The gravel road going scene has been growing by leaps and bounds for several years, but equipment for such pursuits has been slow to come, until now, that is. A great example of this is in the tubeless tire category, which has exploded compared to the past, with several entries for the 2016 season. One of those is the new Maxxis Rambler 40mm tires which have puncture protection and a tubeless ready construction.
Rambler tires have a tubeless ready bead, an “EXO” puncture protection on the sidewalls, and have a dual compound tread with a 120TPI casing. Of course, the beads are folding, and the weight of our two samples is an incredible 370/380 grams. The retail price is about $55.00-$60.00 each and they should be available very soon after the date of this posting.
The plan for us is to get these tires mounted up, then ridden a bit, before we come back with a “Getting Rolling” post where we will give you our first impressions on these new tubeless ready options for gravel road riders/racers everywhere.
Note: Maxxis sent over the Rambler 40mm tires to RidingGravel.com at no charge for test/review. We will always strive to give you our honest thoughts and opinions throughout.
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