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Clement X'Plor USH 60 TPI Tire - Clincher
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Item # CLM0007

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Description

Implied.

The wordsmiths at Clement didn't include an apostrophe in the X'Plor USH 60 TPI Clincher Tire just to add a little zing to the title. Instead, the apostrophe's role as indicating an omission is a perfect grammatical metaphor for what we mean when use the phrase "gravel grinding." Instead of just grinding gravel, the term serves as an apostrophe for riding a bike across all manner of terrain. This implied roster of surfaces starts with gravel, of course, but expands to include dirt, grass, washboard, singletrack, and tarmac.

The tire lines up with Clement's airport naming convention by taking its name from the airport code for Ushuaia (USH) in Argentina, the southernmost city in the world and the gateway to Tierra del Fuego. Clement cites Tierra's adventure bike touring scene as the inspiration for the tire's construction, which features low, broad knobs and a hard, smooth rolling compound on the centerline that's as at home on dirt as it is on slipshod chip seal. The softer shoulders are bedazzled with rows of diamond-shaped tread for traction on less hospitable surfaces.

Tech Specs

Compound:
dual
Size:
700 c x 35 mm
Type:
clincher
TPI:
60
Bead:
folding
Recommended Use:
gravel
Manufacturer Warranty:
limited

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Great so far

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I purchased these to use on almost 100% pavement with my salsa fargo. I like the tread pattern, and hope that the 60tpi will be more durable than the 180tpi Conti speed rides I was using before. I felt that those tires wore out prematurely, even for a fast race tire. So far I have about 160 miles on these Clements and they have rocked. The rolling resistance is really good with that prominent center ridge, and I hope that also adds to the durability. I have not done any gravel rides with them, but some of my rides have included short gravel sections and these were fine. The side knobbies help reduce tire slip when climbing, but I would look for something with more tread if I was riding primarily gravel. I have used them in one wet ride, and grip was adequate but I did not take any hard corners. I will update this review when I have worn the tires out, and include some before and after pictures. I have high hopes and can preliminarily recommend these to someone looking for a fast-rolling, yet durable tire for commuting on mixed surfaces.

Great tires!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I am on my second set of these tires. I keep them on my Stigmata for when I need to ride through the city to get to the dirt roads. Killer grip, and low rolling resistance.

Great all round tire

    I've used these tires on road, and on vacation where I had to deal with asphalt, gravel, dirt, mountains, etc. They are great, lots of volume to deal with rough surfaces, and enough traction for most situations. After 1500 km they are about half worn.

    Good for mixed riding

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This has been a great tire and I've ridden everything from pavement to loose gravel. It definitely excels on well graded packed gravel roads and pavement. The 35c width offers pretty good cushion when things get a little rough. Although the 120 TPI version would probably be a bit more supple. These tires appear to be durable as hell and are showing very little wear.