"I find the idea of being "well-rounded" a little boring. Being good at something generally makes us not so good at something else. A 29er sucks on pavement because it's designed to shred on dirt, and a road bike isn't so fun on technical single track. Bruce Gordon lacks social graces because he's a mad scientist when it comes to bikes. The point is... without a little give, there's no take. So how could a tire be really great at any one thing if it's good at everything else? I had to find out. The first day I put the BG Rock 'n Road tires on my Frances diffusible tourist, I immediately went for a ride on the local fireroad of choice, Aptos Creek in Nisene Marks. Climbing up the steep sections to eventually reach 1600', I was impressed by the grip on the hardpack characteristic of Santa Cruz County. I noticed that even at 70 psi, I could still easily stand up and pedal hard in the steep sections without spinning the rear tire. Dem fatties got bite.
|A perfect synergy of predictable traction.|
Thanks so much for the kind words, Curtis! We appreciate the feedback and the pictures of your very nice Frances (with a BG taillight, no less!). If you Rock 'n Road riders out there would like to send us reviews, we'd like to feature them on this here soapbox.