Dutch wheel and tyre brand Ere Research has upped its offering in the Tenaci gravel range, with new, wider tyres and the company’s first gravel wheelset.
The Tenaci GR20 alloy gravel wheelset is priced at £399 (€399 / $499) and has a claimed weight of 1,625g. Ere says it’s designed to take a serious beating, with a maximum rider weight of 130kg.
The 700c rims are 22mm deep, with an external width of 28mm and an internal width of 24mm. They’re designed for 12mm thru-axles and disc brakes. Ere says they can be used with tyres from 30mm to 48mm wide, although it recommends tyres between 34mm and 44mm.
As you’d expect, the rims are tubeless-ready and with tubeless tape pre-installed. They have contrasting highlights in a range of six colour options, including green and purple, as well as a more stealthy black-on-black.
Ere says it uses the same bladed aero spokes with black alloy nipples in the Tenaci wheelset as in its road wheels, for a bit of free speed and to handle windy riding conditions.
The Tenaci wheels roll on Ere’s own straight-pull alloy hubs with heavy-duty bearings, which it says makes for easy servicing and replacement of parts.
They’re compatible with Japanese Ezo ceramic or steel replacement bearings and come with the option of a Shimano/SRAM, Campagnolo or XR-D freehub.
Ere Tenaci gravel tyre range grows
Ere has had a range of gravel tyres since 2018, but its four latest offerings add extra volume and new tread patterns. All include puncture protection from the brand’s bead-to-bead Armis 2 breaker.
The Tenaci TLR tyre has a 120TPI nylon casing and is available in 34mm, 38mm or 44mm widths, and with either tan or black sidewalls. It’s priced at £49 (€69 / $79).
There’s also a premium offering, the Tenaci CC TLR, which comes with an upgraded rubber compound, a 220TPI cotton casing and in 38mm width only. It’s priced at £69 (€69 / $79).
The tyres’ tread pattern consists of a diamond central section for claims of low rolling resistance on firmer surfaces.
Get in deeper and the side treads start to bite, adding extra grip, with the tyres’ curvature designed to increase the width of the contact patch as the going gets softer.