Years of experience in the top class of racing have led to the crowning jewel: The P ZERO Velo sets a new benchmark for the performance of folding tyres. At the core is the Pirelli SmartNET Silica: enjoy better grip in dry and wet conditions, unsurpassed mileage and resistance to punctures. Impossible? Not any more.
The tread compound, the tread pattern and its cross-sectional shape are the heart of a tyre's performance: the point of contact between the ground and the bike. The tread pattern consists of a blend of carefully selected and matched chemical components and optimized grooves that contribute significantly to the tyre's outstanding performance. Made from Pirelli's innovative SmartNET Silica with ICS and FGD techniques, it provides all-round top performance.
It was developed on the basis of Pirelli's vast experience in motorsport, on four and two wheels, on the road and off-road. The Pirelli SmartNET Silica is a groundbreaking innovation in bicycle tyre rubber compound technology: Thanks to the construction of nano-rods and the resulting formation of a mesh, combined with the silica's inherent chemical affinity with water, it overcomes the traditional compulsion to compromise in rubber compounds and achieves high performance in contrasting properties such as rolling and wet grip, mileage and puncture protection.
Developed on a 127 tpi carcass, Pirelli's tyre features functionally optimised tread grooves and ideal contour forming technology: the carcass fabric is designed to fit the contour and provide optimum ground pressure, while different centre and sidewall radii guarantee controlled and specific deformation of the tyre at different speeds and inclination angles. Added to this is the flash-like groove design, which is based on our experience in the development of motorcycle racing tyres. It provides optimum water drainage at different angles and forces, but also keeps noise levels low and ensures short warm-up times. This guarantees immediate, maximum grip. Point.
A belt of aramid fibres under the tread protects against sharp-edged objects: Aramid is a fibre with strong resistance to cutting and abrasion. Its low weight and flexibility also contribute to rolling efficiency and overall performance of the tyre.