After a few teases including the release of the Salsa Cutthroat, Teravail Tires are finally here. A company under the QBP umbrella, Teravail has decided to focus their attention to the new popular mountain bike sub markets; gravel, bikepacking, and the emerging 27.5+ platform. Like any new brand, it takes time to prefect a product from scratch, after testing their gravel tires on the Dirty Kanza and the Sparwood on the Tour Divide, they are finally ready to announce their brand to the world.
The Galena 32c tire
For the most part each tire in Teravail’s lineup consists of a small and closely packed center tread pattern and larger knobs on the outer portions of the tire. All of their tires will be available in a 60 tpi version with tread flat protection (under tread) or a 120 tpi version with full flat protection (bead to bead). All tires will be tubeless ready. While they have only released 4 tires, 3 road/gravel and the Sparwood 2.2. They will be releasing two more tires in the coming months. The Cumberland and Kennebec which are both 27.5+ tires. Here are a few questions we asked JayP regarding the brand and his time on the tires… Which of the 4 new tires have you tested?  Sparwood and Cannonball. I have well over 3500 miles on the Sparwood and over 1000 on the Cannonball.
It looks like most of Teravail tires have a bunch of tightly placed low profile center tread and lager knobs on the sides. What was the reason behind this? I’m not the engineer but…they call that diamond tread. It actually bites at the gravel but also has low rolling resistance. The larger knobs are great for additional traction in deeper gravel / sand / mud and turning. They also help protect the sidewalls.
Can you explain how the Sparwood rides in chunk, loose gravel, and pavement?
The tire performs unbelievably better than one may think by looking at it. I have used similar tires that have sent me drifting and these tires track and grip incredibly well on all types of gravel. They hum along just fine on the pavement too.
How did those small knobs, specifically in the center of the tire hold up on the TD?
The wear of the tire is impressive. The knobs were still there after TD. Not bald by any means as you might have thought. ​I sent spare tires ahead and never felt the need to change them. I actually would still be riding them if I didn’t have to send them back for evaluation. They are also incredibly tough tires. No signs of torn rubber either after TD. And I had zero flats.
Most rims are different, but how well did they set up tubeless for you?
Easy. How about the new Sparwood’s I mounted up at Dirty Kanza the day before with a floor pump!And the Cannonball’s I did last night with a floor pump also. No leaks either. No hassle, no fuss.
Any insight on whether or not Salsa will be using these tires on their rigs?
Who knows but if I have input I would definitely lobby for them on certain model bikes.

INTRODUCING TERAVAIL TIRES We’re pleased to announce the arrival of Teravail, a new tire brand. Terevail believes in chasing the rides that taunt us to come back for more; the roads and routes that require steadfast determination, demand reverence, and are talked about long after they’re finished. We intentionally design our tires to honor and conquer specific terrain. Our initial product line up includes tires for all-road, gravel, and off-road routes. All product details can be found on the new website: Teravail tires have given outstanding performances in several ultra-endurance events this year. The Cannonball sustained the knee-deep peanut butter mud of the 2015 Dirty Kanza and assisted two top 20 finishes with zero flats. Jay Petervary rode a single set of Sparwoods nearly 3,000 miles on the Tour Divide, dodging grizzlies, enduring hours of pouring rain and many sleepless nights. The Sparwoods tackled the diverse terrain of clay, sand and rough rock with grace. Jay finished in the record-setting lead group and never had to change a flat. Teravail tires will be available for distribution through Quality Bicycle Products beginning October 1st, 2015.

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