Dugast Latex Inner Tube (Waiting for delivery)
DUGAST have suffered delays with their Latex Inner Tubes, our order should arrive at the beginning of October - in the mean time we have stocked Challenge Latex Inner Tubes...
This is the same inner tube as found in Dugast's cyclo cross tubular tyres.
We have been long time users of latex tubes for cross, they offer a weight saving and are more puncture & pinch resistant than a standard butyl tube.
When combined with an open tubular tyre and a reasonably wide rim, they are as close to tubular tyre feel that clinchers (or tubeless) can get.
Before Dugast made this available, we had been recycling the tubes from worn out Dugast tubulars because this is a better tube than the other latex tube available for cross, it is not a difference you'll feel whilst riding though.
When you come to remove the tyre, there is none of the stretching found with other brands (see photo of pink tubes).
You can repair the tube with normal puncture repair glue and a patch made from an old latex tube (we have loads of old pink ones so can put a piece in with your order if you ask).
Example tyre pressure: 75kg rider on LOWMASS AC20-390 cyclo cross wheelset with Challenge Open Tubular Tyres = 22 psi
Size: 700c x 29 to 36 mm
Valve length 45mm (not including the valve core - see photo)
Weight: 95g (A butyl tube weighs between 132g and 143g)
NOTE: Dugast don't supply dust caps (nor do they or their tubulars)