Challenge Getaway tyres review

Fast rolling with an extremely supple casing, the wide spaced shoulder knobs shed mud quickly on hardpack trails with a sloppy coating

Cycling Weekly Verdict

An incredibly supple tyre which is also very fast rolling. You get the cushion of a much wider tyre, and the speed of a narrower one. The Getaways are most at home on hard pack and the widely spaced shoulder knobs clear mud well when there is a coating of slop. The tyre does have weaknesses in deep mud and loose rocky climbs, but that will always be the case for a tyre which has a focus on speed. It was a struggle to get onto the rim, and it did take a 2km cycle before the tyre reliably held air. After that it was pneumatically flawless.

Reasons to buy
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    Extremely supple

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    Fast rolling

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    Good mud shedding capabilities

Reasons to avoid
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    Difficult to mount

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    Limited size options

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The Getaway is Challenge’s most aggressive handmade gravel tyre to date and is designed to have much better mud shedding capabilities than its colleagues – although the low profile tread is still oriented more for speed than for slop.

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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