Tires Reviews and News


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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Interbike: WTB Trailblazer 27.5+ tire and Scraper wide rim

Interbike: WTB shoehorns huge 27.5 “plus” wheel into 29er diameter for fatbike light performance

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Interbike: Mavic Crossmax XL Wheel-Tyre System

Mavic has built on its Crossmax Enduro platform and offers the all-mountain Crossmax XL Wheel-Tyre System (WTS), bringing a little more durability to the line in both the rim and the tire.

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Interbike: Schwalbe Procore dual-chamber tire system

Schwalbe seeks to revolutionize tires with a system that achieves low pressures for good traction but with good puncture resistance.

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First Look: Vredestein Bobcat All Mountain tire

The Vredestein Bobcat uses the company’s premier rubber and casing technology in a huge tire that is stable and light.

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News: Mavic announces Crossmax XL wheel and tire system

Mavic’s new WTS wheels called the Crossmax XL and the matching Crossmax Quest tires are designed more for the adventure rider than the pure enduro racer. Unlike other brands, Mavic is still supporting the 26″ wheel size.

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Riva Bike Festival: Product Highlights

Mtbr got a chance to visit the Riva Bike Festival held annually in Riva del Garda, Italy. It is a chance for enthusiasts and pros to race, see new products and demo new bikes. Here are some photo highlights from the event.

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Sea Otter Video: 2014 Clement XC LVX 29 and FRJ 27.5 mountain bike tires

Kevin Markham takes us through the finer points of Clement’s cross country mountain bike tires.

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Sea Otter Video: 2014 Panaracer Driver Pro and Fat B Nimble tires

Jeff Zell shows us Panaracer’s new Driver Pro 27.5-inch, 2.2-inch-wide Driver Pro tire and the new Fat B Nimble fatbike tire.

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Sea Otter Video: Michelin Enduro MTB tires 2014

Michelin Sales Manager Tim Saunders talks through the features and benefits of Michelin’s enduro-specific tire range that includes the Wild Rock’R 2, Wild Grip’R and Wild Mud tires.

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Sea Otter Video: Kenda Honey Badger updates and new Juggernaut tire 2014

Roger Hernandez from Kenda talks us through some new releases for 2014 including the Honey Badger tires and the Juggernaut fat tire.

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First Look: Michelin Wild Mud reinforced tire

Michelin adds to its new tire line a mud tire with a great casing and a couple nifty features.

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