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, in the App Store on iTunes, and on Google Play for Android.
As our long-time readers know, we are big proponents of tubeless technology for cyclocross, and have been touting the possibilities it offers for years, most recently in our Mechanical Monday last week, where we examined and busted the 14 biggest myths of tubeless tires.
The industry has heard our cry, with a large amount of cyclocross and gravel-specific tubeless tires arriving to the market. Our 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards naturally continues today with the award for Favorite Tubeless Cyclocross Tire, which was won by the Specialized Terra Pro 2Bliss Ready Tire.
This was the first year where readers had the option to pick their favorite tubeless tire, and most voters opted to express their opinion on their favorite rather than leave the question blank, leading us to believe that the technology is becoming increasingly important to our readers. We have familiarity with specialized 2Bliss tire lineup, including our recent review of the gravel-oriented high volume Trigger Pro.
For the 45-to-60 minute efforts in cyclocross, however, Specialized’s mud-oriented tread of the Terra was the overall tire of preference among voters. (No Readers’ Choice Award given for tubeless tire last year).
Specialized Terra Pro 700x33c 2Bliss Ready Specs:
Casing: 60 TPI
Claimed Weight: 370g
More info: specialized.com