Pirelli back in bicycle tyres - P-Zero Velo

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Pirelli back in bicycle tyres - P-Zero Velo

Postby g-boaf » Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:24 am

Pirelli is back in bicycle tyres with the P-Zero Velo range:

http://www.bicyclingaustralia.com.au/ne ... velo-range
http://veloworld.pirelli.com/global/en- ... erformance

Don't know a lot about them yet. Just on the market here.

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Re: Pirelli back in bicycle tyres - P-Zero Velo

Postby MichaelB » Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:44 am

Was hoping to get a pair of the Velo 4S to try for BNA.

Could be an interesting contender ...

Interesting to see what the pricing (online sites) & actual size is like when installed.

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Postby 2wheels_mond » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:40 pm

Lordgun Bicycles in Italy have the Velo selling for $48, so I'd imagine the UK retailers will be similarly priced. Interesting to see a new contender at that end of the market.

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Postby rodneycc » Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:41 pm

Pushys selling them $75. They will need to come down I would think to compete with the Conti's.

https://www.pushys.com.au/shop-by-brand ... 17_pirelli)&mc_cid=a217a1805d&mc_eid=6aa4739009
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Re: Pirelli back in bicycle tyres - P-Zero Velo

Postby g-boaf » Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:02 pm

MichaelB wrote:Was hoping to get a pair of the Velo 4S to try for BNA.

Could be an interesting contender ...

Interesting to see what the pricing (online sites) & actual size is like when installed.


I can get them this afternoon, but I won't chance them on big rides coming up.

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Postby mikgit » Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:20 pm

interesting the velo 4s is dearer than the velo, thought it was going to be the other way around. I want to try some to see what theyr'e like, but I still have a pile of gp4ks to get through.
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Postby macca33 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:04 pm

Tempted, but like mikgit, I have a few sets of GP4kS, Vittorias, etc, etc to get through first...
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Postby mikgit » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:18 pm

So anyone tried them yet?
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Postby g-boaf » Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:49 pm

mikgit wrote:So anyone tried them yet?



Not yet, still have some Continental tyres to get through.

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Re: Pirelli back in bicycle tyres - P-Zero Velo

Postby Mububban » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:42 pm

mikgit wrote:So anyone tried them yet?


They reviewed well against the ubiquitous GP4000S II for rolling resistance:

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And puncture protection:

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The new range of Pirelli road bike tires consists of three tires.
The first and most all-round tire is the Pirelli P Zero Velo that can be seen as a direct competitor to popular tires like the Continental Grand Prix 4000S II.

The second tire is an ultra-light time-trial tire: Pirelli P Zero Velo TT.

The third is an all-season version with a compound that's optimized more towards cold and wet conditions: Pirelli P Zero Velo 4S.

https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.co ... -velo-2017
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Postby MichaelB » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:44 am

Interesting. I currently use the Continental Grand Prix (2014) normal and GT versions in 25C and love them. Using the above link, did a compare, and they do pretty well compared to the 4000II & GP 4 Season.
https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/road-bike-reviews/compare/continental-grand-prix-2014-vs-continental-grand-prix-4000s-ii-2014-vs-continental-grand-prix-4-season-2015

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Re: Pirelli back in bicycle tyres - P-Zero Velo

Postby hamishm » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:29 pm

Mububban wrote:
mikgit wrote:So anyone tried them yet?


They reviewed well against the ubiquitous GP4000S II for rolling resistance:

But not better, so what would be the point in switching?

Which size tyre was that anyway?

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Postby mikesbytes » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:24 pm

Strong wet weather claim is always interesting. The original GP4000 had insufficient wet weather grip, as can be confirmed by the 2 riders that I took out 300mtrs from the end of a race a few years back. That problem was fixed by the GP4000s which appeared to me to have a big improvement in wet weather grip. If these tyres have even more wet weather grip than the current race Conti's, Michelin's, Veloflex etc, then that's a claim worth investigating
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Re: Pirelli back in bicycle tyres - P-Zero Velo

Postby Mububban » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:35 pm

hamishm wrote:But not better, so what would be the point in switching?

Which size tyre was that anyway?


Try something different? Some people like to experiment.

I think they were 25s.
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Re: Pirelli back in bicycle tyres - P-Zero Velo

Postby flashpixx » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:45 pm

have a Pushy's gift voucher compliments of cancelled Ride Review mag subs
just ordered some Velo S 25mm
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Re: Pirelli back in bicycle tyres - P-Zero Velo

Postby stevecassidy » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:50 am

I was in the LBS yesterday wondering about new tyres since I've had a series of flats lately and it was getting annoying. They had the Pirelli's on display so I decided to splash out on a pair of 4s so that I could go riding today. The guy in the shop was talking up the grip. I rode them today and certainly noticed the difference from my 18 month old GP4000s. They mounted very easily. It could be the fact that I just dropped $150 on a pair of tyres working on my psyche but they did feel smooth and descending with the bunch was pretty fast which is unusual for me. So, first impressions are good.

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Re: Pirelli back in bicycle tyres - P-Zero Velo

Postby macca33 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:08 pm

With Conti GP4Ksii on sale at $41 each on Wiggles - I know which way I just went!
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