Zipp’s new Tangente Course G40 (700x40c) is a purpose-built tubeless gravel/off-pavement tyre for ‘smooth control over untamed roads’. Accessories specialist Zipp notes that the new tyre offering is ‘grippy for aggressive riding, this tyre provides the control and durability demanded by gravel, dirt, rocks, mud, whatever.’
With an MSRP of US$65, €72*, £64* (* including VAT), the Tangente Course G40 is a wide (40mm) tyre designed for control, which in gravel translates into higher overall speed. In developing this tyre, Zipp began with a chevron centre-tread pattern for speed which transitions to an inverted soccer cleat design. It added XC-style knobs on the edges.
The tyre’s casing and bead-to-bead puncture protection strip ‘navigates the fine line between supple and stiff so that grip and performance do not suffer while making an incredibly durable gravel tyre.’
The 40mm width was carefully selected to be most effective with its tread pattern while also fulfilling riders’ evolving preferences for wider tyres for gravel events and off-pavement riding.
The Tangente Course G40 was tested by riders including long-time Zipp-sponsored pro Jeremy Powers. “The tyres are bullet proof, not a question in the world,” Powers said.
“If I was going to ride in Iceland again, this is the tire I would take with me. It has excellent grip. It plows over big chunky rocks and is just fine off road
Along with the new tyre offering Zipp also is introducing the Tangente Butyl Tube with Aluminium Presta Valve 37mm (use with Tangente Valve Extender and Wrench), 700 x 35-42. This has an MSRP of US$19, €19*, £17* (* including VAT). It provides a convenient back up for road or trail-side, or an alternative for those not yet running a tubeless setup.
The Tangente Course G40 gravel tyre is tubeless ready for use with sealant, but it also is compatible with tubes.