Goodyear has confirmed the release of a new city/trekking tyre named the Transit.
The Transit range is a ‘puncture-protected’ tyre range that takes inspiration from the brand’s pre-existing range, and includes a Tubeless Complete model. The Transit Speed range comes equipped with 5mm reflective sidewall stripes to enhance visibility, and it meets the ECE-R75 requirements for use with modern e-bikes.
The Transit Tour is modelled after the Assurance All-Season automobile tyre, and combines a “durable, utilitarian construction with directional siped tread that offers unsurpassed all-weather traction”. Constructed to e-bike approved standards and with reflective side strips enhancing twilight and night visibility, it provides “robust flat protection along with a comfortable ride for your next journey”.
“Most puncture protected tyres are used in city environments where start-stop riding is the norm, we have increased puncture resistance beyond our competitors whilst reducing weight for consumers and in the overall long-term creating a better riding experience,” said Goodyear’s brand manager.
“We have identified that we are able to offer retailers up to industry leading margins on the new Transit range and forms part of a revised distribution model for IBD’s, offering unparalleled margins.”
The Goodyear Transit Tour range is available in 27.5 x 2.0 up to a 700 x 50 and the Goodyear Transit Speed range is available in a 700 x 35 up to 700 x 50. For more details contact Paligap.cc on 01454 332 110 or visit www.paligap.cc.
Paligap and Goodyear have embarked on what they call the “Goodyear Chronicles” – choosing to highlight the everyday rider when testing product. The first in the series of these videos features Tim Wilkey from Forever pedalling, a Bristol-based cycling hub focusing on the culture of cycling.
Wilkey, an experienced cyclist, put the Goodyear transit range through its paces on his daily commute, enduring lengthy rides in the intended use of an urban environment and at the same time comparing it to some of the cycling industry’s big-name brands.
“Yes, they are good, they roll fast, grip well and I had zero punctures during my time on them, I would recommend them,” Wilkey claimed when comparing them to other brands.