"Last weekend's group ride was an excellent opportunity for me to take the Bruce Gordon Rock 'n Road tires out for a test spin. Here was a ride that had it all: smooth stretches of well-kept blacktop, rolling gravel fire roads, chunky granite climbs, and sloppy, muddy singletrack with a few hairy switchbacks. I threw pretty much everything available at the Rock 'n Roads, and they did not disappoint.
|The test bike, a custom offroad tourer by Bruce Gordon.|
Let me first say that I'm biased when it comes to 29er tires. I like them fat. So when I try on a skinnier pair of tires- and I know calling a 43mm tire 'skinny' sounds ridiculous- I don't expect them to perform as well as my usual Ralphs, Nanos or Ardents. But the Rock 'n Roads soaked up the hits as well as any fat tire, they didn't lose traction uphill, and they felt solid in the corners. I was frankly surprised by how well they performed off-road.
The Rock 'n Road is a great all-arounder, jack-of-all-trades type of tire and would be especially well-suited to mixed terrain rides, bike camping, or any other kind of on- and off-road adventure. They also happen to be damn handsome. I wholeheartedly and sincerely recommend these tires."
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