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Old 08-05-09, 02:00 AM   #1
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q-tubes super light: any good?

Anyone have experience with Q-tubes super light? I'm thinking of buying some at the 700x28 size because they are light (100g) and cheap ($2.50 on Amazon). Has anyone used them? Is the low price an indication of their quality?
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No one seems interested, but for reference purposes, I thought I'd post an update. I've had them on my bike for about a month now and haven't had any problems. The price is way less than anything comparable, yet they don't seem to have any quality issues.

I bought 4 tubes, including tax and shipping, for under $15. And, if you're a weight weenie, they do weigh the advertised amount of 100g per tube. Highly recommended.
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Bought some myself out of curiosity, but haven't thrown them on the bike yet. The 700x28s come in at about 113 grams if anyone's counting. I'll give a little micro-report also if I actually end up using them.
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The 700x28s come in at about 113 grams if anyone's counting.
That's strange. My 700x28s were 100 grams exactly. Poor quality control? For the price I paid, I'd believe it. Mine are still going strong, even after a few potholes.
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Or it could be my scale. 13 grams is nothing though for the price, so I won't sweat it. FYI for anyone else interested: if you go to Niagara Cycle Works who is probably handling these on Amazon, they have plenty more sizes available.
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Your bike is running 700x38 tyres and you're worried about tube weight? Does not make sense.
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Your bike is running 700x38 tyres and you're worried about tube weight? Does not make sense.
Re-read the posts. We're both running 700x28 not 38 and neither of us care about weight. We're just being careful about our reviews for the weight-conscious out there.
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