I have always said, if I was rich enough to have a full-time mechanic, I would have them install fresh tires on my bikes after about five rides. I am assuming that if I had a full-time mechanic, then I’d also be rich enough to buy tires in bulk. There is something about those first couple of days on fresh tires that make all riders smile. And I was looking forward to that smile after mounting up my new Teravail Kessel tires.
After my experience with the Teravail Honcho and Ehline last year I was extra excited as the relatively unknown, to me, brand surpassed my expectations of what a small tire company could deliver. The Honcho and Ehline rode a lot better than I thought they would and after seeing pictures of the Kessel, I had high hopes for it.