- Familiarity: I've used it several times
These are tubes that you fill with air...they work great.
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The Continental Race Light Tube is the company’s lightest non-latex offering, making it ideal for those of us who compete in longer races, or who would rather not pump up our tires every few days. If you’re running high-end race tires on lightweight wheels, the Continental Race Light Tube completes the trifecta.
These are tubes that you fill with air...they work great.
I'm a weight weenie. That's the reason for liking these tubes. And if you stay out of dirt and debris they're not prone to flats. !4 miles daily commute.
Just FYI - tried mounting in my 50mm rim and found valve too short for pump to grab - took out and measured valve at 50mm - NOT 60mm. Disappointed in Conti - been using their light regular tubes for years. You'll have to buy 80mm valve length for these Conti tubes.
Hello! I'm sorry there was a disconnect on the valve length with your tube(s). If you'd like to shoot an email to me at ZFoley@CompetitiveCyclist.com I'd be happy to get you changed out with the appropriate sizing if you'd like. If not, no problem there either, just wanted to make sure you're all set and happy with your new tubes!
I bought these for my husband. He’s been using them for years and they always work well for him. They’re lightweight but solid.
Solid, lightweight and get the job done. Pump your tires up before every ride and these tubes will take care of the rest.
These tubes are great for what they are. No frills or super special anything, but they pretty light and pump your tires up pretty good. I like them because they pack small to put in my jersey pocket or saddle bag. Good tubes. Enjoy
Bought four (4) of these. Have run Conti tubes like these for years. This is obviously a batch of seconds and/or defects. Buy another tube unless you want to flat every time you roll. Seems Comp Cycle has gotten too big and is pushing anything regardless of quality anymore.
Are you sure you don't have something like a rock or something stuck inside your wheel? Maybe sticking to the rim tape that every time you change it, it just punctures your new tube? Are you installing them correctly? Making sure all the tube is inside the tire before setting the tire and inflating to full PSI. Even the slightest piece of tube caught it the tire bead will puncture when inflated.
Had the same problem with a batch I just had to break in to. 3 of the 5 had holes at the seams. I bought mine from Amazon, a distributor for CC as well.
I'll put 1,000mi easily on these tubes without getting a blown seam or have anything else happen for that matter. Usually when I get a flat tube it's due to a puncture caused by something so sharp it pierces my whole tire altogether. For these to give out on you that frequently it might be an installation error or debris in your rim. Clean out the inside of your rim with a cotton ball and try slightly inflating your tubes before placing them in the rim.
My bike from CC came with these but within 60 days both tubes failed at the valve and rubber intersection.
I bought two of these tubes and both weigh 80g... this is 25% above the claimed weight.
The tube will not weigh 65g if you are using a longer valve (which in this case, you are). 65g is the weight for a 42mm valve tube, anything longer than that will have additional weight.
Having spent many frustrating hours on the side of the road with valve stems just a tad too short for the rim, I couldn't be happier to have the Continental Race Light with the 80mm stem. No need to worry about extenders, it makes it easy to fix flat no matter what rim you're using.
I’ve used mostly Conti and Vittoria tubes for 25 years. I’ve tried many others, but always go back to those two—mostly because they tend to go on sale more often than other brands. In my experience, flatting has less to do with the tube as it does the multitude of other factors: sacrificing light weight for durability, especially in concert with rough roads/with ‘race-rated’ tires, has been my main issue; but there’s also hasty or improper mounting; improper tire pressure; rim surfacing on cheaper wheels; slightly larger wheel diameter that necessitates use of levers, etc. But it mostly comes down to chance. Of course, I’m speaking as a roadie, so this may not apply with regard to other uses/terrain. Nevertheless, I suspect that there’s not a whole lot of difference between most brands. One thing about Contis, in particular: the Presta valve cores seem pretty fragile. It’s awfully easy to bend them, particularly if you have a thumb-lock pump head. Having said that, they usually still work even when they’re damaged. Overall, I’m pretty pleased with them.
Agree on all counts, especially on easy to bend Presta valve cores.
I haven't had a flat tire on my road bike in the past 1000 miles or so, but I thought to myself, I'd better buy a couple of tubes just in case. What do you know! Two days after I got these in from Backcountry I caught a flat 9 miles into a ride. Good thing I bought two of these Continental Race Light Tubes! Right? Nope! I replaced my flat with and brand new Continental tube, that immediately went flat! Okay, maybe it was just user error. Maybe I pinched it flat when popping the bead back on the rim. On to tube number two! Pop it in the tire, air it up, and ride 46 mores miles with no problems...until the very next morning when I'm greeted by another flat. That's two Continental Race Light Tubes in 24 hours, and 46 miles.
These things are absolute trash! You'd be better off untying balloon animals and stuffing those in your wheels than using these.
I am riding in Arizona and the roads do come with a bit a debris from time to time, but two tubes in 24 hours!?!? I won't be buying Conti's again. Ever.
I just had the same problem two brand new tubes flat on a 40 mile ride!!!! I like these tubes but they no good just the price.....
I feel your pain, I've had to change 2 new ones within 2 rides of 42 miles total of riding. The first one happened after hitting a little pothole and I take it as my fault but the next one happened out of nowhere but I noticed after comparing both tubes they had holes that looked like snake bites. As a roadie I have no confidence in them anymore and will be trying something else.
You might have had the same flat 3x, not three flats.
Tires will deflate if you fill with CO2. Did you refill with pump air?
Solid bike tube, very light, durable and easy to install.
I carry this tube mainly for my long distance triathlon races and while haven't actually had to use it yet, it is a great lightweight option for when things turn for the worse. Replaceable valve also allows for easy addition of extenders.
I'm not a pro. I followed someone's instructions on youtube and put baby powder on the tube before I install it. These are in my road bike's wheel set and I have rode them for 1800 miles. Durability seems pretty solid. 42mm is too short for 30mm section wheels, better choice is 60mm.
I ran these on my fixed gear for a while and was happy with them. I'm pretty hard on tires and recommend thicker tube if you are too. These are very light weight and perfect for racers wanting to shed weight.
Great tubes. Just your standard. Even if you 28mm wide tires you can still run these tubes. They will stretch just fine. Even though it say 18-25mm. I've been running these on 28mm wide tires for years.
I love these Conti tubes, and have used them for many years. I use them with my carbon clincher wheels and matched with Vittoria tires.
They are light and they work, enough said.
These are in the wheels and in the spare kit. Light yet solid enough to be my go-to tube, and they fold down tight enough to fit a flat kit into the storage box on a Felt IA.
Duran mucho y son bastantes buenas