Once that air has been let out, they are comfy. On the rough bitumen roads I smiled and wondered how I have ridden the kilometres I have without these tyres or wheel size. There was no jarring or discomfort felt in the hands through the handlebars. By the end of the series I had no issues ie: numb hands or fingers A lot can be said for the bike (Curve Cycling GXR – Kevin of Steel) and setup/posture as well. The tyres provided a comfortable ride but not so comfortable as to give you the feeling of being delicate. Instead they give you a feeling of confidence and reliability.
Friend of Curve, Ali Jones, took Kevin of Steel for a solo spin down the centre of Tasmania. What she found was not picture perfect national parks, but small towns, warm conversations, and a blissful, tired satisfaction brought on by long summer days mastering gravel climbs and descents.