This is the same tube as the standard Race Road tube, except with a longer 60mm valve for aero and semi-aero rims. The Race road tube is a high-quality and reliable tube at a good price. Continental has a good eye on quality control. We never see blems or seconds. The valve construction is stout and durable. It features a removable core which can be replaced if damaged or substituted with a longer-than-60mm valve for deep aero rims. The removable core also allows for the addition of sealant like Stan's NoTubes tire sealant.