Tanwall or Blackwall?
November 14, 2023 11:01am
I was amused by the recent rant on BikeRadar about tanwall tires
. It’s kind of like the letters in vs letters out debate for muscle car guys. I grew up with tanwall tires in the 80s so they aren’t really that special to me. And I admit I kind of resisted them when they started to come back and become a fad a few years ago. I still dig a no-nonsense blackwall tire but I like to mix it up a bit, too–my new DeSalvo gravel bike has tanwall Rene Herse tires
. Of course, most of my vintage bikes have tanwalls, although my 1995 Ibis Mojo sports blackwall Maxxis Holly Rollers!
What look do you prefer?
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