REVO LOOP Race Ultra – inner tubes review

These babies will make your bike a little lighter! They tipped 23 g on the scale, they are very easy to install and feel a lot stronger than you would expect. And who doesn’t like the black valves?

But they are so f$%#@% expensive!

But wait, maybe you can justify it to yourself, or should I say partner;-) A Schwalbe extra light inner tube for example, weighs 65 grams and costs €12,50. So you save 65 – 23 = 42 g per inner tube. Times 2 = 84 g. This 84 g comes with a cost of (€35,95 – €12,50) * 2 = €46,90. When you want to save 84 g on other parts, wheels or frameset you are likely have to spent more than €46,90…

They are so small, you can save a lot of space (and another 42 g or more) in your back pockets. But that said I prefer to bring a butyl spare inner tube instead. It’s a little more reassuring when you get a puncture and you can still replace it afterwards for a Revo Loop.

I punctured once due to Specialized Turbo Cottons (lightweight tire without puncture protection) in foul autumn weather, and tried to repair the Revo Loop with the special repair kit, but that didn’t work out as it should.

Compared to the competition, like Schwalbes Aerothan, I would prefer the Revo Loops.

Conclusion:

When you’re lean and mean, can’t save on body weight anymore and want to upgrade your bike, these innertubes might work out for you…