Lightweight and durability just became close friends

Lightweight and durability just became close friends

Lightweight racing tyres offer many advantages, such as more speed, grip and comfort, and lower rolling resistance. However, a well-known downside of light tyres is an increased risk of punctures due to the economising on the anti-puncture material. Vredestein’s developers, therefore, set themselves the task of making a lightweight, durable high-performance road tyre with solid puncture protection.

Fortezza Duralite

The Fortezza Duralite fully satisfies these requirements: it is no less than 18% lighter than standard racing tyres (195 grams in 25-622), while also featuring a Sportex Protection Layer (SPL). This offers all the advantages of a lightweight high-performance tyre while maintaining the reduced risk of punctures of a heavier version. The lower rolling resistance and enhanced grip are due to the 150 TPI carcass, combined with a new and durable compound which ensures a longer lifespan. In addition, its elliptical contour gives the Fortezza Duralite optimal aerodynamic properties. In short, this model is light and fast while lasting longer than comparable tyres