IRC Boken Tires: Checkpoint- by Guitar Ted and Grannygear Editor’s Note: IRC sent two sets of tires each to Guitar Ted in the Mid-West and Grannygear in SoCal. This “Checkpoint” post will combine their thoughts so far on the Boken 700X40mm tires and Guitar Ted’s thoughts so far on the Boken Plus 650B X 47mm […]
A little over a year ago, I wrote a post here concerning my top five favorite tires for gravel. These were my choices for tires, as I had been asked about my personal top five by one of you readers out there. Well, now one of you readers has asked for an update on that post, and I thought that was a great idea. So, in no particular order, here are my current Top Five Gravel Tires going into 2019.
Tioga Binary Tires: Checkpoint- by Guitar Ted Tioga has brought an interesting take on a gravel tire that is very unique. A tread that is smoother in the center than almost anything I’ve tried short of straight up file treaded tires and a set of side lugs that do more than you’d think. I have […]
Personally, I am a fan of the Road Plus tire, and the Venture is a big addition to the line. The size has just enough volume and width to allow it to get away with things, especially in the case of the Horizon and the Venture, that a tire like that has no business getting away with
The IRC Boken tire line consists of two 650B models and two 700c models. There is a 650B X 47mm and 42mm offerings, and a 700c X 36mm and 40mm size offerings. IRC also offers the Serac in two different 700c X 32mm sizes and an interesting 700c X 28mm offering in the Marbella.
The EMP is a really nice tire and may be just what you need on a bike with minimal clearances, or for a fast dirt ripper when things are dry.
Tioga Binary Tires: Getting Rolling- by Guitar Ted There was a brand famous in the early days of mountain biking named Tioga. You may have heard of it. The brand’s logo was often seen emblazoned on the likes of legends from back in the day like John Tomac. If you are too young to remember […]
WTB Venture 650B X 47mm Tires: Checkpoint Mid-West- by Guitar Ted The WTB Venture tires have finally gotten a few rides worth of testing lately, enough to add to our last update from Grannygear. In this update we will get a look at how the Venture handles a variety of surfaces and conditions which are […]
WTB Venture 650B X 47mm Tires: Checkpoint SoCal- by Grannygear Editor’s Note- In our “Getting Rolling” post on these tires, Guitar Ted had hoped that Winter was not going to show up, but he was quite in error in hoping for that! So Grannygear is filling in here with the “Checkpoint” post. You will see […]
Donnelly EMP 700 X 38 Tires: Checkpoint- by Guitar Ted The Donnelly EMP is the newest gravel specific tire from the company that was one of the earliest proponents of gravel specific tires. This model was recently introduced and we wrote up our first impressions here. Now that some time has passed, and they have […]