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Comments about Challenge SL Latex Tube:
Latex tubes have gotten a bad rep for being not worth it... That's so wrong!! I tried these out for the first time with some open tubulars and WOW... the difference in ride quality and cornering is almost frightening. SO much more supple, lightweight and comfortable. Going back to regular butyl tubes will be difficult after riding these. They're worth the hassle. I didn't flat a single time riding these tubes, but I ruined one while trying to mount it. The trickiness is in the installation.
Do NOT ride these unless you are 100% sure you installed the tube properly and didn't pinch it between the tire and the rim. Your tires must have no cuts or holes in the casing and your rim tape job has to be perfect.
Paired with some high-end tires these are probably the closest you'll come to that elusive tubular ride quality. Granted I have ridden tubulars and they feel completely different, but nice tires with these are closer than anything else.