Challenge Grifo Team Edition "S" Cyclocross Tubular Tire
$ 99.99$ 124.99
The Grifo Team Edition "S" tubular tire offers the classic do-it-all Grifo tread pattern mated to Challenge's handmade T.E. "Team Edition" casing. Tricked out with flashy white sidewalls, "S" label (soft, supple, sealed) and red "Team Edition" text.
320 TPI for a supple feel with incredible grip
PPS puncture protection
claimed 405 grams
Pro riders get equipment free and can afford to have multiple tubular wheel/tire combos for grass, mud, dry, asphalt, etc. to suit the day's conditions - a luxury those of us who pay for tires cannot afford! A Grifo tubular feature an all-around tread pattern that works well on many surfaces - providing a single setup you can use with confidence in almost any race conditions. If you can only have one tubular tire/wheel setup, make it a general-use tread pattern like the Grifo.
TECH NOTE: this is a tubular bicycle tire with a captive (stitched-in) latex inner tube (also called a "sew-up".) It must be glued or taped onto a tubular rim for safe use. It will not work on a traditional clincher wheel/rim. Proper setup is essential for your safety - if you are not qualified to install tubular tires, please seek expert guidance first.
Worth the xtra $ - I have been a challenge fan for years. However, I would go through at least two sets a season - primarily do to sidewall breakdown. The TE - with coated sidewalls will last 1.5 to 2.0 seasons - worth every incremental dollar.
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