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Back 8.27.2014

New Tangente Tires Leading the Way

All new Zipp Tangente Tires
According to Webster’s Dictionary a primal response is:
1.Being first in time; original; primeval.
2.Of first importance; primary.
Let’s face it, the tire on your bike makes the primal decision for the rest of the system, both where the airflow is going to go and your connection with the road. When Zipp introduced our Tangente line of tires in 2007 we did with a focus on leading edge airflow properties and how they interfaced with our rims. We worked with an industry-leading manufacturer to develop the tire casing and tread compound, but did not have as heavy of a focus on rolling resistance. We have taken everything that we learned from Firecrest® rim shapes and updated our tire technology to not only maximize airflow, but also optimize rolling resistance. We worked extensively with the experts at bikeblather.blogspot to test and verify that we were headed in the right direction, and they confirmed that we did! We are excited to introduce the all NEW Tangente line of tires: Course, Speed, SLSpeed.

A clincher with the insurance of a puncture protection belt, the Tangente Course features a 120 tpi casing, supple ride and low rolling resistance.

Designed for race day, the feather-weight Tangente Speed clincher features a 220 tpi casing with thin sidewalls for excellent road feel, segment-leading low rolling resistance and biting grip in the turns.

A dedicated racing tubular, the handmade Tangente SLSpeed features a 320 tpi cotton casing for a super supple ride, extremely low rolling resistance and confidence-inspiring grip in the turns.