Vittoria Syerra Evaluate: What Is A Downcountry Tire?

What the heck is a downcountry tire? We’ve seen this time period kicked round fairly a bit, with a wide range of merchandise marketed round this sub-category of mountain biking. In our newest video, Neil dives into it with a assessment of the 29 x 2.4″ Vittoria Syerra. Discover his ideas and assessment of the Syerra and an try to determine precisely what a downcountry tire is…

There are dozens of nice bikepacking tires available on the market in all sizes and styles. Nonetheless, we’re at all times on the hunt for tires which might be extra sturdy and that carry out effectively on combined floor rides. In any case, that’s what most bikepacking routes are. The newest breed of tire could also be a superb match are within the downcountry class, a subgenera that the mountain bike business created for bikes which might be in between cross-country race rigs and burly enduro path bikes. Whereas this center zone seems like it will tick loads of bins, and enhance sturdiness and traction over gentle XC tires, we needed to put it to the take a look at. So we picked up a pair of the Vittoria Syerra for assessment.

  • Vittoria Syerra Review
  • Vittoria Syerra Review

Vittoria presents the Syerra as a lovechild of their Agarro and Mazza tires, making it a flexible, speedy tire that’s appropriate for a variety of surfaces and terrain. The Syerra is predicated round a fast-rolling heart tread sample and generously sized aspect knobs for a fast nook engagement. The Syerra is available in a single measurement (29 x 2.4″) and makes use of their tubeless-ready casing, supported by their Anti Pinch Flat sidewall inserts, which Vittoria claims make it extra sturdy than a basic cross-country tire and not using a noticeable impact on weight. To learn how all these claims held up, watch Neil’s assessment under, then scroll down for extra on the Syerra and different downcountry tires.

Extra Downcountry Tires

The Vittoria Syerra is one in every of solely a handful of tires to return out on this class. The one different tires we’ve discovered which might be categorized downcountry by the producer are the Schwalbe Depraved Will and the Maxxis Forecaster. The Depraved Will is available in a wide range of sizes, however the Forekaster is just like the Vittoria Syerra in that it solely is available in a single measurement, 29 x 2.4″. All that mentioned, there are others that will tread in the identical class, together with the venerable Maxxis Rekon or the Teravail Ehline, which they declare has “extra traction and sturdiness than conventional XC tires.” If in case you have a advisable tire that falls in between XC and Enduro, tell us within the dialog under.

  • Tire Measurement: 29 x 2.4″
  • Shade: Black
  • Precise Weight: 802 and 833 grams
  • Place of Manufacture: Taiwan
  • Worth: $70
  • Producer’s Particulars:

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