Secondly, via Vintage Bicycle Press – publishers of Bicycle Quarterly – we’re also now stocking Grand Bois tyres in the following sizes for $80 each. The bike in the photo is my Salsa Casseroll with 700×30 Cypres.
700 x 26 Cerf, 700 x 28 Cerf, 700 x 30 Cypres, 650 x 32b Cypres, 650 x 42b Hetre
Designed by Ikuo-san at I’s Bicycle in Kyoto and made in Japan by Panaracer, they’re an excellent choice for touring, commuting and audax/randonneur bikes.
You can read a review of the range from BQ here (PDF). Here’s a few selected quotes..
“combine classic appearance with outstanding performance”“optimum of comfort and speed on most paved roads, and they can be used on unpaved roads as well.”“With their black “fine file” tread and their tan sidewalls, as well as their subtle logo, these tires have a classic, understated appearance. On the road, the Grand Bois “Cyprès” offer great shock absorption, and they carry their speed well over rough roads. Short of hand-made tires, the Grand Bois are among the fastest tires available today.”