There's been a fair bit of interest in Charge bikes amberwall Splashback tyres & I've been after some since I first saw them.
So I took the plunge and bought a pair from Wiggle*
, they arrived today. In a box, with no other packaging, not even any Haribo
Weight averaged over the pair was over the claimed 450g per tyre by 32.5g each for the 1.8" tyres I received
The colour is I guess more tanwall than amberwall as you can see with the contrasting Psycho's in the background
They were pretty tight fitting on a Mavic 217 rim, they may loosen up after they've stretched out a bit, almost had to break out the tyre levers to get the 1st bead on
They felt nice and supple as I writhed about with near exploding thumbs whilst trying to fit them.
The tread pattern is shallow and quite widely spaced, they look like they will be fast in the right conditions, mainly dry or damp. I don't think they will deal with deep gloop too well so a proper test ride may be some time
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