Sometimes the greatest personal journeys involve long days, sleepless nights, towering mountain passes and racing to the next town before the café closes. For long-distance routes and the tenacious riders who travel them, we created the Sparwood.
The Sparwood has bikepacking deeply ingrained in its DNA, and is ready for any surface. When navigating routes comprised of back country 4wd roads, twisty singletrack, gravel tracks, and paved connecting sections, we find that the 29x2.2” and 27.5x2.1" casings support a perfect balance of low rolling resistance, reduced weight, and excellent maneuverability.
The ideal tyres for Tour Aotearoa, Kopiko Aotearoa, Sounds to Sound, the Kiwi Brevet and other long distance New Zealand Bikepacking adventures
What makes Sparwood so good for bikepacking?
- A large casing and tubeless compatibility lets you run lower tyre pressures to take the edge off of loaded riding on harsh roads.
- Raised and ramped center tread reduces rolling resistance
- L-shaped side lugs dig into corners to keep you in control
- Ready for adventure? We offer Sparwood in 29″ and 27.5″ sizes and multiple construction options with black or tan sidewalls
SPARWOOD 27.5 x 2.1 and 29 x 2.2"
Tubeless Ready folding bead
60 TPI casing
Ideal rim width - 23mm
PSI - 19-27
27.5" Light and Supple (Black sidewall) 665g, Light and Supple (Tan sidewall) 615g, Durable Casing 700g
29" Light and Supple (Black sidewall) 780g, Light and Supple (Tan sidewall) 660g, Durable Casing Fast Compound 860g
For rim compatibility and more details, go to the Teravail tech page.
The durable casing features a layer of woven aramid fiber reinforcement between the outer rubber and the inner casing. This material is twice as strong as Kevlar and lighter in weight than any competitive product. Located under the sidewall of the tyre, it provides moderate protection against abrasion and sharp gravel that may result in a flat tyre.
Light and Supple Casing
When extra puncture protection isn’t necessary, the light and supple casing offers decreased weight and a comfortable, ultra-supple ride quality at lower pressures when set up tubeless.