Pirelli P Zero Race 150° highway bike tires, made-in-Italy for tubes


Pirelli continues to develop its made-in-Italy bike tire manufacturing with new restricted version P Zero Race 150° clincher highway tires. And whereas a lot of the professional peloton has shifted from tubulars to tubeless – each of which Pirelli developed for his or her sponsored groups – their professional riders additionally raced this ltd. gold-labeled tire within the mountains of the lately accomplished Giro d’Italia the place weight financial savings trumps all else…

Pirelli P Zero Race 150° made-in-Italy highway bike tires

Pirelli Bollate Plant (2)

The brand new Pirelli P Zero Race 150° is the second highway bike tire to shift manufacturing again to Italy inside Pirelli’s newly revamped bicycle tire manufacturing unit close to Milan – after the P Zero Race 4S. They’re nonetheless solely producing clinchers, because the equipment for tubeless manufacturing isn’t prepared but, however plainly tube-type tires aren’t useless but.

Pirelli P Zero Race 150th anniversary limited edition road bike tires made-in-Italy, tread

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Pirelli tells us that regardless that they particularly developed P Zero tubulars for his or her traditionalist professionals, then pro-level P Zero Race tubeless tires for the decrease rolling-resistance advantages, typically the professionals are asking for clinchers, too. Particularly, within the steep mountains of the Giro, some racers favor an ultralight wheel with light-weight clinchers and TPU interior tubes that may rival a tubular setup, whereas nonetheless lowering rolling resistance – “tubeless stays the quickest, however of a tiny margin”. Plus, inflating to larger clincher tire pressures is alleged to have a “snappier feeling when accelerating on the low velocity assaults on steep gradients“.

So putting in some fancy restricted Italian Pirelli P Zero Race 150° Anniversary Version tires with gold logos for the Italian Grand Tour was a simple resolution for the groups, even when there was nothing technically new about them.

Group of cyclists with Pirelli bike tyres 1910-1920, Fondazione Pirelli

Pirelli’s first tire for bikes 150 years in the past was already an Italian-made bicycle tire, in spite of everything.

Tech particulars

Pirelli P Zero Race 150th anniversary limited edition road bike tires made-in-Italy, gold logo

The anniversary gold version P Zero Race tire made in Italy is functionally the identical because the prior mannequin up to date with improved light-weight, low rolling-resistance building final spring. The 150° tires get the most recent SmartEvo rubber & 120tpi casing and can be found in 26mm & 28mm widths, designed for 19mm inner rims, at claimed weights of 205g & 225g, respectively.

Pirelli P Zero Race 150° – Pricing & availability

Pirelli P Zero Race 150th anniversary limited edition road bike tires made-in-Italy, ltd box

The P Zero Race 150° tires promote for $110 / 90€ a chunk now. Or get them in a particular version P Zero Race 150° Field Anniversary set for $330 / 300€ for a pair, together with a pair of 35g ultralight TPU SmarTubes, a baseball cap & Pirelli keychain.

They’re restricted, simply not ultra-limited. Solely 1872 particular person tires have been manufactured, a quantity equal to the 12 months Pirelli was based.


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