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I’m sure it’s been covered but anyone run tubolito tubes? They are super pricey, by are they that much better?
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I've enjoyed carrying one as a spare tube on my 650b gravel bike. Takes up so much less space. I've used it twice and replaced it with a standard tube when I've returned home after my ride.
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Originally Posted by Lrdchaos View Post
I’m sure it’s been covered but anyone run tubolito tubes? They are super pricey, by are they that much better?
I haven't needed to use one yet, but carry one as my spare for a tubeless setup. I assume they work and happy to pay the extra price for how much less space this takes up.
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My original 700/32C Giant PSLX2 tires were bald after ~750 miles, and never had a flat or a leak, and always had awesome traction, and they were really cheap online at about $45 for the pair. So FWIW, a Tubolito CX and the slightly wider 35C tire are lighter in the hand compared to the factory butyl tube and 32C tire were. I didn't do a precise measurement but I guess it's an upgrade.
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from what I've seen regarding rolling resistance, while they may be lighter, they're not any faster than pretty good butyl tubes like the continental race 28 light https://www.bicyclerollingresistance...#tubolito-road
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Anyone know Tubolito compares to Schwable Aerothan tubes?
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