Pirelli have now launched their own online web shop, velo.pirelli.com, specifically for the cycling arm of their business. They have also announced a collaboration with Castelli for some new race kit, and new off-road tyres are coming soon.
You can already buy Pirelli's road tyres through various bike shops and online retailers, and they're now also selling direct in the UK, Germany, Italy, France, Spain and Belelux. Currently available are the P Zero Velo TT, P Zero Velo and P Zero Velo 4S, of which the silver-label Velo received highly positive feedback when reviewed on road.cc. All the tyres are clincher only.
Already able to preview on the Pirelli web shop are the urban and mtb ranges, however these are still yet to hit the market. The Capsule collection apparel range is a collaboration with Castelli, that Pirelli say is high-tech gear adapted to their "unique identity". The Climber's 2.0 jersey aims to offer maximum breathability to help with tough mountain climbs and keep you cool on summer rides. The top-of-the-range Aero Race 5.1 jersey is fully aero-focussed, with Pirelli claiming the fabrics save up to 22 watts at 40km/h in the wind tunnel compared to a normal bike jersey: big claims. We don't have prices yet, but we're hedging our bets that the gear won't come particularly cheap.
You can take a look at Pirelli's online shop here.
Arriving at road.cc in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of road.cc in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.