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Now Made in Italy: Pirelli P Zero Race bicycle tires roll out of historic factory in Bollate

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As of this month, tire titan Pirelli started production of the P Zero Race bike tires from its new plant in Bollate, Italy, near Pirelli HQ. According to Pirelli, this is “the only factory to make industrial scale, ‘Made in Italy’ bike tires.” First opened in 1962, the factory has recently undergone a modernization process to allow for production of Pirelli’s top of the line tires – including bicycle tires. The opening of the revitalized factory also coincides with Pirelli’s 150th anniversary. While the factory is already producing some tires, the complete project isn’t expected to be complete until early 2023.

 

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Pirelli goes velo with P Zero Race tires

According to the Pirelli press office, the Bollate factory boasts cutting-edge process automation and draws from Pirelli’s vast experience developing ultra-high-performance car tires. That technology produces each tire with “extreme geometrical precision,” which is an even more important factor when it comes to a bike tire, given its small size and light weight.

The P Zero Race tire has already landed Pirelli contracts with athletes from UCI teams like Trek-Segafredo, AG2R Citroën, and MTB teams Wilier Triestina-Pirelli and Canyon CLLCTV-Pirelli. And they supply the Tour de France winning UAE Team Emirates.

To learn more, head to velo.pirelli.com and follow @pirelli_cycling.

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Alban
Alban
10 months ago

Veloflex have been making their tyres in Italy for years…
But thats not to detract from Pirelli doing the same….

Marc Smith
Marc Smith
10 months ago

PIrelli continues to fully operate two plants in Russia and is one of the rare company to have fully embraced what Putin is doing. Total ban in my house.

Robin
Robin
10 months ago
Reply to  Marc Smith

Did Pirelli actually make a statement supporting Putin’s invasion of Ukraine? I’ve not seen any such statement.

Pirelli could be remaining in Russia to protect their material assets in that country. I can’t imagine that it would go well for Pirelli if they left and then Russia seized and nationalized the Pirelli factories there.

Selcuk
Selcuk
6 months ago
Reply to  Marc Smith

Which US brands have you stopped banning from your house since they have invaded Iraq,Afgahistan or bombed Belgrade in the heart of Europe? Europe only mentioned because the lives of blue eyed/ blonde humans is that what counts to many pathetic Westeners.
Pirelli operates plants all around the world and congratulations for the very good quality they are manufacturing. I will keep on supporting them.

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