I started using these tubes before I started using Continental tires (which I use now). I've gone for years without having tube-related flats with these tubes. That experience sold me on Continental. Western Bike Works has always given me the best price and service.
Bought 4 of these tubes and used 3 on one ride on 2 different wheels...leaks were located at same spot on all tubes...contacted cust. service and they replaced all with another brand ...excellent company to deal with
This used to be my go to tube, NOT anymore. The last 3 tubes have all burst at the seams, litterally. All after being ridden for only a few days. Not sure if I got a bad batch but not worth trying these again.
I was buying these tires because I wanted a mix of durability and weight savings, and I didn't want to sacrifice ride time for extremely light tubes. Western Bikes Works had the ones I wanted in stock and gave me a great deal on them too. I have not had any flats with them while running them inside some Conti's GP4000's.
I would definitely recommend these to anyone looking for a good training tire that will endure some harsh road conditions in the Spring time when all the roads are about to clear off.
I put these on and haven't had a single flat....yet !! Seriously they were easy to put on and they have held up very well. They loose very little air.I haven't had to put air in the tubes in months.And most importantly to me like I said, I haven't had one flat since I put them on!!
Continental makes great products and this road race tube is no different. These tubes are consistently very high quality and reliable... no muss, no fuss! Easy to mount and last a long time... I highly recommend them. I supposed you could get a cheaper or lighter tube, but its not worth the peace of mind. You won't be disappointed...
After trying several different brands of tubes, I now just buy Continental Race Road tubes. They seem to hold air from day to day better than some other brands and I don't have to constantly reattach the head of my air pump to get them to accept air. They also can be rolled up into a small space ( I put talc on them and put them in a baggie in my saddle bag for emergency use) without twisting up like some other brands. While racers might prefer a different brand or a different model from Continental, these work fine for me.