Tried the PZero Race to replace Conti 5000, which are very tight and difficult to change on my road rims. I was pleasantly pleased that the PZero corners great with a smooth ride and holds up as long as the 5000 and is very easy to mount .
For the longest time I was in serious like with Veloflex Master Clincher tires. Before that Vittoria Rubino Pros had my attention and prior to that the Continental Grand Prix series topped the charts. Then I picked up a pair of Pirelli PZero Velos and now I am officially in love. The traction on the PZeros makes cornering at high speeds worry free. Speaking of speed, these are tires feel fast and improve acceleration. Additionally, when I am sitting in a 22-25 mph pocket they really have a glide-like quality, especially on smooth pavement and warm SoCal days. I prefer riding with maximum levels of air pressure, which can sometimes take a toll on your body, but the PZeros have provided an excellent somewhat cushioned riding experience. Plus, the minimal graphics (clean black and silver colorway) gets 5 stars and are aesthetically fresh! I highly recommend these bad boys. Nice price from WBW, too. Buy a pair and you will see the light.
Average rides are 30 miles in fair weather, although we all get caught in rain sometime. Tires have good grip, corner well and give a comfortable ride. Amazing to me is their puncture resistance, I have not had so much as a cut. Also the wear pattern is even.
This tire feels fast. Has plenty of grip and gives you feedback from the road. Can't go wrong with Pirelli. Riding in the often rough back roads of central Indiana farm country, these tires are a game changer. Often is the ride where that exists that I find myself on a surprise gravel road and I have the confidence of a quality tire with excellent puncture protection. And on smooth tarmac they are quick.
I'm 6' 2" and 185 lbs. Usually run Specialized s-works turbo 26c or Vittoria Corsa 25c on my Campagnolo Bora Ultra clincher wheels. Love the Vittoria's, but wanted something more flat resistant. The s-works turbo worked well, but wanted a tan sidewall for a more vintage look. The Pirelli's are not as comfortable or as fast as the Vittoria's. The Perelli's feel faster than the s-works turbo and similar for comfort, and also come in tan sidewall. I feel the Perelli's are slightly better than the s-works turbo, but not quite as good as the Vittoria's
This is an early review, as I've only been on a few rides with this tire on the rear. So far, it is performing up to snuff. For comparison, I like the Vittoria Corsa Control and the Conti GP5000, but am not a fan of Schwalbe Pro One or Specialized Roubaix tires. Every rider has their sweet spot, combining durability, puncture resistance, and long lasting grippiness, and those are the metrics I base my assessments on. Since the Pirelli P-zero is still new to me, no strong opinion yet. It is true to size, and was reasonably easy to mount. Tread seems to be on the thin side, especially when compared to the Conti or Vittoria. Will update when I have a more definitive take.
Had such a pain mounting those other tires thought I'd give these a go. After one ride a stone wedged under the tread but, didn't go thru to the tube. I was sold on them and bought more. Very happy with the ride using 28's
I'm using the 28C I'm really liking these tires I'm a little heavier guy and I use them with 90 psi in the front and 95 psi in the rear I have comfort and a good grip. I train Crit with them!!! I liked it a lot!!
First ride I get a flat. I also felt slower on these tires, for whatever reason.. I'm coming from Schwalbe Pro One's and after today's 70 mile ride on the Pirelli's, my initial impression is not good. I'll continue riding them, maybe my opinion will change. Looking to get another pair of Schwalbe's in the future, I'll likely never differ again.
This tire is easy to mount and fast. I would expect supply of 30 mm will get scarce as it is discovered.
30 mm is plush on rough pavement yet responsive. I only need to carry 1 spoon to change a tube on
HED wheels with this tire. I will buy this tire set again.
Fast rolling and lots of grip wet or dry. This is my new go-to road tire. Also, very easy to mount and dismount without tools for the unfortunate flat tire (damn thorns). These seem to do a lot better with broken glass and other debris. Will purchase again!