It was only a few weeks ago that the Flow Snap was introduced in 2.6″ Plus widths for 29er and 27.5, and now Vee Tire Co’s Flow Snap now comes in a 29×2.30 and 27.5×2.35 with their Enduro Core casing, giving you an option that’s almost as tough as their Gravity Core casings, but lighter weight for climbing to section starts. At 920g, it’s not “light” but the deep, robust knobs in soft dual compound rubber will keep you planted when the clock starts.
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The Enduro Core is a Synthesis Sidewall with an Epic insert for better sidewall protection…which is what you’re seeing just under the rubber. They say it provides better cut resistance than competing options.
The 27.5×2.6 was shown at Taipei and has the option of their Silica compound for better traction in cold weather.
Panaracer’s Panduro is coming early summer as a 27.5×2.4 with various rubber Compound options. Possibly more sizes will follow shortly thereafter.
The Gravel King and Gravel King SK (semi-knob) are now available in 48mm widths for 650B. The SK will also come in a 700×38. All are around $60.
IRC’s easy-to-setup tubeless ready cyclocross tires will soon be available with an X-Guard casing option. This is their toughest casing, adding a 40x40tpi woven barrier from bead to bead to improve puncture protection. It also toughens up the sidewalls, helping prevent cuts. Between the three, you’ve got options for Sand, Mud and Intermediate conditions.