The NEW superlight and superfast MTB insert for tubeless XC & Trail tyres that enhances suspension and with the ability for run-flat riding in the event of a puncture.
The Air-Liner Light from Vittoria is the new insert for mountain bike tubeless tyres that enhances the performances and capabilities of the wheel-tyre system for Cross-Country, Down-Country and Trail applications.
Starting from the success of Air-Liner MTB tyre inserts, Vittoria engineered a new generation of mtb inserts whose aim goes far beyond puncture protection. Through close cooperation in the field with riders and mechanics from teams BMC MTB Racing, Santa Cruz FSA and KTM-Vittoria, Air-Liner Light has been developed to be extremely light and provide speed, protection, and run-flat performance.
Superlight and superfast
Air-Liner Light is the lightest and fastest insert for tubeless MTB tyres available in the market. With its 55g weight, Air-Liner Light is imperceptible and keeps the bike handling agile and fast. The shape of the insert is designed for a perfect fit with rim channels from 25mm to 30mm wide. This perfect fit ensures the insert is always properly fastened to the rim – this means no additional rotating mass inside the tyre.
Enhanced suspension characteristics
The tyre is the only point of contact between the rider, the bike, and the ground; it is therefore the first element that works to absorb the impacts when riding off road. The insert allows for the progressive compression of the tyre when the tyre is under load. By doing so, Air-Liner Light enhances the ride feel while increasing stability and grip. The progression of the compression is so effective that the rider does not even realize when the insert is working. In fact, the foam of the Air-Liner Light provides a kind of “limitless travel” to the tyre compression which translates into increased comfort, increased grip, and increased speed.
In case of a tyre puncture and consequent air loss, Air-Liner Light expands, offering excellent support to the tyre. The foam is made of open cells which can retain their own air pressure and releases the air held within the foam cells once the tyre starts to lose air. By doing so, Air-Liner Light expands in size and offers increased support to the wheel-tyre system, allowing run-flat riding. The insert is compatible with the use of sealant, and it is covered with a tough waterproof skin which prevents cuts and any absorption of sealant. Thanks to its advanced technology, Air-Liner Light can successfully take you home when you are out training or get you to the finish line when you are racing.
Protection and lateral stability
Air-Liner Light maximizes the tyre puncture protection. The progressive compression of the foam allows for extreme shock absorption and prevents tyre punctures caused by heavy impacts with the rim walls (snake bites). In addition, the design of the insert increases lateral stability in corners, preventing tyre burping. With Air-Liner Light inside your tyres you can attack the most extreme corners at speed with confidence.
Air-Liner Light specifications
Air-Liner Light comes in one superlight loop (55g only) coloured with the iconic Air-Liner green from Vittoria. It is compatible with mountain bike tyre sizes 29”x2.1” up to 29”x2.4”, with rim channels 25mm up to 30 mm wide, and with any type of liquid sealant. Air-Liner Light must be used in combination with tubeless tyres and multiway tubeless valves only. The packaging of Air-Liner Light contains one insert and one Vittoria Green Multiway Tubeless valve 40mm long.