Normally have great luck out of continental tires and tubes. But the first tube I had blew up while inflating at just over 40 psi. Had to run to the local bike store and pay twice the price for a lower quality tube. Kind of disappointing, but the other three held.
I got these tubes to match with some Continental tires bought at the same time. While I was installing the first tire, the tube blew out at about 50 psi, about a 4 inch long split. Could have been pinched, or a one in a million defect, I don't know. I never had a tube blow out like this before in 40 years. But since this was for my wife's bike I switched for some older Specialized tubes I had on the shelf that were a bit thicker rubber.
I run 1.5 semi-slicks on my mountain bike for road use. The standard 1.75-2.1 mountain tube does not install well and pinch flats. This tube solves the problem. The rubber thickness is a bit more and more reliable against flats. I have over 15 bikes and I am convinced the Conti tube is the best! Rumor has it that all tubes come from the same factories in China but for whatever reason the Conti tubes are the best quality, easy to install, but most importantly reliable. Get them!
Great tube well made and strong.
Valves are stainless and screw top (presta)
Sturdy. Rubber ring around valve stem to tube are strong and resist flex unlike other cheaper made tubes.
The threaded valve stem is a cool idea and helps make it a little easier to get some pumps latched on to the stem when there's no air in the tube. I've been using the Schrader version. Gave good volume to the 2.2 tires I used and fit done in the 1.95 as well. I've run em at pretty low pressure on some rooty and rocky trails without any pinch flats yet. This is after a couple hundred miles of use. I feel confident using these tubes and will buy again.
My old tubes no longer held air for more than a weekend, plus they had Presta valves. I can use my air compressor now that I have tubes with Schrader valves. Competitively priced.
These are the only tubes I can find that have a full thread on the valve stem. It makes it easy to fill with air, because the included nut prevents the stem from getting pushed back into the rim. These are the only tubes I use. They seem to last longer than others as well. Highly recommended!
use continental tubes on all my bikes. good quality, hold up well. the threaded valve stem and nut help hold the stem in place when attaching pump hose. the attachment of the stem to the tube is better many other tubes which just wrap the tube around the stem making it harder to insert the stem thru the valve hole inthe rim.
So, a pair of these went inside the new cruiser tires I purchased to restore the Specialized Shark cruiser. Look that bike up - it's pretty cool. My daughter loves the look and ride of it with the white Conti retro 26ers.
Replacing inner tubes when changing tires is cheap insurance against flats. It was nice to be able to buy tubes of the same brand as the tires I bought, insuring the same quality. Continental is a long established high quality brand - I have had excellent results with their motorcycle & automobile tires and these tubes show the same high quality in spite of their Asian origin.
I've had trouble with normal tubes shifting around within the tire causing the tube to tear at the base of the stem causing flats. The threaded stem prevents the tube from shifting around eliminating those type of flats.
Excellent tube with a metal stem. I have had problems with rubber stem tubes with high pressure recumbent bike tires. This tube solves the problem and gives me a tube that I can rely on at high speeds and for touring.