The Pirelli Cinturato Velo is designed for; training/racing on rough or unsealed roads, commuting, light gravel/adventure rides. …essentially an all-season road tire with extra puncture protection. Featuring Pirelli Armour Tech™ construction with a high density nylon layer to protect against punctures, this is a very durable, robust tire to rely on kilometer after kilometer. The SmartNET™ Silica rubber compound assists with control even in treacherous road conditions.
The extra puncture protection is achieved with the Pirelli patented 'Armour Tech' construction. Aramid fibres are dispersed through the tire and get thicker towards the underside, so that the top layer still retains low rolling resistance and grip due to Pirelli's Smartnet Silica compound, while the base layer has a greater concentration of aramid fibres to guard against flats. A nylon layer is used from bead to bead to protect against cuts and pinch flats while also making the tire air tight when running it tubeless, while underneath the tread is an aramid fibre breaker belt. This stops sharp objects which might have bedded into the top layer from piercing right through the tire.
The Pirelli Cinturato tire is engineered to be used either tubeless or with inner tubes. Much research has gone into making the tires fully weather-proof and high performing while also being easy to install both with or without tubes. Pirelli have conducted extensive studies to ensure the tires perform in both configurations.