14 of 14 customers found this review helpful.
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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