Tannus Tyres (UK) – TANNUS is set to release a much-anticipated new tyre later this year, bringing big performance improvements. The 700x25c is the first in this size produced by the airless, puncture-free tyre manufacturer and has been heralded 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 have 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 features a new tread pattern, which has been settled on after a number of earlier choices were rejected. It is firmly aimed as a road bike, training tyre and has already had positive feedback from those who’ve ridden with the new size.
Tannus triathlete Reece Barclay said: “Vibration is massively reduced with the new tyres. They are a very smooth ride.”
Youngki Lee, Tannus chief executive, 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, said: “This is a major move for Tannus, another bold step to the future. Tannus tyres keep on getting better and this is the best yet. 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 hope 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. Tannus is also developing an e-bike specific tyre, which it hopes to be revealing later this year as well.
Triathlete Case Study:
Reece Barclay has been secretly trialling Tannus’s new 700x25c tyres for more than three months and says they are huge bonus. He has been riding the Tannus 700x23 but prefers a slightly wider tyre and the added cushion it gives. The 25-year-old has been putting the tyres though their paces on the pot-holed roads of Essex and Hertfordshire on training rides.
He said: “Speedwise I can’t see a difference between the 700x23s but the wider tyre means on rougher roads it is a lot less harsh. When you ride over rough ground or poor roads, there’s inevitably going to be some vibration but it is massively reduced with the new tyres. The grip is as good as ever and overall they’ve been working really well. I have them on my aluminium training wheels and while I’ve not directly compared watts with the 23s, I haven’t noticed any difference. They are a very smooth ride – and I have not had any punctures.”