13. May 2024

Seven-Layer Lightweight TPU tube for bicycles

Seven-Layer Lightweight TPU tube for bicycles

Continental (Hannover, Germany) has recently announced ContiTPU, a state-of-the-art extension to Continental’s high-quality inner tube range created for both performance-focused and space-conscious cyclists.

Available in a wide range of sizes from 25/35 - 622, Continental has developed a premium lightweight yet durable product suitable for both road and off-road riders.

Continental has deployed the highest grade of micrometer-thick TPU across seven sealed layers to maximize airtightness and durability. The tubes are uncolored to further ensure the highest material quality and prevent air retention issues caused by dye-related surface imperfections. Every ContiTPU tube is quality-checked post-production.

The base of the valve shaft is slightly conical in shape to improve fit to the wheel rim and reduce unwanted movement, while the valve is internally threaded to allow for the use of valve extensions or a replacement valve core.

Every ContiTPU tube, inclusive of raw materials, is made in Germany. A repair patch is also supplied with every pack.

Hannah Ferle, Road Product Manager, Continental Tires, said: “Continental’s new TPU tube combines highest-grade materials and innovative production technologies to deliver a product that is not only the lightest within our tube portfolio but also the one with the smallest packing size. These were the two main characteristics we focused on in the development process and why I think that the TPU tube is great for every cyclist, whether it is someone focusing on performance and seeking to reduce weight and lower rolling resistance, or someone who simply wants to have the space to load their jersey pockets full of snacks for a long day on the bike, much like myself.”


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