New Challenge Tires at NAHBS

There seems to be a growing trend of component makers showing off new goods at NAHBS. With the spring “gravel” racing season heating up, it seems natural for tires to make an appearance. Challenge was on hand with some tires that were debuted at Frostbike. highlighted the NAHBS showing.

From CX Magazine:

“Challenge has released an updated model of their Grifo clincher this year. We checked it out at Frost Bike last month, but saw it again at the North American Handbuilt Bike Show in North Carolina.”

Photo by Iain Banks. Go to for more info.

Photo by Iain Banks. Go to for more info.

“In addition to the Challenge Grifo racing clincher, they also announced updates to their Gravel Grinder tire.”

According to Challenge, there will be a 38mm clincher Gravel Grinder to go with the current 36mm Open Tubular.

For a look at the new Challenge Gravel Grinder and Grifo tires and more information, go to the article.

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