Impressive new rubber from Islabikes

Impressive new rubber from Islabikes

Leading children’s bike brand Islabikes have announced the availability of their new range of lighweight all-round Cyclo-cross race tyres. The tyres, whose tread pattern was first conceived during the development of Islabikes’ Pro Series range will now be available in both a lighweight folding variant and an increased puncture protected, wire bead version. Landing this week is the Gréim (pronounced ga-rhyme meaning ‘grip’ in Scots Gaelic) Pro Cyclo-cross tyre.

With limited tyre choices available for children from existing brands, Islabikes have designed their own dedicated Cyclo-cross tyre. The tread pattern includes a closely-spaced centre line section to reduce rolling resistance on hard pack, with carefully scaled and spaced aggressive side knobs for effective mud shedding and excellent grip in corners. The 185 TPI casing on a folding Kevlar bead incorporates skinwall technology giving a smooth and supple ride at lower pressures.

The Gréim Pro tyres will retail at £34.99 per tyre and are available in three sizes:

  • 24×1.18 (30-507) – 260g
  • 26×1.22 (31-559) – 300g
  • 700-32c (32-622) – 340g

The same tread pattern as the Gréim Pro can be found on the Gréim. Retailing at £19.99 per tyre, these feature a lower thread count at 72 TPI, a wire bead and a Kevlar belt for added puncture protection and will also be available in:

  • 24×1.18 (30-507) – 360g
  • 26×1.22 (31-559) – 390g
  • 700-32c (32-622) – 440g

Joining the Gréim and Gréim Pro is a new line of Islabikes tyres called Réidh (pronounced ree meaning ‘smooth’ in Scots Gaelic).

Now spec’d as standard on Rothan, Cnoc and Beinn models, the tyres are designed to perform on a wide range of surfaces. They include puncture protection, thanks to a Kevlar belt, and reflective sidewalls for increased visibility and safety when riding at night.

Tyres are priced at £14.99 for the 12”- 20” and £19.99 for the 24”- 26”.   View them here >>

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