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.
Ryder Innovation Nut Cracker
Ryder Innovation showed a small tire plug tool called Slug Plug at Interbike in 2018. For $10 USD and 15 grams, it is the least expensive and lightest portable tire plug tool we have seen.
The Capetown, South Africa company design team has come up with another ride aid, the Nut Cracker.
The small fork like tool holds a spare valve core in the handle, which also acts as a brake caliper pad spreader.
The fork portion is a wrench that will help to loosen that recalcitrant valve stem nut. The base of the tines has a fitting for valve core removal.
All this for $10 USD. The Nut Cracker weighs
All Ryder Innovatios tools are designed and produced in Capetown.
More info: rydercycling.co.za