Surprisingly, while testing I didn’t have any problems or flat tires at all, considering that I’ve been riding on and off-road too. Pirelli have designed in anaramid fiber belt, which is located underneath the tread in order to protect the casing from sharp objects: aramid is a fiber with high cut and abrasion resistance. Its light weight and flexibility also ensure good rolling efficiency and overall performance of the tyre, and it’s worked well in Hungry and in the Romanian mountains.
They are super in turns and have good grip on braking – both critical safety issues. Pirelli’s SmartNET™ Silica ensures both rolling efficiency and the necessary wet grip. It has optimal water drainage at different angles and force loads, while ensuring low noise output and quick warm up times, for immediate maximum grip levels, period. The technologies-powered tread and design provide sensational handling confidence and performance on road. Yes, it does give you confidence, in all road conditions. Having used them in high temperatures and in the wet, on tricky mountain roads, they perform really well, allowing you to relax and enjoy the ride.
Derived from Pirelli’s vast motorsport experience, on both 4 wheels and 2 wheels, whether on- or off-road, Pirelli’s SmartNET™ Silica is an important innovation in bicycle tire compound technology: thanks to its nano-rod conformation and the resulting network generation, coupled with the natural chemical water affinity of the Silica itself, it solves the traditional trade-off of rubber compounds, ranking high on opposite features such as rolling and wet grip, mileage and puncture protection.
Okay, so what does this mean in practice overall? These are quite simply, the best tires I’ve tested so far and I’m really pleased with them. All these qualities will allow you to enjoy your own extensive mileage and long-term reliability. If you like performance, these are the tires you’re looking for.