Tires Reviews and News


Mavic shows off 2017 mountain bike range


Though arguably best known for its road wheels and yellow neutral service cars at the Tour de France, France’s Mavic has made a hard push into the mountain bike arena with an expansive product line-up that includes wheels, helmets, shoes and apparel.

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Maxxis Interbike 2016


Featuring redesigns of iconic Maxxis offerings, plus the addition of a new eBike-compliant range, the world famous tire maker keeps us rolling into another product year.

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WTB Ranger 27.5×3.0” TCS Light/Fast tire review


One of the best all-round, XC/trail, plus size mountain bike tires we’ve tried with options for more aggressive riding.

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Huck Norris liner could be end of tubeless punctures


Arguably the No. 1 hindrance slowing greater adoption of plus tires is the lose-lose proposition between weight and puncture protection. Many of the 2.8” to 3.0” tires currently on the market are either too heavy or too flimsy to be ridden hard without fear of failure. Could the answer be… Huck Norris?

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Just in: Maxxis Minion and Highroller II plus tires


Plus bikes are one of the key growth areas of our sport, as riders discover bigger tire volume and lower air pressures. But most of the available Plus tires thus far have very small cornering side knobs. Until now that is…

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Continental Der Baron Projekt 29er tire review


Though the Der Baron wasn’t our favorite for dry, skatey, rocky terrain, this tire would almost surely shine in wet and/or loamy terrain. Plus, its casing is super durable, resisting tears and punctures in even the sharpest rocks.

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WTB Convict 2.5 tire first impressions


WTB has been on a tear lately with a host of product introductions in the tire arena. They’ve worked on tire volume, tire casings, rubber quality and tread pattern. Check out what we think of the Convict.

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How To: Find the right tire pressure


Correct tire inflation creates maximum ground contact while limiting tire deflection. But what’s the right amount of air for you?

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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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WTB rolls out new Convict downhill tire


If you’re a fan of WTB’s Vigilante tire but wanted something a little burlier for riding downhill, the Convict might be just what you’ve been waiting for.

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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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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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