CARLSTADT, NJ (BRAIN)—Action Bicycle USA is now distributing Challenge Tires and Miche Components.
Challenge is a young company manufacturing hand made tubulars and open tubulars. These tires are hand made in Thailand in a former Clement factory. The main feature of "hand-made" tubulars is that no vulcanization treatment is done. Except for the one done separately to the tread before it is applied to the finished casing. The finished casing is mounted on a rim and then inflated. The tread is separately prepared and is manually applied.
Miche is an Italian bicycle component manufacturer. Miche started back in 1936, when Ferdinando Michelin decided to change his business from being a bicycle manufacturer to company that specializes in component development.