WTB’s new 40c Nano gravel tyre

by 4

Versatile tread hits the (dirt) road

Familiar tread slims down
Familiar tread slims down

One of WTB’s longer-running tread designs, the Nano is a capable and race tyre with just enough tread to handle the inevitable corners.  Already a favourite for the gravel-filled, Canada-to-Mexico Tour Divide race, the Nano has just been released in a gravel-specific 40c (1.5in) version.

Eats miles for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Eats miles for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The Nano’s near-continuous centre tread provides good speed on- and off-pavement while its rounded casing remains predictable when leaned on a variety of surfaces.  For the gravel application, the Nano’s tread has been simplified somewhat, making for better wear on tarmac and gravel.  To bring attention to its first gravel offering, WTB will be sponsoring the 300+ mile Trans-Iowa Gravel Race this April.

WTB Nano 40c tires will be available in both Race and Comp versions starting at launch in April.  While the Race version has all of the usual bells and whistles, the wire-beaded Comp’s reasonable price, weight, and volume could make for an interesting mixed-surface commuting tyre:

  • Nano 40c Race tires feature a folding Aramid bead, Lightweight Casing, and DNA Rubber.  Weighing 470g, retail will be $50/£TBC.
  • Nano 40c Comp tires feature a wire bead, Durable Casing, and DNA Rubber.  Weighing 550g, retail will be $32/£TBC.

WTB tyres are distributed in the UK by Hotlines.

wtb.com

Singletrack Full MembershipJoin us

If you like what we do - if you like our independence then the best way to support us is by joining us. Every penny of your membership goes back into Singletrack to pay the bills and the wages of the people who work here. No shareholders to pay, just the people who create the content you love to read and watch.


Comments (4)

Leave Reply