Posted by Logan Watts
Terrene Tires launched in 2016 and now has a full line of tires in their lineup. This includes the McFly, a bikepacking-friendly plus tire. Now, they’ve reworked their revered and more aggressive Chunk in the versatile 2.6-inch “wide trail” width. Building off of the design of their existing Chunk model tires, Terrene created the Chunk 2.6 to inspire control and confidence for riders interested in this growing trend of tires in between regular and plus widths. It might make a good front tire option for trail riding and bikepacking on particularly technical, rooty, rocky, and muddy terrain.
“The addition of the Chunk in 2.6-inch width complements our already popular Chunk 2.3 by offering another choice in both casing volume and tread aggressiveness, allowing riders to tune their bike to how and where they are riding through the various choices of width, casing, and tread height,” said Terrene General Manager Tim Krueger.
Designed around wide trail rims, the aggressive trail and enduro influenced Chunk 2.6 tread was engineered to be effective in demanding terrain where braking, acceleration, and cornering confidence are key to a good ride. Terrene claims the Chunk 2.6-inch size blends the grip, traction, and stability benefits of larger volume, wider footprint plus tires with the precision and response of smaller volume mountain tires.
“Control and confidence is what this tire was designed to inspire—all while pushing personal limits,” says Terrene Designer Anders Broste, adding, “From a design standpoint I wanted to make the transition time from center to edge shorter and give more support to the outer edges by increasing the block size and support to give confidence in cornering at speed. The center knobs were also beefed up to increase breaking and acceleration.”
With the addition of their newest trail tire, Terrene also continues to make each of their tire models available in two different constructions, Light and Tough. The Chunk 2.6 will be available in Light and Tough versions in both 27.5 and 29-inch sizes and will retail for $75. We are waiting to find out weight and availability dates and will update this when we know. Learn more at TerreneTires.com.