Pirelli Cinturato M Tires: At The Finish
Do yourself a favor and check out Pirelli’s Cinturato Gravel range. The tires are criminally under the radar and should be on more bikes than they are now.
Pirelli Cinturato M Tires: Checkpoint
The Cinturato M’s have what Pirelli claims is a “gravel specific” compound for the rubber. Whatever “SpeedGrip” is, it works.
Pirelli Cinturato Gravel M Tires: Getting Rolling
These are good looking tires with big, diagonally placed knobs and a center row which forms a solid ridge, more or less.
WTB Vulpine 700 X 40mm Tires: At The Finish
So, as it stands now, WTB has a 36mm and a 40mm Vulpine that would make for a fantastic tire for racing, and maybe it would work for adventurous types and everyday gravel riders if the terrain was tamer.
WTB Vulpine 700 X 40mm Tires: Checkpoint
So, looking at this tire as what WTB has described it as – a gravel racing tire – I have to hand it to WTB at this point.
WTB Vulpine 700 X 40mm Tires: Getting Rolling
We really liked the speed, ride feel, and grip that this ‘on the skinny side’ gravel tire had. Not surprisingly, we hoped that WTB would opt to offer a wider version of this great tire.
Ritchey Design 700 X 40mm Speedmax WCS Tires: At The Finish
This tire seems to me to be the “mountain biker’s gravel tire”. A tire for rougher adventures, dirt roads, mountains, and even light single track.
American Classic Kimberlite 700 X 40mm Tires: At The Finish
Now with several more rides in on these tires, my impressions have only been solidified and so, it is time for a final verdict on the Kimberlite tires.
Ritchey Design 700 X 40mm Speedmax WCS Tires: Checkpoint
I found the Speedmax to be stable on loose gravel, and capable in a bikepacking situation on deeper gravel as well.
American Classic Kimberlite 700 X 40mm Tires: Checkpoint
It (the Kimberlite) felt less wooden and stiff than the previous versions of American Classic tires and more akin to a tire costing much more.