Closeout: Grand Bois Ourson 650B x 36 mm Tires

With the new Grand Bois “Lierre” on the way, we are discounting our remaining stock of Grand Bois  “Ourson”650B x 36 mm tires: $ 38 apiece, as long as supplies last. Order online.

The “Ourson” uses the tread pattern of the Panaracer “Col de la Vie,” but with the much-nicer Grand Bois casing and a folding bead. Even so, the Ourson’s performance on pavement is limited by the Col de la Vie’s “micro-knob” tread pattern. On the other hand, on loose surfaces, the tread provides good traction. It’s a nice tire, and many users like it, but it’s not as fast as the other Grand Bois tires.

We look forward to the new “Lierre.” The new tire uses a custom mold with a tread pattern optimized for performance.

About Jan Heine, Editor, Bicycle Quarterly

Spirited rides that zig-zag across mountain ranges. Bicycle Quarterly magazine and its sister company, Compass Cycles, that turns our research into high-performance components for real-world riders.
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