The convenience afforded by the internet is immeasurable in today’s world. Remember when you had to dial a phone and talk to someone to order a pizza? How about having to go to the library and read an actual book to find information? Well forget those ancient hardships, because nowadays the web brings everything to our front doors- and for cyclists, ordering tubes of all types and sizes just got even easier.
Biketube.net is industry veteran Steve Cuomo’s latest business venture. If you don’t recognize Cuomo’s name, you’ll know some of the companies he’s worked for like Cannondale, GT/Schwinn, Crankbrothers, Thule and Scott Sports. Biketube promises the best tubes at the ‘best price on the web’, and they’ll be in the mail after a quick visit to their informative and easy to navigate website…
Biketube primarily sells their own branded tubes which come pre-talced, folded and wrapped with a Biketube band. The web store offers nearly all types and sizes of tubes including 12/16/20/24” diameters for kid’s bikes, child carriers, BMX bikes or folding bicycles. There are also options for skinny-tired 16”, 20” and 24” tubes for young racers or high-speed folders.
For mountain bikes, there’s the usual 26”, 27.5” and 29” options, and if you run ‘em wider there’s fat bike and 27.5+ tubes too. 26” MTB tubes are available in standard, heavy duty and extra heavy duty thicknesses to suit your style and purpose. And with no rider left behind, pavement pounders can sift through an assortment of road/triathlon and hybrid/commuter tubes.
One thing I liked right away about Biketube is the website itself. Selling tubes is a simple business, but they’ve made it painfully easy to navigate their pages and they offer plenty of useful info for those who need it. Even if you just learned the difference between valves with the above diagram, I’d bet you’d order the correct product from Biketube.
For an idea of pricing basic tubes start at $4.29 USD, extra heavy duty MTB tubes go for $7.99, and a Vittoria latex road tube sells for $15. If you buy three or more tubes you’ll get free shipping (within the USA only). To keep an eye on upcoming special offers and Biketube news updates, join their Frequent Flatters Club!