Continental Latex Tubes Tube

3.56/5 (9 Reviews)
MSRP : $6.95


Product Description

Drop the Continental 26-inch tubes into your mountain, commuter, or hybrid bike, and get riding. These butyl rubber tubes hold air so you roll fast, and don't destroy your tires. Try to avoid sharp objects in your path, because changing flats is never fun.


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Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Steve a Racer from Sweden

Date Reviewed: September 20, 2004

Strengths:    Extremely durable. Lightweight. Nice color? :)

Weaknesses:    ? expensive

Bottom Line:   
I've used these tubes for more than 2 racing seasons now, and this season I've just had 1 puncture. 1 i 30 races and like 7 months of training. They are as thick as cheap durable butyltubes and almost as light as the lightweigh buthyls. A perfect mix I say! Maybe nothing for you freeriders out ther but for XC/racing they are great!

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $15.00

Similar Products Used:   many!

Bike Setup:   Giant Nrs composite. Sid wc, spinergy.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Andreas Klauser a Cross Country Rider from Feldafing

Date Reviewed: July 5, 2002

Strengths:    Low weight, runs fast

Weaknesses:    personal doubts about safety, s.b.

Bottom Line:   
Hi freaks,
got a hot one for you. I was hitherto rather happy with Conti tires and tubes. Two days ago my front wheel suddenly lost pressure while going 25 mph on smooth surface; and I went down to ground like a gomer. Having assembled my own limbs I inspected the damage on the front wheel. Rim band in order, no loose spokes (wheels were done by Andi at Rabe/Munich, so no fuzzy questions there), tire (Ritchey Z-Max 2,35 Millenium) o.k. The tube went ffftt on the inner rim side, just lacerated for a quart of an inch. Admitted, the tubes are certified only to 2,3 inch tires, and the Ritchey is slightly above that. But still, that leaves one massaging the bean a bit (on the parts that don't hurt,at least). No problems with the Greenlights till now, though this should be the even more fragile tube, going by weight.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Rabe Munich

Similar Products Used:   Schalbe Buthyl, Panaracer Greenlight

Bike Setup:   Hot Chili Zymotic Hardtail, Shimano XT, Mavic 121 Ceramic rims, Schwalbe rim band, DT Comp

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Mirek a Cross Country Rider from G.R. MI

Date Reviewed: December 3, 2001

Strengths:    What strengths?

Weaknesses:    Blowouts, very unpredictable

Bottom Line:   
After reading some of reviews I was not sure if I should buy them.
I did and it was a mistake. Well some people don’t have problems
with blowouts and flats, I did. 3 or 4 months and 4 tubs in a trash
of which one was still good but I did not want to take any chances
after a blowout of rear one while going down hill which resulted in ruining
a rear tire and a rim. Riding with those tubs for three months cost me about
a $ 160.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   C.C.

Similar Products Used:   never used latx tubs before.

Bike Setup:   hard tail, XT components.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Nicola from Italy

Date Reviewed: September 22, 2001

Strengths:    Never had a puncture in six months!

Weaknesses:    Very expensive.
They could be lighter.


Bottom Line:   
If you are interest in durability and low maintenance go with this.
If you're looking for price and lighter product try vittoria latex or Ritchey.
Anyway my wheels are nail proof with these tubes!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Specialized, Ritchey, Hutchinson, Michelin, Air-B and others

Bike Setup:   Cannondale F-5000 year 2k volvo team replica

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by marcus quinn a Downhiller from depere,wi,usa

Date Reviewed: January 19, 2001

Strengths:    light.....
.....hmmm
nice color


Weaknesses:    either buy a new one or fix a flat once every hour on the hour. cant take the beating id like to give them

Bottom Line:   
-ever heard of robbery-
i dont know why i never had good luck with these tubes,
maybe cause they are junk. i went through about 8 id say in around 10 days of riding on them. what was i thinking. i never had anything close to this type of problem with any other tube type. i would recommend this to people that i like to see crash off of high impact landings and road cyclists-no one else though.

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Favorite Trail:   fast downhill

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   stadium bike

Bike Setup:   gary fisher paragon
LX and XT componets

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Bob a Cross Country Rider from MI

Date Reviewed: September 26, 2000

Strengths:    light, fast rolling

Weaknesses:    blowout!

Bottom Line:   
i was airing up and pow! the tube blew. upon inspection, the hole was about 1cm from the valve on the rim side--just outside the black reinforcement area around the valve.

the other tube shows stress in the same area. my rimstrips are brand new velox and are placed correctly.

i dont know what happened. all i can think of is that maybe i should have placed the valve nut on for support. (torellis valves are not threaded, and i have never had a problem)
i promptly removed the contis, and put the torellis back on.
i havent flatted in 2 years (except for a nail rippinr straingt thru the tire/tube) on torellis.

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Favorite Trail:   Poto

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $12.00

Similar Products Used:   torellis, specialized

Bike Setup:   heckler sl, etc

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jochen a Cross Country Rider from vienna

Date Reviewed: September 10, 2000

Strengths:    very light, durable, flat resistent,


Weaknesses:    weight not reproducable (100-140g for individual tubes)

Bottom Line:   
latex tubes increase the quality of your ride, u have to try it, if you have not ridden them you wont believe

Bottom line: althought i hate latex elsewhere, for bike tubes that rubber´s great ;-)

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   wrench force light (PLOP!!), semperit (heavy), schwalbe (ok)

Bike Setup:   Bianchi boron steel with XT, syncros, mythos XC tires

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Leif a Cross Country Rider from Norway

Date Reviewed: August 2, 2000

Strengths:    Light, 130g. Flat resistant


Weaknesses:    Not as light as Panaracer Greenlite

Bottom Line:   
I've had these tubes on for about 4 months and no flats.
When they are light as well I can't complain.

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Favorite Trail:   Jegersberg

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Hutchinson, Panaracer, Vredestein, GT tubes, Kenda


Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Benjamin a Weekend Warrior from The Netherlands

Date Reviewed: January 8, 2000

Strengths:    
Extremely light.
Rolling resistance drops.
Puncture and snakebite proof, no matter what you hit


Weaknesses:    
Its almost annoying not to fix a flat anymore, ha ha.


Bottom Line:   
Most latex tubes are sh!t look at those reviews of latex tubes, but these are stupidly strong. One year has past away since i got them and still i didn't had to fix them, but now there is this other thing that's bothering me. These latex tubes are so strong that they survived several rim damage. Had to buy two new rims last year because the area around the tubes just deformed and defragmented like a bombshell, how's that hey!! Its like a dream come true. I ride some very kinky trails here and doin stairs and huge jumping of stairs and things like that(made possible because now i know i can't flatten anymore). Buy these, you wont be disappointed.
HAPPY TRAILS

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Favorite Trail:   
Leersum

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Lame giant tubes. Also vredestein tubes.


Bike Setup:   
Giant ATX-1100 (see my review here on mtbr)marz Z1, some lx and xt, also continental vertical pro 2,3 inch tires (best allround tire ever made period.

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