Pirelli P Zero Race road tyre review

Pirelli says its new fastest clinchers outperform all tube-type tyres it has ever produced, and all previous tubulars too

Pirelli P Zero Race road tyre review
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

Pirelli's new fastest clincher performs impressively well. It is easy to set up on tubeless-ready rims, it is lightweight, supplies good traction and is surprisingly resistant to cuts. At £54.99 it undercuts its counterparts from Continental and Vittoria, giving it a very good performance to price ratio.

Reasons to buy
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    Fast rolling

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    Good puncture resistance

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Reasons to avoid
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    Rivals with cotton casings feel suppler

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The new Pirelli P Zero Race is the lightest, fastest clincher tyre in the Italian brand’s range. Pirelli relaunched its P Zero clincher range in March, replacing the original P Zero Velo, released in 2017.

Pirelli claims, perhaps surprisingly, that the P Zero Race outperforms all tube-type tyres it has produced before, tubulars included.

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Pirelli P Zero RaceHeader Cell - Column 1 Header Cell - Column 2
Weight210g (26mm, weighed)Row 0 - Cell 2
Sizes26mm, 28mm, 30mmRow 1 - Cell 2
Casing127tpiRow 2 - Cell 2
ColoursBlack, ClassicRow 3 - Cell 2
Contactwww.extrauk.co.ukRow 4 - Cell 2

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Simon Smythe

Simon Smythe is a hugely experienced cycling tech writer, who has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2003. Until recently he was our senior tech writer. In his cycling career Simon has mostly focused on time trialling with a national medal, a few open wins and his club's 30-mile record in his palmares. These days he spends most of his time testing road bikes, or on a tandem doing the school run with his younger son.