The Surly Dirt Wizard 26+ tire uses the same aggressive tread that the other 3" Dirt Wizard tires use with tread block sizes optimized for the specific 26+ casing. If you’re not familiar, it’s a tire focused - much like a laser - on providing traction and control on the kinds of surfaces where traction and control are nary to be found. The 26+ Wizard also conjured up a new rubber compound that performs better in every way. It’s a compound that yields higher durability and the grip and feel of a much softer tire. Surly also added sidewall protection for yet more durability as well as a tubeless ready, folding bead. The 3" casing inflates to roughly 27.5" overall diameter, which gives some benefits of a larger-tire-like ground-approach angle and increased footprint, plus a little extra cush.
- Tread block size is optimized for the specific 26+ casing
- Sidewall protection for more durability