Challenge Tires Adds Chicane Semi-Slick Cyclocross Tires


When I think of multi-conditions cyclocross tires, a semi-slick doesn’t exactly come to mind. Yet, that’s what Challenge has been running under Helen Wyman (#2 in world rankings at the moment) and other sponsored riders.

They say the design offers the cornering traction you want with the sprint-to-the-finish grip needed to win. And it’ll do so on dry, dusty, grassy or icy conditions. No mention of snow, but it seemed to work for them in Kentucky earlier this year.

It uses their 300tpi SuperPoly casing, latex inner tube, puncture protection and comes with a black natural rubber tread and a tan sidewall. Weight is TBD, but it’ll come in both tubular and open tubular (aka clincher) versions, both with a 33 width. The latter gets a folding Aramid bead.


xcgeek - 08/23/13 - 3:25pm

the best thing since sliced bread! SUCKA!

gravity - 08/23/13 - 3:58pm

In case anyone was wondering what I look like, I’m in the photo. And I’m not the English lady.

Frank - 08/23/13 - 5:12pm

But is it tubeless compatible?

Guest - 08/24/13 - 3:14am

Check out this photo.
Its from a german race in december. Looks like the same tire for me.

Mark - 08/24/13 - 4:46pm

Off course not

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