Urban Taraxagum

 
Handmade in Germany
Taraxaguym Logo


Vectran 

Giving something back to your city!

The tyre made from dandelions, for the sustainable lifestyle.Grown and made in Germany. Comfortable race construction –ideal for the urban ride.

The Urban Taraxagum by Continental is the first serial bicycle tyre made from dandelion rubber, for which we established the brand mark Taraxagum™. The project is embedded in a comprehensive sustainability strategy, covering economic, ecological and social aspects. Through significantly shorter distances from the fields and our European tyre plants, we reduce efforts in logistics and transport and use resources more efficiently.Another important contribution to sustainability –in series.

Tyres made from Taraxagum - The first product in the market

  • First pilot series was produced in 2018 and presented at EurobikeFirst pilot series was produced in 2018 and presented at Eurobike 
  • In 2019 the first serial bicycle tire with a tread made out of dandelion rubber will be produced
  • The tyre has a very well balanced overall performance (puncture resistance, wear, grip androlling resistance are considered)
  • The tyre gets a unique design (tread pattern reflects the cell structure of an plant cell; dandelionseeds are in shoulder and sidewall area)
  • The tyres bears our unique TARAXAGUM logo with is trademark protected in all relevantcountries.

  

 Taraxagum box taraxgumpattern                 
 
Tyre
Code

Dimensions 

Imperial  ETRTO
Weight
Rec.
Inflation
Pressure
(psi)
Max. Inflation Pressure (psi)
Ply/TPI
Colour
Bead SRP (£)  
Urban Taraxagum
0101675
700x35
35-622
335g
70
95
3/180
All Black 
folding  £59.95