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Silca Latex Presta Tube – 700c


Silca bring you the ultimate in high-performance inner tubes. Why Latex?  Compared to standard bicycle inner tubes which are made of butyl rubber, Latex is significantly more elastic (10x elongation compared to 2-3x), but more importantly, Latex Rubber has significantly lower coefficient of damping which means that when latex rubber is stretched or flexed, it returns to shape faster and with fewer energy losses.

What does this mean for an inner tube?  Latex inner tubes are generally 2-5 Watts (per tire) more efficient at 30mph than tubes made of other materials, are harder to pinch-flat, and offer superior suppleness and road feel, especially when combined with supple, low rolling resistance tires.

This tube has been sized to fit tires measuring 24-30mm, which will equate to 23-28mm tires used on modern wider rims.  Valve stem length is 42mm and will work in all modern disc wheels.



  • Premium Latex
  • Optimised for tires measuring: 24-30MM (Tires marked 22-28mm when used on wide rims, or tires marked 24-30mm used on older narrow rims)
  • 42mm valve stem, works in all modern disc wheels
  • Removable Presta valve core
  • 85 grams
IanExelent light weight innertube rolls well and holds air better than others
SimonGreat service from Merlin, the inner tubes arrived next day. Latex tubes can be fiddly to install but had no problems with these tubes. Definitely improve the feel of the bike.
Mr HowellGood tubes; work well with my Vitoria Corsa G2.0s
MarkSuper lightweight and fast rolling. I find the weight saving allows me to put some tyres on with increased puncture protection.