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 the Rock ‘n Road Tires tubeless, do not run over 45psi
- The tires measures out at a nice 43mm wide (or 1.72″ for the Imperial folks)
- Both Blackwall and Skinwall Available
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…