Years of expertise in top-class racing are paying off: The P Zero Velo sets a new standard in clincher tyres. Its heart - the patented Pirelli SmartNET Silica - offers superior grip in dry and wet conditions together with unique puncture protection and impressive mileage. Impossible? Not anymore.
SMART TECHNOLOGY, PREMIUM PERFORMANCE
Pirelli's technology has long set the standard in the world of motorsport. P Zero Velo brings our typical Italian passion for design and engineering to cycling.
Maximum performance through unparalleled rolling efficiency and complete confidence. The perfect balance.
SmartNET Silica is patented top technology. The unique formulation of this compound, developed over years of motorsport experience, offers cyclists a riding experience without compromise: Low rolling resistance with optimum wet grip, maximum grip despite high mileage, high puncture protection despite low weight. This compound convinces in every discipline. The unique silica particles - elongated instead of spherical - ensure extremely low rolling resistance by forming themselves in a longitudinal direction instead of forming a chaotic structure. They offer best wet grip due to their optimal chemical compatibility with wet asphalt. They provide superior puncture resistance and mileage by combining with other components of the compound to form a tough network. In short, SmartNET Silica provides an unsurpassed driving experience.
FGD - FUNCTIONAL GROOVE DESIGN
Tire tread reinvented. Delivers what you need, when you need it.
To fine-tune the tread pattern of P Zero and P Zero Velo 4S (the TT model is a pure slick), Pirelli used the groove design inspired by motorsport. The tread pattern, which has not only an aesthetic function, is inspired by that of Pirelli's Diablo Supercorsa, one of the best SSP tyres (SuperSport class of the World SuperBike racing series). The tread pattern's angles, cross sections and spacing have been carefully studied to optimize its performance in terms of water evacuation, dry and wet grip, mileage, response, riding comfort and handling. The lightning tread pattern forms acute angles at the centre of the tread with pronounced lateral openings at the sides for optimized water evacuation and smooth rolling and even wear. In addition, the tread pattern has progressive depth for improved durability and control even in extreme cornering. The tread pattern of P Zero Velo is composed of three different sections: the centre is a smooth surface for optimum straight-line drivability, and on both sides there are more strongly treaded areas for optimum cornering, which merge into semi-slick edges for immediate feedback at the limit when cornering. The result is optimum tyre contact under all driving conditions.
ICS - IDEAL CONTOUR SHAPING
Better handling and cornering performance due to unique tyre contour.
Pirelli used ICS (Ideal Contour Shaping) technology to create the optimal contour and design of the new P Zero Velo tyres. The use of CAD software with consistent application of the scientific Finite Element Method (FEM) was used to optimize the design parameters for the tire contour and to simulate performance. Thus, P Zero Velo tires offer the optimal synthesis of grip, driving stability, and reaction and control behavior in different driving situations (straights, slopes and curves).