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Gravel Grinder News: EVOC Hydro Pro, Trek Bags, Challenge Tires & More

The most recent news for the gravel and back road rider is here. Sea Otter has come and gone, the first to be held since the pandemic struck in 2020, and a few things came out of that show/festival. We also have a couple of news items from recent press releases. Let’s check it out!

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American Classic Tires: Getting Rolling

When you hear or read the name “American Classic”, you probably are not thinking about tires. But that’s what we are looking at here.

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Gravel Grinder News: Whisky Spano Drop Bar & American Classic Tires

News on two new products for gravel fanatics comes today with the release of Whisky Parts Co. “Spano” drop bar and a surprise American Classic…

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Pirelli Cinturato Gravel H Tires: At The Finish

So who is this tire for…..They are the kind of rider that wants a bullet-proof, easy tubeless set up, a tire that doesn’t require baby-sitting in terms of air pressure retention, and a tire that wears well. That is a tough combination to get right, but I believe that Pirelli did get this right with the Cinturato Gravel H tires.

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Panaracer Gravel King SK+ 650B Tires: At The Finish

So, who is this tire best suited for? I believe that the way Panaracer has made this tire and the way that they market it as the “strongest version of the GravelKing SK..”speaks to a cyclist who craves a reliable tire with volume for rougher surfaces and/or heavy loads.

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Pirelli Cinturato Gravel H Tires: Checkpoint

I’m pretty impressed by the Cinturato. It does ride well, handles well, especially for a tire with not much tread, and it is almost a ‘set it and forget it’ tire in terms of width and air pressure retention.

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Panaracer Gravel King SK+ 650B Tires: Checkpoint

The Gravel King SK+ tires have decent roll, are seemingly quite resistant to punctures, and have copious volume for their size. In fact, you had better have room for 50mm tires on your bike if you want to try out these 650B tires.

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Pirelli Cinturato Gravel H Tires: Getting Rolling

Okay, so I didn’t know what to expect here, but what I found has been pretty impressive so far. The Pirelli tires roll well, and set up great.

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Panaracer Gravel King SK+ 650B Tires: Getting Rolling

There are several sizes of the Gravel King SK+ tires in the range, we happen to have the 650B X 48mm versions. The tires we have are the blackwall versions, but Panaracer lists a skin wall version as well. None of the funky colors as with other Gravel King variants here though, which you don’t get with the SK+. Just plain black tread.

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Challenge Tires Getaway: At The Finish

If you are racing, or if you want a great tire that makes riding to gravel and dirt roads more fun and speedy, this is your tire.

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