Catalan Cava is a fine wine indeed. A minimalist tire for those who want the free speed of a high volume slick but need a tire that is more predictable in looser corners. Designed to be used as a pair, or as the rear compliment to a Rosé front tire for extra cornering and braking traction.
3D diamond file tread massages granular terrain for perceivably 20-30% more traction than a slick.
Slightly higher volume than the Rosé, giving it the same effective outside diameter, leaving geometry unchanged when pairing with Rosé up front
Race compound for superior grip in dry conditions
Less susceptible to tread slashes than a true slick
All of our highest end tires feature luxuriously high TPI mystery casing of varying hues, much like the fine wines of their namesakes
Zero sidewall protection for premium ride quality- get AAA if you plan on loaded touring with these over sharp, rugged terrain... or bring an extra. If you are an aggressive rider who punctures often, don't buy these. Consider our Robusto.
Designed to be inflated/deflated to tastefully low pressures: 25-35psi (650b x 47.99), 30-40psi (700c x 42.??) and 50-55psi (700c x 33.??).
Continuous center negative dark space aeronautic deltas for pure intoxicating SPEED.
Tires packaged and sold individually
650b x 47.99mm, 700c x 42.?? and 700c x 33.??
490g, 445g and 265g
***As with any thin, flexible tire designed for performance our CAVA run best at the pressures listed above, unfortunately, enjoying that seductive flex and speed comes at the cost of the long term tubeless compatibility and durability of this tire.***