Rutland 650 Tire
Your plans for the day may start with a quick pavement roll, but from there anything is fair game, which means you need your steed to be prepared for all levels of adventure with a versatile tire like the Teravail Rutland 650 Tire. This jack-of-all-trades rubber features large tightly spaced center lugs for exceptional grip, with ramping on the front side to keep rolling resistance at a minimum when you're booking it through a firmer straightaway. Transition lugs are spaced out to help boost mud shed when things get a little sloppy, and feature siping that allows the lugs to conform to terrain for grater traction in slower turns. Beefy side lugs are staggered to elevate your control when you're booking it into turns at high speed, and feature wide spacing ideal for control in the mud, and mudshed.
Teravail offers the Rutland in two different casings — the Durable Bead-to-Bead, and Light-and-Supple, aptly named for their riding characteristics. The Durable Bead-to-Bead casing offers protection from bead to bead, with robust woven nylon 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.
- Versatile tires that are eager for the road less traveled
- Tight center lugs are ramped for quick-rolling
- Siped transition lugs grip terrain in slow corners
- Beefy lugs on the outside grip in mud and speed
- Light and Supple casing for featherweight build
- Extra protection offered with Durable casing option
- Lofty 38mm or 42mm sizes allow for lower tire pressure to boost traction
- Item #TVL000J
- 650b x 38mm, 650b x 42mm
- 40 - 70
- Claimed Weight
- [light & supple] (black) 1lb 2.9oz (535g), (tan) 1lb 0.4oz (465g), [durable] 1lb 3.6oz (555g)
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 2 years
3.5 based on 4 ratings
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November 13, 2023
- I've put it through the wringer
Rutlands are amazing trail tires. Period. They’re grippy, tough when you need them to be, and flexible enough that you can still feel every bit of the trail. Off-camber and loose corners are where they really distinguish themselves. They feel light and roll fast on pavement to and from the trailhead, and they hold their own in snow. I get the reviews that criticize the volume. Initially I thought they seemed skinny for a 47, but I got over the “look” pretty quickly once I felt the ride. Highly recommended!
September 18, 2023
Could be a bit more voluminous. Traction over mud/grassy areas was good. They ride fine on loose gravel as well. On rough, rocky stretches of single/doubletrack I was expecting a bit more "give." But they're plenty durable as I rode lots of hard miles and never had a problem with punctures, etc. I'd buy again, but I was hoping for more volume in this size range. Next time I'll buy bigger.
November 28, 2020
- I've put it through the wringer
Lots of traction but not a lot of volume. Get them if you want to stick to dirt like dog hair sticks to fresh ski skins. Dont if you want a wide volume 47c tire. Mounted on a 23mm inside diameter rim they measured narrower than my 43 Gravel King tires on the same rim. Get them if you like complete traction in a corner. Dont if you like to live dangerously and power slide the rear wheel on a pea sized gravel descent.
Originally reviewed on Competitivecyclist.com
August 7, 2020
Went Flat Before I Even Got On The Bike
- I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Size Bought:
- 650b x 47
I installed the tires and found the rear tire going low. After airing the rear up 3 times I found 5 holes in the sidewall of the tire. I found more micro bubbles forming in the same fashion that later turned to more holes. I never got to even ride the tires. I won't buy these again. Maybe just poor manufacturing? I don't know.
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