I was in New York for the Sony a9 launch and missed Sea Otter this year, but a product I was anticipating was released….the Byway is a gravelized version of the Horizon with side knobs—the Horizons are on my brown bike now.
Here’s how WTB describes it
Our most dirt-centric Road Plus tire yet, the Byway Road Plus tire delivers supple plus-size traction and smooth riding characteristics farther into the dirt. Staying true to its road usage, a slick centerline borders angular hatching to keep everything smooth on sections of pavement. Intermediate, diamond-shaped peaks provide steadfast traction under power, while consistent and more substantial side knobs extend down the side to protect it against ill-intentioned rocks or gashes while exploring new areas. With the same overall diameter as a 700 x 30mm road tire, Road Plus provides the option for two different riding experiences with the same endurance road bike. The Byway Road Plus tire allows riders to find comfort on remote gravel roads without being slowed down on the pavement required to reach them.
I’ll review the Byway as soon as we get them and you can order them now from Amazon for $60.95.