Maxxis Ultralight Tube

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Maxxis Ultralight Tube 

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Maxxis UltralightTube

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[May 06, 2012]
OLx6
Racer

Strength:

Light weight durable enough

Weakness:

None for a tube

My DT Swiss rims are not tubeless compatible so I have to run tubes. These are the best compromise I could find between weight and durability. There are other tubes that are lighter, but they do not last as long for me.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Nov 06, 2008]
benevision
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

light - saves significant weight where it counts
holds air pressure surprisingly well
great lightweight spare tube

Weakness:

punctures frequently at higher pressures

Used these (front & rear with WTB Weirwolfs) for several years now and I find them VERY reliable. First off I had frequent punctures on inside of tube (facing rim) but since I reduced the pressures to 35—40psi they have been very dependable, with only an occasional puncture. They also hold air better than many thicker tubes I've tried.

I ride over lots of tree roots and fallen branches and never seem to get snake-bites — I'm not so light myself, at 187 USpounds... For this to happen (as a previous reviewer described) you would need seriously low pressures methinks.

For XC use I think these are a sensible compromise between weight and durability - the Flyweights seem like they'd be going too far IMO.

I just wish Torpedo& would re-stock these so I could get some more at a sensible price — as with so many bike things, Aussie LBSs don't sell these tubes.

Similar Products Used:

various standard weight tubes - Kenda, Tioga etc.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 30, 2003]
Sprocketeer
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

These are the first tubes I've ever used which don't lose pressure too quickly. First I checked them before each ride because any other tubes I used required this, but then I pumped them up to a specific pressure, rode for three or for days, and when I checked them after that they were still at the same pressure. Compared to other tubes, that's amazing.

Also, I never have that problem where I attach the pump to the valve and the damn thing wont let air in until a couple of tries later.

And it has a good valve stem instead of what most presta tubes come with which is some weak cr@p that bends after a few times attaching the pump.

Weakness:

None--not even something I just consider a normal weakness, such as loss of tire pressure over a couple of days. Other tubes I've used lost air just sitting in the house.

These are the only problem-free tubes I've ever used.

The bottom line is, I'd never bother writing a review about tubes, but these are just awesome.

I would have bought the Flyweights, but the store didn't have them in the size I wanted. I could have ordered them, but then maybe I wouldn't be as happy with their performance as I am with these. Who knows? Maybe all of the Maxxis tubes are this good.

It's nice not to have to worry if I've lost too much air in my tires before heading out the door on a sudden whim to ride, and that I don't have to treat the valves with care so I don't bend the stem.

These tubes are everything a tube is supposed to be, and lightweight besides.

Who could ask for better?

Similar Products Used:

I've used a lot of top-brand tubes.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jan 30, 2007]
Justin Murray
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

They are light and cheap (when bought in bulk from torpedo7.com.au).

Weakness:

On my first ride with them I had two flats - had to walk home. They pinch-flat very easily.

Carry lots of spare tubes with you or be prepared to walk.

Similar Products Used:

Tioga, Continental and Kenda tubes.

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
3
[Mar 02, 2006]
joyitas rider
Racer

Strength:

it´s light,

Weakness:

it´s very thin

NOTE: only used it in the front wheel, and i am a rider with finesse. The tube worked fine in a race I had in flat terrain through fireroads and pavement.
Last sunday, first real cross country race of the season and the tube snakebited on my second lap after a relatively easy descent. These ultralight tubes are a bunch of lies and serve as boutique trash for ideatic weight weenies that get sold on the idea that 100 grams will make them go faster, well think again!, I´d never recommend these tubes, just too risky and fragile, and the just work for rides on easy flat terrain with no rocks, but not on the mountains or XC racing!!!! I stick to regular thick tubes from now on.

Similar Products Used:

panaracer greenlites, michelin c-4, torelli latex, regular taiwaneese tubes.

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
[Feb 20, 2002]
Dave
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Light, durable (no punchers so far)

Weakness:

None

Works very well and it's light enough (115g). Since I started using them six months ago, I had no flats (knock on wood). Definitely recommended.

Similar Products Used:

Torelli, Specialized Turbo

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Feb 21, 2002]
DCS
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Light, durable, no leaks, reasonably priced

Weakness:

None

Excellent product. I have used 6 of these tubes (on 3 sets of wheels). None of them have leaked or gone flat. I have gotten flats with the Panaracer and other brands.

Similar Products Used:

Panaracer, other brands

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Dec 05, 2006]
mark
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Light.

Weakness:

Pinch flats, Pinch flats, Pinch flats!

I thought I would lighten things up a bit with the ultralights. I'm a 180 pound moderate rider and run high pressure. I bought five tubes and they lasted about fifteen rides total. All pinch flats. I rarely ever flatted before riding the ultralights. I give these tubies four thumbs down! They don't deserve a single chili. I would not recommend these tubes to anyone.

Similar Products Used:

All sorts of tubes.

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Mar 23, 2007]
Daniyar
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Very light.

Weakness:

Constant flats and don't hold air very well even when brand new.

These have got to be the worst tubes ever. I have used them on a dozen rides and every single time I came back home with a flat. I even managed to get 2 holes on the inside part of the tube that faces the rim. With all the cactus in AZ you are bound to get flats, but not like this. Stay away unless you want to be patching these tubes every day.

Similar Products Used:

Specialized, Bontrager and WTB tubes

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Nov 04, 2006]
MIKE
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

LIGHT,DURABLE

Weakness:

NONE YET

SURPRISED AT HOW WELL THESE HAVE PERFORMED FOR ME DUE TO ALL NEG REVIEWS HERE.ALL I CAN SAY IS IT'S BEEN 4 MONTHS OF RIDING HARD ABOUT 3 TIMES/ WEEK IN NEW ENGLAND ROCK GARDENS AND NOT ONE PINCH FLAT. I DO KEEP THE PSI AT AROUND 32 AS THE MIN RECOMENDED FOR MY TIRES (NEVEGALS) IS 30PSI.THE KENDAS THAT CAME WITH THE BIKE DIDN'T LAST 3 WEEKS.
MY GUESS IS MOST PEOPLE ARE RUNNING TO LOW AND OR USING THEM FOR SERIOUS DOWNHILLING AND HUCKING.(IN THAT CASE NEED A DOWN HILL TUBE)MAYBE I HAVE BEEN LUCKY, BUT NO REASON TO USE ANY OTHER TUBE FOR ME.

Similar Products Used:

LOTS

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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