Pirelli P Zero Race TLR tires - fast, durable and easy to mount

There are both faster and more robust tires than the P Zero Race TLR - but Pirelli's balancing of those two compeating demands is an excellent blend for racing

Pirelli P Zero Race TLR mounted on a wheel
(Image credit: Future)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Easy to fit, super fast, grippy, with decent puncture protection. Although they come with a premium price tag, it is at least in line with other top-end road tires. Less fragile than the very lightest of tires, the P Zero Race TLR provide peace of mind when racing on real world roads, without support vehicles.

Reasons to buy
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    Easy to fit

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    Profile with wide rims is great

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    28mm and 30mm compatible with hookless rims

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    Faster than previous model

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    Great grip in all conditions

Reasons to avoid
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    Not the fastest of fast when it comes to road race tires

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    26mm not hookless compatible

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    Price is high for tires

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On July 20, 2023, Pirelli announced a recall of these Pirelli P Zero Race TLR tires in the size 28mm. You can find more information about the recall in our news story here and on Pirelli's website here.

Pirelli is an Italian tire company that has been the official tire supplier to Formula 1 since 2011. More recently, they moved back into the road and mountain bike markets, with high performance models being used by the Trek Segafredo World Tour teams.

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