The Urban Taraxagum is a new bicycle tyre made of dandelion rubber that is produced in series. It is part of the manufacturer’s comprehensive sustainability strategy. The dandelion used for this purpose is cultivated in Germany, where the tyre is produced, which significantly reduces expenses related to logistics and transport. The tyre is predestined for urban rides. The tread pattern adopts the cell shape of the dandelion, and the sidewall engraving also refers to the plant origin of the tyre.
Statement by the Jury
This dandelion rubber tyre impresses as a resource-saving, regionally produced alternative to conventional bicycle tyres.
Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH, Korbach, Germany