Grand Bois Hetre 650b x 42mm Extra Light Casing Black - just a few!

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The Legendary Grand Bois Hetre tire in black tread with the extra light casing.  It can be argued that the Hetre is the one product that really ushered in the 650b revolution / craze.  It offers an amazing blend of speed, comfort, and long tread life.  The center tread is a bit thicker than some other simlar tires made by Panaracer, but many folks like the longevity tradeoff as it may wear better over time (conjucture).


In fact, while other 650b tires have come and gone, many folks continue to crave the Hetre.  This tire has a tread that seems to last forever.  And unlike other tires, the tread pattern seems to hate picking up debris that would cause a flat.  The tread pattern does not work well on ice/snow (and probably wet mud) but for all else its a champ. 


The Extra Light (extra Leger) casing is very light and supple.  We use these tires on mild off road ourselves, as do many of our customers.  But the extra light casing as used by MANY BRANDS of Panaracer tires cuts more easily than "standard" casings.  NOT ALL SELLERS of tires with extra light casings choose to display the warning about these casings that are included on the Grand Bois Extra Light Casing tires.  It is displayed below.  We want folks to realize the pro's and con's of such tires because we wouldn't want somone to corner hard on a fast downhill and nick a sidewall on a sharp rock and have a crash.  This risk is always present with any tire, but Panaracer wants you to see the following (in red).  Note that many of us do in fact use these tires on light off road.  If you get a flat at low speed in the backcountry it can be a hassle but may not be dangerous.  The reason we include these warnings is that you can change behavior to make things safer - like ride around blind corners where there could be road debris with some caution.  If you don't lean the bike super aggresively, then the casing is more likely to be protected by the tread! 


This tire is made of very sensitive material. Never use the tire when you drive on unpaved road, mountain trail and waste land.  Please be careful of flat tire due to sidewall cutting by fallen rocks on the road