Somewhat tucked quietly beneath familiar treads, Challenge is rolling out significant updates to their most popular road, gravel & CX tires starting this season through the start of 2022.
The biggest news with cyclocross season already underway is that their most popular 33mm UCI-legal cyclocross treads all now get soft & supple H-TLR casing for better low-pressure grip. Strada road tires also get an overhaul with better lightweight protection. And on gravel, the Getaway adds a smaller size now, a larger size soon, and lots of supple handmade options for both tubeless and uniquely durable tubeless tubulars alongside the Strada Bianca & Gravel Grinder… Challenge CX tires inherit supple handmade tubeless upgrade from gravel
Let’s get cyclocross out of the way, as real CX racing feels ready to drop at any moment. Challenge doesn’t have any new cross tread designs, but the popular Grifo, Chicane, Baby Limus, and Limus all get the latest in handmade (non-vulcanized) H-TLR tubeless-ready construction. With 300tpi tan wall SuperPoly (polyester blend) casings, PPS puncture protection & aramid folding beads, these tubeless cross tires offer many of the supple benefits of tubulars, without having to glue up tires days before your race.
The Chicane & Grifo H-TLR are already in stock at distributors for early season racing, while Limus will be ready in a week & Baby Limus by early October for muddier racing. All should retail for the same 76€ pricing as the gravel analogue 33mm Almanzo & Gravel Grinder H-TLR which debuted two seasons ago […]