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Old 10-14-20, 06:27 PM
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AEROTHAN tubes look good

anyone know anything about them?
https://www.schwalbetires.com/aerothan-tubes
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Old 10-14-20, 06:29 PM
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$31 each
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minimal rolling resistance? How does a tube impact rolling resistance?
No mention of puncture resistance or whether it can be patched. Without that info, I wouldn't even consider it.
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Old 10-14-20, 08:01 PM
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minimal rolling resistance? How does a tube impact rolling resistance?
Hysteresis. Same as the tire.
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Old 10-14-20, 08:08 PM
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does say the following:
  • Puncture protection newly defined - the material itself prevents sudden air loss
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Originally Posted by royphotog View Post
does say the following:
  • Puncture protection newly defined - the material itself prevents sudden air loss
ya thats the question. that part would be good.
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Old 10-14-20, 11:48 PM
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Very interesting, although going to wait for some reviews and tests before swapping out my Vredestein latex tubes (which do ride a slight bit better than the Conti Supersonics they replaced) with something like that.

​​​​​​The only downside I noticed running various superlight tubes is that you have to be really careful installing them lest you pinch them, but otherwise really light tubes are a very cost effective upgrade.

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Old 10-15-20, 12:45 AM
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The main questions I would have is patching and how long does it hold air. Is it more than latex, but less than butyl? Or more than butyl?

Too little info at present. Only with the info, can you weigh the benefits vs. high costs.
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elastic carbon fiber or kevlar tube material?
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I draw the line at 8 bucks for an inner tube. There are no lap premium prizes on my regular routes.
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I like latex tubes for comfort over butyl. I'm not strong or fast enough to notice any difference in speed. But if the Schwalbe Aerothan tubes are better than latex I'd give 'em a try. Even as expensive as latex tubes are, they offer a cost effective and significant performance improvement for some cyclists.
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Old 10-15-20, 05:18 AM
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Appearance is similar to the Revoloop tubes; not sure if same/similar material though.
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If lighter and smaller (deflated) Id use them as spares on the bike.
It would go well with the titanium wrench I keep on my fixed.

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ill be interested to see how this is different in use/performance from Tubolito's offerings.
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Old 10-15-20, 09:22 AM
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Panaracer makes a tube called the R'Air with a double secret latex/butyl blend that is supposed to be great. Looks similar to the Schwalbe tube.
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Old 10-15-20, 11:08 AM
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tempting to just try out for S&Gs. If I needed tubes, I'd probably give at least one tube a try.
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Old 10-15-20, 12:12 PM
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Very interesting. I am now running Tubolitos and like all the rotating weight they are saving. They also install really easy. Their contrasting color is part of what makes them easy to install, also the lack of friction against the tire.
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They look neat, would love to see some real world with them and I would give them a try if given the opportunity but probably not till I see more about it, It could be cool or could be just expensive tubes.
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The puncture resistance metric is hard to believe actually.
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Old 10-16-20, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by royphotog View Post
does say the following:
  • Puncture protection newly defined - the material itself prevents sudden air loss
"Sudden" But not really puncture protection, I guess. At that price? Nah.
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Old 10-16-20, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by dmanthree View Post
"Sudden" But not really puncture protection, I guess. At that price? Nah.
Going downhill on a turn fast sudden is bad!
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Originally Posted by Mulberry20 View Post
Going downhill on a turn fast sudden is bad!
instead of the "spewwww flop flop flop plop" you get the "sssssssss flop flop flop plop"
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Old 10-17-20, 12:42 AM
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uuuh less mass , more conformation to road surfaces , creates a more efficient surface !?
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Tubeless is really good these days, everyone.
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https://www.aero-coach.co.uk/inner-t...ing-resistance

​​​​​Apparently they're better than butyl but latex is still king.
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