Behind the Labels: XP vs PRO Series

Gravel riding has captured the hearts of cyclists worldwide, offering an exhilarating blend of adventure and competitiveness. As the popularity of gravel cycling continues to soar, riders are faced with several tire options to choose from, each promising to enhance their off-road experience. Among the well-known tread designs and options, Challenge is also offering the XP and PRO series, two distinct construction of gravel tires engineered to excel in different terrains and riding conditions.

Endurance with Extra Protection

The XP (eXtra Protection) series is tailored for the gravel rider who seeks durability and resilience in their tires, particularly on demanding terrains. Featuring a gravel-specific construction, these tires boast a robust carcass that provides not only sidewalls protection (Corazza Armor Silver) but also extra bed-to-bead protection called Corazza Armor GOLD, guarding against punctures, cuts, and abrasions. This added layer of defense ensures that riders can confidently tackle rugged terrain without the fear of compromising their tires' integrity. Whether traversing rocky trails or navigating gravel roads, the XP series delivers the reliability and durability that gravel enthusiasts demand.

Precision and Performance

The PRO series caters to riders who prioritize responsiveness and performance in their gravel tires. Engineered with sidewall protection and advanced materials, these tires offer a responsive ride that enhances traction and control on varied terrain. The PRO series strikes the perfect balance between agility and durability, allowing riders to confidently push their limits and tackle technical gravel sections with ease. With unmatched performance in every gravel adventure, the PRO series sets a new standard for excellence in gravel tire technology.

Despite their differences, both the XP and PRO series share a common thread: the benefits of handmade manufacturing. Each tire is meticulously crafted by skilled artisans, ensuring superior quality and attention to detail in every aspect of its design and construction. From selecting the finest materials to precision assembly, the handmade process guarantees consistency and reliability, delivering tires that meet the highest standards of performance and durability.

The PRO series can be found in the whole gravel line, whereas the XP Series is only available for the new Gravine and Getaway…for now.

Stay tuned for more!