A little more than two weeks from now, cycling’s single day gladiators will duke it out on the famed course of the Paris-Roubaix. To celebrate, Donnelly is introducing a brand new tire. Calling it the perfect option for the Spring Classics, the CDG continues the naming trend with a tire named after Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport. We first saw these tires back at Interbike, but now they’re available for sale, just in time for the spring thaw.
Offered only in a 700c x 30mm width, the CDG takes cues from the Strada USH with aggressive side tread mated with an all new center section with tightly spaced pyramids and voids for grip on varied surfaces while still remaining fast on the pavement. The result is a tire that is said to excel in mixed conditions from rain, to snow and slush, mud over cobbles, or just about anything else the Classics (or your own spring training) can throw at you.
For the clincher, the 700c x 30mm tire will be tubeless ready and has a claimed weight of 420g, and will sell for $70. The clincher is available now, but there will also be a 700c x 30mm tubular option slated for late spring which will sell for $129. For those interested in the clincher version, if you order two tires from ProNetCycling.com, you’ll also get a free copy of Nick Legan’s book, Gravel Cycling which is an excellent source of inspiration to test our your new treads.