Latex inner tubes adapt faster to the changing shape of the tire while riding. Expandable up to 8 times its original size. Overall this higher flexibility leads to more speed and more comfort than a standard butyl tube. Latex is also lighter, these inner tubes can help save weight. Latex has the ability to stretch and deform. This makes the latex inner tubes much more difficult to puncture. Many riders now use latex sealants for additional protection, which works well with latex inner tubes.