As Mark V shared today, gravel season is coming up and we’ve got wheels and tire reviews to share with you.
I’ve got a quiver of Stan’s NoTubes 650B Valor and Crest Mk3 wheelsets shod in rubber from WTB, Schwalbe, and Compass Bicycles.
While Mark figures out the best combo to run, I spent the winter on my brown bike with a set of Hed Ardennes 650b and WTB 2.1 nanos. Those tires are great for the dirt and gravel, but not when the mixed surfaces include mostly pavement just because of the resistance from the knobs.
What we’re both looking forward to, besides dialing in our setups, is riding in warmer, drier weather.