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  1. News and Reviews
    Bontrager has updated its popular AW3 road tire lineup with all-new Hard-Case Lite and Hard-Case models, significantly improving puncture protection without sacrificing ride quality. According to Bontrager, the AW3 is the ultimate set-it-and-forget-it road tire, and both the Hard-Case Lite and...
  2. General Cycling Discussion
    Color and creativity are two of the big themes for 2019 Editor's Note: This post was written by RoadBikeReview contributor Andrew Yee, who runs Cyclocross Magazine. A modified version was originally published on www.cxmagazine.com. Gravel tires are one of the most exciting arenas today so we...
  3. General Cycling Discussion
    In the why-didn't-we-think-of-that department this week comes the new Quarq TyreWiz, a real time tire pressure sensor that works on road and mountain bikes. Once installed, pressure is displayed on a smartphone app as well as certain GPS head units with ANT+ or Bluetooth Low Energy radio...
  4. General Cycling Discussion
    Goodyear is back in the bicycle tire business after a four-decade absence. The American tire giant has come out swinging with a complete line of mountain bike, road, gravel, and city tires. There's a new player in the bicycle tire business and it's a big one. The Goodyear Tire and Rubber...
  5. Components, Wrenching
    The soon-to-be launched Terreno Zero gravel road tire is all about speed. In an effort to lessen the inherent compromise of gravel tires that also see paved road use, Vittoria has a new Terreno model in the pipeline. Those already familiar with this line know it includes Dry, Mix, and Wet...
  6. General Cycling Discussion
    Building off its popular X'PLOR series, tire maker Donnelly has begun releasing several sizes and treads to accommodate the growing demand for the alternative gravel wheel size. Among the first to travel gravel stateside are the X'PLOR Strada USH, a 650bx42 that's available in a 60tpi wire and...
  7. Gravel Bikes
    The Resolute is a voluminous tire that will fit most modern gravel and cyclocross bikes. What is it WTB's Resolute was conceived to conquer gravel terrain, giving the rider a luxurious ride experience. Can there be a fast rolling, supple, eye-catching tire that also puts up with the rigors of...
  8. General Cycling Discussion
    The "EMC" on the hot patch means it's e-bike ready. Love them or hate them, component options for e-bikes continue to expand. Kenda recently issued a press release trumpeting the further strengthening of its e-bike compatible line of tires, including urban/trekking models and offerings in...
  9. General Cycling Discussion
    Highly regarded auto tire maker Pirelli is coming on strong in the road cycling world with the PZero Velo. It's one name for three distinct models aimed at the three different uses. Each is color coded like the PZero used in F1 motor-racing. Highlighted here is the blue label PZero Velo 4S, an...
  10. General Cycling Discussion
    Only use actual tubeless specific tires and wheels. Road tubeless tires and wheels are becoming increasingly popular, but they're still not perfect. Here are some tips to avoid the most common set-up pitfalls. But first a little recap as to what tubeless is and why you should consider it. A...
  11. Gravel Bikes
    At Eurobike 2017, Maxxis rolled out the Rouler TR and Maxxis Re-Fuze TR 700c tires. Maxxis Rouler TR At 360 grams for the 700x28C version, this new tubeless ready supple and race-ready tire will make you enjoy the speed and comfort of leaving out the inner tube. The tire has a SilkShield...
  12. General Cycling Discussion
    Let's do some tire testing! Road tubeless tires have been around for a while, but they've yet to become widely adopted. But Mavic is hoping to change that with the recent release of a complete line of UST tubeless wheels and tires. All told there are 12 new road wheelsets and two new tires...
  13. General Cycling Discussion
    French tire maker Hutchinson has a new line of road offerings it claims are better than the predecessor in every way. It's a busy time for tire news in the road cycling world. Recently, Pirelli unveiled its new three tire line-up. Now, Hutchinson has rolled out a new compound called ElevenSTORM...
  14. General Cycling Discussion
    PZero Velo has three major footprint areas: a central slick ribbon, for high tire smoothness, two extra-grooved intermediate bands, which help to negotiate bends and heat the tire, and semi-slick edges providing high tire responsiveness at bend apex. Well regarded automotive tire maker Pirelli...
  15. General Cycling Discussion
    The Resolute 42 is designed to get it done in any condition. Photo by Abner Kingman Gravel tires have to do it all, from punching through slop to rolling fast. To help craft the ultimate all weather tire, WTB has paired small tightly spaced square knobs through the center patch, with offset...
  16. General Cycling Discussion
    Famed tire maker Pirelli is returning to cycling with a range of high performance tires designed for road bikes. The line will be on the market starting in September. The PZero name is meant to evoke Pirelli's iconic brand, which for over 30 years has been a symbol of high technology and high...
  17. General Cycling Discussion
    WTB claims their 650x47C road plus tires have the same overall dimensions as a 700x23-30c road tire. Last year, WTB introduced Road Plus tires. The concept borrows liberally from the mountain bike world, where large volume tires are now all the rage. The idea is simple, a large volume road...
  18. General Cycling Discussion
    Factors such as the width of your tires and body weight will play a large role in deciding the proper pressure for you. What's the right tire pressure for me and my bike? It's a question we hear all the time. It used to be that you simply pumped your 23c tires to 120psi and let a bit out...
  19. General Cycling Discussion
    With a tire like this, you can enjoy big days with few boundaries. Enjoy taking the road less traveled? So do the folks at WTB. That's why their Exposure tires are designed to tackle any surface. At the tire's center is a slick patch that delivers minimal rolling resistance. As the tread...
  20. Gravel Bikes
    Kenda's new Valkyrie high performance road tires is available in four sizes with a price of $70. Kenda has launched three new tires for 2017. The Valkyrie is the company's new road performance tire. The Flintridge Pro is a tubeless ready gravel tire, and the Kwick Journey is a commuter/urban...
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