Tires Reviews and News


WTB’s new plus sized Ranger tire

The new plus sized Ranger from WTB is equally at home on the trails or when fully loaded for a bikepacking tour.

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Vittoria Morsa G+ 29er tire review

Vittoria’s tire technology has progressed dramatically, led by the introduction of their Graphene rubber compound. This rubber, denoted by the G+ nomenclature, has already received much acclaim. But how would it work in the Morsa G+ 29er tire?

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Vittoria How-To Series: How to choose an MTB tire

Talk all you want about frame geometry or suspension set-up, but choosing the right tire is arguably one of the biggest factors in assuring a great ride — or race. So how do you get your rubber right? Check out this episode of the Vittoria How-To Series.

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milKit tubeless tire valves and maintenance kit first look

Swiss engineered and patented valves ease tubeless tire servicing. milKit valves and service kit will make tubeless tire maintenance quicker, easier and cleaner.

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Face Off: Fat bike vs Plus bike

The low air pressures and gigantic tires found on fat bikes allow them to be ridden anywhere. Now that some newer trail bikes are taking advantage of similar tire technology, how do the two compare?

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Mavic XA Pro Carbon trail wheels unveiled

New do-it-all composite hoops have 26mm internal rim width, come in 27.5 and 29, and are UST tubeless with a hookless profile.

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Stan’s NoTubes and e*thirteen discuss glitter in tire sealant

We know that using home brew mixtures like glitter or rice can help seal up large punctures, so why don’t manufacturers use these methods? We reached out to Stan’s and e*thirteen to find out. Head past the break to read their responses.

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Does adding glitter to tire sealant really work?

Does putting glitter in tire sealant really make it work better? Head past the break to see if this myth gets busted or not.

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So you think plus bikes are just for beginners?

While lots of riders are excited about plus sized trail bikes, there’s a number of people who think they’re just for beginners. We encourage everyone in the latter camp to watch this video. Holy shit.

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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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