Get down with the Alpine sickness.
Designed for serious shredding on road or off the beaten path, the Ritchey Alpine JB Tubeless-Ready Tire begs to be set free. With Ritchey's VFA tread design, the Alpine JB's dig into loose dirt or gravel for relentless traction off road, but the low-profile tread rolls smoothly once back on smooth asphalt. The 120 TPI tire features Ritchey's proven Stronghold sidewall casing for durable puncture-resistant performance that will stand up to whatever Mother Nature throws at you.
The Ritchey ALPINE JB Tubeless-Ready tire is available in one size: 700c x 35mm.
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Great tire for fast tarmac and gravel routes
5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
All my local riding combines gravel and tarmac. I find a 40c gravel tire is far too sluggish on pavement, and a 28 or 30c smooth tire is way out of it's element on the many fast gravel descents, hereabouts. These Ritchey JB tires strike a great balance, as they roll quite well on pavement, and their grip on gravel is more than a bit better than a smooth tread road tire. The JB tires have decent volume, and mine measure right at 35mm width at 50psi, mounted on a SL25 rim. Weight was just a fraction over spec, at 375 and 377 grams. They have a very round profile, and turn initiation is very lively. Certainly, there are far more capable off-pavement tires available, but none that I've ridden will match the speed of these Ritchey tires. Cautious gravel riders may not find these tire to their liking, due to their modest off-pavement grip, but fast seasoned riders will appreciate their rolling speed, and moderately better grip on softer terrain. Also, these tires mount easily, and hold air like a champ. I've had zero flats. Western Bike Works had the best price on these, by far.
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