Why Sparwood? Well, Teravail designed this tire specifically for the Tour Divide, a 2,700-mile ultra-endurance bikepacking race spanning through Jasper, Alberta, and New Mexico. Over time, the Sparwood turned out to be much more than just a bikepacking tire, it is now one of the best all-rounders in the tire market.
The Sparwood is available only in the 29er/700 x 2.2″ option but knowing Teravail, we expect them to pump out other sizes soon. It features an almost oval-shaped profile and shares the same tread pattern as its gravel-oriented sibling, the Cannonball. Typical of most all-rounder tires, there is nothing knobby about the Sparwood’s tread; instead, it wears a packed, directional center tread in a sloping V-shaped pattern between a more widely-spaced series of small knobs, with prominent L-shaped knobs completing the shoulder tread.
Teravail describes the Sparwood as a tire designed for “jeep roads, twisty single-track, gravel track, and paved connecting sections.” That range sums up what the Sparwood is all about: a multi-terrain bikepacking tire, the sort that you will ride to the last tread, just to buy a new pair.
Our in-depth features analysis are forthcoming. For now, here is how Teravail puts it:
- Tubeless ready for flat prevention, lower-pressure traction and comfort
- Light & Supple casing provides a comfortable ride
- Durable casing protects against abrasion, sharp rocks and gravel
- Ideal rim width: 23mm
Our clear and concise specs will be ready soon. For now, here is how Teravail puts it:
- Tire Type: Tubeless Bead
29 x 2.2″:
- Weight: (Supple) 780 g / 1.7 lbs – (Durable) 780 g / 1.7 lbs
- Recommended Pressure: (Supple) 30-55 psi / (Durable) 19-27 psi
- Rim Diameter: 622 / 700c / 29″
- Ideal Rim Width: (Supple) 19-27 / (Durable) 23
- TPI: 60