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The Michelin Aircomp Latex Road Inner Tube features natural elasticity to reduce rolling resistance. Weighing just 70g, it's one of the lightest inner tubes available on the market. - A.D.
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Latex generally are tricky to install, easy to damage while installing or removing a tire, and cannot be repaired quickly. But the advantages are considerable. Less rolling resistance (3-5 watts, supposedly), difficult to puncture, and when it does puncture the leak is very slow. I use latex all the time--these and Vittorias.
My only gripe about these tubes is the fact that the valve core isn't removable. The Vittoria latex valve core can be removed, however.
22 June 2015 by
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These are great tubes for performance minded riders. They are light and shown to decrease rolling resistance but don't hold air as well and rubber tubes.
4 May 2015 by
Love these with vittoria and veloflex tires. Roll beautifully.
Latex tubes lose pressure faster than butyl so need to be inflated more frequently. No big deal. Just something to know.
10 April 2015 by
Just a nice, high quality product from a respected manufacturer for a decent price. Hard to complain.
3 April 2015 by
These really do have a fantastic feel IF you use them on a high end, supple and light tire. I am using them on Michelin Pro 4s and I can feel a difference. I would not spend the extra on my commuter bike
21 December 2014 by
These are nice tubes. Light and supple, they pair well with the Vittoria Open Corsa CX tires I picked up here. What else can I say; They are tubes and hold air well. Don't bleed off air too fast or too much when they sit.
9 December 2014 by
Occasionally I buy latex tubes, but they are more expensive, but they do ride smoother and the bike handles better. These tubes are high quality and I expect lots of miles on them
25 September 2014 by
Great tubes. Lighter better ride and in my experience more durable than butyl tubes. More expensive but worth it.
5 June 2014 by
After reading about latex tubes and the more comfortable ride they promise, I purchased these Michelin latex tubes from PBK. I am a convert. Aside from the need to inflate the tires with each ride, they deliver a more compliant ride at the same pressure as a butyle tube. I use these tubes with conti 4000s clinchers on Reynolds carbon wheels. PBK has great pricing and the Michelin latex tubes are high quality.
4 June 2014 by
I have found that a combination of good latex tubes, 25mm tires, slightly lower pressure (90-95 psi) and talcing the inside of the tires, is, knock on wood, the answer to pinch flats. From 2 or 3 pinch flats a year on normal paved roads, to zero in the past 18 months, and riding more and more on dirt roads, i haven't suffered a single flat. More than 3000 miles; the slight inconvenience of adding air daily is nothing compared to changing tires at the side of the road on a cold rainy day.
These tubes have worked perfectly. You do have to be careful of any roughness around the valve stem hole in your rims, as I have noted signs of wear here.
4 January 2014 by
A smooth and sublime ride. These inner tubes provide a supremely soft road feel and brilliant puncture resistance. A bit quick on air loss, but check your tires every day and, no worries. Fine feel and good performance at an unbeatable price.
3 December 2013 by
I've been riding butyl tubes for years! And I finally tried these latex tubes (as per my coach) and they were amazing! The ride feel is much smoother and there is definitely less rolling resistance. The only downside was that these are more difficult to install than butyl tubes because they can flop around a bit - it wasn't an issue when I installed but if you are changing a flat during a race, I would stick with butyl.
19 October 2013 by
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