Gravel Chaser Skin
Gravel Chaser Skin
The go-to skin for your bike-packing & weekend adventures, and it is perfectly designed to give you optimal grip on gravel roads. Includes 1 x Gravel Chaser skin. Important: You need the reTyre ONE base tyre to zip-on this Skin!
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Gravel Chaser – This skin is the go-to skin for your bike-packing & weekend adventures, and it is perfectly designed to give you optimal grip on gravel roads.
The shoulder knobs are angled to provide predictable handling and cornering.
Our custom rubber compound ensures optimal grip and traction even on wet terrain.
The center and transition knob height is reduced to get a faster rolling skin.
Gravel Chaser adds approximately 4mm (0.15 inches) to the height and 14mm (0.5 inches) to the width of your reTyre One base tyre when mounted. In terms of standard sizing for tyres, the effective tyre size with skin is:
26'' = 50-559/26x2.0
27.5 = 57-584/27.5x2.25
28'' = 50-622/28x2.0
29'' = 57-622/29x2.25
All reTyre skins are compatible and interchangeable with the reTyre One base tyre of the equivalent diameter.
The Gravel Chaser skin can only be used with our ONE base tyre already mounted on your bicycle.
1. Pin position
Attach the starting point to both sides of the tyre before closing the zipper. Check that the starting point is properly attached before you begin to close the zipper.
While closing the zipper, stretch the skin a bit to make sure it fits perfectly. Alternate between the sides while you close the zippers to reduce the resistance. The skin should meet itself at the end.
Finally, when the skin is installed, remember to close the puller into the locked position to secure it.
Does the job perfectly!
I wanted some road tyres (really) because I am only about 25% on gravel and grass. But, I was recommended the gravel chasers and I am glad I took them. We're just coming out of ice and snow weather and there's still loads of gravel on the ground, the grassy areas are soft and the forested areas muddy, perfect conditions for the tyres.
The downsides... they're still more difficult to ride on flat hard surfaces because of the grip (but that just builds leg muscles). But overall I am pretty happy.
The gravel chasers are just what I needed! Riding to work I don't use any skins because it's smooth paths all the way but riding over the weekend with my kids the chasers are on! Brilliant grip even in uneven surfaces and gravelled paths round the many lakes we have near home. I can't stress enough how much confidence they give you when cornering! Very predictable cornering so you don't have to worry about slipping. Definitely would buy more of the other skins when I need them! Highly recommended!
Thanks so much for your feedback! We are very happy to see you are enjoying the advantages reTyre system has to offer! And we are looking forward to your feedback on other skins, when the time comes! It is always a pleasure to hear user stories. :)
"Super happy with my bike tires! Used reTyre base tires in Lodalen last week. Easily added gravel-skin with zipper for a tour in Eastmarka today. Brilliant for us who use the same bike for different surfaces!"
Looking forward to going over to the Ice Racer skins now that it's October, but the Gravel Chasers have done a great job getting me around Longyearbyen and the surroundings this summer. Photo from Endalen (https://toposvalbard.npolar.no/?lat=78.18563&long=15.76916&zoom=9&layer=map), last ride of the autumn on the Gravel Chasers. Fine around town on the paved roads as well.