Starting at a mere 41g, Schwalbe’s ‘light as air’ tube is a complete innovation. The tube, made of thermoplastic polyurethane called aerothane, was developed together with BASF, and is much tougher and more hard-wearing than butyl, latex or other synthetic materials – and at the same time it’s totally free of rubber. ‘It gives a soft, dynamic and precise riding experience, unlike any other I’ve experienced,’ is how Felix Sch√§fermeier, himself a former racing pro, describes the riding experience. This tube connects so smoothly and form-fitting with the tire as if it were a part of it.

Schwalbe Aerothan Tubes for racing bikes, MTBs and trekking bikes are in stock and now available to order from Oxford Products.