Tanwall or Blackwall?

November 14, 2023 11:01am by rob
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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