The wide 650B road tire market has become dominated by performance, and the 
more fashion-oriented options are generally falling from favor.  Compounds 
that wear better or grip better (or both) are being chosen over compounds 
that look cool.  There are other red tire options, if you are into the 
color.  The Soma Grand Randonneur and New Express both come in red (they 
call it terra cotta) in 650B sizes.  

On Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 8:18:49 AM UTC-7, Adama wrote:
> What I learned when I went to order some buttery red hetres from a lbs 
> last month, and this may be nothing new to you, but was new to me, was that 
> the color is being discontinued; gb will continue to make the black and 
> cream, as I understand.
> Thanks to a list-member who had some of the used 650b reds, we did a 
> trade, and now I'm riding 'em.  They went on the rims mercifully easily. 
>  And thanks to another list-member who was doing a rash of recent 
> tire-pressure number-crunching, i've dialed in about a 35-40 psi, which has 
> served me well for cushy/fun commuting and weekend rides.  
> 6 years into biking/Riv ownership, I'd never given much thought to tire 
> pressure, and had never been on tires this wide.  Incidentally, I stripped 
> the racks and fenders/lights that I've had set up for the last 5 years when 
> I changed the tires, just to see how'd it feel. 
> I like the red heaters 
> <>
>  alright 
> and would love to track down some more--any thoughts on where to go?  Why I 
> have to be partial to the red all of sudden--no idea.  What can I 
> say--they've put some wind in my sails after not-biking much for at least a 
> year or two.
> Best,
> Adam

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