Saturday, November 27, 2010
New Tubeless Road Bike Tires Seen In The Wild
Wheat Ridge Cyclery In Denver Has Everything
I was quite surprised by the amazing selection of tubeless road bike tires over at Wheat Ridge Cyclery. Not quite everything, but I did see not only the Hutchinson Fusion 3, Atom and Intensive but also the Specialized Turbo S-Works and even the Tubeless Bontrager R4 tubeless. They had in stock every road tubeless tire currently sold in the United States, and even a few tubeless cyclocross tires to boot.
Granted, they are one of the largest bike shops in Denver, if not the US, and is run by racing legend Ron Kiefel, so I would expect their selection to be superior to your average mom and pop shop. Of course, being a retail space means that instant gratification will cost you a bit more than you would pay online for the same tires. All of the tubeless tires were going for $79.99 with the exception of the Hutchinson Intensive at $74.99.
So if you are waiting for road tubeless to catch on, seeing a broad selection of dedicated tires in a local bike shop is definitely a positive sign.
Posted by Jason at 9:21 AM