Latex tube valve stem length comparison...

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Johnny Rad
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by Johnny Rad

I'd like to see how different LATEX tube valve stem lengths compare between Challenge, Vittoria, Michelin, Vredestein, etc.

I'm interested to see if any of the valve stems are shorter / longer than claimed by the manufacturer.

Even better, it'd be nice to see just how much valve stem is poking out of mid-depth wheels.

Can you help?
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Challenge latex (71g), verified mfg claim of ~47.5mm

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Vittoria latex (71g), verified mfg claim of ~51mm

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Marin
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by Marin

Just get a short stem and a valve extender for your rim depth.

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ms6073
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by ms6073

Before switching to disc/tubeless, we had Zipp 303 FC and Michelin's green latex tubes where the only latex tubes I found that worked out of the box with those rims, but always felt the Vittoria latex tubes to be better quality and opted to run those with valve extenders.
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JerryLook
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by JerryLook

I like the Vittoria latex tubes better too. I just wish they had silver valve stems instead of the goldish color.
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