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Challenge Criterium 23 Open Road Tire

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The Challenge Criterium lives up to its name with a fast, lively ride quality and outstanding grip.

A supple 320 TPI carcass and "open tubular" construction means this handmade clincher rides just like a tubular. A dense layer beneath the tread, which Challenge calls PPS, prevents punctures and cuts without slowing you down. The exclusive rubber compound and chevron textured tread deliver outstanding grip in wet or dry conditions.

The Challenge Criterium is available in 700c x 23mm (23-622 ISO). 87-140 recommended PSI. Folding bead. Black/Black. Actual weight: 228 grams.

Note: This clincher tire is somewhat confusingly labeled as an "Open Tubular." It fits standard clincher rims.

Applications: Road Racing, Performance Road, Track 

Tire Type: Clincher-Folding 

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 23-622 mm

Threads Per Inch: 320 TPI

Max Pressure: 140 PSI

Made in: Thailand 

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Reviewed 3/5/2015
by Chris W.
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New Orleans
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Great tire but fragile tread

I'm quite torn on this tire (pun intended)... On the one hand, it never flatted in over 600 miles of urban and semi-rural riding (nasty debris in a lot of spots), rolled quite smoothly (open tubular goodness) and could be run at a lower pressure (90psi on Enve 3.4 wheels, me 160lbs). But, on the other hand, I had a flat last week via a slit in the tire. Upon further inspection, there were numerous little slices all over the rear tire (front was fine). So I booted the big slit, and super glued it and all of the smaller ones. It's holding up but I can feel the boot as the wheel turns. Did I hit a rough section of glass to do this? I don't know but the tire is quite pricey and I still can't vouch for long-term durability.

Final Verdict Race Day Tire - Check, Nice Road Tire - Check, Typical Training Roads - Be Vigilant!

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Reviewed 4/3/2014
by Anonymous
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Excellent tire with good traction

Very impressed with the ride quality, traction and grip of these tires.

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Reviewed 10/25/2013
by distant star
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A truly outstanding clincher.

The Challenge Criterium 23 Open Road Tire is my favorite tire clincher road tire. It rides exactly like a high end sew-up, without the hassle. 1000 miles, no flats!

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