EFFICIENCY ON DRY AND WET
The properties of the new SmartGRIP Compound formulation are tailored for all weather conditions, regardless of whether the terrain is dry or wet. The new SpeedGRIP Compound retains the same polymer matrix as the specific mountain bike SmartGRIP rubber formulation, improving the rolling efficiency.
The greater need for speed and mileage when riding gravel, with a combination of tarmac, gravel and more aggressive terrain as well as a mix of intended uses – from racing to bike packing – pushed Pirelli technicians to fine tune this new rubber with a view to excellent energy management. The SmartGRIP Compound retains the same high tear resistance as its mountain bike counterpart as well as its high chemical grip, with more efficient energy management, decreasing the rolling resistance to a level very close to pure road racing tyres.
– Coupling a reinforced casing construction featuring a woven fabric bead-to-bead layer with a tubeless-ready Aramid bead optimized for wide modern rims, the Cinturato™ Gravel range offers an extremely high level of puncture protection and a new level of performance in terms of rolling and grip, as well as great reliability– which is already what the Cinturato™ trademark stands for in Pirelli.
The mechanical strength of the SpeedGRIP Compound reduces the capability of sharp objects to penetrate or cut through the tyre, resulting in greater protection combined with that guaranteed by the high-strength woven layers underneath the tread.
The Cinturato™Cross and Cinturato™ Gravel tyres allow you to ride faster through the corners, for a higher average speed, as well as for longer, with a much lower ratio of punctures than your typical setup.