Less rolling resistance and a supple feel, Giant's tubeless ready Gavia SL tires reduce your risk of punctures and provide an instant performance boost on the road. Corner faster, improve comfort and increase efficiency to ride further and faster. Gavia SL features lightweight yet durable thread count (60TPI) casing with a center line wear indicator. A silica based center compound combined with a softer Giant proprietary compound on the sides allows the tire to conform to the road surface resulting in improved traction under fast cornering and heavy braking. Folding Kevlar bead makes for practical storage and transport, weighing in at just 300g. It's time to experience tubeless.
- Enhanced cornering traction across a wide range of conditions
- 60 TPI casing provides a smooth ride, yet is more resistant to abrasion
- Tubeless Ready design allows for reduced air pressure to enhance comfort and reduce risk of punctures
- Silica based tread compound with built-in wear indicators
- High volume casing
Going tubeless allows you to run lower tire pressures without the added weight of a tube. Lower tire pressure has many benefits, including greater traction, lower rolling resistance over rough surfaces, and decreased risk of a puncture-related flat.
Tubeless-ready rims and tires are parts of a complete system that eliminate the need for tubes by creating an airtight chamber between the rim and tire. Liquid sealant is added to the chamber to fill small punctures and maintain air pressure while you ride.
UST (Universal Standard for Tubeless) is a specific type of tubeless system that dictates the shape of the rim and tire bead. UST rims should be paired with UST-specific tires for best results.
Heavier than folding (adds rotational weight)
Harder to store and transport
Easier to store and transport