The tyre will be 700x25c, the first 25mm tyre Tannus have produced and as a result the vibration is reduced and comfort improved, smoother than their 23mm tyre and considerably faster than 28mm.
Tannus also say it has come out faster than their Aither 1.1 tyre, released in 2015, after countless hours of testing. Much of the development time has been focused on the tread pattern, which was redesigned and rejected numerous times at Tannus’ South Korean HQ before a final design was settled on.
The tyre is aimed squarely at road riding, and Tannus already sponsor the Ukrainian national cycling team plus some pro triathletes to use their tyres for training rides.
Tannus tyres are made from a material called Aither, a polymer that’s similar to the soles of running shoes. As well as being completely puncture resistant they’re also long-lasting, and Tannus say you can get up to 10,000km of riding out of them. The new tyre features an upgraded version of the Aither material, said to offer more flex for greater rider comfort.
Tannus plan to launch the new tyre before Eurobike in August, and after some final checks they will go into mass production in the next couple of months. We’ll be testing the new 25mm tyre over the summer to see if the solid revolution is getting any closer to catching up with the faithful clincher in terms of speed and rolling resistance…
Arriving at road.cc in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of road.cc in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.