At Interbike, we first spotted the new Donnelly EMP gravel tire, along with some hot, non-production colors of its cyclocross tires.
At Sea Otter, Donnelly was proudly displaying the new gravel tire on a gravel e-bike. The new tread, named after the town that Dirty Kanza made famous, offers another alternative to the small-knob MSO.
The EMP has larger, more-supported side knobs and larger knobs in general, and the dense tread may offer more puncture protection against sharp Kansas rock.
Find slogging through miles of gravel a bit tiresome? Donnelly wants to energize your ride with a new gravel e-bike it had on display. Donnelly joins companies like Bulls, Schwinn, Raleigh and Van Dessel with an off-pavement e-bike option. The bike uses a Fazua battery and features the exact same geometry as the brand’s gravel bike. The company says the bike is under 40 pounds.
More info: donnelly.com