I bought four of these in September 2013 (it's currently April 2015). They lived in my race wheels last season. One went bad at the seam by the valve on its second or third use. Two more went bad yesterday, both broke open at a seam. The fourth is still holding air. I will not buy these again. I don't know if it's because they are 2 years old, but having two tubes fail like that yesterday is unnerving.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend