The Urban Taraxagum is a serial bicycle tyre made of dandelion rubber with the plant grown and the tyre produced in Germany. The road tyre with a width of 35 mm scores points with a comfortable race construction that is a good choice for the urban ride. Its manufacturing context behind the design is reflected by the tread pattern, which takes up the plant structure. The use of Vectran, which is spun from molten liquid polymer and further processed into a multi-fibre yarn, makes the tyre tear-resistant and lightweight.
Statement by the Jury
The bicycle tyre, which provides road compatibility and strength, impresses with an innovative production process on the basis of a sustainable vegetable raw material.
Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH, Korbach, Germany