American Classic, the cycling componentry innovator, is proud to reenter the cycling world with a diverse line of gravel and road tires. American Classic’s eight unique tires celebrate the brand’s history with an engineering pedigree that delivers every rider the performance they would expect from products bearing the American Classic name.
The American Classic gravel tire collection is one of the most versatile on the market with five models that deliver traction on every type and style of gravel terrain. Using American Classic’s Rubberforce G tire compound and Stage 5S Flat Protection, the gravel tires in the American Classic collection are engineered to surpass the demands of today’s gravel riders and are handmade in our own production facility.
Using two different Flat Protection technologies, but sharing the same Rubberforce S tire compound, the Timekeeper and Torchbearer road tires are specifically optimized for the road racer and the road fondo rider, respectively.
The lone city tire, the Lamplighter may not be the fastest or the burliest model in the American Classic line, but it still shares many of the American Classic key technologies, including American Classic’s Road Hazard Replacement Policy, which is a key feature of every American Classic tire. American Classic riders can be offered a tire at 50% off MSRP should the unfortunate happen and a puncture or tear occurs while riding (product registration required).
American Classic founder Bill Shook offered his thoughts on the new product range, “when I founded American Classic in 1982, I sought to engineer the lightest components for road racers. It was important to me that American Classic’s new owners shared that same sense of innovation. I look forward to seeing the American Classic name on tires everywhere.”
The American Classic tire collection will initially be made available in the USA only with direct-to-consumer model through the brand’s Amazon marketplace store and AmClassic.com. Thanks to American Classic’s abilities to efficiently produce its tires in-house and its consumer-direct model, the American Classic Tubeless Ready tires will be competitively priced across the range of models.
The maverick gravel adventure. The Aggregate is our adventure road and gravel tire, created for minimal road vibration and consistent traction. The evenly-spaced, hexagonal knobs provide predictable handling across the pavement, hardpack, dirt, and gravel terrain. Our signature Rubberforce G compound is designed to hook up in dirt from East to West, with Stage 5S flat protection and Tubeless Ready casing for maximum puncture protection to keep rolling across almost anything. The Aggregate is available in Tubeless Ready construction with sidewall color choices of black and tan. Click here to buy on Amazon ($US 35).
Singletrack-ready, boundless gravel. The Krumbein is ideal for gravel roads and any singletrack trail that may lie around the corner. The aggressive side lugs provide the ultimate cornering grip across loose and muddy transitions, while the chamfered center tread minimizes rolling resistance without sacrificing off-road traction. The Tubeless Ready 120 TPI casing with our full-ply Stage 5S flat protection provides a responsive riding tire that can fend off most punctures and tears. The Krumbein is available in Tubeless Ready construction with sidewall color choices of black and tan. Click here to buy on Amazon ($US 35).
Krumbein Tire Review by JOM of Gravel Cyclist
All-road speed, gravel grip. The Kimberlite is the go-anywhere tire that performs like a road tire and hooks up on the hardpack and dirt roads for your exploration. The tread design offers a smooth center tread for efficient rolling, progressive transitional zones for maximum lateral traction, and robust side knobs for dependable cornering performance. The Tubeless 120 TPI casing provides the ultimate construction of speed and comfort, and the Stage 5S flat protection can ward off punctures and tears for your all-day adventure rides. The Kimberlite is available in Tubeless Ready construction with sidewall color choices of black and tan. Click here to buy on Amazon ($US 35).
Aggressive, mud-shedding speed. The Udden features an innovative, fast-rolling, mud-clearing tread design for riding through the worst conditions without sacrificing pedaling efficiency on hardpack. The central chevrons provide straight-line speed, while the widely spaced side knobs allow you to carve through ruts and muddy corners and power over the top of slippery transitions. The Udden is a versatile tire – air them up for the pavement ride out of town, and let it down to a lower PSI for improved traction when the county service ends. Our Stage 5S flat protection and the Tubeless Ready 120 TPI casing will keep you rolling through the harshest conditions. The Udden is available in Tubeless Ready construction with sidewall color choices of black and tan. Click here to buy on Amazon ($US 35).
Road to trail and back, ready for anything. The Wentworth features tightly-spaced, low-profile center knobs with aggressive cornering tread for an efficient tire that works well across hardpack, dirt, and gravel. The Wentworth is suited for long days of exploration and lining up on rainy race days where anything could be around the next corner. The fully-ply Stage 5S flat protection and the Tubeless Ready 120 TPI casing helps to keep the miles rolling through harsh gravel conditions. The Wentworth is available in Tubeless Ready construction with sidewall color choices of black and tan. Click here to buy on Amazon ($US 35).
The modern road standard. The Torchbearer offers versatile performance in a variety of road conditions. Our progressive tread design guarantees excellent grip and handling to support you to win the town-line sprint on dry and wet roads. The Stage 3s flat protection provides all-weather-ready puncture and tear protection from bead to bead, and the 120 TPI construction delivers a responsive ride no matter the pavement condition. The Torchbearer is available in Tubeless Ready and tube-type constructions. Click to buy on Amazon (Tube Type $US 30) – (Tubeless $US 35).
The Timekeeper is our premier road racing tire. Utilizing our signature Rubberforce S tread compound, the Timekeeper is the fastest rolling tire in the American Classic road collection. With lightning-fast straight-line speed and a confidence-inspiring cornering, the Timekeeper can help you set your next segment PR and climb the ranks of the weeknight crit. The 120 TPI construction and Stage 3 flat protection make for a supple and smooth-riding tire that can fend off common puncture hazards. The Timekeeper is available in Tubeless Ready and tube-type constructions with sidewall color choices of black, tan and classic brown. Click to buy on Amazon (Tube Type $US 30) – (Tubeless $US 35).
Commuter / E-Bike – Lamplighter
Conquer the city commute. The Lamplighter is our modern E-bike and city performance tire designed to get you anywhere with ease – thanks to its Rubberforce R compound that balances speed, traction, and reliability. The Stage 7 flat protection makes it nearly impervious to flats. Our progressive tread pattern provides traction across varied pavement and light trail surfaces. The continuous center section is road-bike-fast, with micro-siping to clear water and improve wet traction and corning. The Lamplighter is available in tube-type construction with sidewall color choices of black, tan, and classic brown. Click here to buy on Amazon ($US 30).
Pricing / Models
Where to Buy (Amazon)
- Timekeeper (Tube Type) — https://amzn.to/3C9qllN
- Timekeeper (Tubeless) — https://amzn.to/2VIfqzZ
- Torchbearer (Tube Type) — https://amzn.to/2YYBkQL
- Torchbearer (Tubeless) — https://amzn.to/3lmMdDy
- Lamplighter (Tube Type) — https://amzn.to/3AgENrx
- Kimberlite (Tubeless) — https://amzn.to/3EhY9Pt
- Aggregate (Tubeless) — https://amzn.to/3lkc6DQ
- Udden (Tubeless) — https://amzn.to/3lvOr3A
- Wentworth (Tubeless) — https://amzn.to/2XuALNY
- Krumbein (Tubeless) — https://amzn.to/3hyvVGr