TANNUS is celebrating after its 700 x 23 road bike tyre was given a top-level safety award. The Aither 1.1 tyre is Tannus’s second tyre to win the sought after seal of approval from the German testing house TUV Rheinland. It was put through a series of strenuous tests to rate performance in the most extreme circumstances and is the only bicycle tyre in the world that has been approved by TUV. Jazz Walia, Tannus European Sales Director, commented: “This is great news for Tannus, but not a huge surprise to us as we have seen the immense research and development that has gone into our tyres. “We wanted to pass the TUV safety test so that customers can be confident that the product they are buying, is safe and robust. The TUV certificate has now proven that independently. “The question we are most commonly asked is ‘how do they grip in the wet?’ by having this TUV approval customers can be confident the tyres are just as good as the pneumatic counterpart.
“We have of course, carried out a huge number of tests at every stage of our development over the years, putting the tyres under huge stress and pushing them to the extreme.
“But to have our work peer-reviewed is very satisfying.”
TUV tested all aspects of the Tannus Tyres to international standards set out by ISO. It included extensive testing on the installation of the tyres by both men and women and the stability of the tyres once installed.
Tannus carried out comparative tests on all its tyres versus conventional tyres to ensure they performed to at least the same standard as pneumatic tyres. Tests included braking distances, side slipping in wet and greasy conditions, extreme temperature variations and tests to ensure the tyres remained in place even with the heaviest of riders.
This is the second major landmark for Tannus in 2016 which, earlier this year saw Specialized begin fitting the company’s tyres as standard on its Alibi bike, sold across the world.