Pirelli launches new P Zero Race and training tube-type tyres

Pirelli P Zero Race
(Image credit: Graham Cottingham)

Pirelli has released two new tube type tyres, the P Zero Race and P Zero Road. These two new tyres see updates to the compound and casings, Pirelli claims these are the best road bike tyres it has ever produced with the Italian brand claiming they outperform all other clincher type tyres, including tubular, it produces.

Pirelli launched its first road bike tyre in 2017 and has since been refining its range to improve performance, these two new tyres are the first update to the genesis P Zero range. The P Zero Race is its fastest tyre, optimised for racing through a three-year development with Pirelli sponsored Worldtour teams BikeExchange, TREK Segafredo and AG2R Citroën. The P Zero Road is a more durable training tyre that prioritises protection and durability over out and out speed and grip.

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Graham has been part of the Cyclingnews team since January 2020. He has mountain biking at his core and can mostly be found bikepacking around Scotland or exploring the steep trails around the Tweed Valley. Not afraid of a challenge, Graham has gained a reputation for riding fixed gear bikes both too far and often in inappropriate places.