Weighed My Inner Tube Collection. Up to 47g Difference

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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Squashednuts
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by Squashednuts

I was tidying the bike corner of the garage & found various inner tubes.
I bought them when they were on special and paid about $5:00 (NZ$).
The Difference in weight is as much as 47 grams which can mean a significant weight saving per dollar.


Rubena light, 80mm valve, 82.1g

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Schwalbe light SV20, 60mm valve, 84.4g

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CST, 48mm valve, 100.1g

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Continental Race 28, 60mm valve, 104.8g

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Vee Rubber, 60mm valve, 129.5g

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squid046
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by squid046

Does the reduction in weight increase the risk of a flat? I'm guessing it must.

Marin
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by Marin

In my experience, no.

Lighter tubes are easier to damage during mounting though.

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Race light 28 v latex. Pro's and cons?
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Svetty
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by Svetty

I am tending to use the Conti Supersonics - a bit pricey though....

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Lewn777
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by Lewn777

squid046 wrote:Does the reduction in weight increase the risk of a flat? I'm guessing it must.

In my experience if you pick up a thorn, metal shard or piece of glass it will just take a few extra kms to puncture vs a thinner tube. I would have thought that a thicker tube would slightly reduce the risk of pinch-flatting.

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uraz
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by uraz

Kenda Ultralite is nice. Good price and approximately 60g.

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