Technical information

What does TPI mean for bicycle tires?

T.P.I. is the acronym of Threads Per Inch, which refers to 2.54 cm in the imperial system for bicycle tires. By means of TPI we can measure how many threads there are in a casing by counting the number of threads per inch. Some casings are made of ...

What are the advantages of a higher TPI?

The higher the TPI number the more flexible, high-performance and refined the casing. Our tubulars, clincher tires and tubeless ready can have up to 350 TPI, a record we are proud of. The higher the TPI, the more flexible and high-performance the casing...

Which tire shall I use for my XYZ rims?

There’s an article on our blog concerning the suitable tire/rim match, click here.

What is the standard that sets the right tire/rim size?

E.T.R.T.O. standard sets rim/tire measurements; for further information read the article on our blog.

What is the proper tire pressure for my tires?

There are several factors that determine the right tire pressure, so there is no a single ideal tire pressure that matches all the cases. At the end of each page of our products we have included a calculator of the proper tire pressure that can estimate...

Do your bike tires have a recommended rolling direction?

The new 2020 range of products doesn’t have a rolling direction as its design was made to get the lowest rolling resistance and improve grip in any direction, so you don’t have to worry about the direction when you mount them. As for the previous range...

Are your tire suitable for carbon rims?

Our SPS tires range and from 2020 range of products onwards our tires are all suitable for carbon rims; as for the previous products we recommend reading the instructions carefully to check if there are any warnings. You can find further information...

Does slick tread affect grip?

The grip of a tire in the past used to be linked to its rough and deep pattern. As for modern tires, with improved technical and chemical technology, grip depends on the compound and the tire design and pattern is not as key since almost all racing...

How many kilometres can I run with your tires?

How long a tire lasts depends on several factors, it may vary on the basis of the athlete’s weight, the tire pressure, the type of road surface and its temperature, the type of path/route (plain/hills) and the way of pedalling. Because of all these ...

What is the difference between a butyl and a latex air chamber? Which do you recommend using with your clincher tires?

Latex is more flexible than butyl: it stretches 7 times its length, whereas butyl may reach 1.5. This means more flexibility, which ensures lower rolling resistance and more comfort, as well as better puncture protection. The latex layer adapts around...

Which tire shall I use on white roads / strade bianche?

In the past white roads required larger tires (23mm tires where considered large by then). We recommend using larger sections (for example 28mm), as in the range of products there are larger tires available. Using larger tires allows to have higher ...

Is there a winter tire available?

We have no specifically-designed winter tires, but we do have tires with such characteristics; what does that mean?Many producers of average vulcanized tires offer products with compounds that give longer mileage. So these compounds must be harder with...

Do you have tires for riding rollers?

We offer high-end products, mostly because our company produces in Italy and it would never be able to compete with companies based in Far Eastern countries as it would not be profitable. As a matter of fact, we are a small company and our numbers cannot...

Where is SPS technology in the new range of products?

The new range of products is the evolution of the previous products and all our clinchers have SPS (Sidewall Protection System) technology to protect sidewalls. For further information on SPS technology see our blog.

Do your tires age? How shall I maintain them?

Our high-quality glue and tire properties do not alter for a few years if there’s constant maintenance. To do so, you only have to keep the tires in a dry place, without temperature leaps or humidity, especially do not keep them in the sun. Premature...

What is the corresponding model in the new range of products?

If you have already tried our products and don’t know their correspondence to the new 2020 range of products check to see to which new tire they correspond: Tubulars: Record 28” → Record tubularSprinter → ProTour Race 23mm gum sidewallExtreme → ProTour...