It’s refreshing to see all that is round and rubber in the bicycle tire segment these days isn’t tubeless, as evidenced by the launch of Pirelli’s new P Zero Race and P Zero Road clinchers.
The P Zero Race features Pirelli’s new SmartEVO Compound, which comprises what the Italian brand describes as “a ternary blend of functionalized polymers with intelligent behavioral characteristics. Each of the three polymers provides specific performance, ensuring a perfect balance of opposing characteristics, such as grip and rolling. The result, is improved grip on dry and wet surfaces and very low rolling resistance, resulting in smoothness and drivability.”
Additionally, the P Zero Race also features a new 120 TPI nylon casing that’s been optimized for ETRTO 19c rim standards (inner channel size), giving the tire a wider tread than the previous P ZERO Velo that equates into a more elongated footprint for better rolling resistance and stability.
The carcass also entails a wider protective belt called TechBelt Road, which provides an additional layer of Aramid fabric underneath the compound for increased puncture protection.
The P Zero Race retails for $69.90 that’s available in 24, 26, 28 and 30 mm sizes, in black or with para rubber sidewalls (Classic). Pirelli also has plans to release a Color Edition version as well in yellow, red or white.
In the case of the P Zero Road, the tire is aimed at providing “durability without compromising smoothness and comfort” thanks to a new EVO tread compound and design that places longer sipes more closely together.
P ZERO Road is available in Black, in sizes 24, 26, 28 mm, that sells for $49.90.
Lastly, the new carcass construction of the P ZERO family tires makes it important to use recommended pressures and appropriate rims, says Pirelli.
For that reason, the company provides detailed information regarding recommended inflation pressures based on the rim channel and the weight of the rider
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