Tires Reviews and News


Kenda opens bicycle tire test track at Ohio R&D facility


Kenda’s new testing facility in Ohio took inspiration from the Sea Otter Classic XC course, and allows for a controlled environment and consistent, repeatable tire testing.

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Vittoria 2018 tires sneak peek


Vittoria continues to invest in the their mountain bike offerings. Here’s some highlights from the growing brand.

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Hot new wheels, tires, and hubs from Interbike 2017


Check out the latest wheels, hubs, tires, and more from Industry Nine, Maxxis, Onyx, MRP, and Wolf Tooth.

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VEE Tire Crown Gem Junior launched


VEE Tire Co. has announced the release of the Crown Gem Junior, a new tire for the junior category created specifically for children’s riding safety.

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Maxxis Interbike 2017


The highly-regarded tire maker continues to expand its popular Wide Trail lineup with new versions of the Rekon, Forekaster, Ardent Race, Aggressor, High Roller II, and more.

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Maxxis adds host of new MTB tire sizes


Maxxis has once again upped its number of available tires/sizes, with plus tires getting ‘normal’ size options, narrow cross country rubber getting wider, and more.

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Terrene Cake Eater studdable fat bike tire launched


Terrene Tires has released its sixth tire model. The Cake Eater is a versatile, fast-rolling, studdable fat bike tire.

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Top 5 tubeless tire set-up mistakes


Tubeless tires are one of the greatest revolutions in mountain biking, but few bikes on the showroom floor are shipped ready to ride. Here’s how to (and not to) convert to tubeless.

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Can you run Maxxis Wide Trail tires on regular rims?


Are you shopping for new Maxxis tires, but not sure whether you need Wide Trail or regular width version? This interview will help clear things up.

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Kenda Hellkat and Helldiver DH tires review


Kenda attacked cornering speed, braking power, rolling resistance, and tested it on the DH circuit. But they did not forget casing technology, or pursuing strength and suppleness.

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Stan’s NoTubes adds fifth tubeless rim patent


Patents describes lower rim sidewalls and how a rim’s interior shape relates to sidewall height.

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Trans-Sylvania Epic: Which tires are most popular?


The NoTubes Trans-Sylvania Epic cross country mountain bike stage race is famous for including rocky central Pennsylvania singletrack. So which tires fared best this year?

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Find out why Vittoria supports women athletes


Many brands sponsor women athletes but few take it to the level of Vittoria. The famed Italian tire maker invests a disproportionate amount of time and money on their women’s programs.

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Find out why riders are switching to Vittoria


Tires have a legacy with riders and it takes years or decades for some to try new options. But there is a disturbance in the force as a new brand has been emerging as legitimate option.

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5 best reasons to use tubeless tires


One of the greatest advances in the last few years is the migration of mountain bikes toward tubeless tires. Are there any proven advantages to this setup over the traditional inner tube systems?

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Video: Kenda Hellkat Pro and Helldiver Pro tires


Kenda has introduced two new gravity tire, the Hellkat Pro and Helldiver Pro, both featuring Advanced Gravity Casing technology, which was developed to meet the demands of the World Cup circuit.

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Hot new wheels and tires round-up – part 2


See the latest from Vee, Vittoria, Panaracer, DT Swiss, Atomik Carbon, Reynolds, Hutchinson, and more

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Schwalbe Addix rubber compound primer


Schwalbe uses good rubber. But if there was an opportunity for improvement, durability on rocky terrain was it. Now the German tire maker says it’s addressed that and much more with its new Addix rubber compound.

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Terrene McFly 2.8 tire is do-it-all option


Terrene, a six-month-old, three-person startup out of Minneapolis, was on hand at Sea Otter showing off the McFly, a “rider-centric” all-around 2.8” mountain bike tire.

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Teravail Kennebec and Cumberland tires debut


Capitalizing on the mid-plus trend, Minneapolis-based Teravail has launched two versatile new tires, a 27.5×2.8 and 29×2.6. Not ignoring the hardliner plus crowd, it’s also unveiling a 3.0 all-arounder.

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CushCore not content to just prevent flats


Foam tire insert maker CushCore not content just to prevent flats like other inserts. Its goals are better handling and rim protection, as well as improved trail feedback.

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Schwalbe ADDIX tire compound first ride


Two years ago Schwalbe hired a mad scientist to redesign their tire compounds. The end result is claimed to offer best in class grip, durability, and rolling resistance.

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A new tire size is coming and it doesn’t suck


Plus sized erupted in popularity last year. The problem for many aggressive riders is that they didn’t hold up. Now a new tire size is coming that should split the difference between plus size and traditional tires.

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Inside the mind of Maxxis


Within mountain bike circles the Taiwanese tire maker has a rock solid foothold, especially among the trail, all-mountain, and downhill crowds where models such as the Minion, High Roller, and Shorty have cult-like followings. Click through to learn more.

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Michelin introduces four new tires


Michelin has a reputation for producing well-designed and constructed mountain bike tires. The only ingredient missing is their commitment and longevity to the category. They aim to change that with this significant investment and product introductions in the space.

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