Enter to win a pair of Soma Shikoro tires

Soma Fabrications is giving away a pair of tires to one lucky Bicycle Times reader. The Shikoro clincher is a quick, durable, armored tire that maintains excellent road feel. It is superb for training, touring and commuting, and features a bead-to-bead, anti-puncture casing. Made in Japan. MSRP: $59.99.

Soma Shikoro


The winner gets a pair in a size of their choosing. Available in 700×23, 28, 33, 38 and 42c. All you have to do is fill out the survey below (or click here if you can’t see it) before the end of the day, December 9. We will choose the winner Thursday, December 10. Read the terms and conditions, if you like.

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Shop Window: new toys from Surly

Surly just announced three new products for the touring and commuting crowd: a 26-inch (not dead yet!) touring tire and two racks.

Surly Extraterrestrial Tire

The Extra Terrestrial tire is a 26 x 2.5” heavy-duty off-road touring tire with a 60tpi casing, Kevlar flat protection and tubeless readiness. It is intended for dry hard-pack trails or even on-road touring, with traction for corners and off-camber stuff. Suggested rim width: 24-50mm. MSRP is $60 per tire.

Surly 24-Pack Rac

On the front-mount rack front, Surly is now offering the 8-Pack ($110 MSRP) and 24-Pack ($150 MSRP). They are less “intense” than Surly’s touring racks (though still the same heavy-duty construction) and intended for in-town utility. The racks are made of CroMoly steel with stainless hardware. They are designed to attach to forks that use mid-blade and fork crown eyelets, or uni-crown barrel bosses (like on most Surly forks). They are height adjustable for a wide range of wheel sizes and, clearly, will happily play porter for the choicest case of beverages.

Surly 8-Pack Rack

The 8-Pack platform measures 160mm x 270mm (6.2in x 10.6in) and the 24-Pack platform measures 400mm x 270mm (19.2in x 10.6in).

More info from Surly.

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