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45NRTH’s New Latkat Commuter Tire Gives Confidence on Cold, Wet Roads

45NRTH’s New Latkat Commuter Tire Gives Confidence on Cold, Wet Roads

(Photo/45NRTH) For many of us, winter’s here. If you find yourself staring out into colder streets, your summer commuter tires aren’t the best option for…

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(Photo/45NRTH) For many of us, winter’s here. If you find yourself staring out into colder streets, your summer commuter tires aren’t the best option for when it gets cold, wet, and soupy. Bloomington, Minnesota’s 45NRTH knows cold and wet, and may have the perfect tire with Latkat – a commuter-specific tire to help you keep the rubber side down when road conditions are the opposite of ideal. (Photo/45NRTH) 45NRTH says the Latkat offers predictable performance on cold, wet roads thanks to their Gripkraft rubber compound. Note that the Latkat is specifically a non-studded winter tire. If you want or need studs, check out their Gravdal or Xerxes tires.

The Gripkraft compound provides “extra grip and control in wet conditions, making LatKat the best road bike tire for winter conditions”. This tire should allow the rider to “stick” to the ground while carrying more speed with more confidence. In addition to the rubber compound meant for colder conditions, the tread pattern has a huge number of sipes and grooves to channel water, slush, and snow away from the tread blocks for increased grip. 45NRTH Latkat Commuter Tire side shot 45NRTH Latkat Commuter Tire other side shot The new Latkat is a 700c x 40mm, foldable, tubeless compatible tire that is optimized for a rim with a 20-25mm internal width. Latkat offers “bead to bead” puncture protection and runs a 60tpi casing. New Latkat Features and Retail

Retail: $70 Siped and grooved tread grips well in wet conditions

Gripkraft winter rubber compound […]

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