Need a tire that rides like a performance road bike tire but holds up to long base miles and crappy surfaces? The new Pirelli P7 Sport borrows their Pro rubber compound and a tread pattern inspired by the top-level P ZERO Race, then adds protective casing layers underneath.
Basically, it’s the training tire you want to use so you don’t wear out your more expensive, lighter racing tires in the off season, or just anyone still running tubes that wants a solid performer.
The P7 Sport uses a solid 60 TPI nylon casing with an additional layer of cut-resistant fabric located just below the tread, called TechBELT, to offer “superior puncture protection” in a wide variety of conditions.
The tread design is similar to the P ZERO Race,but with more sipes to improve traction in colder temperatures and wetter conditions. Meaning, it’s more of an all-season road bike tire. Available in 24, 26, 28 and 32 millimeter widths, it’s tube-type only (as in, not Tubeless Ready). Prices start from $34.90 / €24,90 / AUS $39.99.