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Tufo Gravel Thundero Tire

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Description

Go Anywhere with the Thundero

Thundero can do it all. The middle part of the tread, composed of tightly packed cubes, creates speed and surprisingly quiet rolling with three indented rows of knobs on the outer tread, which bites literally into any surface. This provides excellent grip even on unpaved surfaces and allows you to turn sharply.

A Puncture-proof ply under the tread minimizes the risk of punctures and contributes to the overall reliability of the tire. The high TPI casing construction, together with the soft tread compound, smoothes out any surface and prevents the tire from bouncing on uneven surfaces.

  • 700 x 40mm
  • Tubeless Ready
  • 210 TPI on the sidewalls
  • 375 TPI under tread

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The product weight specified is an approximate weight based on the manufacturer's specifications (if available) or our measurement of one or two examples. For most products, the weight will typically vary by 5% to 10%.

Specifications

Weight: 430 grams

Tire Type: Tubeless Ready 

Wheel Size: 700C/29" (ISO 622) 

700 x 36mm - Black

Mfg PartNum: 2005049 

Tire Width: 36mm (1.4in) 

700 x 36mm - Tanwall

Mfg PartNum: 2005050 

Tire Width: 36mm (1.4in) 

700 x 40mm - Black

Mfg PartNum: 2005051 

Threads Per Inch: 210 

Tire Width: 40mm (1.6in) 

700 x 40mm - Tanwall

Mfg PartNum: 2005052 

Tire Width: 40mm (1.6in) 

700 x 44mm - Black

Mfg PartNum: 2005053 

Tire Width: 44mm (1.7in) 

700 x 44mm - Tanwall

Tire Width: 44mm (1.7in) 

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Reviewed 12/9/2023
by T2MCoach
Cycling Enthusiast
Midwest and Southwest
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
A great, well rounded gravel tire

These are really good all around gravel tires, with a great balance of rolling resistance, puncture resistance (particularly sidewall), and grip (check out Bike Tire Rolling Resistance site for the test data). In the real world, they perform as the data would suggest (fast, reasonable puncture resistance, and have more grip than a lot of fast rolling tires). These are my primary tire when gravel is chunky with embedded rock (e.g. AZ, Flint Hills, etc.), or for B roads (limited maintenance roads). I coach several cyclists who ride/race gravel, and all have been happy with these tires as well. Sure, for some gravel races with more tame gravel, you can find faster tires (some of the semi-slick or slick gravel tires from Challenge, Panaracer or Rene Herse, but for riding/training and racing in tough conditions... these are really hard to beat.

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Reviewed 11/29/2023
by Anonymous
Competitive Racer
Portland, OR
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Incredible tire. One of my favs in 20 years of riding.

These tires are fantastic. Fast, supple, I haven't had a single flat in 1000 miles of mixed terrain, and they are perfectly round. These feel almost as supple as the Rene Herse extralight snoqualmie pass tires that I used to ride, but I'm not worried about these blowing off the rims.

These roll noticeably faster than my friends' tires, as we can see when coasting side by side. They feel about as good as the 32mm slicks on my road bike.

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Reviewed 10/23/2023
by DC
Cycling Enthusiast
El Dorado Hills, CA
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Fast tire with solid traction

Moved into the Thundero as my NorCal summer tire. Only wish I would have done it sooner. My concerns with traction on the loose dry stuff are largely in the rear view after a few rides. The speed I've gained has been surprising. After seeing the great review on bicyclerollingresistance.com I made the leap. I'll move back to my winter tire (Specialized Rhombus) once the rain hits in the fall/winter. Thanks Bike Tires Direct. I'm hoping you'll stock the Thundero HD in the near term as well.

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Reviewed 7/27/2023
by KATYTX
Cycling Enthusiast
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Additional thoughts

These started out as a great riding tire, but the quality is poor, and my first rear tire lasted about 200 miles and sprung about 100 leaks in the tread. BTD sent a replacement, and I got a flat the other day and it will not reseal and cannot be repaired. Certainly, their special puncture proof layer does not work or does not exist. I still have quite a bit of tread so I will run with tubes for a while until I decide what to replace them with.

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Reviewed 10/30/2023
by RandyMac
Cycling Enthusiast
Boston, MA
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Faster than expected!

Took a gamble on a brand I had never heard of and I�m very pleased with the tires. They replaced a set of 40mm Terra Speed tires and I�m impressed with the performance. The Terra Speed may be a tad faster, but barely so. I appreciate the wider tire, more than adequate grip for dirt roads in New England. 2 Months in and they seem to be pretty durable too. Will almost certainly be buying these again!

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Reviewed 12/6/2022
by dillymeister
Cycling Enthusiast
Minneapolis, MN
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Supple, fast rolling tire for harder surfaces

I decided to give these a try after reading a positive review for them on bicyclerollingresistance.com. They score very well there in many of their categories and are highly recommended. First of all, the tires look great, with a creamy tan sidewall and crisp lettering--very premium looking. They grip very well on pavement and hard packed gravel, and they even handle slightly looser gravel well. Ride quality is fantastic, too. I run mine with tubes at about 38-40psi and I feel like I'm just floating over the road. I'm looking forward to trying these tubeless someday.

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Reviewed 8/25/2022
by Anonymous
Competitive Racer
NH
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11 of 15 customers found this review helpful.
Failed Bead

These tires felt good for the first 70mi or so. Logged a nice 50mi 40% asphalt 60% gravel ride on them and they felt quick. Nice curvature to the tread that lets you lean nicely into turns on smooth roads. Thin casing makes for lighter weight and a more supple ride. Second ride was pure road. 30mi in the bead on the front tire failed. Ouch. I reached out to the manufacturer (nicely) and sent them a photo of their defective product. Three months later... still no response. I deliberately did not provide them with the lot number from inside the tire so they would have to respond to obtain that info to investigate the defect. Avoid these at all cost. Injury is never worth it.

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Reviewed 6/9/2023
by KatyTX
Cycling Enthusiast
Texas
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Crushed the gravel at HICO - Gravel LOcOs

These tires rode well in Hico and Chappell Hill. Mostly hard pack gravel with some loose spots on the hills. The tire held well while climbing and rolled fast on the asphalt. They are quite a bit lighter than a couple brands I used before. Easy to set up on tubeless and I installed Vittoria Tire Liners as well. I have about 150 miles on them now and they still look new out of the box.

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Reviewed 3/24/2023
by Anonymous
Competitive Racer
Brevard
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5 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Rolls fast and descends well

I am a gravel racer from the mountains of North Carolina. They roll really well on pavement and I have strong confidence in them on the descents. Highly recommend

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Reviewed 2/3/2023
by Anonymous
Southeast Tennessee
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Fast and grippy!

This was a replacement pair of tires for an unfortunate mishap that cut my first pair. I quickly reordered the same 45's. Fast tire in all conditions. Great grip in the corners and switchbacks. Surprising grip in loose over packed (don't get stupid, though, it's still loose!). A very compliant ride which lends itself to speed under rough conditions. I'm 6'2", 196 lbs, and an aggressive descender riding mostly Cat 3 forest service roads.

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Reviewed 12/18/2022
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Oakland
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Pefect mixty tyres

this and the Speedero are simply the best mixed-terrain tyres I have ever run. They go great with my Princeton Grits. I run a 40 in the front and a 36 in the back

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Reviewed 5/26/2022
by Anonymous
Competitive Racer
Corvallis, Oregon
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Fast rolling gravel tire offering good grip in most conditions

I am riding the 40mm tires on a mix of paved and gravel surfaces. They don't have the grip of a more open tread design but roll a lot faster on pavement and gravel. I have put about 500 miles on the tires and they appear to be showing no signs of cuts or tread wear.

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Reviewed 2/3/2022
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Appalachia back roads
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14 of 14 customers found this review helpful.
Overlooked gravel tires that deliver

Like the grip at 45+ psi and also down at 32-26psi in rough gravel/dirt roads, these tires have loads of grip and ahve a smooth round profile. After two sets of specialized's '2bliss pathfinder pro' gravel tires, these Tufo's not only weight 150gms. less per tire but, they're more compliant in ride feel and grip predictably without sliding.

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