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29th September 2018 / Comments (1)

WTB Expands Road Plus Lineup

WTB Tyre News

New Rubber

This weekend, WTB chose the Grinduro gravel event in Quincy, California to announce two new additions to their lineup of 650b ‘Road Plus’ tyres. ADVNTR were there for the launch to  grab some photos and touch the rubber!

Venture 47 is an evolution of the ‘traditional’ file tread gravel tyre, popular with our US friends and their long, rolling gravel roads. Of more interest to our mélange of mixed trail, singletrack and road, is the more nobbly Sendero 47.

WTB 650b lineup

The Senduro shares a lot in common with one of our favourite ‘all conditions’ tyres, the 700c x 42 WTB Resolute. But it is a whole lot wider and more suited to heading off the gravel and onto singletrack.

“Inspired by progressive gravel events along the lines of Grinduro, the Sendero 47 provides an aggressive tread pattern in the high-volume Road Plus™ format, combining drop bar efficiency and mountain bike traction. We continually strive to innovate not only the products we make, but also where and how they allow us to ride our bikes. As we found ourselves riding our drop bar bikes on increasingly aggressive terrain, we designed the Sendero 47 to keep up” – WTB

The Venture 47 looks perfect if your travels are more road biased with just the occasional excursion out onto gravel and forest fireroad. That fast centreline ridge suggests that the Venture will be able to tap along at a decent pace on asphalt and hardpack.

“Venture 47 is our most versatile Road Plus™ tire, delivering optimal performance across the widest range of conditions. The supportive centerline tread provides traction on hardpack terrain while the countless working edges of the intermediate ridges grab hold on gravel or dirt. Two rows of outer knobs provide additional cornering confidence and sidewall protection in loose or rocky conditions.” – WTB

Senduro 47

WTB Senduro 47

 

FEATURES:

  • Aggressive tread pattern complements the high-volume Road Plus™ format to combine drop bar efficiency and mountain bike traction.
  • Rounded profile with vertical channels enhances cornering characteristics.
  • High volume casing makes for a comfortable ride.
  • Dual Compound Rubber means a fast rolling tyre with great cornering traction.
  • Weight 530g (TCS version)

Venture 47

WTB Venture 47

FEATURES:

  • The increased footprint of the Venture 47 allows more of the working edge to be in contact with the terrain, more of the time.
  • Rounded profile with vertical channels enhances cornering characteristics.
  • High volume casing translates to a comfortable ride.
  • Dual Compound Rubber means a fast rolling tire with great cornering traction.
  • Weight 573g (TCS version)

UK RRP and stock is TBA but prices should be in line with the rest of the WTB Road Plus range, so expect £42.99 as a ballpark. UK distributor Hotlines UK should be receiving stock late 2018.

We’re awaiting arrival of the new tyres to try out in the not too distant future. In the meantime, head on over to WTB’s website for more info.

Last modified: 30th September 2018