Underneath a tire’s rubber is a casing made of woven nylon threads wrapped from bead to bead. Lower TPI (Threads-Per-Inch) casing utilizes larger threads, infused with more rubber in between the gaps of larger woven threads, creating a stiffer casing with better puncture and cut resistance, but heavier. Higher TPI casings are woven with higher concentration of thinner nylon threads, which require less rubber packed in between the threads, yielding a lighter weight and more compliant casing.back
Tioga’s standard tires incorporate 60 TPI casing with steel beads for all-around performance. Heavier and more rigid than higher thread count casings, Tioga’s standard casings are more durable with a lower entry price.
S-Spec tires utilize Tioga’s ultra-lightweight CYLEX 120 TPI casing. Feather light and super supple, S-Spec tires conform better to track surfaces for buttery smooth runs. Lightweight folding bead only.
BLK LBL starts with the same CYLEX 120 TPI casing found on S-Spec tires and adds AvntGUARD, a special bead-to-bead membrane applied within the casing for enhanced cut and abrasion protection while retaining the tire’s buttery smooth suppleness. Special PneuMax coating inside the tire accepts high-pressures up to 110 PSI. Lightweight folding bead only.
For most economical choice, go with STANDARD level tires. Riders seeking lightest weight possible, Tioga's S-SPEC tires are the lightest race tires on the planet. Riders running high-pressure (up to 110 PSI) and seeking the most advanced tire features, there’s only one – BLK LBL.