Product

These tubes are extremely light but due to their suppleness I actually get fewer punctures than I do using standard tubes. Ride quality is also quite a bit better. One warning The 60mm valve length isn't quite 60mm. I use 45mm rims and I am just able to get the pump clamped onto these valves. I don't think they would work with a 50mm rim.

You also need to be very careful mounting these tubes as they are extremely thin and it doesn't take much to tear them. Then again, that is what makes them ride so nice.

I use these tubes with 20mm race tires at 140 psi. as well as 25mm winter tires at 100 psi. They work great in both.

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Reviewed 10/27/2014
by John S.
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Camarillo, Ca
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Super light. Use talc to install.

Very good tube that offers lightest weight I have found. Must inflate before each ride. Will lose about 10-20 psi overnight. Use talc to install to prevent pinching. Gives a different ride feel over butyl tubes. Highly recommend. Found on BTD for only 10 bucks per tube. Great deal! Enjoy!

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Reviewed 3/22/2014
by Sam Garcia
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Toluca, Mexico
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12 of 12 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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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
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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2 of 2 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 9/12/2014
by CAMowins
Phoenix, AZ
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0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
So looking forward.....so disappointed

I really was looking forward to trying out latex tubes due to all the positives I had heard about them. This was my third and final attempt and these tubes disappointed as well. One flatted within the first week and the replacement I tried had a weak spot and ballooned as I was gently filling it initially. Back to butyl for now and will try tubeless next.

BikeTiresDirect.com Comments

Hi CAMowins,

Thanks for your review! Be sure to get in touch with our customer service department at sales@biketiresdirect.com with any questions about our tubes or warranties.

Thanks,

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Reviewed 8/1/2013
by Anonymous
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West TN
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6 of 6 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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2 of 5 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 4 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 3 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 8 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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