Ultradynamico Cava JFF 650b gravel tyres review

An excellent choice for a range of conditions

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Ultradynamico Cava is a great all-rounder. Smooth on the road and very assured off it, it’s one of the very best gravel tyres I’ve ridden across a range of dry conditions.

Reasons to buy
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    Low rolling resistance without sacrificing grip

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    Works well across a variety of terrain

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    Comfortable and durable 

Reasons to avoid
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The tubeless-compatible Cava model is billed as a minimalist tyre that seeks to blend the low rolling resistance of a slick with the improved traction of a knobbly.

Available in two sizes - 650b x 47.99mm and 700c x 42mm - there are also three levels of specification: Race, JFF and Robusto. Here we’re looking at the 650b x 47.99 JFF.

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Luke Friend has worked as a writer, editor and copywriter for twenty five years. Across books, magazines and websites, he's covered a broad range of topics for a range of clients including Major League Baseball, the National Trust and the NHS. He has an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University and is a qualified bicycle mechanic. He has been a cycling enthusiast from an early age, partly due to watching the Tour de France on TV. He's a keen follower of bike racing to this day as well as a regular road and gravel rider.