Our Catalan Cava is a fine wine indeed. A minimalist tire for those who want the free speed of a high volume slick but need a tire that is more predictable in looser corners. Designed to be used as a pair, or as the rear compliment to a Rosé front tire for extra cornering and braking traction.
-3D diamond file tread massages granular terrain for perceivably 20-30% more traction than a slick
-Slightly higher volume than the Rosé, giving it the same effective outside diameter, leaving geometry unchanged when pairing with Rosé up front.
-High carbon brevet compound for longer (normal) tread wear
-Less susceptible to tread slashes than a true slick
-Robusto sidewall protection for getting rowdy on the one-track, touring and the rambunctious, rugged chunk guzzler.
-High TPI mystery casing underneath that Robusto, BTW
-Robusto means you can ride CERTIFICATION free.
-Leak free sidewalls
-Designed to be inflated/deflated to tastefully low pressures: 25-35 psi (650b); 30-40psi (700c)
-Continuous center negative dark space aeronautic deltas for pure intoxicating SPEED
-Tires packaged and sold individually
27.5 x 2.25” (650b x 57mm), 650b x 47.99mm, 700c x 42.??mm and 700c x 38.?? available
-585g, 525g, 475g, and 370g
***700c x 38.??***
We designed this tire to be a large volume ROAD tire suitable for light, groomer dirt roads, but at this low volume we don't really think of it as a gravel tire. The sizing is sorta funny, it is badged a 700c x 39, but on most modern rims it's been measuring a little smaller upon initial mounting, more like a 37-38mm but after some use these stretch out to almost a 39mm width.