The Soma Fabrications Shikoro tire is an excellent dual purpose tire that works great for commuting, road use, training, and touring. The durable dense weave polyamide casing offers protection against cuts and punctures at the tire treads and sidewalls. Now available in a 48c Tubeless version, the Shikoro is a great all road tire option when mixed with your favorite sealant.
Works great with Stans or Orange Seal tubeless sealant
Made in Japan by Panaracer
Tubeless ready design
Black tire with brown sidewall
Weighs 680 grams
The Shikoro is also available in 4 different widths of non-tubeless tires.
Gravel Road, Hybrid, Touring
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4.5 GEARS 2 reviews
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asked by: a guest On the Soma website the weight is Sayed to be 670g. But here is says 505g?
anwered by: canteau The weight we had listed was supplied to us by our supplier and might have been from an older batch of tires. We weighed a sampling of our current stock (8/17/18) and they were all around 680g
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Awesome trainer that smooths out the roughest gravel hard pack and rolls well on asphalt and chipseal roads. GREAT grip on loose surface stone with hard pack gravel beneath and on road surfaces both wet or dry. Measures nearly up to 48mm at maximum rated pressure on Velocity Quill rims which have a 21mm internal dimension. Urban road debris is no problem for this tire. The protection this tire offers in addition to the tubeless ability results in making flats just not a concern. Long wearing 800 ish miles and just now wearing little tabs off rear tire. While not sold as let it be noted this is NOT an ice, snow, mud, race day or supple tire. However, a set of these tires WILL will keep you rolling and convertibility get you to your destination without fuss or loads of $$$.
For years I've used Continental Top Contacts on my commuting/touring bike. Recently I've found them harder to get in my preferred 50mm width, so I gave the Shikoros a try. They look good with my classic steel frame, and for my purposes they're a good balance between speed/suppleness and flat protection. They seem to be a much stickier compound than the Contis, so while they give great grip on pavement, I don't expect to get the 35,000 miles (literally) that I used to get.
I have gotten one flat so far in several thousand miles, a goathead that probably wouldn't have penetrated the Top Contacts. But I consider that worth the improved speed and comfort.