PIRELLI PRESENTS CINTURATO GRAVEL RC TYRES:
TUBELESS READY FOR GRAVEL RACING: FAST AND HIGHLY PUNCTURE RESISTANT
- Aggressive MTB-derived tread design with SpeedGRIP compound.
- Even more resistance to cuts, to face any racing terrain.
Milan (Italy) 4 July 2022 – Pirelli launches Cinturato Gravel RC tyres, the racing version of its already famous Cinturato Gravel tyres. This tubeless ready tyre completes the gravel selection, conceived and designed for the modern races of a discipline that is now even recognized by the Union Cycliste Internationale.
From the World Gravel Series to Unbound, the Cinturato Gravel RC is intended for every gravel competition: on road, gravel or irregular terrain. The new tyre was created to meet the needs of the fastest athletes of this discipline, who require fluidity and speed in compact and straight sections, and aggressiveness and maximum grip to face any curve easily and at the speeds of modern gravel racing.
The Cinturato Gravel RC, which will be shown to the public for the first time at the EuroBike fair in Frankfurt (Germany), features a special tread pattern: with tall profile and widely spaced knobs on the sidewalls and low profile and compact tread spacing in the central area. It is borrowed from a best-selling competition tyre in Pirelli's MTB product range: the Scorpion XC RC, a tyre born in XC and Marathon World Cup races and made for fast, expert riders.
As with the other Cinturato Gravel tyres in the range, the new Cinturato Gravel RC is made with the proven, high-performance SpeedGRIP compound. This proprietary compound from Pirelli allows you to easily tackle every surface, from asphalt to gravel to off-road. SpeedGRIP offers durability comparable to that of the MTB SmartGRIP, excellent chemical grip on wet surfaces and a reduction in rolling resistance very close to that of a pure road tyre.
The Cinturato Gravel RC has been reinforced compared to the other gravel tyres in the range, specifically to enable the tyre to safely face the toughest tests and sustain the watts expressed even by gravel professionals, on any type of terrain. Its casing, this time in 60TPI nylon, is protected by a 'belt', which goes from bead to bead. Named TechWALL Gravel, it adds a layer of reinforcement and protection against cuts, without compromising the tyre's rolling resistance and rideability.
Pirelli's new Cinturato Gravel RC tyre is already available for purchase, in sizes 35-622, 40-622 and 45-622, in both traditional black colour version and a Classic version, with para sidewalls.