So far, 36″ wheeled bikes have been largely a tradeshow gimmick or unicycle option. But for the select few that take them to the trail, Waltworks has a higher performance tire headed this way.
Made for them by Vee Rubber, the 36×2.25 tire has a tread pattern that’s “Kenda Nevegal and Schwalbe Racing Ralph” with tapered, ramped center knobs and tie-bars connecting the triangular side knobs for smooth cornering transitions. In other words, it’s a well thought out tire, and it comes in almost a full pound lighter than anything they’d used before.
It’s a wire bead, but can be set up tubeless at pressures as low as 18psi (65psi max). Claimed weight is 1540g (+/-40g) and they’ll retail for $125. Available for pre-order now, they should ship in November.
Thank to Matt for the tip!