New Challenge Getaway gravel tyre promises grip in mud and speed on tarmac

Handmade and with tan sidewalls, this is premium rubber with a price to match

The Challenge Getaway is the latest addition to the Italian brand's gravel range, designed as a versatile all-rounder. The tightly packed centre knobs are said to be “fast rolling for straight line control and speed”, while the widely spaced transition and side knobs are claimed to provide “controlled cornering and stability in loose conditions.” It's also tubeless ready.

Challenge is perhaps best known for its tubular cyclo-cross tyres, such as the 30mm Limus that carried Tom Pidcock to second place at the Dübendorf World Cup last season, but it has been developing a steady line in tubeless gravel tyres for the past few years, which have featured heavily in the DK200 (now Unbound Gravel), as well as various other gravel races.

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Stefan Abram
Tech features editor

After winning the 2019 National Single-Speed Cross-Country Mountain Biking Championships and claiming the plushie unicorn (true story), Stefan swapped the flat-bars for drop-bars and has never looked back. 

Since then, he’s earnt his 2ⁿᵈ cat racing licence in his first season racing as a third, completed the South Downs Double in under 20 hours and Everested in under 12.

But his favourite rides are multiday bikepacking trips, with all the huge amount of cycling tech and long days spent exploring new roads and trails - as well as histories and cultures. Most recently, he’s spent two weeks riding from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia

Height: 177cm

Weight: 67–69kg