Tannus is set to release a brand new improved tyre to the market later this year.
The 700x25c is the first in this size produced by the airless, puncture-free tyre manufacturer and has been announced as the company’s best tyre yet.
It features an upgraded version of the Aither 1.1 compound which gives the tyre more flex and more ride comfort. Tannus has been developing the tyre at its South Korea HQ for more than two years and brought it to the UK in February for further testing.
The tyre – which is aimed at the road bike market – features a new tread pattern, which was settled on after a number of earlier choices were rejected.
Tannus chief executive Youngki Lee said: “The 25c is the most difficult tyre we have developed. It has taken us more than two years with a number of setbacks that we have had to overcome. The new tyre is faster than the 23C and smoother than the 28C. This is without doubt our best tyre ever.”
The company’s European director Jazz Walia added: “This is a major move for Tannus; another bold step to the future. We have invested a lot of time and money on this and we are seeing the benefits of that in the 700x25c. The new tyre offers fantastic cushioning and has a completely new tread pattern. It’s good to be able to add this size to our range and we are confident it will soon become one of the most popular.”
The company hopes to launch the tyre before the Eurobike show at the end of August. It is undergoing final checks before going into mass production in the next couple of months.