Chris Swrote a review of Vittoria Latex Road Tube on January 10, 2016
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
-Removable valve core! If you have deep wheels, this is essential. Michelin latex tubes don't have the removable core.
-Rides like butter. Seriously, butyl feels rougher.
-Lowers the rolling resistance of your wheels by 3-6 watts, saving you at least four weeks of hard interval training to get the same speed.
-Corners better, or at least more confidently, than butyl.
-More resilient to small pokes that get through the tire's puncture protection. Even if there is a puncture, it's usually very slow and won't produce a catastrophic deflation (you know, the "pop-hisssss" or, worse, "BANG!") unless the tire itself somehow gets wrecked. Situations where my tire's been compromised have been pretty much the only way I've gotten flats on the road with these tubes.
-Easier to tell if the tire's been compromised because the pink is really visible, unlike the black of your standard butyl tube.
-Latex is delicate and it's easy to get a bit caught between the tire and rim when installing, which will cause a tear when you inflate. You have to check to make sure the tube is safe with each installation.
-If the tire gets a deep nick, the tube will gradually poke out and the road will tear it up. Usually some electrical tape inside the tire will do the job unless it's a really bad nick, but it's something you need to keep an eye out for. It's easy though because eyeballing the tire if you see any nicks where you can also see the pink of the tube you need to take some remedial action.
-Latex will also stick to the tire when you're trying to dismount the tire unless you added talc beforehand. This, again, can make it easy to damage the latex. Adding talc makes mounting easier anyway so it's worth doing for that alone.
-I've had zero luck with glueless patches. The best way to repair is with glued patches. On the plus side, you can tear up old tubes and use them as patches rather than having to buy more.
-You do have to inflate every ride. But I do this anyway and it's...what...20 seconds to do. Big freaking inconvenience.
-You shouldn't use CO2 to reinflate.
Note that all of the cons are general to latex tubes and not these Vittorias specifically. I use these all the time and love them.