Tires Reviews and News


Hot new XC, DH, enduro, plus, and fat tires from Sea Otter

It’s a good time to be a mountain biker. Whether you want burly plus sized tires, or ultra fast rolling XC shoes, there was something for everyone at this year’s Sea Otter Classic.

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Maxxis releases new plus-size tires

Recognizing the exploding popularity of plus-size bikes, Maxxis today showed off some of its newest rubber, including 3.0-inch wide versions of its much loved Minion DHF and DHR II tires.

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Mavic Crossmax wheels get wider and boosted

Mavic is unveiling upgrades to its popular Crossmax Pro and Crossmax Elite alloy XC mountain bike wheels, adding boost compatibility, widening rim profiles, and reducing price.

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How to choose mountain bike tires

When it comes to mountain bike tires, there are several factors to understand which will enable you to make an informed buying decision. These include construction, tread design, and compound.

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Onza Canis tire now offered in 2.85 plus size

Larger volume tires slot in all mountain category. Sidewall color options include black or light beige.

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10 top notch fat bike tires

Tire choice is critical. Intended use, durability, and weight all factor in to what kind of rubber you want on the road (or snowy trail). Indeed, when it comes to fat bikes, tires are arguably the most important component decision you’ll make.

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2016 Mtbr Ultimate Guide to Winter Mountain Biking

If you’re like us, you find ways to keep riding even when it’s freezing outside, there’s snow on the road and trails, and all common sense says you have no business having fun on two wheels right now. But you can’t do it without the right gear and skills.

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Hit List: This week’s best MTB components, gear and apparel

This week’s Mtbr Hit List includes 2.35 Michelin tires, Pearl Izumi X-Project shoes, the MRP Stage fork, Bontrager’s Foray shorts, grips and gloves from Ergon, a Bell helmet, and one very cool tool.

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Sneak Peek: e*thirteen teases new TRSr and TRS+ tires

Fed up with the lack of tires developed around the new crop of wide rims, e*thirteen is taking matters into its own hands. Read on to find out how the new TRSr and TRSr+ tires take advantage of wider rim profiles.

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Vittoria Interbike 2015

Vittoria’s new 4C rubber uses four different material stop help tune sidewall and center, which offers improved cornering and traction.

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Eurobike 2015: Continental Der Baron enduro tire

Highlights include puncture protection and multi-purpose tread pattern with Black Chili compound.

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Eurobike 2015: Maxxis rolls out new tires for XC, enduro, snow, gravel and more

Top-tier tire maker Maxxis is touching nearly all corners of the two-wheeled world, offering up a host of new models. Highlights include Race TT for XC, Tomahawk for aggressive all-mountain, and Colossus for fat bikes.

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Eurobike 2015: Schwalbe Fat Albert returns, plus new gravel, CX and fat tires

German tire maker brings back legendary trail tire, unveils budget-friendly Active Line, rolls out gravel and cyclocross options, and launches 20” model just for kids.

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Eurobike 2015: Vittoria adds graphene for improved tire performance

Tire maker investing heavily in new material claimed to increase speed and improve durability, by adjusting compound hardness depending on application

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Tire testing the Michelin Rock’R, Grip’R and beyond

Eager to gain back their leadership position in mountain bike tires, Michelin showed us the extensive and meticulous lengths they go through to develop a mountain bike tire.

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How To: Select tire compounds, casings and beads

Tires are your contact point with the ground and make a significant difference in your bike’s handling performance. But it can be hard to choose a tire if you don’t understand construction methods, rubber compounds, and rating systems.

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Tech Talk: Front and rear MTB tire combinations

Tires are a critical ingredient in your bike’s performance recipe, ranking just below suspension design and components in terms of impact. So how do you pick the best tires for your bike and needs?

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WTB showcases new products in WTB Throwdown

Following the success of popular new tires like the Vigilante and the Trail Boss, WTB reaches back to its roots to innovate with the new Trailblazer and Riddler Tires.

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Review: Vee Tire Crown tires

Vee Tire enters the market with it’s front and rear specific Crown tires designed by Mike King. Grippy rubber, high TPI and quality construction are some of some of the highlights.

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Review: Vittoria Peyote and Barzo tires

Geax is now known as Vittoria and they’ve made their presence known with an exciting line-up of new tires.

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News: Become a Michelin tire tester at Sea Otter

With a daily giveaway program Michelin will be seeking cycling to join an exclusive club of test riders that includes folks like Jerome Clementz, Pierre-Edouard Ferry, Rémy Absalon.

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Tech: Why wider rims will improve your ride

Find out why wider rims offer a softer ride, more cornering traction, better climbing, less burping, weight savings and a potential to run a wider array of tire profiles.

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Review: Bontrager Hodag Tire and Jackalope Wheels fat bike tubeless system

Bontrager sought out to build a tubeless fat bike wheel and tire system that is capable in all conditions but is still fun to ride. Have they succeeded?

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First Look: Bontrager Jackalope wheel and Hodag fat tire

Bontrager introduces a true tubeless wheel and tire system for fatbikes.

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Quick Take: Vee Tire Crown all-mountain/enduro tires

Quick Take: Vee Tires’ new Mike King-designed Crown series enduro/all-mountain models take company up a notch.

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