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Pirelli’s new four-season tyre is the first made in its purpose-built Italian factory

Pirelli’s new four-season tyre is the first made in its purpose-built Italian factory

Pirelli has released the P Zero Race 4S, a new tyre said to combine a “racing feeling” with the durability to be used all year…

Friday, Mar 18

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Pirelli has released the P Zero Race 4S, a new tyre said to combine a “racing feeling” with the durability to be used all year round.

The P Zero Race 4S takes the place of the P Zero Velo 4S in Pirelli’s range of winter road bike tyres , and the brand says it has improved durability, smoothness and reliability while featuring a new casing design adapted for wider rims.

The tyre is the first to be made in Pirelli’s new factory, the renovated Bollate plant 10km from the brand’s Milan Bicocca headquarters. This also means it is the first tyre to be made entirely in Italy since Pirelli returned to the cycling market in 2017.

Pirelli says the tyre is currently available in 700x26c and 700x28c in a clincher version, with more sizes and a tubeless tyre option available later in the year.

The P Zero Race 4S costs £61.99 / $84.90 / AU$109.99 / €69.90. Summer compound, winter tyre

Despite being a four-season road bike tyre , the P Zero Race 4S uses the same SmartEVO proprietary rubber compound as Pirelli’s P Zero Race and P Zero SL tyres. This compound has been tested by Pirelli’s WorldTour teams UAE Team Emirates and AG2R Citroën.

Pirelli says this compound is designed to deliver “high levels of performance in terms of grip, conditions of use, rolling resistance and reactivity”, though any data supporting these claims hasn’t been provided.The use of this compound is at the core of Pirelli’s claim that these tyres provide […]

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