Tubolito X-Tubo-City/Tour review

A great idea, but sadly punctures are still very much a possibility

Tubolito X-Tubo-City/Tour
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

Tubolito’s City/Tour inner tubes are a great idea, doubling down on the higher strength of TPU inner tubes. With a one-year warranty, the Austrian brand is standing by its puncture-proof claims. Nevertheless, after around eight rides I did suffer a flat. Considering the tyres and the terrain, that is still better than what I’d expect from a butyl inner tube – but it is much worse than a robust tyre (such as a Schwalbe Marathon) paired with a butyl inner tube.

Reasons to buy
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    Better puncture resistance than a standard butyl tube

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    One-year warranty

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    Lighter than a standard tube

Reasons to avoid
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    Not unpuncturable

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Tubilto’s updated range includes inner tubes designed for the rigours of city and cycle touring use. Thanks to their robust TPU construction, Tubolito claims that the tubes are unpuncturable.

This is at least backed up by a one-year warranty against punctures. If you ride over glass and prick the tube, or if you hit a curb square-on and get a pinch flat, Tubolito will send out a replacement. Naturally, the policy doesn’t cover tubes that have been improperly mounted or if the tyres have been run at too low a pressure.

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