Bruce Gordon Rock N' Road Tire
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After years of being locked away in a dusty corner of the shop, Bruce Gordon decided to bring back the original Rock n' Road tire - along with a host of improvements. Built by Panaracer in Japan, the new tire is ideal for all-purpose riding. Not a full road tire, not a full dirt tire, but a great all-arounder.
Things you need to know
The new tire measures out at a nice 43mm wide (or 1.72" for the Imperial folks) x 700c or 650b.
- Also available in 650b x 43mm
Both Blackwall and Skinwall Available
It's lighter than the original. The 43mm x 700c weighed right about 540g.
Top quality, Japanese-built by Panaracer, the tire has a nice Kevlar folding bead.
Your bike has to have at least 43cm chain stays for the tire to fit.
Don't know about the original tire? Then here is a quick trip down memory lane:
The original tire was designed by this mountain bike guy named Joe Murray (you might have heard of him). It was designed to be a large volume, fast rolling tire that could handle all conditions - jack of all trades. That's not the most interesting part. What made this tire unique is that it was built for 700c wheels. That's right, this was a 29er tire before 29ers became all the rage. How early? Try 1988...