Pirelli Cinturato Velo Tire - Tubeless Ready
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Cinturato Velo Tire
The 145-year-old company Pirelli created quite the buzz when it announced that it was reentering the road cycling tire market again earlier this year. We were excited for sure, and if you've followed motorsports at all, you're familiar with its success in auto and moto races across the globe. As we glanced over the PZero Velo range, we had one question, where are the tubeless tires? We were assured it was in the works and sure enough, the Cinturato Velo Tire is the tubeless-ready tire from Pirelli, blending puncture protection, ride comfort, and top performance.
Pirelli uses its SmartNET Silica compound for less rolling resistance, exceptional handling and grip, especially on wet roads, and long mileage. Underneath the tread is its Armour Tech technology combining a nylon, bead-to-bead, high-density layer, and an aramid breaker and aramid fibers dispersed into the tread. This not only keeps sharp objects from piercing the casing, but it also prevents the tire from stretching ensuring trouble-free tubeless use.
The Cinturato Velo Tire is available in sizes between 26 and 35mm ideal for anything from endurance rides to hardpack gravel.
- All-condition road tubeless tire optimized protection and performance
- SmartNET Silica compound rolls fast and grips well in the wet
- 60 TPI casing balances durability and ride comfort
- Functional Groove Design provides a smooth ride and drains water
- Ideal Contour Shaping increases cornering and handling confidence
- Aramid fiber belt under the tread prevents punctures
- Item #PIR0046
- Q & A
Like Them So Far
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Gravitated to these tires for its durability and tubeless ability. So far, they've held up quite well! Maybe not as supple or fast rolling as some, but for an all-weather, 4-season tire it's not too bad and it beats changing a flat on the side of the road with frozen hands. Sets up tubeless easy and I would definitely buy them again.
Most Durable Tubeless Tire I Could Find
I have had 0 issues with flats with this tire but just got it. In many reviews online, tests indicate this is one of the most puncture resistant tubeless tires. You do compromise a bit of rolling resistance but who cares, i'm not on the side of the road changing a flat.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Got these to mount tubeless on my road bike. Got 28s. They were difficult to mount. Went on the rim easily, without tools, but that's when the 'fun' started. Couldn't get the bead pre-seated for the life of me. Had to remove valve stem and pray before the beads finally seated. Compressor mandatory! On the road, they are not as supple as the S-works tubeless I've been using. The ride is a bit harsher. But, and here's the real reason I tried these tires, they seem to be much more resistant to rock cuts than the other tubeless tires I've used. The cross-linked carbon in the tread seems to do what Pirelli claimed it would -- prevents cuts. I'm looking forward to seeing how these fair long term. At any rate, my confidence in them is growing with every ride, upon getting home and finding no cuts in the skin of the tires. So be patient mounting them (you'll really have no choice) and see if you don't think they're about the most evolved tubeless road tire available in terms of durability and resistance to cuts. Oh, almost forgot, the 28s sized up to 30.5 mm on my 21mm internal width rims. I'm running them at 90 psi, but am thinking about dropping down 5 psi, then 10 to see if the ride improves.