Graphene technology has helped make Vittoria Corsa Speed tires the fastest bike tires in the world. Vittoria S.p.A., based in Italy, has been manufacturing bicycle tires since 1953.
Vittoria says Graphene technology has added significant value to its products.
According to Vittoria:
“Graphene technology has added an exclusive value in Vittoria products. It changes everything. Vittoria, pioneer in using this revolutionary material in the cycling market, has positioned Corsa Speed as the best time trial tire in the market.”
The company says that its tubeless ready tires have 40% less rolling resistance thanks to graphene. Graphene gave the Corsa Speed tire a 32-second advantage over its nearest rival in a 50km time trial.
Vittoria lists graphene benefits
Graphene boosts speed by:
- improving grip in wet conditions,
- reducing rolling resistance,
- improving puncture resistance,
Graphene has also strengthened the company’s products.
Regarding its 4C technology and graphene, Vittoria made the following statement in a press release:
“The 4 different compounds have been studied to maximize the tire performance by changing the formula according to the discipline’s needs.”
“4C technology and Graphene have changed bike tires market allowing Vittoria to be the producer of the fastest bike tires.”
What is graphene?
Graphene, which is just one atom thick, is the first truly 2D material. It is the strongest, lightest, and thinnest material in the world – 200 times strongest than our strongest steel.
It is also an excellent conductor of electricity and heat, and acts as the perfect barrier. Not even helium gets through it.
Most hard and tough materials are not flexible. Graphene, however, is the exception – it is surprisingly flexible.
Graphene has potential uses in several sectors of the economy. People say it will transform how we do business and make things significantly.
We are currently using the material in water filtration, aeronautical and space engineering, energy storage, and photovoltaics. We are also using it in electronics and biological engineering.