Many of our customers have been waiting patiently for the Grand Bois Extra Léger tires. These tires are made in small quantities, so they are hard to keep in stock. We just received another shipment. The latest batch has tan sidewalls again. (Sorry, no all-black tires at this time.)
These tires feature especially supple casings, which make them especially fast and comfortable. I was skeptical whether the great ride of the standard Grand Bois tires could be surpassed, but these tires are yet another big step up.
The Extra Léger tires appear to be as durable as the standard Grand Bois tires. The tread is the same rubber and thickness, so they last a long time. They don’t seem to get more flats, either. I’ve been riding my Hetre Extra Légers (650B x 42 mm) on all kinds of paved and unpaved roads since last autumn now. After 4000 km (2500 miles) only the rear tire is showing a little wear now. I expect them to last at least another 4000 km.
This excellent durability means that there are no trade-offs for the extra suppleness and speed of the Extra Léger tires, apart from the higher price.
The Extra Légers are by far my favorite tire. (And I am not just saying this because we sell them… In any case, we could sell any other tire, too, if it was as good.)