A little tan never hurt anyone

16 10 2013

Well, it looks like the old skinwall tire is back again.

Sort of.

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.




11 responses

16 10 2013

I have been using white walls for ages now.
DMR motocross tyres use them and they fit rather nicely with my Sunday Wave C.
The DMR tyres are really cheap over here so I’m lucky in that respect.
Ever since my first bike I have used white walls. Love em!

16 10 2013

Yep, DMR are a good option.

Check out the post DMR gets some skin in the game for a look at the DMR Supermoto.

16 10 2013

Yeah, I have to say that my Halo skinwall’s are the best tires I have ever owned.

16 10 2013

I’m not really a bike guy, but I know what looks good. That.

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