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MBUK have tested the new super lightweight Eclipse inner tubes and have been impressed with the puncture resistance as well as the weight that can be saved for a relatively small price.

The Eclipse tubes may cost a lot but for the money, the weight saved and puncture resistance is impressive.”

Eclipse Inner Tubes £44.99(per tube)

Before you say anything, yes, we realise these Eclipse inner tubes are expensive! In fact, they’re in the same ball park as some of our favourite tyres, but before the price puts you off, it’s certainly worth totting up the benefits they give.

Each of our 26x2.25-2.6in tubes weighed in at a scant 70g, not bad when you consider a standard tube weighs just over 100g more.

This means your £90 will save you a total of 200g of all-important rotating weight by simply making the switch. It might not sound so impressive, but trying to achieve the same sort of figures by switching to a tubeless set up can still cost about the same, if not more, once you’ve factored in the conversion kit alongside a potential tyre change.

And although a tubeless set up has many benefits, for those who like to switch tyres, it’s still a faff. The Eclipse tubes, on the other hand offer a significant weight reduction and so far have staved off punctures.

We’ve ridden some of the ugliest rock-strewn sections at speed and come out of the other side with air in the tyres and a look of surprise on our faces.

One tube did split by the valve but Silverfish say that this was down to a production fault. Other than that we’ve been surprisingly impressed by them.

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