By the looks of their latest offerings, Teravail looks to be getting a grip. Literally. Adding three new tire platforms to their line up, Teravail’s tread options have just gotten more aggressive for both gravel and mountain bike use.
With a name like Rutland, it may not come as a surprise that this tire is a burly gravel monster designed for the worst conditions. But it also supposedly is just as qualified for coarse but dry gravel and yet features ramped center knobs to keep the rolling resistance low for all conditions use.
Three sizes will be offered with tires coming in 700c x 42mm, 700c x 38mm and 650b x 47mm in either black or tan sidewalls. Teravail says that getting the color right while keeping the casing air tight for tubeless reliability was a challenge, but they are happy with the result and claim that the tan wall tires are just as air tight as the all black versions.
The black versions will also be available in their Durable casing with bead to bead protection including a woven rip stop nylon to stop the propagation of the hole after a puncture. This should result in smaller holes that are easier to plug rather than a giant slash in the case of impact with sharp gravel. The durable tires feature a 50tpi layer under the tread and 30tpi layer under the sidewall to prevent pinch flats and sidewall cuts while providing a supple ride. Both 650b and 700c tires are designed around a 23mm internal width rim.
Crusing A-Line? Reach for the Ehline. Geddit? Ok, so there’s more to the Ehline MTB tire than bad dad jokes as this one is a new MTB model from Teravail that is geared towards hard packed trails as a “gnarly XC tire”. Because of that it has a lower profile center tread section with aggressive side lugs for cornering. This should make it a decent option for front and rear on XC or Trail bikes and hard pack trails, or as a rear when paired with something like the new Honcho below.
Offered in both 27.5 and 29″ tires, both will be available in 2.3 or 2.5″ widths which are best suited for 24mm or 29mm internal rim widths respectively. Like the Rutland, the tires will be sold in black or tan wall, and the black version will be available in Light & Supple or Durable casing.
The burliest option of the three is the new Honcho MTB tire. With bigger knobs, the tire also comes in slightly bigger sizing than the Ehline with 2.4 and 2.6″ widths in 27.5 and 29″ versions. The larger angular knobs are designed to grab hold of roots and rocks helping to keep traction on challenging terrain.
Other than the different in width, the rest of the details of the Honcho are pretty similar to the Ehline with the same options in casings and sidewall colors as well as intended rim width.
All three of the new Teravail tires are available now.