David Gabrys of 45NRTH – has been work’n overtime to bring us some great new products! Last week he kicked winter cycling shoes up a few notches with the Wölvhammer winter cycling boot and this morning 45NRTH is announcing two new tires to their line-up!
First is the Dillinger, which is a 240 count studded tire with wide channels between the deep tread blocks. These wider channels shed snow and increase cornering traction. In the middle of the tire you have tightly spaced chevrons with extended paddles that increase braking and acceleration traction. The tread blocks get progressively taller as you move from the center of the tire (4mm height) to the side knobs (6mm height). This makes the tire a bit more square in it’s profile, which increases stability and traction even further. All the studs in the Dillinger are constructed of tungsten carbide inserted into aluminum bodies, making them light. 240 studs only weigh 60 grams. Dillinger comes in a 120tpi with a folding bead at $225, and a 27tpi with a wire bead at $175. The 120tpi folding Dillinger weighs a scant 1275 grams.
Here are some Dillinger Spec’s
Size: 26×4.0″ (measures about 95mm wide)
Stud count: 240 aluminum carbide studs
Weight: 1275grams (120tpi folding). The weight of the 27tpi version is not certain at the moment.
MSRP: $225 (120tpi), $175 (27tpi)
Break in period: not exactly certain at the moment. Probably 20-30 miles.
Name: Dillinger is a play on the badass nature of John Dillinger, as well as a reference to the Minneapolis punk band Dillinger Four.