• 2014/09/10 Challenge unveils Baby Limus cyclocross tire for light mud
    • Challenge unveils Baby Limus cyclocross tire for light mud Challenge unveils Baby Limus cyclocross tire for light mud Challenge unveils Baby Limus cyclocross tire for light mud

      As with Eskimos, who have many words to describe snow conditions, so too do cyclocross competitors and mud. Challenge's latest tread is designed especially for light to mid-weight mud.  Borrowing design elements from the Limus — the tire heavy mud fears — the aptly-named Baby Limus employs the same deep side knobs with similarly shaped knobs that transition down to the half-height, compactly spaced central knobs, a configuration appropriate for both fast and slippery sections along the course.

       

      As with all of Challenge's trusted cyclocross products, it was designed side-by-side with elite athletes with input from riders at all levels, to respond to what best meets riders' needs.

       

      “Challenge is very unique in that they offer the same treads that world champion riders are using at a range of price points,” co-designer Stefan Wyman pointed out. “No other tire brands have products with this much care put into the design of the treads that you can get and mount on a clincher rim for , or as a durable and long-lasting price point tubular or as a high-TPI Cotton tubular that you would race and win the World Championships on.”

       

      The Baby Limus is already in production and shipping to distributors worldwide.

       

      Specs 

      Inner tube: Seamless latex, Presta valve with removable valve core

      Puncture protection: PPS (Puncture Protection Strip) belt

      Suggested pressure: 23-90 psi (1.6-6 bar)

       

      Part #

      Model

      Type

      Color (tread/casing)

      TPI

      Casing

      Width

      Weight

      10717

      Baby Limus

      Tubular

      Black/White

      320

      Corespun Cotton

      33mm

      395g

      10715

      Baby Limus

      Tubular

      Black/Tan

      300

      SuperPoly

      33mm

      395g

      00616

      Baby Limus

      Open Tubular

      Black/Tan

      300

      SuperPoly

      33mm

      345g

       

      Please note that cotton tubulars require additional care, as their casings are more delicate than other materials. Though Challenge Team Edition tires come pre-sealed with a light layer of latex, it is important to pay careful attention to wear and re-seal as raw fibers begin to show. Also, avoid heavy scrubbing, direct power washing and cleaning with chemicals or solvents as these can damage the cotton casing. Store them lightly inflated and round in a dry, dark, room-temperature place. Challenge recommends avoiding exposing dry-conditions Team Edition tires to moisture for the best longevity. Proper care of these handmade tires will provide you with many high-performance race days.