Challenge Elite Pro Tire

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Challenge Elite Pro Tire

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A wallet-friendly introduction to the world of high-performance road tires.

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The Elite Pro is Challenge's entry-level handmade clincher tire. With a herringbone tread pattern and supple superpoly casing, the elite rolls fast and rails confidently through corners. Oh, and it has tan sidewalls. Need I say more?

What is a Handmade Clincher?

Most tires are molded and pressed to vulcanize (bind) the rubber. Though it's a very efficient manufacturing method, the heat toughens the rubber and casing, which in turn compromises ride quality. Handmade tires are not vulcanized - instead the tread is glued directly to the casing, which is then folded and glued over aramid fibers to create a bead. The resulting tire is much more supple, and though more difficult to mount on the rim initially it stretches over the tube and gives unparalleled ride quality. Additionally, challenge tires use natural rubber for the treads, which is much softer for better and more predictable traction.

Specs

  • Diameter: 700c (ISO 622)
  • Width: 23mm and 25mm
  • Casing: Superpoly, Tan
  • TPI: 260
  • Weight: 230g (23mm) / 240g (25mm)
  • Recommended Pressure: 100-145psi