Since re-entering the bicycle tire market, Pirelli has launched a repetition of new and innovative tires over the last couple of years or more. So, it only makes sense that the storied Italian tire maker would turn its attention to developing equally high performance inner tubes.
Indeed, Pirelli has unveiled its new SmartTUBE inner tubes, which feature the same technology found in the brand’s latest tubular tires, comprising thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) that’s 70% lighter and 50% more compact than traditional butyl inner tubes.
“Our new SmartTUBE inner tubes reduce the rotating mass where it counts the most (wheels), making your bike livelier and quicker in accelerations to help improve your handling and climbing speed and they save space in your pockets (or bags), so that you can carry more food and ride longer,” boasts Pirelli.
The SmartTUBE inner tubes are available in a comprehensive range of sizes that include Road (P ZEROTM SmarTUBE), MTB (Scorpion SmarTUBE) and a reinforced version for Gravel and Endurance applications (Cinturato SmarTUBE).
The inner tubes are available for $36.90, which are fitted with 60mm Presta valves to work with a majority of rim depths.
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P ZERO SmarTUBE is the most advanced inner tube in our range. It was designed to match the need for lightness and handling of professional World Tour riders and its first application was inside the P ZERO Race Tub SL. It is now also available for every amateur cyclist.
The standard butyl inner tube has been replaced with TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane), an advanced plastic material characterized by elasticity and mechanical strength. The result is an inner tube that can be up to 70% lighter, up to 50% more compact and as resistant against punctures as an equivalent tube made of butyl.
P ZERO SmarTUBE is the ultimate evolution for the cyclists that are still using the standard clincher setup and want to improve the performance of their bikes as well as those who are looking for a light and compact spare tube for tubeless-ready tires.
Cinturato SmarTUBE is the cycling inner tube designed for gravel, adventure and endurance. The tube provides all the benefits of the innovative TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) and thanks to a specific formulation delivers the best performances for those who are looking for superior puncture resistance with low weight and compact size.
Cinturato SmarTUBE is a one-of-a-kind inner tube: reduced weight and compact with an unparalleled puncture protection when compared to standard butyl inner tubes.
The ultimate solution for the cyclists that take on long travels and explore remote lands, the low weight and compact size are crucial when packing water, food and extra clothing.
Scorpion SmarTUBE is the mountain bike specific inner tube that blends the innovative features of TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane), a specific formulation for the riders that are looking for the best balance between protection against punctures, weight and volume.
Scorpion SmarTUBE is a one-of-a-kind inner tube: low weight and volume combine with a high level of reliability not available with an equivalent butyl tube.
The perfect solution for marathon racers and trail and enduro riders that are looking for a lightweight, resistant and compact spare tube.
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