The ELITE XP is the latest Challenge Road tire designed specifically for demanding training. Sunday rides & tours or just fast commuting around town. Its proven tread design, known for excellent handling and grip, makes the ELITE XP the ideal all-season tire. It meets the same performance benchmarks as the Elite, while also being extremely robust and scoring high on durability.
The icing on the cake: A protective strip on the tire bead prevents wear on the rim flange and serves as a visual guide when mounting the tire.
Field of application:
Training and racing tires with an eye on robustness and durability.
Pro Handmade Clincher with Superpoly carcass:
Handmade tires combine a variety of outstanding features to provide the highest comfort and lowest rolling resistance. Carefully selected materials are used depending on use performance requirements in the various tire levels. Soft, supple carcasses quickly adapt to the shape of the ground when rolling and cornering. This increases ground contact and grip and improves shock absorption on poor road surfaces. Soft, natural rubber treads are combined with lightweight, flexible puncture protection. Polyester is the least expensive of all handmade carcasses. It is a synthetic fabric that is very strong and impervious to water, offering much more flexibility and durability than comparable nylon materials. Challenge uses high quality polyester or SuperPoly (higher TPI polyester) to produce cost effective pro-level tires.
Challenge's handcrafted natural rubber treads are compounded to provide the perfect level of durability without sacrificing performance, comfort and control. Challenge tires wear out 10-20% faster than the competition, but score with significantly improved performance and noticeably better feel throughout their lifetime. Depending on the requirements, the tires are equipped with different soft rubber compounds. The SMARTplus compound is a slightly harder natural rubber compound specially designed for high mileage. The formulation effectively reduces wear, making the tire even more resistant and durable.
Ganzo Puncture Protection System PPS GANZO:
The Ganzo Puncture Protection System is a highly flexible, even tighter woven multi-component puncture protection system incorporated between the tread and carcass. The Ganzo PPS makes the tire lighter, even more puncture resistant and preserves the supple, comfortable character of Challenge tires.