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  • Partially threaded valve has a threaded lower half to help keep the valve aligned, secure and rattle-free against your wheel's rim
  • Smooth upper half of valve enables a bike pump's head to seal securely around the valve without damaging the pump head's gasket
  • 700 x 35 - 43 size has a fully threaded valve
  • Please note: tubes work with Presta-compatible rims only and have a 48mm Presta valve

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Specs

Best Use Road Cycling
Wheel Size 700c
Valve Type Presta
Dimensions 700 x 23 - 25 / 700 x 28 - 32 / 700 x 35 - 43
Weight 112 grams
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Defective out of the packaging After years of buying exclusively Michelin tubes (which are increasingly scarce in local bike shops), as a convenience I decided to try this Novara/Kenda tube (23/25)as my spare. After a few weeks, got my first flat. Unwrapped the new tube from its original plastic wrap, but I was unable to inflate it at all. Fortunately, I happened to be just a few blocks from home, but imagine being stranded in the middle of nowhere without cell phone service or a ride by a defective tube? Back at home, I confirmed with my floor pump there was a huge gash/manufacturing defect on a seam line (not even around the valve stem). These tubes are made by Kenda for REI and they are garbage. Do not rely on these tubes! Never again...
Date published: 2014-01-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A run of the mill tube I buy these tubes for two reasons, they are the cheapest REI sells at the size I need (700x23) and the packaging makes them convenient to put in the pocket of my cycling jersey. I haven't noticed these to puncture more or less then any other tube I've used. I admittedly go through many tubes in general no matter the brand of tube or tire I am using (currently Kendra Kaliente). If I were less lazy I'd probably start patching them instead of forking over the cash but as long as these stay at $7 I'll keep buying them. My final thought on these is that they fit well on my current wheel size (700x23) and are prett easy to change out once they get a flat and put a new one on.
Date published: 2014-01-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Half Thread Road Tubes Work Great I keep seeing the poor reviews of the half-thread tubes and scratch my head. I've never had a problem with them. In fact they are the best of both worlds - threads to lock the stem in place at base and smooth top to allow quick release of pump head. So here's what I think is going on - the poor reviews are a result of people that don't understand that the smooth top is designed to allow the pump head to pop off easily (rather than have to twist it off and run the risk of damaging the valve). So if you don't know how to lock off the pump head you don't know what your are doing. The pro's use the smooth threadless stems for this reason. Don't buy this tube if you don't know what you are doing.
Date published: 2015-06-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Almost completely useless tubes. These tubes do not work with many (probably most) air pumps. The threadless section of the valve stem is too small in diameter to get a good seal, so air just escapes when you attempt to connect the pump head to the valve stem. They wouldn't seal when using my Serfas floor pump, nor two different Park Tool shop compressor pump heads that I tried. The only pump that I've gotten to seal on them is my small hand pump which I keep in my pannier for emergencies. It's amazing that these tubes made it to store shelves without being flagged by a quality assurance team, because they simply do not work, and I am far from the only one to experience this problem.
Date published: 2016-01-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just Okay I used a few of these and they're nothing to get excited about. I've used them for hundreds of miles using my Conti GP4ks. I've had a number of flats with these and after switching to another brand that I get from my LBS I have gotten far fewer flats. Last time I used them I got three flats on one ride. First swap was fine, second swap I had to patch but the valve broke, so my thrid swap I had to patch again. Needless to say it was a cruddy ride and I ended up calling for a lift home. Only other issue I have had with these tubes is the presta valve. For me they seem to break too easily. When you tighten them with your thumb you have to not tighten them too much otherwise it will snap off. The stem length is good and they are only seven bucks, which is the norm for a regular tube, but just not enough for me to continue to buy these.
Date published: 2013-09-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Would not recommend Bought these since REI is open later than my LBS. I ran these tubes on a Bianchi Pista with Continental Gatorskins here in NYC. I commute to work M-F (8 mi a day) and casually ride on the weekend. I'm pretty cognizant of what I ride over, etc. These tubes lasted the shortest (3 weeks) compared to any other brand I've previously used. Both the front and back tubes ended up with slow leaks that were pinch flats. I check my tire pressure before every ride so that wasn't the issue. These are great if you are in a bind. But, at $7 a tube, you can find more reliable ones out there.
Date published: 2015-04-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Get what you pay for I've used them on both of my road bikes with 23mm and 25mm tires. I usually have them inflated between 90-120 PSI, depending on the tire and riding conditions. I'm cautious with these to avoid potholes, gravel, glass, curb hopping, etc. For a long time, they have been my "spare tube" in the saddle bag. Unfortunately they seem to fluctuate widely in quality. I've had a tube last several months, but also had to replace tubes once a week. Each time they develop a small stress puncture that slowly deflates the tube over a few minutes. After each puncture the tires and rims have been thoroughly inspected for the cause of the leak. I went as far as to replace the rims/tires on one bike, wrongly assuming they were the culprit. As far as air retention goes - I find they need reinflation at least once a week, some needing it every 1-2 days. Without being ridden, I've had a tube drop from 100 PSI to 20 PSI in 4 days. These tubes are cheap and readily available. Ultimately, they serve their purpose as emergency tubes to let me finish a ride, but not much more. I would rather pay more for the peace of mind that the tube will consistently last longer than the ride home.
Date published: 2013-09-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst tubes ever I bought several of these, primarily for a tour on the Great Allegheny Passage Trail. The valve was bent on the first one I opened and none of them have worked with a floor pump. I have to use a hand pump to fill them, so the pressure never gets as high as it should. This is totally absurd and has never happened with any other brand of tube I've used. Clearly not all tubes are created equal. I should never have strayed from Specialized. Never had a Specialized tube fail out of the box in 10+ years of using them. Do not buy these- they are a waste of money.
Date published: 2015-12-07
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Do these tubes stems have a removable core?

Asked by: 2CLOSE
The Presta Tube does not have a removable core.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-24

Which tube do I buy for this tire? Thanks. Schwalbe Racing Ralph, 700 x 33

Asked by: Precious
The Novara 700c x 28-32mm tube is a good fit for your tire.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-01

What is the mm length of the valve for the different size tubes? Thanks.

Asked by: BikeCommuterWP
The valve length is 48mm for all sizes.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

Will these fit a 700 X 26C tire?

Asked by: pinkpoodle
Yes, the Novara Presta Tube will fit a 700 x 26c tire, just choose the 23-25 size.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-27

Does Novara make a version with a smooth/non-threaded valve? 

Asked by: Hozomeen
We unfortunately do not have any Novara Presta Tubes with a non-threaded valve.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-05-12

I have a couple of the 700X35-43 tubes for a 700X37C tire I am no longer using on my tandem.  I switched out to 700X32C on my tandem.  Is it advisable to use the 700X35-43 tube in the 700X32C tire? I am using the bigger tubes in the smaller tires now.

Asked by: TandemRider
Using a larger tube in a smaller tire will add weight to the wheel overall and can cause folding of the tube within the tire.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-03
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Reviews

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Defective out of the packaging After years of buying exclusively Michelin tubes (which are increasingly scarce in local bike shops), as a convenience I decided to try this Novara/Kenda tube (23/25)as my spare. After a few weeks, got my first flat. Unwrapped the new tube from its original plastic wrap, but I was unable to inflate it at all. Fortunately, I happened to be just a few blocks from home, but imagine being stranded in the middle of nowhere without cell phone service or a ride by a defective tube? Back at home, I confirmed with my floor pump there was a huge gash/manufacturing defect on a seam line (not even around the valve stem). These tubes are made by Kenda for REI and they are garbage. Do not rely on these tubes! Never again...
Date published: 2014-01-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A run of the mill tube I buy these tubes for two reasons, they are the cheapest REI sells at the size I need (700x23) and the packaging makes them convenient to put in the pocket of my cycling jersey. I haven't noticed these to puncture more or less then any other tube I've used. I admittedly go through many tubes in general no matter the brand of tube or tire I am using (currently Kendra Kaliente). If I were less lazy I'd probably start patching them instead of forking over the cash but as long as these stay at $7 I'll keep buying them. My final thought on these is that they fit well on my current wheel size (700x23) and are prett easy to change out once they get a flat and put a new one on.
Date published: 2014-01-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Half Thread Road Tubes Work Great I keep seeing the poor reviews of the half-thread tubes and scratch my head. I've never had a problem with them. In fact they are the best of both worlds - threads to lock the stem in place at base and smooth top to allow quick release of pump head. So here's what I think is going on - the poor reviews are a result of people that don't understand that the smooth top is designed to allow the pump head to pop off easily (rather than have to twist it off and run the risk of damaging the valve). So if you don't know how to lock off the pump head you don't know what your are doing. The pro's use the smooth threadless stems for this reason. Don't buy this tube if you don't know what you are doing.
Date published: 2015-06-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Almost completely useless tubes. These tubes do not work with many (probably most) air pumps. The threadless section of the valve stem is too small in diameter to get a good seal, so air just escapes when you attempt to connect the pump head to the valve stem. They wouldn't seal when using my Serfas floor pump, nor two different Park Tool shop compressor pump heads that I tried. The only pump that I've gotten to seal on them is my small hand pump which I keep in my pannier for emergencies. It's amazing that these tubes made it to store shelves without being flagged by a quality assurance team, because they simply do not work, and I am far from the only one to experience this problem.
Date published: 2016-01-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just Okay I used a few of these and they're nothing to get excited about. I've used them for hundreds of miles using my Conti GP4ks. I've had a number of flats with these and after switching to another brand that I get from my LBS I have gotten far fewer flats. Last time I used them I got three flats on one ride. First swap was fine, second swap I had to patch but the valve broke, so my thrid swap I had to patch again. Needless to say it was a cruddy ride and I ended up calling for a lift home. Only other issue I have had with these tubes is the presta valve. For me they seem to break too easily. When you tighten them with your thumb you have to not tighten them too much otherwise it will snap off. The stem length is good and they are only seven bucks, which is the norm for a regular tube, but just not enough for me to continue to buy these.
Date published: 2013-09-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Would not recommend Bought these since REI is open later than my LBS. I ran these tubes on a Bianchi Pista with Continental Gatorskins here in NYC. I commute to work M-F (8 mi a day) and casually ride on the weekend. I'm pretty cognizant of what I ride over, etc. These tubes lasted the shortest (3 weeks) compared to any other brand I've previously used. Both the front and back tubes ended up with slow leaks that were pinch flats. I check my tire pressure before every ride so that wasn't the issue. These are great if you are in a bind. But, at $7 a tube, you can find more reliable ones out there.
Date published: 2015-04-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Get what you pay for I've used them on both of my road bikes with 23mm and 25mm tires. I usually have them inflated between 90-120 PSI, depending on the tire and riding conditions. I'm cautious with these to avoid potholes, gravel, glass, curb hopping, etc. For a long time, they have been my "spare tube" in the saddle bag. Unfortunately they seem to fluctuate widely in quality. I've had a tube last several months, but also had to replace tubes once a week. Each time they develop a small stress puncture that slowly deflates the tube over a few minutes. After each puncture the tires and rims have been thoroughly inspected for the cause of the leak. I went as far as to replace the rims/tires on one bike, wrongly assuming they were the culprit. As far as air retention goes - I find they need reinflation at least once a week, some needing it every 1-2 days. Without being ridden, I've had a tube drop from 100 PSI to 20 PSI in 4 days. These tubes are cheap and readily available. Ultimately, they serve their purpose as emergency tubes to let me finish a ride, but not much more. I would rather pay more for the peace of mind that the tube will consistently last longer than the ride home.
Date published: 2013-09-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst tubes ever I bought several of these, primarily for a tour on the Great Allegheny Passage Trail. The valve was bent on the first one I opened and none of them have worked with a floor pump. I have to use a hand pump to fill them, so the pressure never gets as high as it should. This is totally absurd and has never happened with any other brand of tube I've used. Clearly not all tubes are created equal. I should never have strayed from Specialized. Never had a Specialized tube fail out of the box in 10+ years of using them. Do not buy these- they are a waste of money.
Date published: 2015-12-07
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Questions & Answers

Do these tubes stems have a removable core?

Asked by: 2CLOSE
The Presta Tube does not have a removable core.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-24

Which tube do I buy for this tire? Thanks. Schwalbe Racing Ralph, 700 x 33

Asked by: Precious
The Novara 700c x 28-32mm tube is a good fit for your tire.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-01

What is the mm length of the valve for the different size tubes? Thanks.

Asked by: BikeCommuterWP
The valve length is 48mm for all sizes.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

Will these fit a 700 X 26C tire?

Asked by: pinkpoodle
Yes, the Novara Presta Tube will fit a 700 x 26c tire, just choose the 23-25 size.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-27

Does Novara make a version with a smooth/non-threaded valve? 

Asked by: Hozomeen
We unfortunately do not have any Novara Presta Tubes with a non-threaded valve.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-05-12

I have a couple of the 700X35-43 tubes for a 700X37C tire I am no longer using on my tandem.  I switched out to 700X32C on my tandem.  Is it advisable to use the 700X35-43 tube in the 700X32C tire? I am using the bigger tubes in the smaller tires now.

Asked by: TandemRider
Using a larger tube in a smaller tire will add weight to the wheel overall and can cause folding of the tube within the tire.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-03
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