Some of the greatest roads in cycling aren’t particularly well paved. Sometimes, the fact that they aren’t manicured like a golf green is part of the charm. Or maybe all of it. Today’s bikes, handlebars and other components are stiffer than ever, but the emergence of disc brake technology has created an opportunity for riders to run a high-performance 28mm clincher. The Speed R28 is chance to double down on traction, trim rolling resistance, improve your comfort on long days and even better your bike’s aerodynamics.
Zipp has introduced the Speed R28 to give riders a race-ready tire for those days when you want all the performance of a top-of-the-line racing clincher at a pavé-swallowing width. Wet or dry, it combines the grip of a bigger contact patch plus the reduced rolling resistance that comes with a larger casing.
- High-performance race tire
- 28mm width
- 220 tpi nylon casing
- 216 grams
- 21.97 watts of rolling resistance at 40kph (with Zipp butyl tube)
- 60 ShA durometer rubber (Shore A)
- New water-siping tread pattern
- Supple over rough roads