Tyres 27.5" (650b)

An old tyre size used briefly (almost accidentally) in the 1970's by Apollo and Raleigh, and still used today on horse trotting buggies. Now making a comeback in mountain biking - a size in between 26" & 29".

CST Gritty Slicker FlatFighter 27.5 x 1.95

2603
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This is a good quality general-purpose tyre with a high-protection layer under the tread to reduce the incidence of punctures.
ETRTO: 50-584. Made in China. Inflation Pressure: 30 to 65 psi. Lightweight skin wall. Wire bead.

Maxxis Ardent EXO Folding Tubeless Ready Tyre 27 x 2.25

1814
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An aggressive tread in high-volume casing, designed with great traction in mind. Large block-style side knobs offering numerous edges allow high-speed cornering. The centre tread, while ideal for accelerating and braking traction, also features ramped knobs to minimise rolling resistance.

Features EXO Protection - an extremely cut resistant material added to the sidewalls without affecting tyre performance.

ETRTO: 57-584. Weight: 695g.

Maxxis Ardent EXO Tubeless Ready 27.5 x 2.40

2525
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An aggressive tread in high-volume casing, designed with great traction in mind. Large block-style side knobs offering numerous edges allow high-speed cornering. The centre tread, while ideal for accelerating and braking traction, also features ramped knobs to minimise rolling resistance.

Features EXO Protection - an extrement cut-resistant material added to the sidewalls without affecting tyre performance.

ETRTO: 61-584. Weight: 776g. Made in Taiwan. Inflation Pressure: 35-60psi. Tubeless ready.

Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO Tubeless Ready 27.5 x 2.20

2522
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The Ardent Race tyre from Maxxis is ideally suited for technical XC race courses and endurance-length events.
ETRTO: 56-584. Weight: 690g. Foldable. 3C Maxx Speed Compound. 120 tpi.Tubeless Ready. 

Maxxis Crossmark EXO Tubeless Ready 27.5 x 2.1

2516
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Tubeless-ready version of the ever-populare Maxxis Crossmark tyre. EXO protection for dependability.
ETRTO: 52-584. 60tpi. Foldable. Weight: 656g. Dual Tread Compound. Maximum Pressure: 60psi. EXO Protection - a very cut-resistant material in the sidewalls that does not compromise tyre performance. Tubeless Ready.

Maxxis Crossmark Folding Tyre 27.5 x 2.1

1552
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The default mountain bike tyre for all-round use, the Crossmark offers fast and secure riding on dirt and fast and quiet riding on road.
ETRTO: 53-584. Folding bead. Single compound. Maximum Pressure: 65psi. 60tpi casing. Made in Taiwan. Weight: 588g.

Maxxis Crossmark Wire 27.5 x 2.1

1813
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Our most popular all-round tyre, offering low rolling resistance, good grip in the dirt and reasonably quite on-road riding.
ETRTO: 53-584. Pressure Range: 35 to 65 psi. Weight: 681g.

Maxxis High Roller II+ EXO Tubeless Ready 27.5 x 2.3

2526
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The High Roller II is a trail version of the redesigned High Roller.

ETRTO: 58-584. Weight: 824g. Open tread design. 60tpi.Improved braking and traction. Dual Compound. Tubeless Ready. Foldable. EXO casing.

Maxxis Ikon EXO Tubeless Ready 27.5 x 2.20

2519
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The Ikon is Maxxis's most versatile XC tread.

EXO Protection. High-volume, lightweight true racing tyre. 3C Triple Compound Technology.

ETRTO: 56-584. Foldable. Tubeless Ready. EXO protection - an extremely cut-resistant material added to the sidewalls that doesn't compromise tyre performance. 120tpi. Maximum Pressure: 60psi.

Maxxis Minion Tyre DHF Super Tacky 27.5 x 2.50

2530
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The Minion DHF is the standard by which all other downhill tyres are measured. Depending on course conditions, DHF works will front and rear or as a front paired with a DHR.

ETRTO: 63-584. Weight: 1430g.

Directional, ramped knob design - front or rear. Hardpack, loose-over-hardpack, medium soil. 2-Ply DH casings with butyl-protected sidewalls.  60tpi casing. Wire Bead. Max Pressure 65psi. Weight (Maxxis's published weight): 1.33kg.

Schwalbe Racing Ralph Tyre Performance Line 27.5 x 2.25

1504
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Schwalbe's Racing Ralph tyre is now available as a Performance Line tyre, a much more affordable line of tyres than the Evolution line.
ETRTO: 57-584. Weight: 531g. Shipping Weight: 622g.

Schwalbe Rapid Rob 27.5 x 2.25

2151
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Active line, wire-bead tyre with kevlar puncture-resistance.
ETRTO: 57-584 (27.5 x 2.25 inch). Single compound tyre. Lite skin. Pressure Range: 26 to 54 psi. Threads Per Inch: 50. Made in Indonesia.

Tyre 650B (26 x 1 1/2 x 1 5/8)

52861
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A tyre size that we originally thought to be defunct in Australia (used briefly during the '70s by Apollo and Raleigh) but it turns out we can still get them az they've always been used on horse trotting buggies. And now they're the latest and greatest, having been re-named 27.5"...

ETRTO: 44-584. As this tyre is narrower than most 27.5" mountain bike tyres, most mountain bike tubes will be too wide to fit. If you're after a Schrader Valved tube we recommend using our item code 51269 (26 x 1-3/8" tube; we've confirmed in the workshop that it's a good fit).

Weight: 665g.

Maxxis Aggressor DD TR 27.5 x 2.30

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The Aggressor is designed for high speed modern mountain bike trails. The advanced knob shaping creates extra gripping edges, and the reinforced side knobs off enhanced stability when cornering at speed. A good option for a do it all all-mountain trail tyre.

Features: Dual compound, DoubleDown (DD) 120tpi dual ply construction, Tubeless Ready (TR).

ETRTO: 58-584. Weight: 1050g. Made in Taiwan. Inflation Pressure: 35-60psi. Tubeless ready.

Maxxis Aggressor EXO TR 27.5 x 2.30

2733
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The Aggressor is designed for high speed modern mountain bike trails. The advanced knob shaping creates extra gripping edges, and the reinforced side knobs off enhanced stability when cornering at speed. A good option for a do it all all-mountain trail tyre.

Features: Dual compound, EXO Protection (EXO), 60tpi construction, Tubeless Ready (TR).

ETRTO: 58-584. Weight: 885g. Made in Taiwan. Inflation Pressure: 35-60psi. Tubeless ready.

Maxxis Minion S'Slick EXO TR 27.5 x 2.30

715
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The Minion Semi Slick fills the gap between a fast rolling XC tyre, and a downhill tyre. Featuring a cluster of short, ramped knobs, flanked by the much-loved Minion side knobs, this combination creates a perfect enduro tyre.

ETRTO: 58-584. Weight: 745g.

Foldable, dual compound, EXO Protection (EXO), TubelessReady (TR), 60tpi

Maxxis Detonator Wire 27.5x1.5 tyre

2960
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The Detonator is a good trekking option for those on a budget. It also works well with the Cannondale Slate wheel set up. Silkworm technology provides puncture protection.

If you are looking for more robust tyres check out the Schwalbe Marathon Supreme or the Soma Cazadero.

ETRTO: 40-584

A matching tube to suit this tyre is the Schwalbe SV12

 

Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 27.5x1.6 tyre

293
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This tyre makes a great 27.5 trekking/touring/commuter tyre. It is fast rolling and Tubeless Easy. We use this on our Cannondale Slate. With a tube or tubeless we found this tyre made a significant reduction in rolling resistance over the factory fitted tyres, and has provided improvements in puncture protection.

The levels of grip and comfort on road are very good in all conditions. To our surprise the same can be said off road too. We feel this is the perfect do-it-all tyre for the Cannondale Slate, especially if your rides are more road than off road. If you are a gravel rider, then we have found this tyre on the rear and the Soma Cazadero on the front to be an ideal combination.

The tyre is Tubeless Easy which means its ready to mount tubeless to the Cannondale Slate (or any other bicycle) with tubeless rims.

Match this tyre up with a spare tube Schwalbe SV12

ETRTO: 42-584

Soma Cazadero 650bx42mm black

2884
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A mixed terrain tyre for the gravel rider. The raised centre makes for fast rolling on the road, with the side knobs and shaping of the centre line providing good traction off road. An awesome option for the Cannondale Slate. 

We use this tyre on the front of our Cannondale Slate, with the Schwalbe Marathon Supreme on the rear. It's not manufactured as tubeless ready but we have had success converting it to a tubeless set up.

Match this tyre up with a spare tube Schwalbe SV12

ETRTO: 42-584