Vectran breaker

  • Thermoplastic fabric which is semicrystalline.
  • Harder than aramid and five times stronger than steel!
  • Used under the tread in our tyres as an extra layer for ultra lightweight puncture protection

The benchmark in puncture protection

Vectran is a synthetically manufactured high-tech fibre from a natural model. Like spider silk, Vectran is a liquidcrystalline polymer (LCP) and is spun from the melted liquid polymer Vectra and processed further to a multi-strand thread. Vectran has an enormous tear resistance at a very low weight: Exactly the right properties to process into a premium Continental bicycle tyre as a puncture protection insert. A Vectran Breaker is lighter, more flexible and protects more effectively against cuts than the comparable nylon breaker. Vectran Breaker does not adversely affect the rolling resistance.

Fit the GP 4 Season or Top Contact for the ultimate 'under the tread' Vectran protection as they both feature 2 x layers.



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