Pirelli Cycl-e WT: new eco-friendly winter tyre optimised for cold and wet urban riding

The new tyre is rated for e-bikes and designed to be used at temperatures below freezing and even on snow

Pirelli new tyre

The Pirelli Cycl-e WT comes with a compound designed to “grip reliably even in freezing conditions due to its lower warm-up time.” Even dustings of snow are within the new urban tyre’s remit: it features a tread pattern with "lamellar notches" – an armour plating-like arrangement – which Pirelli claims guarantee grip at maximum levels, even on snowflakes.

Pirelli Cycl-e

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Stefan Abram
Tech features editor

After winning the 2019 National Single-Speed Cross-Country Mountain Biking Championships and claiming the plushie unicorn (true story), Stefan swapped the flat-bars for drop-bars and has never looked back. 

Since then, he’s earnt his 2ⁿᵈ cat racing licence in his first season racing as a third, completed the South Downs Double in under 20 hours and Everested in under 12.

But his favourite rides are multiday bikepacking trips, with all the huge amount of cycling tech and long days spent exploring new roads and trails - as well as histories and cultures. Most recently, he’s spent two weeks riding from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia

Height: 177cm

Weight: 67–69kg