Despite the technology being over 130 years old, the solid tyre is once again a talking point among the UK’s cyclists, largely thanks to the efforts of Tannus tyres.
The Korean brand first hit our shores back in November with a solid tyres that it claims matched the performance of pneumatic tyres, before also introducing a lightweight version that comes close to matching the weight of some heavier traditional tyres.
With Tannus claiming that 2,000 British riders are now using its products, the expansion has not gone unnoticed, and the company has now been able to strike a deal with Wiggle to stock the lightweight Aither 1.1 tyres.
European Sales director Jazz Walia said: “It’s our first big push into the mainstream and we are really pleased to have hooked up with Wiggle.”
However the brand won’t be abandoning the local bike shop, with 60 retailers across the UK now stocking, and fitting, the tyres.
The Aither 1.1 tyres are available in 700x28mm, 700x23mm, 26”x1.75” and 16”x1.25” sizes, with prices between £49.99 and £59.99 depending on the size.
For more details visit the Tannus website.