|Kenda on the left, Gravel Road ont’ other side.|
Anything called a ‘Gravel Road’ should be good for riding on gravel roads – right? On-One describe the tyre thus “The Gravel Road is for tough endurance riding in challenging conditions” and “Built for the challenges of gravel riding, but versatile enough for everyday multi-trail use“. They also say, “excelling as it does on soft to medium ground” but seeing as I wanted a tyre for medium to hard ground I chose to ignore that bit and promptly ordered a pair.
Upon arrival I cut the packaging label off and paid a visit to the shrine of geekyness and the home of the Bear Bones scales. On-One quote a weight of 450g for the 40c version and the scales of truth backed this up by registering 446g – not stupid light, not stupid heavy. In a blur of luminous pink tyre lever (I’ve only got the one) the tyres were fitted and the bike duly ridden round the yard. Mounted on a 19mm rim they measure up at 38mm across the widest point and have a nicely rounded profile without starting to become ‘pointy’.
|Happy in its natural enviroment.|