Zipp Tangente Tubular Road Tires
Your Price: $85.00
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It’s no surprise that top athletes like Chris McCormack - who has won
at Kona on the Zipp Tangente™ - and the women of Team Exergy TWENTY12
are seeing the benefits of Tangente aero tires. After all, your tires
have the highest airspeed of any part of your bike, and the front tire
is your machine’s leading edge.
It took us 14 months and two trips to the wind tunnel to get it
right, resulting in the 21 mm version of the Tangente saving up to 9
seconds over 40 km compared with a traditional non-aero shaped tire when
each was paired with a Zipp® rim. The secret to the aero success of the
Tangente line of tires is the shape. The leading edge radius has a
slightly more pronounced point than a traditionally round-shaped tire,
starting the airflow transition from tire to rim sooner and more
While also helping the Tangente cut through the wind, we've used our
patented ABLC™ dimples to help the tire better adhere to any road
surface more efficiently than a traditional “file” tread pattern,
helping to deliver better cornering and braking. The dimples are not
connected to one another, resulting in a lower overall stress in the
tire casing and a smoother rolling and longer lasting tire.
The Tangente is not just a delicate special event tire. Thanks to our
partnership with Vittoria®, the Tangente sports a durable yet supple
290 tpi casing. Because the dimpled pattern resists cracking so well,
we’re able to use a lower durometer rubber compound resulting in low
rolling resistance and high cornering grip in wet and dry conditions.
Tangente tubular racing tires come in 21 mm or 23 mm widths. Average
weight 282 g, /- 10g (tubular). Tangente has a 25 mm valve stem (valve
stems of 37 to 40 mm recommended for use with Zipp valve extenders).
Packaging includes tire pressure chart to optimize rolling resistance by
rider weight and front/rear use. (Sizing note: Due to
the shorter length of the Tangente Tubular Valve stem, it is
recommended to move up one size of recommended valve extender for Zipp
wheels to allow enough extender coming out of the rim.)
Recommended tire pressures by rider weight:
||Front psi (bar)
||Rear psi (bar)
||Use Rear Press.
|Rain or rough Roads
||Minus 3-5 psi
||Minus 4-7 psi
||Plus 5-7 psi*
||Plus 6-10 psi*
*Not to exceed 145 psi/10 bar
The above tire inflation pressures are recommended for optimal
rolling resistance and grip. These pressures are for room temperature
tires and rims. Tire pressures may increase as much as 25psi due to high
rim temperatures caused by prolonged braking or as much as 5psi from
high ambient or road surface temperatures.