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Pirelli Recalls Over 15K P ZERO Race TLR Bicycle Tires

Pirelli P Zero tire against treeOne of the affected Pirelli tires; (photo/Seiji Ishi)
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Italian tiremaker Pirelli has recalled more than 15,000 P ZERO Race TLR tires due to the possibility that the tubeless tire bead will unseat from the rim. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Pirelli received one report of a tire unseating, leading to a minor injury and the recall. 

Pirelli sold 14,500 of the tires in the U.S. and 550 in Canada. Both groups of tires are included in the recall. Pirelli announced the news on its website on September 7. 

Users should immediately stop using P ZERO Race TLR tires (size 28-622) and check if Pirelli covers the tires under the recall. Pirelli produced the affected tires “between the tenth week of 2023 and the 24th week of 2023,” per the company. Competitive Cyclist, Trek, and Angry Catfish stores sold the tires “nationwide from March 2023 through July 2023.” 

Think you might have one of these tires? Check the table for specific model numbers, originally provided by Pirelli on its website.

Pirelli bike tire recall size chart
(Table/Pirelli)

If you are unsure of where to find that info on your tires, check out this second table Pirelli helpfully provided. 

Pirelli bike tire recall information
(table/Pirelli)

If your tire has a model name and number and Tire ID that matches one from the table and a production date code of 1023 through 2423, you should contact Pirelli via phone 1-800-622-2390 or email at consumer.affairs@pirelli.com. You’ll receive either a free replacement or a full refund. 

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Astro_Kraken
Astro_Kraken
8 months ago

Jan Heine should pay attention

blahblahblah
blahblahblah
8 months ago

i bet its only on hookless rims too

Fig Ciocc
Fig Ciocc
8 months ago
Reply to  blahblahblah

I’ll never understand how hookless bicycle wheels/tires passed both engineering and legal. I work within the commercial vehicle manufacturing industry and as a practical matter have also spent plenty of time in my life removing and installing motorcycle and automotive tires. The safety component to these designs is the tightness of bead/bead seat which requires long tire levers and bead breakers to unseat. The compromise you have to make on the bead/bead seat interference fit is unacceptable to make the tire repairable out in the wild with conventional bicycle tyre levers, you’re really on the bleeding edge if you trust this stuff manufactured by these people.

aaron weiss
aaron weiss
8 months ago

one incident led to a recall???? couldn’t possibly be user error or an in correct install?

Robin
Robin
8 months ago
Reply to  aaron weiss

One incident very likely resulted in Pirelli doing some tests as well as some batch measurements, tests and measurements which likely indicated there could be an issue.

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