Ritchey Alpine JB WCS Tubeless Gravel Tire
The WCS Alpine JB is a solid choice when looking for a tire with the range of smooth roads to rougher terrian, including maintenance roads or long stretches of rubble. This WCS level tire features Ritchey's Stronghold casing which is a standard non-tubeless casing in 30c and tubeless-ready in the 35c width.
The Stronghold tubeless casing is rated to 120tpi and features a vectran analysis (VFA) tread design. The recessed tread in the rubber greatly improves performance due to the non-pretruding inverse tread. Rolling resistance is quicker and smoother compared to a traditional knob tire, with all the grip you need for this tires designation. For many adventure riders who will spend equal time on pavement and hardpack, this may be the perfect tire. It even offers nice cornering grip on wet roads, and hooks reasonably well in pea or small rock gravel over hardpack.
- Fast rolling gravel-hardpack-pavement tire with more grip and feel than you'd expect li>VFA tread design pattern mostly recessed in the rubber of the tire, rather than relying on protruding knobs
- WCS Stronghold 120tpi tubeless casing is supple, resilient to punctures
- Directional tire- see sidewall for proper orientation
- Size: 700x35
- Color: Black
- Weight: 380 grams