2013 was a good year, and with all of the new advances in design and technology, there are lots of amazing new products! Here is a spotlight on some new tires for 2014!
Continental – Grand Prix 4000s II
With the patented BlackChili compound, Continental is able to increase all areas of a riders needs. Developing a tire at the nano level, BlackChili is able to create 26% less rolling resistance, a 30% higher friction value (grip) and a 5 % increase in mileage. While claims by companies are usually bias, from many comments and reviews, people have really noticed the grip these tires give.
• advanced BlackChili compound for low rolling resistance, high mileage and maximum wet weather grip
• A proven tyre with a facelift, new colours, new design, tried and tested technology
• New sizes in 23-571, 20-622 and for poor conditions, 28-622
• Vectran™ breaker for unsurpassed puncture protection
• Available colours (23mm): black, yellow, red, orange, blue, green, silver, transparent
Michelin – PRO4
Michelin has 6 variations of the new 2014 PRO4 series, ranging in durability, efficiency and color. The dual compound tired give better wear resistance and better grip around corners. With a new series, improvements to come all around. Pick the model that is right for you and give them a spin.
PRO4 Service Course – Lands right in the middle of durability and efficiency. Service Course tires increases safety and cornering speed on wet roads.
PRO4 Endurance – Best tire to use for top end of performance, durability and mileage.
PRO4 Comp Limited Service Course – This tire gives the least resistance and top end speeds, but sacrificing on longevity. When you are looking for top speed, this tire is for you.
PRO4 COMP Service Course – Will give low resistance and grip on wet roads, but won’t sacrifice as much on longevity. This tire also weighs 25% less than Service Course
PRO4 Grip – Cold weather and wet roads? This is your tire.
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