ContinentalRace Light Tube

Works butylfully.

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.

  • Butyl rubber
  • Removable valve core
  • 42 or 60mm valve stems
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Not 65g as claimed

    I bought two of these tubes and both weigh 80g... this is 25% above the claimed weight.

    Not 65g as claimed

    80mm is a LONG valve stem

      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.

      They’re tubes.

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      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.

      These might make good balloon animals!

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      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.....

      Solid Tube.

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Solid bike tube, very light, durable and easy to install.

      Perfect tube to carry during races

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      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.

      long lasting tube

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      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.

      pretty good

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      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.

      So much air

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      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.


      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      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.


      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      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.

      son muy buenas

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Duran mucho y son bastantes buenas

      decent price and light..

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      what's not to like? fair price and light.


      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Just as the description states this tubes are light. My only issue is they dont last very long. Great for race day, but not the most durable tube.

      Unanswered Question

      Is there any special continental tube that should be use with GatorSheld 700x 28C?

      Two tubes, two failures

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Perhaps these tubes are not intended for heavier riders. I am 201 pounds and within 12 kilometers of use one tube failed to hold air any longer and the other had a complete blowout.

      No more generic crap

        Will never walk into LBS again to buy inner tubes, those generic stuff just won't last and I'm a light guy. Got 4 of these bad boys to do a complete swap and spares. Paired it with a set of Vredestein Comp Race, rode ~75 mi and been very happy with the set.


        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

        Might just be that one off manufacture defect, but brand new with new tires, it exploded at 100psi. Shredded along the seam. Probably best to buy stuff like this at your LBS if you can so you can skip the ear ringing and salty dogs.

        Great tube with removable cores

          Great, light tube with removable valve cores. The 42 mm length is great for fitting valve extenders to work with 60 or 90 mm deep wheels.

          Two in my tires, two in my bag

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          I have these in my tires and in my saddle bag. Occasionally I'll go to a superlight tube, but always seem to come back to the standard.