The Vee Tire Crown Gem is getting a massive range of sizes for all wheel diameters. It’s coming in a 2.25″ width for 12/14/16/18/20/24 inch wheel diameters. And the larger 20″ and 24″ get a premium 120tpi casing, folding bead, tubeless ready construction for 20″ and 24″. Even with all that, retail will be a mere $29.90 per tire.
The smaller sizes use a less expensive 72tpi casing and wire bead. Retail is just $14-19. More tread patterns likely to follow.
For us big kids, the Crown Gem 27.5×3.8 is a new mid/full fat bike tire for trail riders. Weight is 1380g. Look for more bike brands to start offering fat bike models made for this wheel size, but we’re expecting them to be more oriented to year ’round trail riding and see snow riding stick to 26″ wheels and 4″ or larger tires.
The Flow Snap gets a 29×2.6 option for really aggressive riding. It gets their Tackee 52/48a dual compound and 72tpi 2-ply casing, so it’s burly. But still folding bead and tubeless ready, and even e-bike ready. 1,030g claimed weight.
Coming sometime early next year will be a new gravel bike tire using a tread similar to this one. No details are ready, just a little sneak peek, but we should be getting an early test sample when they’re close.