Based in Switzerland, new tire maker Ere Research has set out to design a full range of premium performance tubeless road tires for any surface. We caught a first glimpse at their Tenaci gravel race & Omnia all around road racing treads in Berlin, and they look promising. Updated with tire weights.

Ere Tenaci gravel road race tire

Ere was founded by cycling industry design veteran Piet van der Velde who has start up his own product development since mid 2017. Now that the first suite of tires are ready, we’ve started to get a look at some of the high performance highlights.

The Tenaci is dubbed Ere’s gravel racing and adventure touring tire. It uses a fast rolling, but still grippy center file tread design, flanked by a more open but tightly packed set of shoulder knobs.

Ere wanted a tire to provide a solid grip for riding dirt and gravel roads, but this is still meant to be a race tire so it needed to stay fast rolling. The tires we spotted were a prototype 60a durometer rubber and 120tpi tubeless, but Ere has since settled on a slightly harder 65a compound that balances grip with long wearing.

The Tenaci is 700c only and is available in 30, 32, 36 & 40mm widths. It retails at £67.50/75€ for tubeless or £63/70€ for clinchers (including setup accessories). The tire gets bead-to-bead flat protection, with a doubled layer just under the tread for extra puncture resistance.

The Tenaci in this 30mm is quoted at 360g in tubeless and 301g in the clincher for use with tubes.

Ere Omnia road race tire

The Omnia is Ere’s all around race tire. With a smooth centerline, paired with prominent raised ridges along the shoulders it can be tasked for everyday road rides, racing, or even training.

Built much like their top-level road race tire with a 120tpi casing and aramid protection just under the tread, it gets some larger volume options to tackle rougher roads. The Omnia will also be available in the same 65a compound. Pick them up in 24, 26, 28, or 30mm widths in tubeless or regular clinchers. Pricing is the same at the Tenaci – £67.50/75€ for tubeless or £63/70€ for clinchers.

The Omnia in this 26mm is quoted at 255g in tubeless and 217g in the clincher for use with tubes. The thinner 24mm version is 248g & 197g, respectively.

Tech Details & Setup Accessories

Each of Ere Research’s tire tread designs are available in both separate tubeless and tubed clincher versions and in a wide range of sizes. When you buy a tubeless tire from Ere, it comes with a 48mm tubeless valve and the sealant you will need to set it up on your own tubeless wheel. If you buy a clincher tire, it includes the appropriately sized Tubus inner tube and a 40mm valve extender.

Ere tires include one of three levels of aramid fiber flat protection from just under the tread to doubled up bead-to-bead puncture protection. Almost all of their vulcanized tires also feature supple 120tpi casing construction.

Other road bike tires in the Ere Research line-up

Beyond the tires we’ve already seen in person, Ere Research has several other road tires on offer. The Genus is their pro-level road racing tire with a slick center and a dot-patterned shoulder in 24, 26 &28mm widths. Pontus is a proper wet weather road tire with water extracting grooves from edge to edge in 24 or 26mm. The Tempus is a fully slick time trial tire with sidewall dimples to create laminar airflow, and comes in pleasantly wide 26 & 28mm widths and low rolling resistance tubeless-only construction. And lastly the Tormentum is a 24mm clincher-only tire made from a hard rubber only to spend its life indoors in your pain cave strapped down to a stationary trainer.

Availability

Ere Research has been expanding their international distribution channels since the start of the year – with an aim to ship out of warehouses in Europe, the US, and Taiwan. You can buy their tires through the regular independent bike dealer network, so ask your local shop about them. For now Send It will get them to shops in Canada, OneWay to shops in Europe & the UK. US availability will happen soon too, and online direct sales are potentially also in the works.

EreResearch.com

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BMX
BMX
4 years ago

“Based in Switzerland” yeah the office maybe.

Piet van der Velde
Piet van der Velde
4 years ago
Reply to  BMX

Hello BMX, yes we produce everywhere, in Taiwan, in Thailand, Europe where most of the performance tire brands produce their tires.

ira
ira
4 years ago

No weights on their site so they’re probably heavy

Piet van der Velde
Piet van der Velde
4 years ago
Reply to  ira

No not really, we are amongst the lights tires available today, here is an example of how we compare to some of our competitors.

ERE RESEARCH Genus 700C X 24 248 Gram Tubeless
Schwalbe Pro One Tubeless 700C X 25 257 Gram Tubeless
Hutchinson Fusion 5 Galactik TL 700C X 25 288 Gram Tubeless
ERE RESEARCH Genus 700C X 26 255 Gram Tubeless
ERE RESEARCH Genus 700C X 28 283 Gram Tubeless
Vittoria Corsa Speed 700C X 23 225 Gram Clincher
ERE RESEARCH Genus 700C X 24 197 Gram Clincher
Specialized Turbo Cotton 700C X 24 224 Gram Clincher
Bontrager R4 320 700C X 25 226 Gram Clincher
Michelin Power Competition 700C X 25 212 Gram Clincher
ERE RESEARCH Genus 700C X 26 202 Gram Clincher
Continental GP 4000S 2 700C X 25 215 Gram Clincher
Pirelli P Zero Velo 700C X 25 210 Gram Clincher

Dolan Halbrook
Dolan Halbrook
4 years ago

Liking the look of that gravel tire, but yeah, weights would be nice.

Smale Rider
Smale Rider
4 years ago
Reply to  Dolan Halbrook

That gravel tire looks almost identical to WTB exposure, but with only one constant tred.

Piet van der Velde
Piet van der Velde
4 years ago
Reply to  Smale Rider

Hi Smale Rider, the WTB nob height on the side in much higher and come in 30, 32 and 34, our Tenaci is more made for racing on and off various road conditions, in sizes 30, 32, 36 and 40mm.

Piet van der Velde
Piet van der Velde
4 years ago
Reply to  Dolan Halbrook

Hello Dolan, see above comment to ira.

Larry Falk
Larry Falk
4 years ago

Why would I want a new tubeless valve for every new tubeless tire? (I wouldn’t, so I’ll probably never buy a tire from this company, unfortunately.)

Ricky Bobby
Ricky Bobby
4 years ago
Reply to  Larry Falk

The valves get gunked over time and can corrode, they also get damaged occasionally on my mtb, it’s a worthy spare to carry as well.

Piet van der Velde
Piet van der Velde
4 years ago
Reply to  Ricky Bobby

Shake & Bake!

Piet van der Velde
Piet van der Velde
4 years ago
Reply to  Larry Falk

Hello Larry Falk, many road riders are new to tubeless and we think its good service give them a ready to go package with valve, valve extender and a bottle of latex sealant all included with the tire. We understand that not everyone needs that and we’s happy to take them back if you don’t need them and send you a nice reward in return.

Paul Mazewski
Paul Mazewski
4 years ago

I am curious on the performance of the ere tubeless race tyres compared to the Schwalbe Pro One tubeless, which I understand is currently the best tubeless road tyre?
How well do they perform in terms of puncture and cut protection – live in Denmark where we have a lot of flint…