Zipp launches the Tangente Course G40 Tubeless Tire: “Smooth Control Over Untamed Roads”

“Zipp’s new Tangente Course G40 (700x40c) is a purpose-built tubeless gravel/off pavement tire for smooth control over untamed roads. Grippy for aggressive riding, this tire provides the control and durability demanded by gravel, dirt, rocks, mud, whatever.” – Zipp

zipp Tangente Course G40 gravel tire

“The Tangente Course G40 is a wide (40mm) tire designed for control, which in gravel translates into higher overall speed. In developing this tire, Zipp began with a chevron center-tread pattern for speed which transitions to an inverted soccer cleat design and added XC-style knobs on the edges for the ability to dig in when you need it. Durability was crucial.”

zipp Tangente Course G40 gravel tire

“The tire’s casing and bead-to-bead puncture protection strip navigates the fine line between supple and stiff so that grip and performance do not suffer while making an incredibly durable gravel tire. The tire’s 40mm width was carefully selected to be most effective with its tread pattern while also fulfilling riders’ evolving preferences for wider tires for gravel events and off-pavement riding.”

zipp Tangente Course G40 gravel tire

“It’s just what you need for gnarly all-day riding. It performs exceptionally well with Zipp’s widest and most versatile rim, the 303.

zipp Tangente Course G40 gravel tire

The Tangente Course G40 was tested extensively by riders including long-time Zipp-sponsored pro Jeremy Powers. “The tires are bullet proof, not a question in the world. If I was going to ride in Iceland again, this is the tire I would take with me. It has excellent grip. It plows over big chunky rocks and is just fine off road,” Powers said.

zipp Tangente Course G40 gravel tire


  • Tubeless-ready (For use with sealant or tube)
  • Aggressive cornering side knobs for excellent control
  • Casing: bead-to-bead- aramid puncture protection
  • Tan sidewall
  • Fast-rolling center section
  • Durometer: 50-55
  • ETRTO 40-622 (700x40c)
  • 127 TPI
  • Weight (per tire): 465 grams

zipp Tangente Course G40 gravel tire


  • $  65.00 | €  72.00* | £  64.00*
 (*Includes VAT)

zipp Tangente Course G40 gravel tire

Tangente Butyl Tube with Aluminum Presta Valve

Along with this tire, Zipp also is introducing the Tangente Butyl Tube with Aluminum Presta Valve 37mm (use with Tangente Valve Extender and Wrench), 700×35-42. This provides a convenient back up for road or trail-side, or an alternative for those not yet running a tubeless setup. The
Tangente Course G40 gravel tire is tubeless ready for use with sealant, but it also is compatible with tubes.
zipp Tangente Course G40 gravel tire
  • $  19.00 | €  19.00* | £  17.00*
 (*Includes VAT)



  1. Avatar bobknh

    After extensive riding of tubeless and tubed gravel set ups, I’ve found that for the type of riding I do – 50/50 paved and unpaved rural NH roads – the ease of maintenance of tubed installations, outweighs the puncture and pinch flat avoidance of tubeless. I’m glad that Zipp has also announced a new wider tube, to go along with this tubeless ready tire. But, there was little additional info. provided about this tube. In particular, what justified its $19 price. There are very good tubes available from Continental, Schwalbe, and other manufacturers at about half this price. What is it about these Zipp tubes that justify their cost?

    • Avatar Skidmark

      – aluminum valve stem (whether a plus or minus) probably costs extra to mfg.
      – the valve stem may accept Zipp valve extender more readily (for deep rims). Valve extenders can be a little fiddly…that’s all I got.

  2. Avatar Joey B

    Tread looks like a Donnelly MSO with a hint of USH. Always good to have options!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.