Rock n' Road Tires 700c x 43mm & 650b x 43mm
When the Rock ‘n Road tire was designed it was made for one purpose, and one purpose only. The ability to ride all terrains with ease.. It is Because of its unique “step-pyramid” tread pattern that optimizes on this idea. At speed, the center tread line provides an almost continuous line, allowing the rest of the tire to float just off the ground during paved riding. Even though the Rock ‘n Road mimics the feel of a much narrower road tire on pavement, when ridden in the dirt, sand, mud and gravel, the best of the tire jumps to life. It is on the trail, through changing weather conditions where this tire continues to surprise the rider, because it always out preforms the expectations of an all terrain tire.
Things you need to know
If you are going to run Our Rock 'n Road Tires Tube Less Do not run over 45psi - If you are going to use tubes - then you can inflate them to 70psi, although I recommend running them no higher than 55psi
The tires measures out at a nice 43mm wide (or 1.72" for the Imperial folks)
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 700c tire to fit & 42cm chain stays for the 650b.
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 a29er 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."
Why are the 700c Rock ‘n Road tire not “Tubeless Compatible” and the 650b are?