Rock n' Road Tires 700c x 43mm
After years of being locked away in a dusty corner of the shop, we have decided to bring back the original Rock n' Road tire - along with a host of improvements. Built by Panaracer in Japan, the new tire is ideal for all-purpose riding. Not a full road tire, not a full dirt tire, but a great all-arounder.
Things you need to know
The new tire measures out at a nice 43mm wide (or 1.72" for the Imperial folks) x 700c.
Both Blackwall and Skinwall Available
It's lighter than the original. Our 43mm x 700c weighed right about 540g.
We paid extra for top quality! Japanese-built by Panaracer, the tire has a nice Kevlar folding bead.
Your bike has to have at least 43cm chain stays for the tire to fit.
Try to find a tire this nice for $57/ea. with Free Shipping in the USA. The tire is in stock and ready to ship.
Don't know about the original tire? Then here is a quick trip down memory lane:
The original tire was designed by this mountain bike guy named Joe Murray (you might have heard of him). It was designed to be a large volume, fast rolling tire that could handle all conditions - jack of all trades. That's not the most interesting part. What made this tire unique is that it was built for 700c wheels. That's right, this was a 29er tire before 29ers became all the rage. How early? Try 1988...
Michael Woolsey says.."these tires changed my life!"
Ted De Long says... "These tires have unbelievably good handling on the dirt downhills...almost too good."