Panaracer Introduces Gravelking SS; New Tread Pattern

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HAYWARD, California (May 18th, 2020) — Panaracer is proud to announce the latest addition to the Gravelking family, the Gravelking SS and SS+.

Building on the success of the standard Gravelking and the Gravelking SK —both industry leading tires in the gravel category— Panaracer has developed the next generation of the gravel tires in the Gravelking SS and SS+

Designed as a dryer condition, race day ready and fast rolling tire, the SS/SS+ was made for those riders who want to go fast while maintaining great control, traction and climbing prowess.

The SS and SS+ feature an all-new tread pattern consisting of a smoother, diamond pattern center with more aggressive side lugs. This tread pattern allows the rider to keep speed going into corners and maintain control throughout any transition a gravel ride could present.

“As more and more races and events appeared on the gravel calendar with a wider variety of terrain, it became apparent that we needed a tire that sat firmly between the slick version of the Gravelking and the more robust Gravelking SK,” said Jeff Zell, Panaracer's Global Go-To Guy.  “We performed extensive testing with our gravel team in events like The Mid South, The Hondo, Georgia Grinduro, and others where the SS tire really shines.”

The Gravelking SS incorporates a supple 126 TPI casing with a nylon puncture resistant belt and Panaracer’s proprietary ZSG (Zero Slip Grip) compound.

The SS+ uses the same build as the SS but adds a bead-to-bead layer of Panaracer’s ProTite puncture material for even more protection against tread and sidewall cuts for those extra demanding courses or rides with sharp flint rock.

Both SS and SS+ tires will be available in black and brown sidewall options and in the following sizes: 700 x 28, 32, 35, 43c or 27.5 x 1.9 (650b x 48).

The SS will be available in early June 2020 and the SS+ in early July, 2020. Pre-sale for both tires is open now on panaracerusa.com.

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