Vredestein Aventura gravel tyre
The Vredestein Aventura is a low-weight gravel tyre with minimal tread that still manages to deliver impressive grip on a range of surfaces. It’s fast, smooth and quiet.
The Aventura is Vredestein’s only gravel tyre and is available in three sizes – two 700C widths, 38 and 44mm, and a 50mm 650B. All three use the same 120tpi carcass and triple compound technology.
The tyres deliver a swift, smooth and quiet ride on the road and excellent grip on hardpacked trails, rarely losing grip even on the steepest climbs and fastest corners.
The only time reviewer Matt Page felt a slight loss of traction in dry conditions was from the rear tyre when unweighted while braking hard. They also struggle in deep, sloppy mud, which is to be expected given the tight and low-profile tread pattern.
At 450g, the Vredestein Aventura is very light, even for a relatively narrow tyre.
It's hard to find fault with the Aventura. The 38mm size won’t suit all, but you can go wider if you have enough clearance. Even with this narrower option, though, the grip surpassed our expectations. For such a light and smooth-rolling tyre, it’s certainly enjoyable to ride.