Pirelli Cinturato Velo TLR review

Highly puncture resistance but still reasonably fast rolling, could these be the perfect training tyre?

Pirelli Cinturato
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

Pirelli’s Cinturato Velo TLR tyres offer the perfect blend of rolling resistance, grip and puncture resistance for a set of training tyres. They didn’t puncture once while on test, even when taken on some quite questionable roads and the odd, even more questionable, trail. Back on the tarmac, compared to other winter tyres, the Cinturato Velo TLRs felt refreshingly fast, helping to keep the average speed up on those long training rides. Coming in widths from 24 to 35mm, there’s a variety of options to suit a range of riding requirements.

Reasons to buy
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    Highly puncture resistant

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    Reasonably low rolling resistance

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    Good range of width options

Reasons to avoid
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At the time of writing, these tyres were listed as not being compatible with hookless rims that have an internal rim width of over 21mm. That advice has since been rescinded and these tyres are recommend for use with all road wheel internal rim widths - for context, Zipp's 353 NSW wheels have an internal width of 25mm .

The Pirelli Cinturato Velo is designed to offer a high level of puncture protection – but without the associated high rolling resistance that can sap the joy out of riding. 

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Sizes700 x 24, 26, 28, 32 and 35c

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