Continental Bike Tube

3/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $7.49

Product Description

A thinner butyl rubber wall thickness makes the Continental Mountain Bike Light Tube lighter than other comparable mountain bike tubes. Weighing in at just 130 grams, you won't feel bad putting down two extra beers the night before your raceyou'll be just as fast.

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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Berf a Cross Country Rider from Ocala,Fl; USA

Date Reviewed: January 8, 2004

Strengths:    Cost I suppose. This however is almost a moot issue. See below.

Weaknesses:    Weight, durability. The durability is the main thing I,m hung up on.

Bottom Line:   
The tubes didn't work at all for me. I was very disappointed in the performance. I rode the tube one time, once and guess what, a flat. I didn't hit anything unusual. I had plenty of air in the tube (no pinch flat), so go figure. I had intended to ride over an extra day off over the X-mas holiday, instead I spent it cursing this tube. Come on one lousy ride, I could get more than that from a "no name" tube. I can't reccommend this product to anybody. At least anybody that wants to ride, and not fix flats.

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Favorite Trail:   Santos

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $6.00

Purchased At:   Streits Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   All.

Bike Setup:   Schwinn Homegrown Pro. Easton carbon fiber bars, and post. Mostly XT stuff, XTR rear. 22.5 lb rocket.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jippy a Cross Country Rider from Kinnear's Mills

Date Reviewed: April 7, 2003

Strengths:    German version: Slick, powder coated, good thickness to weight ratio,pinch flat proof, inexpensive.
Taiwanese version: not better than any other cheap tube.

Weaknesses:    German version: None for XC use except that it is maybe no longer made...hard to find at least.
Taiwanese version: same as any cheap tube... too expensive for low quality.

Bottom Line:   
Super nice reliable tube but don't be fooled by the Taiwanese cheap version. Look for the all in german labeled box. This is not the same tube at all. The German one is perfectly slick and covered with powder to let it slip inside the tire to prevent pinch flat. I'm not sure if the Taiwanese version has replaced the german version completely or if the two version exist simultaneously but if you can find the german one, don't hesitate to buy it, you won't be disapointed! Quite nice yellow valve cap by the way!

Note that my rating is for the German version...and it really deserve a perfect score.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $4.00

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Dean a Weekend Warrior from Akron

Date Reviewed: August 4, 2002

Strengths:    None that I can see.

Weaknesses:    Poor build quality.

Bottom Line:   
Tube lasted about 15 miles of smooth trail use, then split along a mold seam. And just because Conti is a German brand, don't expect this tube to come from Europe - mine was clearly labelled made in Taiwan.

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Favorite Trail:   any

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $5.00

Purchased At:   Nashbar

Similar Products Used:   Assorted inexpensive tubes.

Bike Setup:   Raleigh M50

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Aaron a Cross-Country Rider from Santiago, Chile

Date Reviewed: December 24, 1999


Weight perhaps

Bottom Line:   
Great, reliable tube. Not the lightest at about 200 grams (I'm guessing, don't have a scale here), but after flating about once a week with others, these have consistently held out. Price is good and they are going strong after a month and about 500 miles of use.
If you trail ride and want something reliable, I highly recommend these. They've been faithful and while they are not a 90 gram wonder, they've held their pressure under constant abuse (and I've run over a lot of glass).

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Favorite Trail:   

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Taiwanese various

Bike Setup:   
Softride Powerwing MTB

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