Let's face it, the tire on your bike makes the primal decision for the rest of the system, both where the airflow is going to go and your connection with the road. When Zipp introduced their Tangente line of tyres in 2007 they did it with a focus on leading edge airflow properties and how they interfaced with their rims.

Zipp has taken everything that they learned from Firecrest rim shapes and updated their tire technology to not only maximise airflow, but also optimise rolling resistance.


Optimised for races with dry road conditions
320 TPI cotton casing with puncture protection belt
New aero tread pattern
Sidewalls designed for supple and compliant ride feel
Rubber formulated for grip and acceleration
Very low rolling resistance to save power


Wheel Size 28" (29") (622mm)
Tyre Type Tubular Tyre
Tyre Pressure 10bar
Carcass Density 320TPI/EPI
Tyre Width 24mm
Tyre Compound Casing: cotton / latex | tread: special formulated rubber compound
Weight 265g


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