Superior Performance on Loose, Rough, or Loamy Terrain
IRC Boken Doublecross Gravel Tire has a fast-rolling center tread for gravel and adventure riding paired with burly side knobs.
As its name implies, the Boken Double-cross is a dual-sport tire. It is a CX race tire and aggressive all-conditions gravel tire. The engineers at IRC optimized the read pattern for each size. This 42mm tire has a fast-rolling center tread for gravel and adventure riding paired with burly side knobs that hook up when the gnar gets gnarly.
With more bite than the file-tread Boken, the Boken Double-cross gives you superior performance on loose, rough, or loamy terrain.
- High-grip "Boken" compound
- Side blocks hook up in loose corners
- Closely spaced center tread rolls incredibly fast on hard surfaces
- Support knobs add grip while helping to float over the soft stuff
- Reinfornced sidewalls add flat protection and keep the tire from squirming when run at low pressure
- 700 x 42mm (622x42) ISO
- Tubeless Ready
- 60 TPI
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Weight: 530 grams
Wheel Size: 700C/29" (ISO 622)
Tire Type: Tubeless Ready
Threads Per Inch: 60
700 x 38mm - Black
Tire Width: 38mm (1.5in)
Mfg PartNum: 190586
700 x 42mm - Black
Mfg PartNum: 190587
Tire Width: 42mm (1.7in)
I have ridden both the 42mm and 38mm versions of this tire and they are excellent. The tread gives tons of grip in the loose stuff while providing low rolling resistance on the road. Before riding the Doublecross I had been on WTB Resolute (42mm), which I consider an excellent tire. The Doublecross are just a bit better in every category. More grip, less rolling resistance and longer wearing. I typically got 1,000-1,250 miles out of the WTB and I have gotten 2,000 miles out of the Doublecross. They are absolutely bulletproof.
Several friends also ride this tire and the one complaint that I have heard (from only one person) is that they lack "suppleness". I think that is fair. Something about the rubber compound just makes it a bit harder. To my mind and most other people that I have talked to, there isn't really a negative since they still have great grip in the dirt.
The 42mm is the only tire I am riding now. Probably the only reason to go down to the 38mm is if your bike can't fit the 42mm.
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