Italian tyre makers Geax have introduced what they claim is the first full UST (tubeless) 29in tyre, the Barro Race 29.
The 29 x 2.0 cross-country tread is designed for dry and hardpack conditions. It has a claimed weight of 750g, compared with 450g for the non-UST folding version.
According to designer and product manager Samuele Bressan, the development took the better part of a year, mostly because "we’re the first brand to offer a full UST 29-inch tyre, and that took some time to work out".
The Barro Race tyre is also available in Tube NoTube (TNT). Retail is US$44.99 (£24.95) for folding and (£26.95) TNT, and $54.99 (£TBA, approx £40) for full UST. For more information, visit www.geax.com.