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Vittoria Ultralite Tube

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    • 42mm Valve, 700x19/23
    • 51mm Valve, 700x19/23

    28 Reviews


    Drop weight.

    What’s the first thing you think of when someone mentions weight-saving components? Wrong. You think of inner tubes. The Vittoria lightweight tube is made with high-quality butyl rubber instead of latex because of its superior air retention. And, it’s a really inexpensive way to drop weight.

    • 42mm or 51mm valve stem
    • 84g each
    • Item #VIT0021

    Tech Specs

    700 x 19 / 23
    Valve Type
    Claimed Weight
    80 g
    Recommended Use
    road biking, racing

    Tech Specs

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    They're tubes

      They're just basic tubes, always nice to have some spares handy. They're around 85g for the ones I weighed, so very mid range. The valve core isn't removable, so if you need a valve extender this won't be compatible with the good ones. There's also glitter on the tubes for some reason?


      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I like the tube. It shows up without holes in it. I put holes in it. Unlike the lucky gentleman, Matheus, I rode only 100 miles on mine before getting two flats in a week. sucks for me. THe first was a blowout as evidenced by the abrated sidewall of my rear tire. The second is still a frustrating mystery as it stranded me last night (as of this writing) on the side of the road with a crap hand pump. THumbing for a ride in front of a grocery store would SEEM easy, right? in the dark, wearing a bib, no problem!
      I'm lucky i bought three of these, but i am wishing i'd picked up about 8 more. As long as my route has construction and a graded (read:being repaved) road, i'm probably going to experience this joy a few more times in the coming weeks.

      No flats

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Installed these tubes in both wheels along with new tires and new rim tapes. 500+ miles now and they are holding up very well with no flats and no significant leakage. I used my bike for both daily commutes and long road trips.

      They hold up well!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      These tubes hold great air presure....I use mine with the Vittoria training tires shown in the picture.They have held up well /average life depends on the road you travel.

      They hold up well!

      My Go To Tube

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      These bad boys are a reasonable price and hold up well if you know what you are doing. At one point I was ridding about 60-80 miles per week and a single tube inflated and installed properly lasted well over a month! Make sure you get tires that can hold a higher PSI because these bad boys run perfectly at 125 psi!

      All you need

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I've had a cutter bones with Fyxation Session Dual Compound Tires for 3 years now and have only used these tubes to support my ride. They are all you need in a tube. Great price, durable, and light. They are easy to install and fill. Recommended for anyone looking for a reliable commuter/bar bike.

      light and strong

        I have these in my mavic ksyrium equipe wheelset, running mavic tires over them with about 1,800 miles on the set currently. I run them at 110-116psi. Have hit some gargantuan potholes, ran over glass, etc, in the time I've had these on and never had a flat. Within a day or two of pumping them up they tend to "leak" down to about 85psi and stay there. I check tire pressure and inflate before every ride as a habit, so I dont mind that. after having bontrager tires blow out for no apparent reason on me, I'm a fan of these.

        Still Holding Air

          What can you really say about a tube if it is working? They hold air, they have been holding air for awhile now.

          I have them mated with some Michelin PRO4 Service Course tires and I am very pleased with the ride quality up to this point.

          very bad tubes

            Two flats within 15 kms. pinch flats, slow leaks , the works! easily susceptible to damage when fitting, puncture resistance =
            000.0000! Never go on a wet road with these on;
            surely there are better tubes out there.

            No wonder 90% of bike shops in my town stock these in copious amounts; they're good disposable earners, good turnover! they are C.R.A.P!

            Decent Tubes

              I bought three of these for my wife about a month ago and so far we've only had issues with one. After patching a hole in it, a couple days later found out it had a slow leak and when we took the tube off, it was clearly warped and leaking where it was warped. Other than that, cheap tubes that keep air in your tire.

              Unanswered Question

              I'd like to reiterate Scott's question below. To clarify, I run HED Belgium Plus clinchers (interior: 20.5mm, exterior: 25mm). I'd like to run a 25mm Rubino or Open Pave. Will a 23mm tube work? Do I need to size up to a 25-28 tube? Pack in my Luddite ways and get latex?

              I've seen 25mm tires swell to 27+ on the Ardenne or Belgium Plus rims. Thanks for any help you can provide.

              Says here these Vittoria tubes are spec'd for 19-23mm tire width. Is anyone using them with a slightly wider rim (e.g. HED Ardennes) and 25mm tire combination? Any problems with this?

              I got some of these and the cores don't...

              I got some of these and the cores don't seem removable to me. I'm I missing something? Not twisting hard enough? (normally tubes w/ removable valve corse have flat sides on the threading, which these don't appear to have).

              Best Answer

              The Vittoria Ultralite Tube comes in two models; a 42mm Presta threaded non-removable core (85 grams) or a 51mm Presta smooth valve removable valve core (90 grams). With the 51mm removable core, there should be a flat side on the threading for easy removal of the core, though for the first removal can be a little troublesome.

              Unanswered Question

              Ok I am new to this, does this tube...

              Ok I am new to this, does this tube interchange with a Specialized 700 x 20/28.

              Forgive me for such a stupid question .......

              Forgive me for such a stupid question .... I've a Felt ZW75 that has with Vittoria Zaffiro Pro 700x23c tires. Need I purchase Vittoria inner tubes or does that not matter?

              If you're asking if you NEED to use Vittoria tubes with Vittoria tires, the answer is "absolutely not". You can mix and match, but be sure that the size of the tubes matches the tires; in your case, you have 700 x 23 tires, so just make sure that the tubes you buy are for 700 x 23 (more likely on tubes, you'll get a range, say 19-23). Also, be sure that you get the right valves. There are schrader and presta. Schraders are like what you have on your car (assuming you have one!), and presta are the skinny ones found on higher-end bikes - my guess is that's the case for your Felt... they'd use good wheels, and good wheels use presta.

              No. I worked at a felt dealer for 2 years. Presta valves for sure. Also I would use 18-23's for anything up to a 27, easier to change the flat and the rubber can stretch without a problem. This is the advice I have given to dozens of customers and I've heard nothing but thank you my flat was much easier to change.

              What is the difference between the 51mm...

              What is the difference between the 51mm and 43mm stem, other than length?

              Its just the length of the valve. I always go longer, you never no when your going to need the longer valve and it never hurts to have extra valve even if you have short rims.

              There maybe that day your riding and your bud gets a flat and does not have a tube and you need that longer valve.

              I have a question in regards to the Vittoria...

              I have a question in regards to the Vittoria Ultralite Tube. Will the 42mm valve stem fit a Rim depth of 27mm? That will leave me with 15mm left on the valve stem. This should be enough stem length to get the pump on, correct? Don't want to order the 51mm stem lenght if I don't have to.

              Also, remember that a rim depth of 27mm is measured from the top of the braking surface to the bottom of the rim. The tube sits inside the rim and thus the valve body starts inside the rim. So you'll actually have more than 15mm of valve stem sticking out of the rim.

              what kind of device (air pump)do you use...

              what kind of device (air pump)do you use to fit over the Vittoria Ultralite valve stem?

              These use a Presta valve.

              Our presta compatible pumps are listed at: