Would you ride a £35 inner tube? For decades a simple rubber, archaic, almost disposable, plain inner tube has been the cheapest piece of the bike – but are we overlooking the detail here? After all, your frame may cost £500 and you probably run £200 cranks, but people are still content with completing the picture with a rubber tube that could puncture at the mere hint of a shard of glass? We know riders whose contest runs have been ruined by a simple puncture. Imagine travelling halfway around the world to be let down by a failed £2 inner tube. A few riders have gone tubeless of course, but Tubolito have stepped up with a high-tech inner tube that is definitely next level: lightweight, tough, durable. GT riders Ratty Matty and Heath Parker check them out.
“Tubolitos are a $35 tube that claims to be half as light and twice as resistant to puncture. They sent me a box of ’em and I went a bit hard with a proper review testing those claims… Sincere thanks to Maty and Parker for taking their bike apart for this… Give them a follow on insta.” – Our BMX