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Zipp Tangente Course Clincher Tire

Zipp has revamped the Tangente tire line-up. Starting with the huge success of the original Tangente, Zipp's focus has been on competition tires. With the Course model, Zipp has balanced competition with durability, flat protection, and value. Though the new Tangente Course is a clincher tire and has been built with those key features in mind, it is still a competition worthy tire. Protection, after all, can be crucial in triathlon where a flat can ruin your experience. But, as a competitor, you still want a fast rolling, low resistance tire that can meet your performance standards. The Tangente Course was designed for you as Zipp has still incorporated key technologies and aerodynamic research into the design.

The key to the puncture protection of the Tangente Course is a nylon belt sits beneath the outer layer of rubber that meets the road, and the inner rubber that carries the flexible Kevlar bead that keeps the tire on the rim. The business rubber compound has been built into a 120 TPI casing that keeps the tire supple and delivers excellent grip. This new compound demonstrates low rolling resistance, and has been maximized for best control and feel in dry conditions. The shape, profile, and tread pattern of the tire itself has been optimized for aerodynamics based on Zipp’s extensive wheel development and tire testing. As the rider, you are getting an incredible compilation of technology and engineering in the Tangente Course. Ride it hard, and count down those long miles with extra assurance. Please notice that this tire was optimized for dry conditions, but like any tire once you get the feel for it, getting caught out in the rain won’t slow you down much. Zipp recommends dropping tire pressure 5psi on wet pavement!


  • Clincher for racing and training optimized for dry conditions
  • 120 TPI nylon casing with nylon puncture protection strip, Kevlar bead
  • Aero tread pattern
  • Rubber formulated for grip and acceleration, with low rolling resistance
  • Recommended to drop tire pressure 5psi in wet conditions
  • Recommended pressure range- 90-125psi (or less, size dependent)
  • Tire weight: 700x23 205g, 700x25 215g, 700xR28 260g, 700xR30 306g


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Posted on 4/22/2016

This is the first review Ive ever posted -- the course 30mm tires deserve a review. They are light and roll fast! First ride today, with pressures 80F and 85R on the Diverge on pavement. At the end, dropped pressure to 70 and they rolled well on hard pack dirt, fine gravel and shallow sand...better then expected. I didnt get them because I have the Zipp 30 Course wheels, but they are a good looking and great fast combo, for sure! Zipp doesnt recommend lower than 70 pressure for these...may try them lower for a gravel only ride. (Have knoobby tires for more intense dirt rides.)

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