First it was Race tubeless. Now, CADEX is aiming for the Classics. Well, your own Classics anyway. Their new tires might get some naming inspiration from the legendary monuments of cycling, but they’re perfectly built for your next big day on the bike.
There are a lot of different tire categories these days, so where do the CADEX Classics fit in? Technically, these would still be considered a road tire – albeit an all-around, all-conditions tire that won’t mind if you venture off road. Offered in 25, 28, and 32mm widths and 700c sizes, the Classics should fit in almost every modern road bike.
According to CADEX, with the Classics’ construction, they really focused on what they’re calling vibration acceleration. “When tire manufacturers talk about tires, there’s a tendency to focus on rolling resistance. That’s a great measurement to reference if you’re talking about riding on a smooth track or the painted line. But, it’s just not a reliable figure for understanding how a tire will perform in real-world conditions where uneven sections of tarmac, cracks, potholes, and patches all combine to slow the rider down,” says Jeff Schneider, Head of Product and Marketing for CADEX Cycling. “Here at CADEX, we don’t ignore rolling resistance; we just place a greater emphasis on lowering the tire’s vibration acceleration. Improve that, and the result is a tire that maintains better forward momentum and, ultimately, allows the rider to go faster.”
To get there, the tires use a single layer Supple Race casing for a high degree of ride feel, but the tire is reinforced with their Race Shield+ cut-resistant layer with Kevlar. Then a silica-bases RR-S AR tire compound supposedly offers fast rolling, high grip performance even in the wet.
The tread pattern should help with that as well, with CADEX claiming that it aids in water-shedding for increased grip.
Priced at $99.99 each, 28mm tires are available now with 25mm and 32mm tires available later this fall.