Clement’s LAS Tread Design Patent

In January, the UCI announced that CrossVegas will be the first Cyclocross World Cup race for the 2015-2016 series.

With a fast, dry course, Clement’s LAS tire will be a likely choice for many riders. The LAS, named after the airport code for Las Vegas and in honor of CrossVegas, has a fast, file tread center and shoulder knobs reminiscent of Clement’s other offerings.

Clement describes the design of the LAS:

It’s unique nail-file tread is short and fine at the center of the tire and gets progressively taller and coarser as it approaches the shoulder knobs.

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Image Source: Clement

You can see the size of the file treads increases from the center to the shoulders.

US Design Patent D675,976 appears to be drawn to the tread pattern of the LAS.

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The increasing size of the file tread leading up to the shoulder knobs should provide solid and predictable traction for corners and off-camber sections.

Application: US 29/401,315
Application Status: Issued on February 12, 2013, as US D675,976
Assignee: Donnelly Sports, LLC
Related Patents/Applications: N/A


2 thoughts on “Clement’s LAS Tread Design Patent

  1. Kenneth February 19, 2015 / 10:11 pm

    It’ll be awesome if you get to test these out to see if their product development from patent conceptualization/design was successful.


    • Nathan February 20, 2015 / 12:55 pm

      Agreed! I would be more than happy to try out any of these products!


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