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Best/lightest spare inner tube

Old 04-26-21, 12:19 PM
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Best/lightest spare inner tube

So, I ride tubeless and carry plugs. Still always carry a spare tube just in case, but hate the bulk and space that a traditional tube takes up especially given I hope to never need it. I've come across Tubolito tubes which are a ton smaller. Has anyone used these before or found other small/lightweight alternatives to traditional tubes as a backup?
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Old 04-26-21, 01:16 PM
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There are also Schwalbe Aerothan and Revoloops tubes which I am aware of. I chose Aerothan over the other two for my tubeless kit because, as I understand it, the Tubolito gets quite deformed after inflation and does not return to original size, making it kind of single use, and because Revoloops doesn’t make the same kind of puncture resistance claims as Aerothan. But for packing small and light, I think Tubolito is the one to beat.
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Originally Posted by chaadster View Post
...as I understand it, the Tubolito gets quite deformed after inflation and does not return to original size...
Ive got a buddy who uses them. He got a puncture on a ride a few months back, and while he was looking for the thing that punctured his tube and digging it out of the tread (small piece of glass), I got all of the air to of the punctured tube, and rerolled it for him so he could take it home and repair it. It appeared to be the same size and shape as the tube he unroll to replace it with. That s a single experience, and I have no idea how long it had been installed for at that point.
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Originally Posted by Badger6 View Post
Ive got a buddy who uses them. He got a puncture on a ride a few months back, and while he was looking for the thing that punctured his tube and digging it out of the tread (small piece of glass), I got all of the air to of the punctured tube, and rerolled it for him so he could take it home and repair it. It appeared to be the same size and shape as the tube he unroll to replace it with. That s a single experience, and I have no idea how long it had been installed for at that point.
Oh, that’s good to hear. I have no experience myself, and did not verify anything about the deformation thing, so I’ll totally defer to you on the matter. Thanks for adding that.
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Originally Posted by chaadster View Post
Oh, that’s good to hear. I have no experience myself, and did not verify anything about the deformation thing, so I’ll totally defer to you on the matter. Thanks for adding that.
My experience is singular, and like I said I have no idea how long the tube had been installed at that point. But, I think it reasons that (a) the tubes can be re-rolled, and (b) they can be repaired (he actually repaired that tube with a Tubolito rear kit, and then used it when he got another flat about a month later).
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My experience is singular, and like I said I have no idea how long the tube had been installed at that point. But, I think it reasons that (a) the tubes can be re-rolled, and (b) they can be repaired (he actually repaired that tube with a Tubolito rear kit, and then used it when he got another flat about a month later).
I use Tubolito tubes and they can be re-rolled to essentially the same size as pre-inflation. The patches work really well. They're stoopid expensive.
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Perfectly happy with Michelin AirComps (butyl) as a saddlebag option. This is one with a CO2 cartridge saran-wrapped together.
Great price (these days) btw:
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