Vittoria Ultralite Tube

Drop weight.

What’s the first thing you think of when someone mentions weight-saving components? Wrong. You think of inner tubes. The Vittoria lightweight tube is made with high-quality butyl rubber instead of latex because of its superior air retention. And, it’s a really inexpensive way to drop weight.

  • 42mm or 51mm valve stem
  • 84g each
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

They're tubes

    They're just basic tubes, always nice to have some spares handy. They're around 85g for the ones I weighed, so very mid range. The valve core isn't removable, so if you need a valve extender this won't be compatible with the good ones. There's also glitter on the tubes for some reason?

    Unanswered Question

    I'd like to reiterate Scott's question below. To clarify, I run HED Belgium Plus clinchers (interior: 20.5mm, exterior: 25mm). I'd like to run a 25mm Rubino or Open Pave. Will a 23mm tube work? Do I need to size up to a 25-28 tube? Pack in my Luddite ways and get latex?

    I've seen 25mm tires swell to 27+ on the Ardenne or Belgium Plus rims. Thanks for any help you can provide.

    Pop

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I like the tube. It shows up without holes in it. I put holes in it. Unlike the lucky gentleman, Matheus, I rode only 100 miles on mine before getting two flats in a week. sucks for me. THe first was a blowout as evidenced by the abrated sidewall of my rear tire. The second is still a frustrating mystery as it stranded me last night (as of this writing) on the side of the road with a crap hand pump. THumbing for a ride in front of a grocery store would SEEM easy, right? in the dark, wearing a bib, no problem!
    I'm lucky i bought three of these, but i am wishing i'd picked up about 8 more. As long as my route has construction and a graded (read:being repaved) road, i'm probably going to experience this joy a few more times in the coming weeks.

    Excellent

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The best tube!! I like very much!
    I rode mor than 1000 miles and still good! No flat tire!

    Says here these Vittoria tubes are spec'd for 19-23mm tire width. Is anyone using them with a slightly wider rim (e.g. HED Ardennes) and 25mm tire combination? Any problems with this?

    Best Answer

    No problem at all. I use these all the time with 25 mm tires on HED Ardennes (also 25mm). Good, cheap, lightweight. You can have all three.

    No flats

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Installed these tubes in both wheels along with new tires and new rim tapes. 500+ miles now and they are holding up very well with no flats and no significant leakage. I used my bike for both daily commutes and long road trips.





    Tubes

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    These tubes have done me well. They pumped up good and are still going strong! I am very happy with these!

    I got some of these and the cores don't...

    I got some of these and the cores don't seem removable to me. I'm I missing something? Not twisting hard enough? (normally tubes w/ removable valve corse have flat sides on the threading, which these don't appear to have).

    Best Answer

    The Vittoria Ultralite Tube comes in two models; a 42mm Presta threaded non-removable core (85 grams) or a 51mm Presta smooth valve removable valve core (90 grams). With the 51mm removable core, there should be a flat side on the threading for easy removal of the core, though for the first removal can be a little troublesome.

    little annoying that isn't part of the description. Not that big of a deal though. just need to return the extenders I bought.

    Confirmed weight

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

    Scale weight 90g for the 51mm

    Ultralite Tubes

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    If you are worrying about the weight of your tubes, then you are a weight weenie. Great non latex race tube.

    They hold up well!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    These tubes hold great air presure....I use mine with the Vittoria training tires shown in the picture.They have held up well /average life depends on the road you travel.

    They hold up well!

    My Go To Tube

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These bad boys are a reasonable price and hold up well if you know what you are doing. At one point I was ridding about 60-80 miles per week and a single tube inflated and installed properly lasted well over a month! Make sure you get tires that can hold a higher PSI because these bad boys run perfectly at 125 psi!

    All you need

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've had a cutter bones with Fyxation Session Dual Compound Tires for 3 years now and have only used these tubes to support my ride. They are all you need in a tube. Great price, durable, and light. They are easy to install and fill. Recommended for anyone looking for a reliable commuter/bar bike.

    Valve cores not removable.

      Title says it all. Probably OK if you don't need that.

      Only the 51 mm version has a removable valve core.

      yupp

        What i really enjoy about these is the option of the longer valve at 51mm. Super easy to use with a floor pump or hand pump!

        light and strong

          I have these in my mavic ksyrium equipe wheelset, running mavic tires over them with about 1,800 miles on the set currently. I run them at 110-116psi. Have hit some gargantuan potholes, ran over glass, etc, in the time I've had these on and never had a flat. Within a day or two of pumping them up they tend to "leak" down to about 85psi and stay there. I check tire pressure and inflate before every ride as a habit, so I dont mind that. after having bontrager tires blow out for no apparent reason on me, I'm a fan of these.

          Works well

            Lightweight, easy to pack, and offers a good road feel instead of going latex.

            Pretty excellent.

              I have ridden on Continental tubes and they were pretty solid. These guys are way cheaper and function just as well .

              Still Holding Air

                What can you really say about a tube if it is working? They hold air, they have been holding air for awhile now.

                I have them mated with some Michelin PRO4 Service Course tires and I am very pleased with the ride quality up to this point.

                very bad tubes

                  Two flats within 15 kms. pinch flats, slow leaks , the works! easily susceptible to damage when fitting, puncture resistance =
                  000.0000! Never go on a wet road with these on;
                  surely there are better tubes out there.

                  No wonder 90% of bike shops in my town stock these in copious amounts; they're good disposable earners, good turnover! they are C.R.A.P!