The existing gravel tires have a new tan wall option. The option is purely cosmetic and doesn’t impact pricing or ride quality. The 60 tpi options are $55, the 120 tpi options are $70.
Look closely and you’ll see there’s a black sheep in that flock, however. That new tread is the EMP, a knobby gravel tire named after Emporia, Kansas, where a few people go on leisurely gravel rides each year and get dirty.
Donnelly has its Amy D Team C//C bikes, which consumers can also buy and help support the Foundation. Donnelly had this orange PDX tire hiding in its booth. While we had to resist putting it in our swag bag, but the company may be offering it on the Amy D cyclocross bikes in the near future.
Will it be available separately? It’s uncertain, but if the masses speak…
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