Zipp has some new gravel tires to check out. Only, they’re not quite new – except for the logo. Originally called the Tangente Course G40, Zipp’s gravel tires join their gravel-oriented handlebars in XPLR family.

Zipp g40 XPLR tire

Other than the XPLR G40 name, these are the same tires that Tyler checked out early last year. Offered in a single 700c x 40mm size, the tires are tubeless ready but are also tube compatible. They’re also hookless compatible, which is important since Zipp’s newest wheels are hookless – and quite wide.

The tires look great with a tan sidewall, and the new graphics better match those of the newer Zipp wheels. Weighing in at 480g a piece, the tires sell for $65 a pop. More importantly, with Zipp adding more products to the XPLR line, it makes us think more products are probably in the works to build out a modern gravel bike.

Zipp g40 XPLR tire


  • High performance gravel and adventure tire
  • Aggressive cornering side knobs for excellent control
  • Fast rolling center section
  • Bead-to-bead puncture protection strip
  • 30-65 psi
  • Tubeless Ready, tube compatible
  • Hookless compatible
  • ETRTO 40-622 (700x40c)
  • 127 TPI
  • Tan sidewall
  • Aramid® bead to bead puncture protection which is very resistant to sidewall cuts
  • Hookless compatible
  • Weight 480g

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