Paris-Roubaix tech, part 1: Tyre Roubaix

With so much focus on rubber, pressure, and inflation devices, it might as well be called Tyre Roubaix

The dust, mud, and nerves around along the scenic route from near-ish Paris to Roubaix have all long since settled. But thanks to a stomach bug, a delayed flight, and a drive through the night, I am only getting to my Roubaix tech galleries now.

In this first instalment, we take a look at all the tyres and tyre inflation tech on show at the Hells of the North. We take a look at the tyre trends across the men’s and women’s peloton, similarities and differences, and a few surprises we spotted along the way.

Tyre inflation management devices were the talk of the week in the build-up to Roubaix. Both Team DSM, in partnership with wheel brand Scope, and Team Jumbo-Visma – who had partnered with Gravaa – came to the race with the tyre-inflating hub tech. While both devices offer on-the-fly inflation and deflation, they do so in very different ways.

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