Panaracer Greenlite Tubes Tube

3.08/5 (117 Reviews)
Weight : 90 grams <br>(26 x 1.90-2.10) MSRP : $15.00


Product Description

Adapted soft urethane geared specifically for race day use.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Yukon Cannonball

Date Reviewed: April 7, 2013

Strengths:    I used a pair of these for years, more than ten years ago. I got them used, they were 27" by 1, but I ran them on 700c x 23. Thousands and thousands of miles on them, they outlasted several sets of tires. Light, durable, watch out for rim tape being good, and hard to patch in the old days. I bet the modern glueless patches work better. I dont use them in Vallejo CA because of the prevalence of goat's head thorns, which will puncture them, they puncture just about anything except really thick tube or tires.
They still hold air, but sometimes you have to change any old patch, and getting them off is a challenge.
It will bulge into the spoke hole without a good rim strip, and remember the bulge....
I run cheap nashbar tubes these days.


Weaknesses:    See above

Bottom Line:   
Light, and reliable overall.

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Favorite Trail:   Old Railroad grade, Paradise Drive

Duration Product Used:   years

Purchased At:   swap

Similar Products Used:   I tried Latex, but several times they were split, when I opened the box, they tear easily....

Bike Setup:   Road.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ed Taylor a Racer from Chatham,IL

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2010

Strengths:    Lite and super durable.

Weaknesses:    must be put in without twisting or crimping or it starts to crack at the crimp.

Bottom Line:   
Great light tubes. You'll probably never get a flat, but if you get a puncture, Slime makes a patch called "Scabs", these are self-stick requiring no glue, and they work on the Green-Lite tubes! Also, very inexpensive. Try them.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $16.00

Purchased At:   internet-don't rmemb

Similar Products Used:   butyl tubes

Bike Setup:   hard tail old mountain set up

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by João Esteves a Cross Country Rider from Lisbon - Portugal

Date Reviewed: December 28, 2009

Strengths:    Extremely lightweight - Good Quality

Weaknesses:    Expensive

Bottom Line:   
Against the majority of critics, i have to say that this is a good overall quality product. It's very light, and pinch flat resistant, since you have the adequate tire pressure (3.0 - 3.5 BAR). It will not blow out of nothing !!!

Arround 400 km made and one (1) flat tire, that would have happened even with standard butil tubes.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   Chain Reaction

Similar Products Used:   Michelin Latex

Bike Setup:   Hot-Chili Zymotic

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by 92gli a Weekend Warrior from west chester, pa

Date Reviewed: August 5, 2009

Bottom Line:   
The valve is not securely mounted. I just had the valve fall out of a brand new one while I was getting ready to inflate it a little bit to mount it.

Performance sells 100g tubes for $6.99. Just get those. They are made out of the standard material, can be patched securely, and the valve mount is reinforced.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $16.00


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Thomas a Cross Country Rider from Old Lyme CT USA

Date Reviewed: May 24, 2008

Strengths:    really light.. you can notice it!! Loose air slower than latex.

Weaknesses:    still loose air slowly, But less than Latex

Bottom Line:   
lighter, nicer tube than a regular Butyl. noticeable while riding.
they still loose air like all super lights do so you'll have to pump them up on a regular basis. ( loosing about 2-5 lbs in 24 hours, the Vittoria's went flat over night.) but if you check your bike over before a ride, like anyone who doesn't want to brake a bone should do, it's not that big a deal. But can be annoying if you're on a "trip" and only have a small pump.

haven't flattened it yet but patching from what I hear is near impossible!

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Favorite Trail:   Rocky Point Long Island NY

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $13.00

Purchased At:   Cambria Bike Outfitter

Similar Products Used:   Butyls, Vittoria Poly

Bike Setup:   K2 Apache 5 with Mavic crossride wheels

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by John a Weekend Warrior from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: July 27, 2005

Strengths:    Super light weight and kool looking green compared to the rugular black butyl tubes.

Weaknesses:    Inflated to 50-66psi for almost 6 months with Panaracer Fire XC Pro 26"x2.1" tires. They don't retain air too well or for too long, as I had to re-adjust pressure every week. The tube material got very thin at the rim eyelets with Velox rim tape and caused two flats one week apart.

Bottom Line:   
They look great at a "semi-transparent funky green colour" and super light weight. A bit pricey at over $10/CAN each and need the pressure checked atleast 1x/week.
Bottom Line: If you really want to save weight on your bike, these do the job. They do cost a little more, require
alot of pressure checking (I'd say not more then 50psi) &
don't expect them to act like a "green" version of butyl's.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   Bike Nashbar (1998)

Similar Products Used:   Only butyl tubes - Cheng Shin, Kenda, Norco, IRC Torque, Bontrager SuperLight/Narrow, Maxxis FlyWeight/Narrow, Lambert Select SelfSealing.

Bike Setup:   2001 Trek Fuel 90 Disk/stock - tires changed to slicks.
1996 GT Ricochet/stock - tires changed to slicks.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by David Fenn a Cross Country Rider from Birmingham, UK

Date Reviewed: January 28, 2005

Strengths:    Been running a pair for six years now in UK weather. They're fine. No probs, other than the obvious slow, gentle leakage you get from paper thin tubes. And I don't get a rash from 'em (allergic to rubber).

Weaknesses:    Readies. They cost me £11 each when I got 'em, way back. But that's what the UK market is like.

Bottom Line:   
Buy 'em, spank 'em.

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Favorite Trail:   No favourites

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $19.00

Purchased At:   Don't remember

Similar Products Used:   None really, got these, never looked back.

Bike Setup:   XT/LX all over, Univega STEEL frame (yeah, remember when they made them?) M230/LX front w/DT, FIR231/XT rear w/DT. Goes like stink at 24lbs for a 19.5" rigid. Cost me next to nowt to build, as well.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Bryan a Cross Country Rider from Incline Village, Nevada

Date Reviewed: May 6, 2004

Strengths:    Super light, run well at low pressure (for me), 100's of miles with no flats

Weaknesses:    Really can't repair, so they are expensive when they fail, leak air - you need to re-inflate every few days

Bottom Line:   
I'm a bit surprised that some other reviewers had trouble with these at low pressure. I have run mine at 35 lbs or less for close to 5K miles on Colorado/Moab singletrack with 3 flats. I weigh about 165 lbs though, and the trails there weren't as rocky as in some places. Regardless, I really like this product, but with the light weight and pinch flat resistance comes a price: 3x more expensive than butyl, latex leaks air from the moment it is inflated, and the tubes shatter into ribbons when they fail. I regularly pinch flatted with butyl tubes, even when they were inflated to much higher pressures than these. In fact, the only flats (other than the 3 with these) that I have had in 3 years were on the 3 butyls that I put in until I could get more greens. If you are aware of the limitations of the greens, then get 'em.

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Favorite Trail:   Anything in Fruita, CO

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   Freewheel Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   Butyl tubes

Bike Setup:   '03 Titus Racer-X, Sram XO/9.0 drivetrain, XT everything else, Black fork

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chris a Cross Country Rider from austin,tx

Date Reviewed: June 28, 2002

Strengths:    light weight

Weaknesses:    pinch flat easy with low pressure

Bottom Line:   
I like this tube. I have had no problem with this tube as long as the pressure is 40lbs or higher. the only time I rode with less (forgot to pump it up) I ended up with a pinch flat. I dont use any special extra rim tape or anything like that. Just keep up the pressure and it should be fine. I ride technical X-country.

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Favorite Trail:   emma long

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $13.00

Purchased At:   lbs

Similar Products Used:   all others

Bike Setup:   mavic rims

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andreas Klauser a Cross Country Rider from Feldafing

Date Reviewed: May 28, 2002

Strengths:    low weight, durability

Weaknesses:    latex specific slow leakage of air

Bottom Line:   
Very low weight, low rolling resistance, no punctures. Keeps air better than the Conti latex. Valve seems to be very sound construction, too. The best thing for XC, absolutely. The price is o.k. for a quality product like this.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   hibike

Similar Products Used:   Conti Latex, Schwalbe Butyl

Bike Setup:   TREK 9900 OCLV, good plastic rubber band, 2.1 Ritchey Z-MAX and Z.E.D. each WCS/bluewall

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Shane Dosser a Cross Country Rider from Kingwood, TX.

Date Reviewed: May 5, 2002

Strengths:    Very light

Weaknesses:    None found yet

Bottom Line:   
I use them for races only, but have not recieved a flat yet, (I do run the spin skins liners in the tire but the math of both added together is still lighter than other tubes) while i'll see plenty of other riders with flats right off the starting gate. I little pricey.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $13.00

Purchased At:   cambria

Bike Setup:   LiteSpeed Obed FS, XT, XTR, & Billet Proshift components

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Charlie Devine a Cross Country Rider from Oak Ridge TN U.S.A.

Date Reviewed: March 18, 2002

Strengths:    Very light
looks cool (but you don't see it inside the tire)
rides just like any other tube, even 400 gram LBS specials


Weaknesses:    Pump your tire every day.

Bottom Line:   
Wow, 105 review! I guess everyone has gone through the latex tire phase. I am over it. It was light. It didn't hold air very well. It lasted a lot longer than I thought it would. Really, I had that thing for at least a year. It saw tires come and go. When it finnaly did fail it sort of jsut split open. It had a four inch split. I would race these. The rotating weight reduction is definitely worth it. A pair of these can take 200 grams off a bike. Go for it!

Four steaming horse flops for value because you get exactly what you pay for.

Four overall because I couldn't tell what finnaly did this tube in. It looks like it just popped. I think that maybe it got caught between the tire bead and the rim. That would have done it. Be careful. Always (unless you're racing or otherwise using a cartrige) inflate to pressure, deflate, reseat tire, check for tube caught under tire bead, and then inflate to final pressure.

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Favorite Trail:   Haw Ridge

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $12.00

Purchased At:   Frankford

Similar Products Used:   Lightweight butyl rubber tubes.

Bike Setup:   Al hardtail. Marzocchi fork.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Nick from Tempe, AZ

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2002

Strengths:    Light, neat looking

Weaknesses:    Pinch flats Very easily- make sure you're running at least 40-45 PSI. When mine did pinch, it wasn't just two tiny snakebite holes- it was a big split in the tube that was nasty enough to make me wonder if I had torn my tire sidewall (I hadn't.) Glueless patches suck, and they're all you can use. Too expensive.

Bottom Line:   
The weight was nice while it lasted. I'm back to butyl, and plan on staying here. I'd imagine this tube would be pretty good if you could avoid puncturing it, but once you do you've got to rely on pre-glued patches, which are very unreliable and don't last very long. 3 chilis because they're so light, if you ran them at high PSI they'd be pretty neat.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   So many

Bike Setup:   trials- used this tube in the front tire

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jeremy a Racer from Ohio

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2001

Strengths:    Light, the lightest!!!

Weaknesses:    A bit on the pricy side of the tube spectrum.

Bottom Line:   
These are probably the best tubes for XC racing. Light as they come. I,ve raced on these for two months now and haven't had any problems with them. Adds great acceleration and handling to your rig.

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Favorite Trail:   Ceasar Creek State Park

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $12.00

Purchased At:   Wilmington Bicycle Company

Similar Products Used:   Schwinn Superlight tubes

Bike Setup:   Homegrown (XTR, SID, Sun rims)

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Rockohaulic from CA

Date Reviewed: February 21, 2001

Bottom Line:   
These tubes are iff at best. Quality control seems to be an issue.

Try Maxxis Flyweight.

The Maxxis are better. They are just as light. They are regular rubber. Hold air better. Don't flat as often. Patch easier. Don't split at the seam. And you don't have to baby them with talcum powder (get it?).

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month


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