Pirelli Cinturato Gravel M: The Best All-Rounder Gravel Tire?

pirelli cinturato gravel m tire review

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“When Giovanni Battista Pirelli got his start making rubber products in 1872, the internal combustion engine was still decades away. Before long, the Milan-based company was making rubber pieces for carriages and horse riggings, and by 1894 Pirelli was manufacturing the newly invented “clincher” style of bicycle tires.”

pirelli cinturato gravel m tyre review

Nowadays, Pirelli manufactures tires for automobiles, motorcycles, truck & bus, and is the official tire supplier to Formula One. Just a few years ago, Pirelli ventured back into the world of bicycle tires. The company has an extensive range of gravel tires, one being the Cinturato Gravel M.

Pirelli Cinturato Gravel M Review Video

In this video, JOM of the Gravel Cyclist crew reviews the Pirelli Cinturato Gravel M tire, and runs it through a bunch of real-world riding in Florida, Georgia, and Arkansas, at the 2021 Big Sugar Gravel Race. Weights, specs, and more are also covered in the review.

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2021 Big Sugar Gravel Race with the Cinturato Gravel M

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“The Cinturato™ Gravel Mixed Terrain is a gravel-specific tyre designed for mixed terrain, where the surface varies between compact and unstable terrain and all intermediate types. The tread consists of knobs with average height and spacing to guarantee excellent performance on a wide range of terrains.”

The Pirelli Cinturato Gravel M is available in 700c x 35mm, 700c x 40mm (the size reviewed), 700c x 45mm, 650b x 45mm, and 650b x 50mm.

pirelli cinturato gravel m tire review
18%+ gradient at 2021 Big Sugar Gravel, Cinturato Gravel M

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Sludgy conditions at 2021 Big Sugar Gravel

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  1. Avatar Stephen

    Thanks for the review. Any theories about thePirelli Gravel H, Vredestein Aventura, RH Oracle Ridge or ???? for more hardpack + bitumen?

    • JOM JOM

      Stephen, I have ridden exactly none of those tyres you referenced. Sorry!

  2. Avatar Stephen

    No worries – keep up the good work! 😉

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