Fatter tires typically offer up a bunch of traction and a smooth ride, but often at the cost of weight, precision, and rolling resistance. The new Terrene Chunk 2.6” does a great job of minimizing those downsides and maintaining the main benefits of a wider tire, making it the best all-around 2.6” tire we’ve used.
If you were going to enter a six-day Enduro stage race that covers 20+ miles and ~5000 feet of climbing each day, what would your ideal build look like? Our bike editor is heading to British Columbia for the Trans BC Enduro, and he talks about this “long-ass” event and the specific bike and build he’s put together for it.
When it comes to bike shoes, there are plenty of burly skate-style shoes that sacrifice pedaling performance, and a lot of pedal-oriented shoes that look out of place anywhere except on the bike. In between those two categories sits the Pearl Izumi X-Alp Launch SPD, and it’s definitely worth a look for riders looking for some of the best of both worlds.