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Challenge Forte 700 X 23 Wire

SKU: TIR2601-207

Quick Overview

Entry-level road tire with a classic design

Availability: In stock

Only 4 left

MSRP: $39.95



An entry-level road tire with a classic design and packed with Challenge technology.

Natural Rubber

Challenge treads are made from natural rubber in Thailand, which is more supple than synthetic rubber has far superior grip.


An extra layer of uniquely-crafted fabric with highly resistant properties (PPS) sits between the casing and the tire on the Forte Plus to reduce the risk of punctures. Tires intended for use in intense conditions with a high puncture risk are reinforced with a second PPS layer beneath the casing.

About Challenge

1985 Italian cycling trading company Brewo Italia, owned by Max Brauns, begins selling and servicing many Italian cycling component brands, including Clément brand of tires, worldwide.

1990 Italian tubular tire brands Vittoria and Clément move to Thailand.

1998 The factory supplying Brewo tubular tires in Thailand closes.

1999 Max Brauns goes to Thailand to buy and re-construct the tubular factory machinery so that he can continue supplying his valued customers worldwide.

2003 After failing to reach a licensing agreement with Pirelli for use of the Clément trademark, Max and his son Alessandro, create their own brand Challenge to produce and sell tubulars and open tubulars.

2005 Original molds for the world famous Grifo (Cyclocross), Criterium and Paris-Roubaix (Road), Crono (TT) and Pista (Track) are joined by new, innovative tread designs like Grifo XS (Cyclocross) and Strada (Road). Liberty-Seguros Pro Cycling Team races on Challenge tubulars.

2006 Challenge creates an innovative process to produce the world’s first seamless latex inner tube. Erwin Vervecken wins the Cyclocross World Championships on Challenge.

2007 Challenge introduces the Forte (Road) and Triathlon (TT/Triathlon) tires. Erwin Vervecken wins the Cyclocross World Championships on Challenge.

2008 Challenge introduces the Fango cyclocross tire.

2009 Challenge focuses on expanding Open Tubular range by releasing Forte, Triathlon and Fango with Open Tubular construction making these elite level clinchers more available.

2010 Paris Roubaix Open Tubular introduced. Zdenek Štybar wins the Cyclocross World Championships on Challenge.

2011 Challenge introduces the aggressive Limus cyclocross tire. RadioShack Pro Cycling Team races on Challenge tires.

2012 Challenge creates the first tire specifically for racing on dirt roads, Strada Bianca, named after the famous white roads of Tuscany. Challenge also introduces their first MTB tubular, MTB One. Following the passing of company patriarch Max Brauns, Alex Brauns and his sister, Simona, take over the full running of the factory and office.

2013 Challenge develops the double Puncture Protection System (PPS2) technology and introduces second Gravel racing tire, Almanzo, named after and licensed by the famous Minnesota 100 mile race. Challenge celebrates the crowning of five U.S. National Champions in five different cycling disciplines in the same year – Road, TT, Cyclocross, Triathlon and Criterium.

2014 Challenge introduces the new fast rolling Chicane cyclocross tire and makes the 320TPI Corespun Cotton casing Team Edition Grifo and Limus tires available to the public.

Additional Information

Warranty Duration Lifetime
Manufacturer Part Number CHD3EA009019
Actual Weight 345 grams
Product Condition New in Box
Color Black
Tire Type Wire Bead Clincher
Wheel Diameter 700C
Tire Width 23 mm
Tire Compound Natural Rubber
Puncture Protection Puncture Protection Strip (PPS)
Tire Features Puncture Resistant

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