Vittoria Air-Liner Gravel: Re-usable Insert for Tubeless Ready Tires promising Max Rim & Tire Protection

vittoria air-liner gravel review

Air-Liner GRAVEL takes the performance of tubeless-ready gravel tires beyond the limits. Given the success and positive results achieved by Air-Liner mountain bike version, Vittoria decided to push the product beyond the MTB spectrum and to develop an innovative insert that could support tubeless-ready tires for gravel applications.

vittoria air-liner gravel review

Air-Liner GRAVEL is re-usable and very easy to install – as easy as mounting an inner tube on your tire – and it is compatible with tubeless-ready tires only and with 3-way valves (in the packaging, 5-way valves are provided for ultimate airflow). The insert can be used with sealant – preferably without ammonia. Air-Liner GRAVEL advantages are countless.

vittoria air-liner gravel review

Protection: The Air-Liner GRAVEL insert absorbs impacts, preventing the risk of pinch-flats, while simultaneously reducing tire burping at the bead, since the Gravel specific shape produces a bead-lock for your tire.

vittoria air-liner gravel review

Control: Air-Liner GRAVEL replaces a portion of air volume inside the tire, allowing for lower pressure, and a more controlled deformation. This allows for better tire grip, and significantly reduced handlebar vibration when compared to a standard tubeless-ready set-up.

vittoria air-liner gravel review

Performance: Air-Liner GRAVEL increases lateral stability without compromising grip and adherence. This allows for better cornering, climbing and braking performance.

vittoria air-liner gravel review

Durability: The polymeric material of Air-Liner GRAVEL is extremely durable. In normal conditions, it lasts up to 2000 hours of use; or 1 hour completely run-flat.

vittoria air-liner gravel review

Air-Liner GRAVEL is compatible with wheels of any diameter up to 29” (700c), and up to 25mm internal rim width. For ensuring the best fitment with any wheel, the insert has been designed to be cut according to the desired wheel diameter. Air-Liner GRAVEL is available in one size only.

vittoria air-liner gravel review

Introductory Launch MSRP: $US 29.99 – Gravel Cyclist has review samples, watch this space!

CLICK HERE to learn more about Air-Liner GRAVEL.


  1. Avatar ed hall

    Is this overkill? Running tubeless with sealant seems to be the standard so when would something like this be a more appropriate/necessary addition. Price looks reasonable just why do I want this?

    • Avatar Robert Mann

      Having the insert in your tire, especially the rear, allows you to run lower pressure, protects your rim against impacts, and allows you to keep riding for up to an hour on a flat should your tire suffer a catastrophic failure or cut.

    • Avatar Vos

      I’ve been down a few particularly nasty, rocky gravel roads recently where these would’ve come in handy. A few hard hits left dings in both rims. Gonna check these out.

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