After fitting the inner tube, replacing the tyre and starting to ride again, a noise started to emit from my front wheel which was not present before changing the tube. Every time I rode over the slightest surface bump the noise would happen. On closer inspection the issue was that the valve was too skinny for the opening on the wheel rim so was moving around and hitting the rim over every little bump. This could be solved with a threaded valve rather than the smooth finish to tighten the valve to the rim and mitigate the issue. Aside from that function seems fine. I replaced as soon as i got home as I couldn't live with the noise.
Thanks for your review. The valve is particularly long and better suited to deep sectioned rims. If your rims are shallow and the hole is wider than 6.5mm then there may be a risk of some noise but it is the first feedback of this nature we've had with this item.
I guess that a 48mm valve may be a better bet.
Either way, if you're noisy then please feel free to return them to us and we will gladly exchange them for you as I can empathise with you relating to persistent and annoying sounds when road cycling.
Peter Lazarus UK Cycling Market Manager DECATHLON
I have had no problems with this tube at all. The only comment I would make is that I asked a member of the cycling team to advise which tube I needed for the bike I had just purchased. I was advised on this tube with an 80mm valve. On reflection, I clearly didn't need a valve of this length but its not a problem.
Currently used 4 inner tubes all of which have failed, 2 within 5 minutes of starting rides, the others have lasted 10 and 30 miles - newish tyres checked for debris and nothing. Will not be buying again and would certainly not recommend. Similar prices tubes available of a much higher quality
I'm sorry to read that you had so many punctures within such a short space of time. As a fellow road cyclist I can really empathise.
There are so many factors which can cause punctures that it is hard to tell sometimes what seems to be the root cause but what is certain is that an object of some sort is penetrating through and piercing or pinching the tube. It may be worth checking the rim tape again or having a closer inspection inside the tyre to double check and make sure that a very small (and hard to spot) object is not causing the issue which may be embedded in the tyre.
If of course you're not confident with the remaining innertubes, then please do not hesitate to return them to us for a refund.
Peter Lazarus UK Cycling Manager DECATHLON
Not the lighteset but they do the job very well
The lack of a thread on the valve stem means that on the road your average pump has nothing to screw onto, and unless you have a clamp mechanism, these inner tubes can be difficult to inflate sufficiently. Otherwise they are very good, but I probably won't buy again
Good pressure retention, tyres stay inflated
No thread on value
My Husband love them
Fast and reliable
Good to find a cheap long valve tube
Price and quality
Bought these for my 50mm deep Campag Carbon rims, fit perfectly with plenty of valve exposed to enable ease of inflating. Despite there being no screw clamp to secure in the rim there is no rattle, could be different with other rims though! Much cheaper than other alternatives and works fine!
Value for money / quality
No screw clamp