Frequently Asked Questions

 

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Tubulars
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.
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...
Can I use a preventive / repairing sealant with your tubulars?
Yes, you can. You may use a sealant with the tubulars, but there may be some drawbacks: Our tubulars are made to give the highest performance, each gram has been reduced to the minimum and all the most advanced technologies are used to reduce its ...
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...
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Clinchers
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.
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...
Is it better to use TLR or standard clincher tires?
As for performance, after several tests, our clincher tires mounted on latex air chambers have proved to be better performing than TubeLess Ready in terms of lower rolling resistance (also, the results were similar to other producers’ tests). If you...
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...
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.
Why are you tires so hard to mount?
Many different rims are available on the market. Some of them comply with E.T.R.T.O. standard (read here for further information), which sets the right rim/tire match, others take some more freedom. We comply with E.T.R.T.O. standard too, as we can’...
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...
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TubeLess Ready Clinchers
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.
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...
TubeLess clincher tires tend to deflate: what shall I do?
As soon as it is mounted, the TubeLess clincher tends to lose pressure. It’s important to check that the rim has been taped properly, if it’s not airtight, and that there’s no air leak from the valve. During the installation it is important to shake...
Which sealant shall I use to mount your TubeLess Ready clinchers?
After several tests, we obtained the best sealing and repairing results of our TubeLess Ready clinchers by using latex-based sealants, as they are more compatible with our latex cotton casings. You can find a detailed article on our blog with the different...
Are your Tubeless Ready hookless (for hookless rims)?
We confirm our TubeLess Ready clinchers are suitable for hookless rims as long as the E.T.R.T.O. standard matches are respected, which are more thoroughly explained on our blog.
Is it better to use TLR or standard clincher tires?
As for performance, after several tests, our clincher tires mounted on latex air chambers have proved to be better performing than TubeLess Ready in terms of lower rolling resistance (also, the results were similar to other producers’ tests). If you...
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.
Why are you tires so hard to mount?
Many different rims are available on the market. Some of them comply with E.T.R.T.O. standard (read here for further information), which sets the right rim/tire match, others take some more freedom. We comply with E.T.R.T.O. standard too, as we can’...
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...
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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...
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Maintenance
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...
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...
Why are you tires so hard to mount?
Many different rims are available on the market. Some of them comply with E.T.R.T.O. standard (read here for further information), which sets the right rim/tire match, others take some more freedom. We comply with E.T.R.T.O. standard too, as we can’...
How can I clean the natural-rubber colour sidewalls?
To clean natural-rubber colour sidewalls we recommend using a neutral cleanser, a “mild soap”. Do not use aggressive cleansers or solvents as the tread may detach, which can be dangerous.
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E-shop shipping
What about delivery?
We deliver our products almost worldwide (check the countries on our e-shop). The order is usually dispatched in a couple of business days, after that the order will be given to a courier that will deliver it in the shortest possible time. As soon ...
What about delivery prices?
Delivery prices are shown in your cart on the basis of your country and the quantity of products you purchase. For further information click here.
What is the delivery time?
The order is generally processed within 2 working days (unless other specific information is provided). We deliver your orders by means of DHL Express delivery; you will get a shipment tracking number as soon as you order is dispatched.
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