One of the annual traditions of Cyclocross Magazine is reflecting back on a year filled with reviewing products and award those that struck us as the best of the best in the realms of cyclocross, gravel and cycling gear. Over the course of the next few weeks, we will be releasing all of the awards one day at a time. Be sure to keep checking back to see what products are most worth your hard-earned dollars. Issue 28 also has the Editors’ Awards and the Readers’ Choice awards, so be sure to order your backcopy today, which is also available on Uberflip.
After a year of testing a multitude of tubeless and clincher tires, the 2015 Editors’ Choice Award goes to WTB’s 35mm Cross Boss for Best Overall Clincher Tire. At $54.95, the Cross Boss weighs in at 400g, but it was the tire’s versatility and supple feel that won us over.
The WTB Cross Boss is a wider, tubeless-ready clincher for the masses. The Cross Boss measures a true 35mm on a 18mm (internal width) rim and had a great all around tread pattern. The slightly taller peripheral knobs square the profile just slightly and bite in when you lean into a corner. Its bead profile and diameter sets up well with many tubeless and non-tubeless rims we tried-but not all.
More Info: wtb.com
Last Year’s Award: Kenda KommandoX