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    Torelli Extra Light Tube

    Looks like Jenson has these for $4 a piece. Will these tubes hold up? Are they worth the weight savings? I'm getting my racing bike ready for the season and want to make it as light as possible. But if these things pop on the first rock rollover, I'll stick with standard tubes and the extra weight.

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    torelli

    I rode them for 2 seasons before switching to tubeless, and did not notice them being worse than a normal tube (pinch-flatted a few times, but that's pretty normal with tubes...) They do seem noticeably lighter than a normal tube.

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    I've never flatted on one, but I've never flatted Well, once I did, but that was from a broken beer bottle. They are nice tubes, weigh in at 130 grams roughly, and are pretty cheap.

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    Thanks guys!

    This helped me a lot and I'm gonna pick some up.
    Why would I need more than one gear?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash_FLMB
    Looks like Jenson has these for $4 a piece. Will these tubes hold up? Are they worth the weight savings? I'm getting my racing bike ready for the season and want to make it as light as possible. But if these things pop on the first rock rollover, I'll stick with standard tubes and the extra weight.
    They are noticeably higher quality than other tubes, and very light. I haven't flatted riding them. Will buy more.

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    The only problem I've noticed with these is...

    Quote Originally Posted by Crash_FLMB
    Looks like Jenson has these for $4 a piece. Will these tubes hold up? Are they worth the weight savings? I'm getting my racing bike ready for the season and want to make it as light as possible. But if these things pop on the first rock rollover, I'll stick with standard tubes and the extra weight.

    Thx for the input
    The stem is not threaded on the outside. I like tubes with stems that are threaded to the bottom so that I can use that little nut to secure the stem to the rim. Not really a problem per say, just a preference. It also means that you can't use the tube as a rimstrip for homemade tubeless systems. The tube that I bought weighed a little over 130 grams on my scale.

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    I've been using them for 6-7 years and feel for the $$$'s, they are a high quality, semi-light tube. I get mine at Jenson too.

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