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Pirelli Cinturato Velo TLR tubeless - seat of my pants review

Old 06-17-19, 10:12 AM
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Pirelli Cinturato Velo TLR tubeless - seat of my pants review

Bike: 2017 BH G7
Wheels: Boyd 44mm

After riding Schwalbe Pro One tyres for a year and a half, I decided to try out a different tyre. After reading around the interwebs, I decided on the Pirelli Cinturato tubeless tyre.



These are my impressions after riding a total of 180k this weekend over the past two days. My findings are not scientific and only reflect the seat of my pants feel.

I immediately noticed that the tyres are a harder/harsher ride as compared to the Pro One's. This is not surprising, since Pirelli claims the tyres are made of a puncture resistant compound. I also noticed that the rolling resistance is not as smooth as the Pro One's. Again, not surprising. My sense is the Pro One's are a race tyres, while the Pirelli's are more of a daily training tyre.

The tyres feel sticky, and of the cornering/descending that I did the tyres performed admirably. No complaints.

I am still in early days with the tyres, so I don't have a final opinion yet. So far though, I am happy with my purchase. I'll update the thread as I continue to put more KMs on the tyres and get a better feel for them.
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Almost forgot to add..

Tyres were easy to get on the rim. I'd say as easy as the Pro One's.
The tyres seated easy enough with my floor pump, although I have some questions about the seating. Those questions can be found here.
I filled them with Orange Seal.
Pirelli says to ride them with a max air pressure of 87 PSI, so that's what I rode them with.
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