Teravail tires might not be the brand you first think about when it comes to tires - they have only been in the game for just over a year, first coming to the market with plus tires for mountain as well as road tires. While trying some of the gravel tires last year, we didn't have many bikes or use for the larger tires. Well, they have expanded their range and are now offering two more trail size tires and a new gravel option as well.
“We believe in chasing the rides that taunt us to come back for more. These roads and routes require steadfast determination; they demand reverence and are talked about long after they’re over. We intentionally design products to honor and conquer this specific terrain.” - Teravail
First up is the Honcho tire, Teravail’s new aggressive trail tire, designed and inspired for attacking rocky, rooty terrain. The Honcho is the latest high-performance trail tire developed with angular lugs that are tall and aggressive creating a fast-rolling tread pattern that still provides ample traction and bites through loose, uneven terrain. The Honcho tire is going to be offered in two casing sizes as well as wheel size, both 27.5" & 29" in 2.4 and 2.6 options. Want some volume to float over rocks and roots? 2.6 front and rear will be your choice! The 2.4 version feels more like a traditional trail tire and feels great up front or in the rear. All sizes are also offered in two casing options as well: Light & Supple, and Durable. Along with that, the Light & Supple tires are also offered in a tan wall option, and that is one reason we are stoked with these new tires.
The next new mountain tire from Teravail is the Ehline which is going to be a faster tread pattern than the Honcho, and makes a great rear when paired with the Honcho up front, or can be run as front and rear for a fast rolling combo. The Ehline will follow suit after the Honcho, available in 27.5" & 29" options, and a 2.3 or 2.5 width. It will offer the same casing options as well with Light & Supple in both black and tan wall colors, and the Durable in the black. Designed in response to modern flowy trails, the Ehline is fast-rolling with uncompromised cornering performance – developed to provide more traction and durability than traditional XC tires for those who demand the most in a tire when riding fast, flowing terrain with technical sections mixed in.
We have been able to get time on both the Honcho and Ehline for the last few months, trying all combinations of tires in many different terrains. The result? A great middle ground trail tire that holds up in the toughest trails. Some of the favorite combinations have been the Honcho Light & Supple up front with the Ehline Durable in the rear, this provides great traction and protection to ride all terrain. Riding the Honcho 2.6 in Light & Supple front and rear has really impressed us as well, with the Honcho not only holding traction but helping smooth out the trail, almost like riding on balloons, in the best way. I personally had the Ehline 2.5 Light & Supple up front with the Ehline 2.3 Durable in the rear and grew to love this combination on my short travel bike, giving a great combination of fast rolling with able traction. The 2.5 volume was able to smooth out the trail a bit and take some of the deeper hits with confidence, while the 2.3 in the back accelerated fast while providing a smooth transition from center to cornering lugs. All in all, we have been super impressed with these new Teravail tire combos and are stoked to keep the combinations coming into the dry season ahead.
The Rutland is Teravail’s new gravel tire. Designed with the unknown in mind, the Rutland takes the guesswork out of selecting the right tire for the ride. Ramped, tightly spaced center lugs reduce rolling resistance while more aggressive shoulder and transition lugs provide grip in loose conditions. The Rutland is available in both 650b and 700c wheel size options. The 650b is only available in a 47 width, while the 700c is offered in both a 38c and a 42c. All of these tires follow the casing versions as well, with Light & Supple available in black and tan colors, while the Durable is only in black. Teravail does have another Gravel option the Cannonball, which is a bit more of a file tread, and great for fast rolling mellow gravel roads. The Rutland will be the more aggressive combo, with taller lugs providing more traction.
Riding the Rutland has been great, and a solid improvement on traction over the Cannonball. Riding the Light & Supple up front with the Durable in the rear has provided many rides without any flats. It's not often when a gravel tire has two casing options, but with Gravel bikes being taken on more aggressive terrain, we have found the durable casing to come in handy a few times.
The Cannonball is Teravail's current gravel tire and a great option for mellow gravel and mixed terrain riding. With a file tread in the center and some larger cornerings lugs, the Cannonball is the gravel tire for choice on long gravel rides. Available in 700c x 35mm / 38mm . 42mm options with two casing versions as well.
There are more Teravail tires, from plus & fat bike tires to a fast XC touring tires as well as slick road tire. The Kennebec and Cumberland have been great for our plus size tires, available in 27.5 x 2.8 and 29 x 2.6 options, with the aggressive tread feeling right at home on many trails. The Coronado with the plus/fat tire option, with options from 2.8 - 4.0 in various wheel sizes, 26 x 4.0 and 29 x 2.8 and many in between. The last two tires in the range is the Sparwood, designed for the great divide and touring riding alike, with 29 x 2.2. And last but not least the Rampart, the slick road tire. Available in both 650b x 47 and 700 x 28/32/38 tire size. Great and durable for the road or venturing to the road less traveled.