First look: Pirelli P Zero Velo road bike tyres

Friday, August 4th, 2017 1:37pm
Category: Road

Pirelli have returned to the cycling world after an almost 100-year hiatus, and they’re aiming to set a new standard of performance with their P Zero Velo, P Zero Velo 4S and P Zero Velo TT clincher tyres.

See the new Pirelli tyres on the Chain Reaction Cycles website

According to Pirelli, there are three key technologies that set their tyres apart:

1] SmartNet Silica – Pirelli’s rubber compound which provides low rolling resistance, enhanced grip in the wet, improved puncture resistance and low weight.

Here’s a video explaining SmartNet Silica:

2] Ideal Contour Shaping – the shape of the tyre has been refined to offer optimum cornering grip, stability and to be super responsive on every surface type.

3] Functional Groove Design – borrowing technology from their motorsports division, Pirelli worked tirelessly on the tread pattern of the P Zero Velo range, maximising their performance, comfort and responsiveness in all conditions.

Let’s take a look at each tyre:

P Zero Velo [sizes: 23mm, 25mm, 28mm]

The all-rounder in the Pirelli collection, the P Zero Velo uses SmartNET Silica technology and is built to offer superior grip in both dry and wet conditions, as well as unparalleled puncture resistance and mileage.

P Zero Velo 4S [sizes: 23mm, 25mm, 28mm]

Pirelli’s all-weather rubber, the Velo 4S, has been crafted to give you increased grip in the wet, cold and puncture-prone rides that we’re all used to come autumn/winter. Its unique tread has been designed to shed surface water, and its durability will see you through hundreds of trouble-free miles.

P Zero Velo TT [size: 23mm]

As the name suggests, the Velo TT is built for all-out speed. The SmartNET Silica compound provides outstanding grip and combines with low rolling resistance and reduced aero drag to make this the best performing tyre in the range.

See the new Pirelli tyres on the Chain Reaction Cycles website

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