The Great Divide Race is one of the most punishing ultra-endurance events in cycling, if not all sport. The completely self-supported ride traverses the 2,745 mile Great Divide Trail from Canada all the way south to the Mexican border. The TeravailSparwood was developed for this event. The Sparwood was used as a prototype by ultra-endurance legend Jay Petervary. Petervary road the Sparwood to a second place finish behind American Josh Kato. Teravail recognizes not everyone will line up at the Great Depart for the Divide but understands the information learned from using their tires in this event can yield tremendous benefits for riders on local Sub-24's, backpacking trips, mixed terrain commutes, or fast trail riding. The purpose built design of the Sparwood offers excellent traction, low rolling resistance and wide volume for comfort.
When extra puncture protection isn''t necessary, our light and supple casing offers decreased weight and a comfortable, ultra-supple ride quality at lower pressures when set up tubeless.
"The TeravailSparwood tires were an excellent choice for this year''s Tour Divide. The wear of the tire is amazing. I used the same pair from start to finish, without a single flat! There were no signs of sidewall abuse either. The volume of the tire yields great comfort, especially on a loaded bike, and the performance on the road surfaces was fast on the straights, predictable, and trustworthy in the corners. It''s a solid choice for anyone thinking of the Tour Divide."
Jay Petervary Ultra Endurance Cyclist
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asked by: a guest Do you know if these tires would fair well as a general touring tire with plenty of off road trail riding but also a lot of pavement?
Is it possible to run these with tubes as well as tubeless on a 23mm rim?
anwered by: canteau The Sparwood is designed for mixed surface riding and can be used on pavement as well as dirt trails, gravel roads, and singletrack.
They can be used with or without tubes and a rim with a 23mm internal width should work just fine. The rim will need to be tubeless ready if you plan to run them without tubes.
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