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.
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.