When most folks think of Italy, deep blue Mediterranean Sea, pasta, beautiful women and the Amalfi Coast might come to mind. One thing you would never consider is the dirty and worn cobbles of the Paris Roubaix. For some reason, Italians have always had a love affair with the Hell of the North and have produced both many winners and products for the event. These Challenge tires are a prime example of an Italian Paris Roubaix product.
The Parigi Roubaix tubular tire produced by Challenge is a professional racing product. It features a high thread count cotton casing and softer (but durable) rubber compound. These qualities make the ride so subtle it smooths out rough and choppy conditions. The width is a wide 27mm to help float in rough and inconsistent terrain. Poly strip under the tread aids in puncture resistance. This is an exceptional value for a hand-made tire.