We don’t talk about tube too often, but we were just reminded about Fly Bikes’ Cobra tube that is pretty awesome. Traditionally, a tube is round, you take your wheel and tire off, slide it on over the rim and you’re good to go. The Cobra tube uses a linear design that eliminates the need to take the wheel off the bike to change it. You simply pull off half of your tire, wrap the tube around the wheel, then lock it together with the little tab and then slide the valve stem through the rim to keep it together. We’ve personally used this tube and did not notice any difference in the feeling of the wheel rolling with the tube in place. It’s definitely a handy tube to have when you’re trying to fix a flat with minimal tools and time.
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