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Continental Race Light Tube

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    37 Reviews


    Works butylfully.

    The Continental Race Light Tube is the company’s lightest non-latex offering, making it ideal for those of us who compete in longer races, or who would rather not pump up our tires every few days. If you’re running high-end race tires on lightweight wheels, the Continental Race Light Tube completes the trifecta.

    • Butyl rubber
    • Removable valve core
    • 42 or 60mm valve stems
    • Item #CON0130

    Tech Specs

    700 x 18 - 25 mm, 27 x 3/4 - 1 in
    Valve Type
    42 / 60 mm Presta
    Claimed Weight
    65 g
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty
    limited lifetime

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    "60 mm" is NOT

      Just FYI - tried mounting in my 50mm rim and found valve too short for pump to grab - took out and measured valve at 50mm - NOT 60mm. Disappointed in Conti - been using their light regular tubes for years. You'll have to buy 80mm valve length for these Conti tubes.

      Hello! I'm sorry there was a disconnect on the valve length with your tube(s). If you'd like to shoot an email to me at I'd be happy to get you changed out with the appropriate sizing if you'd like. If not, no problem there either, just wanted to make sure you're all set and happy with your new tubes!

      Good tubes

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      These tubes are great for what they are. No frills or super special anything, but they pretty light and pump your tires up pretty good. I like them because they pack small to put in my jersey pocket or saddle bag. Good tubes. Enjoy

      Absolute Junk......Blown Seams 3x

        Bought four (4) of these. Have run Conti tubes like these for years. This is obviously a batch of seconds and/or defects. Buy another tube unless you want to flat every time you roll. Seems Comp Cycle has gotten too big and is pushing anything regardless of quality anymore.

        Are you sure you don't have something like a rock or something stuck inside your wheel? Maybe sticking to the rim tape that every time you change it, it just punctures your new tube? Are you installing them correctly? Making sure all the tube is inside the tire before setting the tire and inflating to full PSI. Even the slightest piece of tube caught it the tire bead will puncture when inflated.

        I'll put 1,000mi easily on these tubes without getting a blown seam or have anything else happen for that matter. Usually when I get a flat tube it's due to a puncture caused by something so sharp it pierces my whole tire altogether. For these to give out on you that frequently it might be an installation error or debris in your rim. Clean out the inside of your rim with a cotton ball and try slightly inflating your tubes before placing them in the rim.

        80mm is a LONG valve stem

          Having spent many frustrating hours on the side of the road with valve stems just a tad too short for the rim, I couldn't be happier to have the Continental Race Light with the 80mm stem. No need to worry about extenders, it makes it easy to fix flat no matter what rim you're using.

          They’re tubes.

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          I’ve used mostly Conti and Vittoria tubes for 25 years. I’ve tried many others, but always go back to those two—mostly because they tend to go on sale more often than other brands. In my experience, flatting has less to do with the tube as it does the multitude of other factors: sacrificing light weight for durability, especially in concert with rough roads/with ‘race-rated’ tires, has been my main issue; but there’s also hasty or improper mounting; improper tire pressure; rim surfacing on cheaper wheels; slightly larger wheel diameter that necessitates use of levers, etc. But it mostly comes down to chance. Of course, I’m speaking as a roadie, so this may not apply with regard to other uses/terrain. Nevertheless, I suspect that there’s not a whole lot of difference between most brands. One thing about Contis, in particular: the Presta valve cores seem pretty fragile. It’s awfully easy to bend them, particularly if you have a thumb-lock pump head. Having said that, they usually still work even when they’re damaged. Overall, I’m pretty pleased with them.

          These might make good balloon animals!

          • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

          I haven't had a flat tire on my road bike in the past 1000 miles or so, but I thought to myself, I'd better buy a couple of tubes just in case. What do you know! Two days after I got these in from Backcountry I caught a flat 9 miles into a ride. Good thing I bought two of these Continental Race Light Tubes! Right? Nope! I replaced my flat with and brand new Continental tube, that immediately went flat! Okay, maybe it was just user error. Maybe I pinched it flat when popping the bead back on the rim. On to tube number two! Pop it in the tire, air it up, and ride 46 mores miles with no problems...until the very next morning when I'm greeted by another flat. That's two Continental Race Light Tubes in 24 hours, and 46 miles.
          These things are absolute trash! You'd be better off untying balloon animals and stuffing those in your wheels than using these.
          I am riding in Arizona and the roads do come with a bit a debris from time to time, but two tubes in 24 hours!?!? I won't be buying Conti's again. Ever.

          I feel your pain, I've had to change 2 new ones within 2 rides of 42 miles total of riding. The first one happened after hitting a little pothole and I take it as my fault but the next one happened out of nowhere but I noticed after comparing both tubes they had holes that looked like snake bites. As a roadie I have no confidence in them anymore and will be trying something else.

          Perfect tube to carry during races

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          I carry this tube mainly for my long distance triathlon races and while haven't actually had to use it yet, it is a great lightweight option for when things turn for the worse. Replaceable valve also allows for easy addition of extenders.

          long lasting tube

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          I'm not a pro. I followed someone's instructions on youtube and put baby powder on the tube before I install it. These are in my road bike's wheel set and I have rode them for 1800 miles. Durability seems pretty solid. 42mm is too short for 30mm section wheels, better choice is 60mm.

          pretty good

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          I ran these on my fixed gear for a while and was happy with them. I'm pretty hard on tires and recommend thicker tube if you are too. These are very light weight and perfect for racers wanting to shed weight.

          So much air

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          Great tubes. Just your standard. Even if you 28mm wide tires you can still run these tubes. They will stretch just fine. Even though it say 18-25mm. I've been running these on 28mm wide tires for years.


          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          I love these Conti tubes, and have used them for many years. I use them with my carbon clincher wheels and matched with Vittoria tires.
          They are light and they work, enough said.


          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          These are in the wheels and in the spare kit. Light yet solid enough to be my go-to tube, and they fold down tight enough to fit a flat kit into the storage box on a Felt IA.

          Unanswered Question

          Is there any special continental tube that should be use with GatorSheld 700x 28C?