Challenge Latex Tube 700x23-28C 48mm Presta
Challenge Latex Tube 700x23-28C 48mm Presta
Experience the pinnacle of cycling performance with the Challenge Latex Tube 700x23-28C 48mm Presta. These latex inner tubes are designed for cyclists who demand the best, offering a host of benefits that elevate your riding experience.
Supple and Responsive:
Challenge latex inner tubes are renowned for their exceptional suppleness. Unlike traditional butyl tubes, these latex tubes adapt quickly to changes in tire shape during cornering and rolling. This responsiveness enhances your bike's handling, making it feel like an extension of yourself.
Efficiency and Speed:
The unique Challenge seamless latex construction is a game-changer. It saves over 3 watts per wheel compared to standard butyl inner tubes, according to extensive testing across various countries. This means you'll enjoy improved efficiency and speed, giving you the edge in races and challenging rides.
Challenge is the only producer of seamless, one-piece latex inner tubes on the market. This seamless design ensures a smooth, balanced ride without the irregularities found in other tubes. With latex construction, these tubes are lighter, thinner, and more flexible than their butyl counterparts, offering increased comfort, reduced rolling resistance, and enhanced puncture resistance.
Versatile Presta Valve:
The Presta valve on these tubes is not only high-quality but also versatile. It includes a removable core, making it compatible with both inline and external valve extenders. This adaptability ensures you can use these tubes with a wide range of rim depths and configurations.
Upgrade your cycling experience with the Challenge Latex Tube 700x23-28C 48mm Presta. Embrace the exceptional suppleness, efficiency, and speed that latex tubes offer, and enjoy a smoother, more responsive ride. Elevate your performance with Challenge.
Features of Challenge Latex Tube 700x23-28C 48mm Presta
- The only Seamless ‘one-piece’ latex inner tube on the market
- Seamless & smooth, no bumps at the valve,
- No “out of round, unbalanced” wheel
- Improves rolling resistance and comfort
- Strong and extremely elastic, thus very reliable
- Improves resistance to punctures
- Is lighter weight than standard butyl and some superlight butyl tubes
- Has a two-piece removable valve core for valve extender use
- Sizes: for Road/wider Road 19-28mm and for wider Road/Adventure 29-38mm
- By far the cheapest way of improving the performance and overall feel of your bike!
Specifications of Challenge Latex Tube 700x23-28C 48mm Presta
|Presta Removal Core
Technology of Challenge Latex Tube 700x23-28C 48mm Presta
Lighter, softer, more supple
The lighter, softer, more supple tube reduces rolling resistance and improves comfort, traction and cornering. This is because latex extends and expands 7 to 8 times its original size, whereas butyl only about 1.5 times, which means latex is much, much more flexible, guaranteeing more speed, improving rolling resistance and comfort than a standard butyl tube. Latex inner tubes also weigh less than standard butyl tubes so can help save weight.
Puncture Protection System (PPS)
Latex tubes also increase puncture protection as the latex stretches and deforms around the body which is trying to penetrate the tube instead of, like the stiffer butyl, trying to resist the body and shortly after, being punctured through with a big blow.
The highly elastic latex material is extremely more difficult to puncture and in the unlikely case that it is, the air will anyhow come out very slowly, because the elastic latex, punctured at that point, will move slightly and still stick and conform to the object so not leaving a big tear and gaping hole. The slight leaking of air in that point means that if you are riding and have no spare, you may still be able to ride most of the way back while it very, very slowly looses air, but you won’t be stranded somewhere out there with a sudden flat!
Warnings and suggestions for optimal use
Latex is more porous and gas permeable meaning that a tire with a latex tube should be checked before every ride, to make sure that it has retained your desired pressure.
Installation of a latex tube can be tricky for the inexperienced hand. It can be more prone to pinch flats if not installed properly. The suppleness of latex means it can find its way into the smallest of cracks and holes and push itself in between and pinch. Latex is also somewhat sticky, which is why it comes with a coating of talcum powder to help it slide. In case the talcum came off and you found that the inner tube were sticky, you could add a little coating of talcum powder to eliminate this stickiness