Bike brands aren’t the only ones rethinking what gear should look like for riding road bikes on dirt roads. Clement Cycling has just launched its third road tire in the company’s X’PLOR adventure/gravel series, called the Strada USH, a 32mm tire that has a fast-rolling center and grippy shoulders.
- Specialized CruX for the Dirty Kanza 200
- Moots Routt 45 for the Dirty Kanza 200
- Raleigh Roker Race for the Dirty Reiver
Clement’s X’PLOR tires are made for riders who like to mix in a little dirt or gravel to their riding, whether for fun while commuting or for pinning on a number in organized gravel rides.
The new Strada USH is a combination of Clement’s Strada LGG road tire and the company’s X’PLOR commuter, the USH. Coming in a plump 32mm width, the Strada USH has herringbone treads for traction while turning and it comes in both tubeless ($75) and clincher ($55) models.
Oh, and its got a protective belt from bead to bead, to fend off punctures. That makes it the most heavily armoured in Clement's X'PLOR range.
“The Strada USH is one of Clement’s best all-condition tires for improved dirt roads,” said Clement director of product development Johannes Huseby. “Tubeless, it helps fend off common pinch flats which otherwise can occur frequently when riding on gravel, dirt and shale surfaces.”
Find out more at www.clementcycling.com.