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Race - 700 x 23/28mm
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Race - 700 x 23/28mm
Race/Endurance - 700 x 28/35mm
Allround - 700 x 37/50mm
Schwalbe Aerothan 700c Tube
Schwalbe Aerothan 700c Tube
Schwalbe Aerothan 700c Tube
Schwalbe Aerothan 700c Tube
Schwalbe Aerothan 700c Tube

Schwalbe
Aerothan 700c Tube

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Aerothan 700c — the High-End Alternative to the Basic Bicycle Tube

The Schwalbe Aerothan is a material that completely redefines bicycle tubes: extremely light, with maximum puncture protection, and designed for minimum rolling resistance.

Aerothan tubes consist of 100% thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), including the valve, and are therefore fully recyclable. This next generation of bike tubes sets an impressive standard for weight, puncture protection, ride feel, effortless installation, and the dimensions of packaging.

Specifically made for road bikes, MTBs, and all-round purposes, Schwalbe's innovative high-end 700c tube combines seemingly opposing features — the lowest weight with the highest level of puncture protection.

The Aerothan is the result of the Schwalbe innovation hub redesigning material compositions and construction principles, to make entirely new products. Developed in cooperation with BASF and with experts from the German plastic manufacturing industry, the Aerothan tube emerged to not only meet all the requirements of a high-end bicycle tube, but to exceed them.

Features of the Wonder Material — Aerothan:

  • Fully light-weight, right to the valve - about 40% less weight than a comparable Schwalbe extra light tube
  • Puncture protection newly defined - the material itself prevents sudden air loss
  • Minimal rolling resistance - maximum riding dynamics
  • Extremely heat resistant - certified for rim brakes
  • A stable ride - even with low air pressures
  • Easy installation - without slipping or pinching
  • Made in Germany
  • 100% recyclable
  • Aerothan is compatible with the Schwalbe Glueless Patch Kit only

  • Note: While these tubes are the latest in technology, there is still no guarantee against puncture or failure. Aerothan products do not qualify for a refund or replacement.

    B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.

    The product weight specified is an approximate weight based on the manufacturer's specifications (if available) or our measurement of one or two examples. For most products, the weight will typically vary by 5% to 10%.

     

    Wheel Size: 700C/29" (ISO 622) 

     

    Tube Valve Length: 40 mm

     

    Tube Valve Type: Smooth Presta (Rem. Core) 

    Race - 700 x 23/28mm

    Weight: 41 grams

    Mfg PartNum: 10400413 

    Tube Valve Length: 40 mm

    Tube Width: 23-28mm 

    Race/Endurance - 700 x 28/35mm

    Weight: 50 grams

    Mfg PartNum: 10400423 

    Tube Valve Length: 40 mm

    Tube Width: 28-35mm 

    Allround - 700 x 37/50mm

    Weight: 61 grams

    Mfg PartNum: 10461373 

    Tube Valve Length: 40 mm

    Tube Width: 37-50mm 

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    46g, not 41g
    by Anonymous
    Cycling Enthusiast
    SE CT
    1 of 8 customers found this review helpful.

    After a lot of indecision, splurged and bought two of the Race 700 x 23/28 version. Disappointed to find that both weighed nearly 46g (45.7 and 45.9g to be precise). Substantially more than the 41g listed both in the specs and prominently on the box. Hoped that the scale was off. Fresh batteries, re-calibrated. Nope, not the scale.

    Schwalbe tech rep says that lower weight is less important than reduced rolling resistance and greater puncture resistance. CyclingTips' posted data shows that Aerothans have slightly more rolling resistance than latex and slightly less than Conti Supersonic. As for puncture resistance, it's always seemed like that should be in the tires rather than the tubes (though resistance to tearing while mounting is always welcome).

    Still, one expects that a product which is (a) made in Germany and (b) so expensive would be closer to spec. If that's impossible, a weight range should be given.

    They're still in the box, so my one star rating doesn't mean much. Haven't decided whether to use them or return for credit.

    Reviewed 3/19/2021
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    light tube but lousy valves
    by dan in denver
    Cycling Enthusiast
    denver Colorado
    8 of 11 customers found this review helpful.

    installed in my conti 5000's . after inflating 7 times -screwing pump head and off-leaking out of the plastic valve stem. stripped internal threads . valve stems are typically steel or brass for a reason- they can take multiple

    inflations with out concern. thats unfortunate because they ride beautiful.

    Reviewed 3/7/2021
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    Not patchable, so don't bother
    by East Bay Rider
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Bay Area
    1 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

    I've been using the 700c version on my regular training bike for a few months. The ride quality is nice; perhaps a tad better than latex. Not scientific, but I went about twice as long without a puncture, which could be luck. However, patches aren't available ANYWHERE and those that have tried the Schwalbe patches seem to find they fail. Not worth it compared to good latex or butyl which you get much more life out of for a small weight difference.

    Reviewed 3/21/2021
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    Terrific tubes until you get a puncture
    by Pat
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Dallas
    4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

    Pros: lightweight, packs small, holds air very well, perfect for seat-pack spares

    Cons: Cannot be permanently patched with any patch material currently on the market. I've tried Tubolito, slime, and Park patches. Nothing works. Schwalbe says you must use their patch kit, but I've never tried it because these are not available anywhere. Until Schwalbe makes their patch kits as widely available as the tubes, these can only used as a seat-pack spare (unless you want to throw away a $30 tube with each puncture). Note: Tubolito patches work great for a while, but after a few months they eventually fail.

    Reviewed 3/12/2021
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    nice ride
    by Doug
    Fresno, Ca
    2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

    Sure, they are expensive, and you can't patch them. Can't use sealant, either.

    But, they significantly improve ride quality - I've never seen anything make such a difference.

    They are very small and light to pack for spares.

    Easy to install, keep their shape with slight inflation, and less likely to pinch.

    I haven't seen that they retain air better.

    I think this may be the future of inner tubes.

    Reviewed 4/5/2021
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    less expensive than tubolito, schwalbe quality
    by Anonymous
    Daily Commuter
    Tucson AZ
    2 of 6 customers found this review helpful.

    If you like super low-maintenance like me, you probably like the idea of fewer flats, and tubeless sounds like a hassle (having to replace slime every once in a while). So to reduce punctures on my daily commute I went with Schwalbe Marathon tires and these more puncture-resistant tubes (and lighter tube weight helps offset the heavier tires a bit...although I was actually impressed that the tires aren't crazy heavy considering their much thicker construction)

    Reviewed 1/22/2021
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    Cool tubes
    by Jenk
    Cycling Enthusiast
    G''ville, NC
    2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

    Ordered a pair of these for road bike, 700x25 tires. They are lighter than latex and seem to not lose air as fast as latex do overnight or a day or so. Don't have too many miles with them yet, but they seem comparable to latex in ride quality, maybe not quite as supple. They make mounting tires easy with their small profile when just enough air is added to keep them from twisting when you are putting them in between the tire and rim. Can't speak on puncture resistance since I don't have many hours on them, but sos far so good. They are a bit pricey for tubes.

    Reviewed 1/7/2021
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    Incredible ride feel, flat resistance average
    by Timberwolve17
    Central TX
    6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.

    These things ride smooth and I can tell the difference even against Continental supersonics. I purchased them for their flat avoidance claims first but was curious about ride quality.

    These tubes are expensive! For the price of one tube you can get 10 cheap, heavy, poorly constructed, flat prone, toxic chemical laden tubes straight from a Chinese sweat shop. So yeah, I paid more but my expectations were to avoid those issues.

    I was let down as I had a flat within 2 months of purchase and claims of patchability are poor (tpu does not repair the same as butyl). Simply finding special Schwalbe glueless patches are currently almost impossible. It's most likely this tube will be going in the trash, a shame as I can buy a tire at that cost.

    I was very surprised by the ride quality changes. I have 700x28 tires and run 70psi which probably helps. I have never tried latex, but I was able to pump these suckers up once a week with the pressure off only a couple psi.

    Even in light of the issues I will give them at least one more try. The ride that incurred the flat was a day after rains with roads still wet and that breeds flat inducing situations, this was not a pinch flat, no snake bite. These are also very space saving and keeping one as a spare may let you keep an additional inflator in your bag.

    Reviewed 12/10/2020
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    Finally, some tube technology!
    by Jim D
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Champaign, IL
    3 of 6 customers found this review helpful.

    I have these tubes installed on my new Giant Defy, running Schwalbe Pro ONE TLE tires. When you think about how much you pay to save weight, these tubes represent an excellent investment. As noted by another review, they hold air very well. They are MUCH lighter than conventional tubes, and saving weight that rotates really pays off. Installation was very easy, but I did need a valve extender (core is removable). At this point, I do not have lots of miles, but I will slowly add these tubes to all my bikes over time. I am sold!!

    Reviewed 12/4/2020
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    OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE
    by LM
    Cycling Enthusiast
    vancouver, WA
    5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

    I purchased these tubes because they were touted as being puncture resistant. I've only done one ride on them, of about 70 miles. No punctures on the ride but that usually happens, fortunately, on most rides. So, I can't comment on the puncture resistance.

    What I can comment on, and what leads me to review them so soon, is how well they improve the performance of the bike. From the first pedal stroke, the bike felt quicker and more responsive. They won't move you from the rear of the peloton to the front, but you'll definitely notice an improvement in your performance.

    So, even if the prove to be only as puncture resistant as regular tubes, I'd still purchase them. They just ride better.

    I have only two negative comments about them: (1) They are expensive, especially for a tube; $30 for one tube is very high, even way higher than latex tubes. (2) They only come in one value-stem length. I needed to purchase separate valve-stem extenders to use them with my wheels. I don't know whether the price can be decreased but I am hopeful that Schwalbe will start offering them with longer valve stems.

    Reviewed 12/4/2020
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    Very Light, Great Ride Easy to Install
    by DanTheBikerMan
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Huntington Beach CA
    4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

    Bought this on a whim after reading about the technology. First off, installation is actually easier than a regular tube. It easily slides in the tire casing without snagging and is very slippery. Pumped it up and was ready to ride in less than 5 minutes. My first thoughts when riding was you do feel a noticeable change in how the bike rides. The bike feels lighter more responsive smoother and faster. The tire also holds air for over a week without a change in air pressure. I have ridden only about a week or 100 miles so far but so far so good. Time will tell how puncture resistant these are. Yes $30 is a lot for tube but if you think about for $60 you can get a major change to your ride it makes it justifiable. Recommended!

    Reviewed 11/29/2020
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    Exceeded early expectations!
    by Mlab
    1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

    I decided to try these based on the description and because of my recent rash of flats. I really had no expectations for these tubes to change my cycling experience - but they have! The difference in rolling resistance is noticeable from the first rpm's. The bike is so much more responsive and comfortable. These tubes actually hold pressure even better than the race light butyl tubes I had used. After only a total of 45 miles though the jury is still out on puncture resistance/durability. But so far the Aerothan tubes are definitely game-changers.

    Reviewed 12/3/2020
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    Terrific ultralight durable tube
    by Anonymous
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Dallas, TX
    3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

    Lighter than latex, and it holds air better than butyl, with virtually no pressure loss between rides. Some reviewers have said they're hard to repair, but in my experience punctures are easily repaired using either the Schwalbe or Tubilito patch kits that are specifically made for thermoplastic tubes. They are great to carry in the flat kit since they are light weight and take up much less space than butyl or latex.

    Reviewed 1/18/2021
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    Very light
    by Anonymous
    Cycling Enthusiast
    3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

    installed in a 42c gravel tire, one tube is holding air fine, the other leaks from the stem and is flat in 4 days. Very light, seems to allow the tire to squish and move on terrain in a comfortable mannerthat is slightly more noticeable compared to butyl tubes.

    Reviewed 1/7/2021
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    Not sealant compatible
    by Jay Anderson
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Tahoe & Santa Cruz Mountains
    4 of 7 customers found this review helpful.

    I bought this to use as a spare on my tubeless gravel bike. However, the paperwork that comes with it says not to get it in contact with sealant. So, it is useless for my purposes. I bought lightweight tubes from another company that do not have this issue.

    Reviewed 12/10/2020
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