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Pirelli Cinturato Velo 700c Road Tire
Pirelli Cinturato Velo 700c Road Tire
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Pirelli Cinturato Velo 700c Road Tire
Pirelli Cinturato Velo 700c Road Tire

Pirelli
Cinturato Velo 700c Road Tire

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The Power of Performance. Pirelli Technology for the Perfect Balance

At the intersection of classic motorsports-inspired design and innovative technology, Pirelli's new Cinturato Velo 700c road tires deliver a new generation of performance, functionality and comfort.

Pirelli's SmartNET™ Silica technology delivers high rolling efficiency, thanks to its natural anisotropic orientation, which reduces heating while increasing elasticity, to help minimize energy dissipation.

Developed over a 60 tpi casing, the Cinturato Velo features Functional Groove Design and Ideal Contour Shaping technologies: the casing textile is designed to match contour for optimal footprint, while a different crown and sidewall radius guarantee controlled and specific tire deformation at different speeds and lean angles.

On top of this, the lightning bolt groove design, derived from Pirelli's experience in motorbike racing tire design, adds optimal water drainage at different angles and force loads, while ensuring low noise output and quick warm-up times, for immediate maximum grip levels, period.

Features:

  • 66 TPI
  • SmartNET Silica compound
  • Aramid Fiber anti-puncture technology
  • 700c
  • Available in sizes 26, 28, 32, 35mm
  • Available in black or classic para (tanwall)
  • Weight: 340g (700x28c)

    • B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.

      The product weight specified is an approximate weight based on the manufacturer's specifications (if available) or our measurement of one or two examples. For most products, the weight will typically vary by 5% to 10%.

 

Tire Type: Tubeless Ready 

 

Threads Per Inch: 66 

 

Wheel Size: 700C/29" (ISO 622) 

 

Tire Width: 26mm (1.0in) 

 

Tire Width: 28mm (1.1in) 

 

Tire Width: 32mm (1.3in) 

 

Tire Width: 35mm 

700 x 26mm - Black

Weight: 290 grams

Tire Width: 26mm (1.0in) 

Mfg PartNum: 011721-01-700 

700 x 28mm - Black

Weight: 320 grams

Mfg PartNum: 011721-02-700 

Tire Width: 28mm (1.1in) 

700 x 32mm - Black

Weight: 350 grams

Tire Width: 32mm (1.3in) 

Mfg PartNum: 011721-03-700 

700 x 35mm - Black

Weight: 390 grams

Mfg PartNum: 011721-04-700 

Tire Width: 35mm (1.4in) 

700 x 26mm - Classic Para (Tanwall)

Weight: 290 grams

700 x 28mm - Classic Para (Tanwall)

Weight: 320 grams

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Great Tires
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by Coastbum
Cycling Enthusiast
West Texas

Been using Conti Gaterback Hardshell but never liked the way they rode. Stiff and cornering was poor. These Pirellis are just awesome and certainly seem very well constructed. Great ride at 90psi and they stick like glue in corners. Pay attention to the different max/min pressures for tubeless vs tubed. Mounting them on Mavic Ksyrium Allroad rims was easy after I set them in the sun for a bit. Running them with tubes - Michelin A2s.

Reviewed 10/31/2021
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Great tire - feels like a light race tire, but is ready for any surface.
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by SacTony
Cycling Enthusiast
Sacramento, CA
5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

Id read early reviews saying this was a good ride, but also complaints that it didnt hold air and was hard to mount. I mounted them on DT Swiss Spline 24 rims using Stanss Notubes rim tape and 3 oz. of Stans standard sealant and have had zero problems, and no pressure loss, even over a two week layoff for that bike. The ride and handling have exceeded my expectations. A great all-road tire.

Reviewed 2/25/2019
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Tubeless Pirellei Cinturato - New Favorite Brand
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by ReyBeltran
Competitive Racer
RSM, CA
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

This is me second set of Cinturatos, I like the extra width of 26C but you have to keep that in mind if your frame does not have a lot of clearance. On a Spinergy FCC 47 wheelset with 18mm internal width the tire measures out to 28mm. The tires were easy to mount by hand without using any tools. For my tubeless setup I use Orange Seal valves and sealant. I had a set of Continental 5000TL before these and they were very fragile, they cut easily and did not last for more than 1k miles. The Cinturato is a more rugged tire than the 5000TL, with more rubber in the thread area but it still has a fast rolling ride quality and they have lasted over 3k miles including some short trips on dirt roads. This is my first experience with Pirelli branded bicycles tires and I am very satisfied, longtime Continental user, many decades, but I now have a new favorite brand. For my next set when the Cinturatos wears out I will try the new higher performance SLR tires recently release by Pirelli.

Reviewed 8/9/2021
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Fantastic!
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by BaltBike
Cycling Enthusiast
Baltimore, MD
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I'm a former GP5000TL diehard. The Cinturatos have thoroughly impressed me and have become my primary tire of choice. My riding is city/county roads, at a sporty, but not race, pace. 16-18mph, ish (I'm 6'0, 190lbs, on the700x28s). Potholes, chipseal, gravel, broken glass, etc., are commonplace and unavoidable. The GP5000s were good, soft, and fast, but noticeably picked up a lot of debris which led to many sealable flats and, unfortunately, a few un-sealable flats. Just the nature of Baltimore riding.

I've had the Cinturatos for about 500 miles now. They are marginally slower than the GP5000s--noticeable, I think, but nowhere near an impediment. And, so what if they are? Pedal harder! The puncture protection and longevity that you get in exchange is 1000% worth it for someone like me who just wants a solid tire that will keep up with friends and that will last a long while. While they're clearly not a supple race tire, these tires are no slouch if you want to punch it for a few sprints. I have such a peace of mind while riding, which makes my rides so much more enjoyable.

These are so, so grippy (which is maybe why they're a bit slower?) and give great confidence in corners/descents. They generally have more rolling resistance (than GP5000TLs, but what doesn't). Over the past 500 miles, I've run over glass, gravel, gone off-road a bit, hit a few too many potholes. And the tires? Still look brand new, no tread loss, a few nicks here and there in the rear.

These are amazing. I'll update after 2,000 miles and will undoubtedly be running these through the winter and into next year.

Reviewed 8/29/2021
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BEST TIRE TO MOUNT TUBELESS I HAVE EVER HAD
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by James
Cycling Enthusiast
Reno, NV

This tire has been fantastic so far. I have about 600 miles on them and they are not showing wear and have held up great. By far the easiest tubeless tire that I have put on. Went on easy and aired up with my compessor easy as well. I did not have any scratching of my wheel decals or rim tape when installing them like Conti's and they held air as well as any tubeless tire I have used. They roll great and seem as though they stick to the road well especially in the turns. Overall a great tire.

Reviewed 11/26/2021
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Extremely durable
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by Cesar
NYC

I got these for my new gravel bike. They are just perfect. Great traction and comfort on wet surface. No flats since. I also got the 26c for my old road bike and do not regret it. I use to ride Conti's, but I thought they were overrated, and wanted to try something new. Did some research on reddit, and decided to give them a try. Glad I did.

Reviewed 11/25/2021
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Good comfortable and reliable tubeless tire
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by BourbonBill
Cycling Enthusiast
Williamsburg, VA

This is an excellent tubeless tire. It comes in a 700 x 26 size. It rides fast and last a good while. I presently have about 2800 miles on them. I credit the ride comfort to 26 ml width. I also ride 700 x 25 Cont Grand Prix 5000 TL. The Cont is a bit heavier, last longer. Both are good options for tubeless, so I generally by in pairs whatever is on sale. To make a general comparison is the Pirelli rides like a Mercedes and the Cont rides like a BMW.

Reviewed 9/24/2021
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Slower than GP5000s, but a better overall tire!
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by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
Baltimore, MD
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

(For reference, I am 6'0, 190 lbs, riding 700x28s, for ~150 miles per week on city and county roads at 15mph pace)

These are my new tire of choice. I come from GP5000TLs and will not be going back to Contis. While these are marginally slower rolling than the GPs (though, what isn't?), you get so much in return that the GP5000 simply cannot match. Namely, better grip, better comfort, better puncture protection (shoutout Baltimore city streets), and better longevity. I got around 1,000 miles out of a pair of GP5000s before the casing started to show/fray. I'm 500 miles into this pair of Cinturatos, and there is zero flat spotting and hardly any sign of wear on either tire.

The main criticism is, as others note, that the Cinturatos are slower than GP5000s. It's not much at all, but it's noticeable. The Cinturatos an all-season tire built not for straight line speed but for grip, comfort, and longevity. Just pedal faster! :)

For casual/enthusiasts like me who don't race, but want a tire that will hold up to whatever road you're on, give you peace of mind on unpredictable city streets and glass-strewn bike lanes, let you keep up with your mates, and last a while, these are it.

These are an absolute homerun from Pirelli. I will order a second pair for next year.

Reviewed 9/6/2021
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Great all-arounder for training
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by Ramdog
Competitive Racer
central Texas

Super durable with reasonably low rolling resistance and acceptable grip. My go to training tire or mixed conditions race tire.

Reviewed 10/20/2021
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Solid training and rough pavement/weather tire
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by Herr_Warzenschwein
Cycling Enthusiast
Florida
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Tires replaced a set of tubed Conti Gatorskins. I use these tires for training and general purpose riding.

Tires went on a set of DT Swiss E1800s very easily. In fact i had to pull part of the bead over the internal bump to the rim in order to get a good enough seal to mount with a pump. (not an issue, just a helpful observation for others). This easy mounting also means that the tire does not seal airtight immediately after mounting. I recommend seating the bead, adding sealant, re-inflate, swish around the sides, mount on the bike, reinflate again, then ride around your neighborhood for a few minutes to press some of the sealant into the small leaks. Check and reinflate later. For me it did take a little time before they stayed fully inflated so be careful about mounting and then immediately going out for a long ride.

After 300 miles on them I can say that they are more supple and lively than the Gatorskins which is great for a tire that is designed for hard miles, not hard racing. This is not to say that they compare in feel to a true race tire. Horses for courses. I have also found them to be durable over varied terrain. I do ride through a lot of large truck tire debris and have had good luck so far. bicyclerollingresistance.com has a test review of the tire also.

Reviewed 6/2/2021
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Lots of rolling resistance, and to be honest, I have no idea WHAT application this tire was made for, 'cuz it certainly isn't for what they claim it to be.
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by DatOtterRob
Cycling Enthusiast
Wisconsin
4 of 15 customers found this review helpful.

I bought these tires as a literal last-second emergency replacement of a damaged tire before a 200 mile epic event. The ride took place on open road pavement of all states of repair (everything from city streets to decaying farm road to gravel patches). I did the research, and these seemed to fit what I needed. And I was wrong.

The Cinturato tires wouldn't seat for me at home using a home compressor and Stan's. I ended up taking it to a local shop, who had to re-tape the rims because the tire bead tore up the old tubeless tape. On my test rides the tires felt sluggish, but I figured that once they got a little scuffed up on the road they'd roll a little faster. But when you're spending 25% more energy to just keep normal pace, it's going to hurt later on, and it did.

I did not finish the event, in part because the tires dense rolling resistance sapped so much energy from me. I had to aggressively pedal going downhill to fight the excessive tackiness of the rubber compound of the Cinturatos. Going uphill felt like pushing lead weights with glue under them. There were several times I had to literally stand on the pedals to start the bike rolling in my second-to-lowest gear. And to give an idea how much ahem grip the tires have? While rolling the bike by the handlebars, the tires picked up dry leaves and grass on the pavement.

There are some good points, once you get them rolling they do stay rubber side down, even on twisting and turning 7-10% descents. I had a lot of confidence taking 35MPH pavement downhills knowing my lint-roller Cinturatos would stick, but I also could feel the tires literally slowing me down on these downhill runs. They also show very little sign of wear for 100 miles, so I guess that's a good thing?

Pirelli says this is their go anywhere tire and I'm hard pressed to figure out where I could go with these. They're too smooth for anything but hero gravel, they're too sluggish on pavement, even at the widest 35mm they're too narrow for any off-road racing of any kind, and they're too dead feeling for anyone who likes to ride. The best I can figure is this is a practice tire, possibly in the same idea of resistance training? It might also be good for commuting, I would think these turtle-shell tires could deflect glass and nails all day.

Having run them with and without tubes, I'd probably suggest inner-tubes. They seem to not seal well tubeless and had to clean up a small puddle in my hotel room the night before the event. I also wouldn't run them low pressure, as a larger contact patch would only mean more drag as you pedal. Probably a good commuter tire, but definitely not a racing, gravel or adventure tire like Pirelli claims. Not unless you like to spend 25% of your energy fighting friction.

Reviewed 8/20/2019
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First Impressions Good
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by Eugene C.
Competitive Racer
San Francisco, CA
28 of 28 customers found this review helpful.

Pirelli Cinturato Velo TLR tires are what I consider the first performance all-season tubeless tire out of the Hutchinson factory. Thats right, these are made for Pirelli (with their own rubber compound) in France by Hutchinson. Other tires out of that factory include, but are not limited to Zipp Tangente Speed RT25RT28, Mavic Yksion Pro UST, and of course Hutchinsons own Fusion 5 11Storm line. They are all similar and very good.

Pay no attention to 1-star review stating these dont hold air. Yes, without sealant most tubeless tire and rim combinations will see slow leaks out tiny gaps between the tire bead and rim bead hook. With 40mL of Orange Seal and a few fast spins to get enough centripetal force to coat the tire, these tires are holding air as well as any tubeless-ready tire would...between 2-3psi of air loss a day at typical tire pressures.

While the other tires I mentioned are similar, the Cinturatos are definitely a little beefier. They are much stiffer tires to manipulate by hand than because they are the only tire with a real puncture belt beneath the tread layer. I weighed a 28mm tire at 338g...the claimed weight is 350g. On a wide 21mm Zipp NSW, the 28mm tire actually measures 29.5-30.5mm depending on tire pressure,

Ride quality is good for an all-season tire with puncture protection down the center. The Cinturatos do not have extra sidewall protection, but tubeless sidewalls are generally pretty tough already.

Reviewed 10/18/2018
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Reliable
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by Anonymous
Atlantic City
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

Def. Of reliable: used as tubeless, avg 300mi/wk, 190lbs on a Lynks, DT swiss wheels: no flats for one year, ride beautifully, even when cornering. Only sad part? When I wear through and have to buy new ones.

Reviewed 3/8/2021
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Durable, comfort Tire in max road bike size
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by Don M
Cycling Enthusiast
Hartford,CT
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I use these tires on my road bike. Tubeless ready, they hold air better than any other tubeless I've used in the past years. They are very comfortable and would make a great Tire for light gravel work. Unfortunately, they are terminally slow. I always feel like I'm pushing. For some, they will be perfect. For others not so much.

Reviewed 6/7/2019
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Nice tire
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by FLBiker
Cycling Enthusiast
Melbourne, FL
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Pros

It's the only tire I've found at 26mm and the largest tire that will fit on my road bike. I ride on a lot of gravel and the extra width is nice. It also runs at 89 PSI which gives just a little bit of dampening on the gravel.

It was very easy to install.

It holds air fairly well. Some tubeless tires take a couple of rides before they start holding air well, but this one did on the first ride. It still needs to be topped off before each ride.

Cons

Another reason I picked this was the puncture protection. I got a flat that won't seal after 3 rides. It could be a fluke, so I'm trying another.

The larger softer tire is a little soft in the corners. This hasn't caused any problems, but it reduces my confidence while cornering a bit.

Reviewed 3/30/2019
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Mounting challenge
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by Desert Dave
Cycling Enthusiast
Southwest
1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

Haven't ridden it yet, but mounted it yesterday. It was a challenge! Though the tire went on the rim easily and without levers, getting the beads to seat was difficult. Couldn't get the bead pre-seated all the way around. Definitely requires taking valve stem out of the valve and definitely requires a compressor. Once seated, some leakage was evident. However, once the sealant was swished around inside the wheel, the leaks between the bead and rim were sealed. I'm looking forward to riding it and hope the durability and ride quality warrant the work it took to get it mounted.

Reviewed 11/15/2018
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Rode for six months
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by Scott
Atlantic City NJ
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

These tubeless tires ride perfectly! I ride road, titanium frame and Sram axs about 150 mi/wk. Tires are comfy, grip and corner well. So far, they are wearing well.

Reviewed 9/12/2020
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Fantastic training tire
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by Anonymous
Cincinnati, OH
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
These are amazing training tires while still having good road feel and grip compared to something like a gatorskin. I ran these with tubes for a while then went tubeless which felt much better. They are a little on the pricey side but they will keep going until the day comes when you get an enormous hole/sidewall slice.

Reviewed 8/25/2020
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great tire
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by mark h
Cycling Enthusiast
santa fe, new mexico

this is my second set of these tires. im sure i will continue to stick with this tire. i run them tubeless and did 2k miles on my first set with no flats.

Reviewed 3/4/2021
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these may very well be my tire of choice from now on
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by XMXER
Competitive Racer
santa fe, nm
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

after dealing with two sets of defective goodyear eagles i switched these pirelli tires. i have now a little over 900 miles on them and they are perfect. they were not difficult to mount and hold air as good or better than any tube or tubeless tire i have used in the past. i am using orange sealant. i climb and descend mountain roads. i often exceed 50 mph and sweep through turns at over 35 mph on these tires.

Reviewed 7/22/2019
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