Halo Releases Gravel Tyre Range

by Hannah Dobson 5

The all new Halo Gravel Tyre range consists of three distinct tread patterns to cover all conditions and surfaces.

Developed over a three-year period the range has been refined to offer minimal rolling resistance, high traction levels and mud shedding abilities where needed.

The range consists of the RXR, GXR and GXC models, which are all built around a lightweight 60TPI tubeless carcass. Halo says that this carcass choice allows the tyres to conform to the terrain for grip and comfort, but also brush off a large amount of potential damage from objects on the road or trail.

RXR Tyre

  • Usage: Road/ Adventure/ Bikepacking
  • Conditions: Road / Hardpack
  • Available in 650 x 47c
  • All black and tan wall
  • RXR 640 x 47c from 505g

The RXR is the ‘road plus’ tyre offering, with minimal rolling resistance and maximum comfort the primary aims of the RXR tyre. 

Leading edges into the centre of the tread help with braking and acceleration traction in all conditions, while managing to retain a flush rolling surface. This means that the leading edges only come into play when used in the wet, or when off-road. In the dry and when on smooth surfaces the tyre rolls with minimal resistance. Angled mud and water shedding channels have also been integrated on the shoulder tread.

GXR Tyre

  • Usage: Gravel/ Adventure/ Bikepacking
  • Conditions: Road/ Hardpack/ Gravel
  • Available in 650 x 47c
  • All black and tan wall
  • GXR 650 x 47c from 575g

The GXR is an ‘all-surface gravel’ tyre, designed to offer minimal resistance while rolling on the centre of the tread and maximum grip on the sides of the tread; The GXR tyre balances speed and grip. 

As well as the leading edges into the centre of the tread and angled mud and water shedding channels as per the RXR tyre, the side tread offers a combination of spaced and specifically placed blocks. Combined with optimised siping Halos says the aggressive side tread helps the GXR offer enormous grip levels that are there when needed most.

GXC Tyre

  • Usage: Gravel/ Adventure/ Bikepacking
  • Conditions: Loose/ Wet/ Gravel/ Dirt/ Hardpack
  • Available in 650 x 47c and 700 x 38c
  • All black and tan wall
  • GXC 650 x 47c from 545g
  • GXC 700 x 38c from 395g

The GXC is the most aggressive and traction enabling gravel tyre in the range, designed to excel on loose and challenging terrains, or as ‘the perfect weapon for all season riding’. Rolling speed is maximised by closely spaced arrow shaped blocks in the centre of the tread, despite a deep tread depth. Arrow shaped blocks in the centre encourage mud and water down the channels formed to keep the tread mud free. Rearwards facing edges on the arrow blocks aid grip under braking whatever the conditions. The side tread offers a combination of spaced and specifically placed blocks. Combined with optimised siping Halos says ‘the aggressive side tread helps the GXC offer enormous grip levels that blur the lines with mountain bike tyres’. The angled mud and water shedding channels continue from the centre tread all the way to the edge of the tyre.

All tyres in the range have and RRP of £49.99 GBP/ $69.99 USD and offer large tread wrap for extreme lean angles. Tyres are dual compound, with the rubber compound used in the centre slightly firmer to increase rolling speeds and longevity and the edge compound softer. Included with the tyres as part of Halo’s solution to packaging is a reusable Velcro frame strap, allowing you to wrap spares and accessories to your bike.


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