The natural elasticity of Aircomp Latex tubes can actually improve efficiency by reducing rolling resistance. Latex has a remarkably high modulus of elongation (700%!), giving it outstanding resistance to punctures and pinch flats. It's the perfect complement to today's high-performance wheels and tyres. The Aircomp Latex weighs just 130 grams (C4 MTB version), making it one of the lightest tubes available. As with any high-performance product, latex tubes require regular maintenance; be sure to check your air pressure before every ride.
Reduced rolling resistance
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Rated 1 out of 5 by ACastro Basura
Una basura, revientan solas, siempre cerca de la valvula. Dos veces deje la bici en el garaje en perfectas consiciones y al día siguiente habian reventado las camaras, con unos agujeros de 1cm.
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23 February 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MC1orless Really does reduce punctures/flat tyres while out riding
I have been a bit of a thorn magnet of late and was fed up of changing inner tubes and repairing punctures on every ride. I am riding mainly cross country and single track around the North Downs (Surrey) and have almost new Panaracer Fire XC pro tyres. I fitted these green Latex innerspring and went out riding, whilst it was washing the bike down after the second ride I noticed a thorn in the tyre so I gently pulled it out and the tube stayed up, further inspection I found 2 more so did the same. I was jumping up and down with joy - these inner tubes actually do work. Next day I awoke to a flat tyre. Once removed I could see where all 3 thorns had been rubbing the tube with one of them causing a pinprick hole:-(
A standard parkes glue less patch did the trick perfectly.
I have subsequently been out and got more thorns so to sum up these tubes have helped in the fact that I have managed to get home with a smile on my face with no flat tyres which is a definite bonus, downside they do go down once you pull the thorns out, I am going to try and leave them in if I get anymore and see what happens.
By the way they seem to run a lot smoother than standard tubes:-)
12 February 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ford качество и польза = Michelin C4 AirComp Latex MTB Bike Tube
лёгкая, супер эластичная.при первой поездке ощущение как будто едешь на под спущенных. не накачивайте сильно вне покрышке.
12 January 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by iperov super quality!
you don't need antipuncture layer in tire with aircomp latex tube
06 January 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by sq22 Never get punctures, need a weekly top up.
I've bought a pair of these with every new built I've ever built up. i keep my bikes 3-4 years usually and I've never had a single flat, even on my two DH bikes.
Fit them with rim tape if your rims aren't tubeless compatible and if having to top them up with air every week is too much like hard work then put 50ml of sealant solution into each tube.
Personally I like having to top them up, it reminds me to check my tyres for nicks and tears every week.
06 January 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by sindt Good but expensive
I like these latex tubes. They give a lower rolling resistance and they don't puncture that easy.
29 December 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by hffvjgdvhhfderyvv better than tubeless
I run these tubes in conti 2.4 rubber queens with 60ml of conti reevo sealant in each tube. After a few rides the tubes stop loosing air. Much less likely to pinch flat than regular tubes, much less messy and much easier than tubeless.
Tube quality could be better, they look like they are coming apart at the joins near the valve. Also make sure you use thick cloth rim tape (or lots of gaffa tape) so they don't push into the spoke holes.
Roadies swear by them, I've not noticed a performance gain but ymmv.
09 November 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jody Super light weight
Great tubes, super light weight. I lost 20 lbs of air when my bike wasn't used for a week. Make sure to check your air pressure before every ride as they do loose air faster than a conventional tube. This could be a cheaper alternative/substitute for a tubeless set up. If you run a folding bead tire as well as this tube, it will more then likely still weigh less than a wire rimed tire and UST rim. Of course you can run lower pressure with UST and you will have a stronger bead on your tire. I guess choose your set up based on how hard and what you trails you ride.
No pinch flats so far.
08 November 2013