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When your rides take you everywhere from quick-rolling hard-pack flow trail to rooty tree lines and rock gardens, you'll need your bike to keep up with the variety, and while modern mountain bikes certainly have a knack for tackling just about any terrain, your steed will thank you for throwing on a fresh pair of boots onto its wagon wheels that can take on any terrain. Teravail's Honcho 29in tires make an ideal partner for mixed conditions. The Honcho is designed to take on dusty miles of flowy singletrack, to damp and muddy rooty treelines, starting with center lugs that are evenly spaced lugs that sit close together, with ramping at the front to keep them rolling quickly. Tall transition lugs are spaced to shed mud, and lead way to staggered, beefy side lugs hook up with the dirt when you're leaning over in corners, and feature buttressing to support you under heavy cornering loads.
The Honcho is built with two different casing options— the Durable, and Light-and-Supple, aptly named for their riding characteristics. The Durable Bead-to-Bead casing offers protection from throughout the whole tire, with robust woven polymer composite between the outer rubber and inner casing, within the sidewalls, as well as tread, preventing tears and abrasions in rough terrain. Additionally, a second tightly woven layer of protection is added under the tread to protect from punctures. Conversely, the Light and Supple offers the basics when puncture protection is less critical, with decreased weight, and an extra-supple feel at lower pressures, elevating comfort while you ride.
- Wagon-wheel sized boots for versatile riding
- Center lugs are spaced for low rolling-resistance
- Staggered transition lugs shed mud in the wet
- Beefy, buttressed side lugs for cornering grip
- Durable casing holds up to rugged terrain
- Shed grams with Light & Supple casing option
- Strategic siping boosts grip braking, accelerating, cornering
- Item #TVL000H
- durable, light and supple
- 2.4in, 2.6in
- tubeless-ready clincher
- [durable] woven polymer composite
- 25 - 45
- Claimed Weight
- [2.4in, light and supple] 2lb 3.1oz (995g), [2.4in, durable] 2lb 4.7oz (1040g), [2.6in, light and supple] 2lb 1.2oz (940g), [2.6in, durable] 2lb 9.6oz (1075g)
- Recommended Use
- enduro, trail
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 2 years
What do you think about this product?
June 2, 2020
- I've put it through the wringer
- Runs small
I just got done mounting these (which was a battle as they are tight but that's not that unusual and they seated with just a floor pump which is nice), and am disappointed at the width of these. I mounted the tire on my rear EX511 rim with an inner width of 30mm. The tire inflated to a measly 2.2 inches wide at 35 psi. That's even smaller than a Maxxis 2.4 and I thought they were some of the narrowest around. Given the effort to mount these, I'll likely run them for a while and see how they do. I have a 2.6 Honcho in the light&supple casing on the front which comes out to about 2..45 on the same rim. The thread profile on these look good and they should serve well in that regard. Depending on performance, I may eventually order a 2.6 for the rear as well, now that I know how small these are.. Otherwise I'll be going back to 2.5/2.6 Maxxis and stick with what works. Update: after a good shakedown ride on varied (but mostly mellower) terrain, I'm pretty impressed with the performance of this tire. Good traction, rolls fast, and feels supple giving a pretty smooth ride (mounted on a hardtail with a CushCore insert and running 18-20 psi rear, 22-24 front). I'm definitely bummed about the width being a letdown but given the performance, I'll likely order a 2.6 to mount on the rear. Update 07/10 - have returned the 2.4 width and running a 2.6 width on the rear now. Really hits the sweet spot in that size, probably my favorite summer/dry tire so far. Rolls well and provides great traction where needed, especially at lower pressure and running a CushCore insert. Very pleased with these, all around great tire (still minus one star however for running narrow).
April 3, 2020
How true does this measure to 2.6? I would like to put them on my Chameleon 29er, which will fit "some" 2.6 tires.