Challenge Latex Tube
The Challenge Latex tubes are some of the more robust latex tubes you can buy. They are made in standard road diameter as well as a larger diameter aimed higher volume cyclocross tires. The valves are bonded to the tube for added durability. The valves are smooth with a removable valve core that can be either replaced if damaged or substituted for longer valves for aero rims. The road version of the tube is available in 47mm valve length while the larger diameter cross version comes in 47mm and 60mm lengths.
These tubes are made by seasonally, so they are not always available. We try and purchase as many as we can when we can.
- Most durable latex tube we sell
- Not always in stock - made seasonally
- Bonded valve stem
- Removable valve core
- 86 grams 700x18-25mm
- 92 grams - 700x30-35mm
AnonymousPosted on 10/2/2016
By far the worst tube I have ever used. I switched out my standard rubber tubes this past week in preparation to do Levis Gran Fondo as I wanted a slightly more supple ride-feel-traction for the descents......the rear tube lasted about 4-5 miles of my first ride with them, and the front tube blew out at the bottom of the Hauser Bridge descent in the Gran Fondo (that was a lot of fun trying not to crash and stop going down a 13-15% grade with severe brake fade and a flat front tire, BTW). At least the front tube almost lasted 3 rides.
Pros Comes dipped in baby powder
Cons Lasts less than 1 to 3 rides