Gravel tires have been a big player at the last few Sea Otter Classic shows, and this year was no different. This year we spotted tires, but also a number of products to help keep your tires running smoothly.
Today, we take a look at new tubeless tires from Continental, Tubolio TPU tubes, Cushcore insert and a Ryder Innovations Nut Cracker.
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All of our coverage of new bikes and products is available in our 2019 Sea Otter Classic archive. Andrew Yee and Cliff Lee contributed to this report.
Continental Tubeless Gravel Tires
Continental has been one of the last companies to hold out from embracing tubeless for road, cyclocross and gravel. Its Grand Prix 5000 tire represented its first foray into road tubeless, and now we spotted a new gravel tire called the Terra Speed that perhaps is evidence that the German tire giant is soon to unveil tubeless cyclocross and gravel offerings.
The Terra Speed (not to be confused with the Specialized Terra cyclocross tires or Continental’s Terra HD3 car tires), is a 40mm tire with a TR designation, which we’d bet money means Tubeless Ready.
The company didn’t have this tire on display in its booth, but we spotted it on a bike on a roof rack inside a Continental tent.
Company representatives didn’t have any official details, but we’d bet it’s coming later this summer and likely will have at least one sibling with a more aggressive tread.
More info: continental-tires.com/bicycle