For a long time, the innertube has been overlooked in the bicycle industry. We will change that. Our vision: the perfect innertube - street, trail or city - developed for the optimal cycling experience.
Every gram counts, when it is up to cycling fun. Even more if you reduce the rotational weight.
Tubolito offers an easy and achievable weight tuning.
We can provide this solution, as we are combining a new material with a self-developed production technology. Applying this technology allows us to build an innertube that weighs only 45gramms at our S-Tubo product
Lighter AND more robust. We make the impossible possible.
We are manufacturing the Innertube with a thermoplastic elastomer, called TPU. This group of materials is known for its durability and excellent damping abilities. It has replaced many rubber products in the automotive and pharma industry already.
It was our goal to transform the excellent material characteristics into an outstanding bicycle product. We achieved that by reducing the number of contact areas and kept the seams to a minimum.
The tubolito inner tube is manufactured in Europe, and all assembly parts are sourced in Europe. This has some major advantages. We can maintain very high quality standards. We can realize fast innovations by having a short feedback loop between development and production site. We can maintain sustainability trough to short transport routes.
Tubo-MTB-Plus (2.5” – 3” Plus Size)
Tubo City/Tour 28"
Tubo-Cargo 20" 24" and 26"
Tubolito supports riders to focus on their main goal – winning.
We assist most promising young athletes through providing them our products and sponsorships.
Dominik Wychera (AUT)
Kai Saaler (GER)
Lukas Hollaus (AUT)
Tiago Carrasco (POR)
Team Kernhaus (GER)
Phillipp Gruhn (GER)
Charlotte Worthingotn (UK)
WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling (GER)
As the graphi indicates, Tubolitos do have a similar characteristics concerning air retention as rubber tubes.
FROM LOUDSPEAKER TO TUBES
Christian Lembacher (material science engineer) and Akos Kertesz (mechanical engineer) are the founders of Tubolito. In their previous job, the enthusiastic mountainbikers, were developing loudspeakers for mobile phones. Working on new hight-tech materials as a membrane material for loudspeakers, which needs to be very light and robust, the idea came up to revolutionize the 100 year old bike tubes made of rubber.
Using a new high-tech thermoplastic elastomer and combined with a unique manufacturing technology Tubolito is capable of delivering very light, robust and reliable bike tubes to their customers.
We love biking and want to make the cycling experience even greater - whether in the woods or on the road, with muscle power or supported by an electric motor. As engineers it is our ambition to offer high-end and high-quality products. We are constantly working on optimizing our tubes and developing new product ranges. We, as passionate tube engineers, are convinced that this is only the beginning of a fascinating journey. The use of new technologies and high-tech materials will further revolutionize the bike tube industry.
i2B: 3rd place in category technology of business plan competition i2B 2016.
Winner of Gamechanger Puls 4 startup pitch 2017
STARTUP CYCLING Berlin 2017: 2nd place
ISPO 2018: Winner in category accessories
Bikerumor Editors choice award 2019