Well, it looks like the old skinwall tire is back again.
These days it’s more likely to be called “tan wall.”
And I couldn’t be happier to see it make its long-awaited return.
I’ve joked in previous posts that I’m on a one-man crusade to save the skinwall.
Whether it’s references to tire manufacturers getting skin in the game, asking if it’s time to show some skin again or showing some skin in Utah…I got a thing for the old school-ly look of the skin or tan wall tire.
At Interbike this year you could see the tanwall making it’s presence known on some of the new completes.
From the We The People Atlas 24
To the Free Agent Ratio
To the Stolen Saint XLT
The smooth style of the tan wall was out there getting noticed.
Heck, Stolen is even offering a tan wall tire as an aftermarket option.
It looks like for 2014, sporting some tan might be the way to go.