Fast, flexible, and flat-free
No need for compromise in the close season: now you can run cross tyres with the same outstanding performance characteristics as your summer race tyres. Superfine casings give these cross tyres our signature silky ride, light weight for great acceleration, great puncture resistance even at low pressures, plus a competition-derived offroad tread compound.
A new tread compound, born out of MTB World Cup experience, and self-cleaning tread pattern confer maximum traction and control in mixed or on dirt tracks.
What makes a good tyre? What do riders mean by a good tyre? It rolls smoothly and quickly, rides comfortably, grips and handles well, and resists punctures. Every cyclist, from élite professional to ecominded commuter, can agree on these qualities.
These qualities depend almost entirely on how well the tyre’s casing is made. And the most important factor here is the quality of the fabric used to make the casing.
We express this as TPI – threads per inch. The greater the TPI number, the higher the quality of the tyre. Why is this?
More grip: The casing is more flexible, so more of the tyre’s surface is in contact with the Tarmac,giving better grip.
More comfort: Fabric with a higher TPI count is thinner and more flexible, so the tyre’s casing conforms closer to the surface the tyre is being ridden on, with less shock and smoother rolling.
Faster running: High TPI count means lower rolling resistance. Most of a tyre’s rolling resistance is caused by the rubber deforming. Because there is less rubber, tyres with a higher TPI count convert more of the rider’s energy into forward motion.
Clincher version of the Evo XG tubular, foldable 150 TPI casing
Supple, sweet-handling Clincher for any type of course
Run pressures as low as 2.5 bar with no risk of snakebite
Rated 3 out of 5 by ewjyugk Meh!
Got the fold-able version of this tyre. The manufacturers recommended lowest PSI is way to high unless you like bouncing all over the road, I'm 10/11 stone.
Finding the sweet spot lower pressure for these has been a real headache.
These tyres perform off road very well but take them onto the street and their like sticky pudding, feel very sluggish uphill and any wind makes for hard work with these.
considering they have the (almost) same grip as Challenge Grifo tyres and are lighter you'd never know it.
I'd recommend spending that little extra and buying Challenge Grifo, the last lot I had lasted me a whole year on and off road, they roll fast on all and I only ever suffered one puncture on the road.
Time will out for my new Vittoria Cross XG but at the moment it's not looking good for them, they just feel like such dead weight.
21 September 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Good!!
Very good tyres these are. Ran over shattered glass and still remained flat free. These perform as well if not better than the Kwickers in gravel, and mud. There's very few treads, so they're fast, but don't stop that well or accelerate as road tyres. There's 2 option for rotations too; fast and traction. So you don't need to worry about "which ways is the rotation arrow pointing?"
Overall, very impressed.
31 December 2012