Video: Gravel Bike Bar Drags as Halo Release Gravel Tyre Range

Dec 12, 2020
by Halo Wheels  

The all-new Halo Gravel Tyre range consists of three distinct tread patterns to cover all conditions and surfaces.

Developed over a three-year period the range has been refined to offer minimal rolling resistance, high traction levels and where needed, mud shedding abilities.

Halo Gravel Tyre Range

The range consists of the RXR, GXR and GXC models, which are all built around a lightweight and reliable 60TPI tubeless carcass. Not only does the carcass choice allow the tyres to conform to the terrain for grip and comfort, but also brush off a large amount of potential damage from objects on the road or trail.

Halo RXR Road Plus Tyre

RXR Tyre

Usage: Road/ Adventure/ Bikepacking

Conditions: Road / Hardpack

The RXR is our road plus tyre offering.

Minimal rolling resistance and maximum comfort are the primary aims of the RXR tyre.

We incorporated leading edges into the centre of the tread for braking and acceleration traction in all conditions, while managing to retain a flush rolling surface. This means that the leading edges only come into play when used in the wet, or when off-road. In the dry and when on smooth surfaces the tyre rolls with minimal resistance.

To make this a truly capable road plus tyre in all conditions, angled mud and water shedding channels have also been integrated on the shoulder tread.

The RXR tyre is available in 650 x 47c, in all black and tan wall.

Halo GXR Gravel Tyre

GXR Tyre

Usage: Gravel/ Adventure/ Bikepacking

Conditions: Road/ Hardpack/ Gravel

The GXR is our all-surface gravel tyre.

Designed to offer minimal resistance while rolling on the centre of the tread and maximum grip on the sides of the tread; The GXR tyre balances speed and grip.

We incorporated leading edges into the centre of the tread for braking and acceleration traction in all conditions, while managing to retain a flush rolling surface. This means that the leading edges only come into play when used in the wet, or when off-road. In the dry and when on smooth surfaces the tyre rolls with minimal resistance.

The side tread offers a combination of spaced and specifically placed blocks. Combined with optimised siping the aggressive side tread helps the GXR offer enormous grip levels that are there when needed most.

To make this a truly all condition tyre, angled mud and water shedding channels have also been integrated on the shoulder tread.

The GXR tyre is available in 650 x 47c, in all black and tan wall.

Halo GXC Gravel Tyre

GXC Tyre

Usage: Gravel/ Adventure/ Bikepacking

Conditions: Loose/ Wet/ Gravel/ Dirt/ Hardpack

The GXC is the most aggressive and traction enabling gravel tyre in our range.

Designed to excel on loose and challenging terrains, the GXC is the perfect weapon for all season riding.

Rolling speed is maximised thanks to the closely spaced arrow shaped blocks in the centre of the tread, despite a deep tread depth. Arrow shaped blocks in the centre encourage mud and water down the channels formed to keep the tread mud free. Rearwards facing edges on the arrow blocks aid grip under braking whatever the conditions.

The side tread offers a combination of spaced and specifically placed blocks. Combined with optimised siping the aggressive side tread helps the GXC offer enormous grip levels that blur the lines with mountain bike tyres.

The angled mud and water shedding channels continue from the centre tread all the way to the edge of the tyre.

The GXC tyre is available in 650 x 47c and 700 x 38c, in all black and tan wall.

All tyres in the range offer large tread wrap for extreme lean angles and features dual compounds. The rubber compound used in the centre is slightly firmer to increase rolling speeds and longevity. The edge compound being softer, combined with the large tread wrap means grip is maximised for when you really need it.

Halo GXC Tyre Packaging. Reusable and recyclable.

Included with the tyres as part of our solution to packaging is a reusable Velcro frame strap, allowing you to wrap spares and accessories to your bike.

Tyre weights:

RXR 640 x 47c from 505g
GXR 650 x 47c from 575g
GXC 650 x 47c from 545g
GXC 700 x 38c from 395g

Pricing for all models: £49.99 GBP, $69.99 USD

Learn more here!


53 Comments

  • 60 5
 Why is everyone so triggered by gravel bikes. As someone that lives in a costal metro that I need to drive 20-40mins to get to good enduro type riding my gravel bike is go to instead of road bike.

Ripping around on park trails (golden gate) is fun af and keeps me in shape.

Don't knock it until you try it brosephs.
  • 4 2
 I’d personally rather ride a cross bike but they’re perfect for off season riding IMO. I was surprised how capable a bike with drop bars and 32c tires is on xc trails.
  • 18 1
 XC hardtail.
  • 5 1
 @jaycubzz: precisely
  • 9 1
 @pikebait2013: Why ride a CX bike over a gravel bike if you don’t race cyclocross? Cross bikes are designed for 1hr long races. Gravel bikes have much more comfortable geometry that is better for riding MTB trails.
  • 3 4
 X f*** C .
  • 3 1
 @pikebait2013: CX bike or 29er hardtail are all the gravel bikes I'll ever need.
  • 2 1
 Totally agree. I swapped out my road bike for a cotic escapade this year and I love how I can just ride out my garage onto the road and explore trails and backroads as I come across them. It has reinvigorated my love of exploring while riding.

Still have the enduro rig but I don’t always have time mid-workday to go for a ride that makes that bike worthwhile. That’s where the gravel or all-road bike comes in.
  • 1 1
 Jack of all trades, master of none. It's a compromise I'm not prepared to make.
  • 1 1
 @slundy99: not all of them are specifically made for racing. Although I made the mistake of buying one a frame size smaller because one of the guys at the bike shop recommended I did that. I guess that’s his method of madness for racing.
  • 5 3
 Why are you so triggered by people having a different opinion about the type of bike you ride, broseph?

If it works for you in your area, great, but around here there isn't miles of perfectly manicured hardpack/loamy singletrack to ride a bike like this on. Plenty of mountains and some fire roads but it would be stupid for me to spend £xK on a bike just so I can ride a bit faster up a fire road and not be able to ride the trails back down without losing my teeth.

A 120-140mm travel hardtail, would do everything this thing does and a whole lot more, in a lot more comfort. It's not hard to see why this would also work for a lot of other people.

Gravel bikes to me are like those single application kitchen utensils that seem like a great idea but are a really unnecessary expense, take up space, and most of the time you could use something you already have to hand with only slightly more effort.
  • 2 0
 @pistol2ne when I visited SF for a couple of months I was torn between bringing my trail bike or gravel bike along. In the end I chose the gravel bike which served as my commuter bike on weekdays and allowed me to explore Marin Headlands on Sundays. There were a few trails where I'd have prefered my trail bike (Miwok is quite hard on a gravel bike) but other than that it was a perfect choice.
  • 1 0
 People just need something to bitch and whine about. I have four bikes: Enduro, road race, XC race, and gravel (E and RR are my main bikes). My gravel bike is my least used and if anything the bike I would sell first. But I know plenty of people who only ride on dirt when it is a gravel bike, they have no interest in mountain biking. But every time I do ride it, I enjoy it, so I hang on to it. I recently did a Utah trip with my GF who is a new MTB rider (ultra runner), the gravel bike was perfect. Kept me tame and only on trails she can handle. Also great in winter.
  • 1 0
 @jaycubzz: Especially in uk over winter
  • 49 0
 I could drag bars on my tricycle if I piled dirt up two feet high too.
  • 37 1
 1992 called. They want their mountain bike back, but said you can keep the handlebars.
  • 17 0
 Tough crowd, all bikes are fun... It is nice to mix it up some times! Props to the rider it looked like he was having fun on trails most people wouldn't bring the curly bars to. Ride on
  • 18 0
 That riding position looks so horrific. Why would you do that to yourself???
  • 29 0
 Just imagine if it had flat bars and lower standover....maybe suspension?? Think I'm onto something here
  • 1 0
 @me2menow: coaster brakes of course?
  • 16 3
 I can relate a lot more to that riding then huge hucks and backflips. I'll bet 90 percent of pb readers do too.
  • 5 0
 the word "lightweight" doesn't inspire confidence for me when looking for tires, i've had very little luck with punctures riding trails on my gravel bike compared to zero punctures in 3 years on my mtb
  • 1 0
 Roadies hate tubeless tyres mainly because the stupid lightweight casing they put on them, tubeless is no fun when you keep getting punctures.
  • 2 0
 @slundy99: tubeless can be finnicky at triple digit PSI the roadies use. Gravel/CX bikes are running way lower pressure, and tubeless works quite well i've found.
  • 9 1
 It even comes with a strap on!
  • 8 0
 "Black and Tan", don't say that in Northern Ireland.
  • 6 0
 Easy........
  • 8 0
 Hmm, just think how fun it would be on a mountain bike...
  • 4 1
 Gravel is fun af. I race enduro and downhill but I got a gravel bike to get through winters in a temperate rainforest. I have explored and found more places than I would have if I didn't have a gravel bike. It also works as a great trail scout, I have discovered a bunch of new mtb trails that I wouldn't have found without the gravel bike AND I was able to ride the trails on that gravel bike. Just a different type of riding is all. Just in case you're one of the few that don't like to eat the same breakfast everyday.
  • 2 0
 I like the breakfast analogy. I doubt many of us eat the same meal every morning or evening unless we are poor or have specific health issues. So why ride the same bike every day. It looked like great fun and an interesting challenge to me. So much so I went and looked at models and prices. Maybe ...
  • 2 0
 Got over taken by a gravel rider on my local trail loop. then, on the section of flat, flowy single track he rode in a straight line. Missing ALL the corners, he didn't even make any attempt to corner. Just straight lined He was really fast tho.........
  • 1 0
 0° blocklock maybe lol
  • 5 0
 An all-mountain tire for road bikes
  • 1 0
 I have Giant Revolt. Been riding it for almost a year, mostly on road. Sometimes ride it on gravel/xc track. For this type of track, I wish it had front fork suspension. The difference in comfort with my Giant Trance is night and day for gravel/xc riding.
  • 2 0
 So many different tire sizes to choose from here!! Where do I start.... I was thinking 650x47?
  • 3 0
 P.S where's the Block Gravel news option PB ?
  • 1 0
 Pinkbike needs to make a video where a modern gravel bike competes against a classic mid 90s MTB in a singletrack/xc/gravel road shootout.
  • 3 0
 when the brand manager can design market shred and video edit........
  • 2 0
 Didn't know Identiti was still in business. Neat.
  • 1 0
 I was excited to throw these on my old rigid 29er but they're only in 650b Frown
  • 1 0
 be nice on my urban road bike but there all 650 c
  • 1 0
 ...and not one spot of gravel in sight. Hmm...
  • 1 0
 Beyond parody
  • 6 7
 Why would you ever want to ride those trails on that bike???
  • 13 2
 Because you can.
  • 8 1
 @mmhohnson: Why don’t you ask Yoann Barelli?
  • 4 0
 Because advertising
  • 1 2
 @pikebait2013: whut? That's Jordan Lunn
  • 1 0
 It's actually a completely different experience and is kind of fun in a sketch way. It makes flowy smooth single track spicy. I still prefer to ride my full squish, but having a gravel bike has definitely made me a fitter and more skilled rider. And it's good to switch it up once in a while.
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