The 26x2.0" Gravdal is based on 45NRTH's popular 700c studded commuter tire. Many people turn to old 26" mountain bikes for Winter commutes because they can be had for a song on the secondary market and the wider clearance clears ice and slush better than a narrower road frame.
Like the 700c version of the Gravdal, 45NRTH offers the 26x2.0 in 2 versions, a 33tpi wire bead tire and a 120tpi folding bead tire. Both versions feature siped thread lugs with with an oval shaped stud pattern. 33tpi tires include 216 steel studs with carbide tips for excellent wear and traction while being less expensive that the alloy/hollow carbide studs in the 120tpi version but a little heavier. Unlike some of the lesser expensive studded tires from companies like Kenda or Innova that use a solid steel studs all 45NRTH studded tires use a carbide pin.
Winter road and patch conditions can change at a moments notice, that''s why 45NRTH designed the Gravdal thread pattern, stud locations and shape to be fast rolling when ran toward the higher end of the air pressure range making them perfect freshly cleared roads. If conditions call for more grip air the tires down to the minimum pressure and get the maximum benefit of all 216 studs gripping the ground.
Like all studded tires there is a break-in period with the Gravdal. During this time it is common to loose some studs and this is NOT considered a defect or warranty issue. The 45NRTH stud replacement tool and studs are available separately.
Winter season commuter tire
216 steel-carbide studs
Siped thread lugs
Winter - Studded
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