Features: - Vectran Breaker Technology: lighter, reinforcing tread protection - Black Chili Compound: faster, stickier, longer lasting - Used by the Top Professionals - Most Reliable Choice of Tires - Tested Under the Hard Professional Conditions of Grit, Pot-Holes and Long Hard MileageDescription The tubular tire of the pros - now with Vectran! Insiders already know it. In 2005 the professional riders of T-Mobile, Saunier Duval, Phonak and Crdit Agricole have chased victories with special tires produced in small production series in Korbach, Germany. They have tested the liquid crystal fibre Vectran under the hard professional conditions of grit, pot-holes and long hard mileage. Can the phenomenal lab results of the new puncture protection materials predict a phenomenal racing result as well? What do the pros say? Erik Zabels opinion is: hot tires! From 2006 the Competition will be equipped with the new Vectran puncture protection breaker in serial production. One layer of the cut resistant Vectran under the tread instead of the two layers of nylon used before reduces the weight of the new Competition and improves the rolling comfort and the rolling resistance. The German manufacture of the Competition hasn t changed. As previously, the world s best pros only trust the handmade production of our seamstress team and our production staff in Korbach. 3 plies/ total 180 tpi + Vectran Breaker.