The Almanzo is the ideal tire for gravel and adventure riders seeking more control than the Strada Bianca and lower resistance than the Gravel Grinder. The Tubeless Tubular version, with 260TPI SuperPoly casing, offers a unique combination of tubeless and tubular construction that's more secure on the rim and more comfortable at lower air pressures, fast rolling, and compatible with both tubeless sealants and tubeless tire plugs. This tire includes PPS2, a combination of our sub-tread Puncture Protection System and an additional layer inside the casing to increase resistance to punctures. The Presta valve includes a removable core.
- Handmade tires combine many attributes to create the most comfortable and lowest rolling resistance tires.
- The Tubeless Tubular system maintains all the performance benefits of the best handmade tubulars. A latex liner is fused to the casing, replacing the traditional inner tube and allowing for the use of a plug to finish a ride or race in case of a puncture too large for sealant to fix.
- The Puncture Protection Strip is a special fabric placed between a tire's tread and casing to increase resistance to punctures. Designed for rough roads and gravel, PPS2 tires have an additional protection layer between the casing and the inner tube.
Going tubeless allows you to run lower tire pressures without the added weight of a tube. Lower tire pressure has many benefits, including greater traction, lower rolling resistance over rough surfaces, and decreased risk of a puncture-related flat.
Tubeless-ready rims and tires are parts of a complete system that eliminate the need for tubes by creating an airtight chamber between the rim and tire. Liquid sealant is added to the chamber to fill small punctures and maintain air pressure while you ride.
UST (Universal Standard for Tubeless) is a specific type of tubeless system that dictates the shape of the rim and tire beads. UST rims should be paired with UST-specific tires for best results.