Chicane blends a center file tread section that rolls incredibly fast with aggressive side knobs inspired by the Challenge Limus tire, yielding a unique blend that is ideal for those early season races on dry grass (think CrossVegas), hardpack dirt, and pavement.
This specific tire is Challenge's Team Edition "S" version, tricked out with whiter sidewalls, "Team Edition" text, and "S" label (softer, suppler, sealed), just like the pros ride.
Each Chicane Team Edition S features a seamless latex inner tube with removable valve core for easy use with Challenge Extenders when used on deep tubular rims, and Challenge handmade construction.
The same Team Edition "S" tires used by professional cyclocross racers are now available to you from RideCX.com:
“Over the past seasons I’ve been working with Challenge to get the perfect balance of soft and supple rubber with the new casing on the Team Edition tubulars. I’m confident we’ve done this and the additional grip is noticeable in the corners. I know that gives me more confidence to push my bike to the limit.”
- Helen Wyman, Kona, 9X National & 2X European Cyclocross Champion
“I found the new soft compound tires gave me more grip in the corner with no reduction in straight line speed.”
- Ellen Van Loy, Telenet Fidea, 4th Overall Elite Women’s Cyclocross World Cup
“No matter how you prepare or how good you feel, if you aren't on the right equipment it makes it very difficult to stay with or even ahead of the game. Having the softer tire and more supple compound means traction and smooth rolling without compromise. Low pressure without folding over is key to be able to roll fast and stay with the best riders in the race. I get that confidence with the Team Edition tires.”
- Stephen Hyde, Cannondale p/b CyclocrossWorld.com, 2nd 2016 US Elite National Cyclocross Championships
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.