We wanted an urban tire that was flat resistant AND also gave an excellent supple ride. A splendid tire for the multi-day charity rides.
- HyperTex casing layer - tough like Kevlar, but more supple so it won't ride like a brick. Cut resistant and pinch flat resistant. Smooth inner surface for less tire to tube rubbing.
- Low rolling resistance
- Long lasting high carbon tread
- Blackwall or skinwall
- Made in Japan by Panaracer
- As light as 260 grams (23c Kevlar bead)
Currently only availble in 27" and 650b sizes.
What are the available sizes and colors of New Xpress tires?
New Xpress 27" Skinwall
Widths: 1-1.4", 1-1/8"
Tread Color: Black Tread with skin sidewall
New Xpress 650b Skinwall
Tread Color: Black, Terracotta,
New Xpress In Bicycle Times Magazine
I’ve run multiple sets of Soma’s New Xpress tires on my personal bikes over the past several years. They mount easily, last a long time, and provide predictable traction—wet or dry.They do seem to last longer than T-Servs or Paselas, and I haven’t noticed any negative effects from the New Xpress’ harder compound. Flats have been few and far between, despite my predilection for bouncing over railroad ballast, blasting through potholes, and grinding out miles over unimproved roads.These rugged tires feel plenty supple for everyday use. [Aug. '11]