Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Challenge Criterium Open 320 tyres review

Having been blown away by the blisteringly quick performance of Challenge tubs on a recent bike test, we grabbed a range of clincher tyres from the company – they’ve also proved exceptionally fast on both road and rollers. 

The handmade 320TPI carcass feels very buoyant, despite a wide, flat profile, and they’re dazzlingly quick on the straights. You do need to back off slightly in wet corners compared with the grippiest tyres, but they rail well in the rough. 

The hefty price is compounded by an above-average puncture count, but these are ultra-fast tyres.

This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Hat Tip To: BikeRadar.com Road Bikes & Gear

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