Pirelli P ZERO RACE TT it’s all about speed

Pirelli presents the P ZERO RACE TT. Designed for professional cyclists and anyone in search of speed

Pirelli say it’s the fastest and lightest clincher tyre of its type. The P ZERO RACE TT is the successor to the P ZERO Velo TT, which was first made in 2017. The new tyre has already debuted with Trek-Segafredo and French AG2R Citroën on some stages of the 2022 Vuelta and Tour de France.


The TT in the name tells you what they’re intended for, Time Trialling. The “race of truth” as we Brits like to call it. Time triallists are always looking to eke out those extra seconds that come with the best kit. And these tyres are aimed squarely at these riders. With no need to worry about braving the hurly-burly of the bunch, time-triallists are free to choose the smoothest line. This means they can go for tyres that are a little more delicate, which means lighter and faster.

The Pirelli  P ZERO RACE TT for those fast days
The Pirelli P ZERO RACE TT for those fast days

The P ZERO RACE TT uses Pirelli’s SMARTEVO compound made from three different polymers. These combine to produce a “smart” material that offers improved grip and rolling resistance in any weather. This sits on top of the light and supple LITE ROAD carcass, designed specifically for time trials.


If you’re using the lightest fastest clincher tyre around, then it makes send to use an inner-tube of similar quality. Thankfully Pirelli have just the thing, the PZERO SmarTUBE. Originally designed to go inside their tubular tyres, these inner tubes are made from Thermoplastic Polyurethane. Unlike the standard Butyl ones, these are 70% lighter while still as resistant to punctures; every little helps.

The Pirelli’ Bollate plant, has recently been renovated and will be producing their high end road and Mtb tyres here, previously they were made in France. So the new tyres can proudly wear a Made in Italy tag.

With the red logo on the sides, the P ZERO RACE TT is available for purchase, in 26-622 and 28-622 sizes. We hope to have a set on test once the TT season starts.

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