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Review Teravail Ehline tire


The Ehline is a deeply knobbed tire that rolls great on hardpacked trails. A very versatile tread, which sharp lugs and progressive design bites on a variety of trail and gravel conditions. Available in both a light/supple or sturdy/durable that both have their place on the trails. Teravail is expanding their tire line – and […]

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Best of Bike Tools series: Pumps and Inflators


Getting air in your tires isn’t the sexiest conversation but its something that cyclist do almost every day. So why not get the best, most efficient equipment for the task?

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Hutchinson Griffus Enduro Tire Debuts


The Hutchinson Griffus are big and meaty, and designed specifically for rough, arid conditions.

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WTB Verdict and Verdict Wet Tires for the rowdiest conditions


This is what we want from WTB and they look like they are delivering in spades! They come flying out of the gate at Sea Otter, unveiling two new tires explicitly designed for the gnarliest conditions.

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New Bontrager XR3 Team Issue tires launched


Just into Mtbr test HQ this week are the new Bontrager XR3 Team Issue tires and Bontrager TLR Sealant. Here’s what you need to know.

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How to pick the right mountain bike tire


Talk all you want about the benefits of upgrading wheels, brakes, or even your entire drivetrain. But pound for pound (or gram for gram), there’s no better upgrade than tires.

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Pirelli Scorpion mountain bike tires launched


Famed Italian tire maker is bringing its tech to mountain biking with four different tread patterns designed for cross-country and trail use dubbed Pirelli Scorpion.

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Goodyear Escape Tire Review


The Goodyear Escape is billed as a capable all-conditions trail tire available in a wide range of sizes. Find out how it fared in this Mtbr test.

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Aaron Gwin and Intense Factory Racing rolling Kenda tires


Kenda has announced that it will be the official tire sponsor of Intense Factory Racing, which includes superstar downhill racer Aaron Gwin.

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Effetto Mariposa Tyreinvader latest insert option


Tire inserts have been one of the hottest product category of 2018, with companies big and small jumping into the emerging flat protection space. The latest entrant comes from Italy’s Effetto Mariposa.

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Maxxis Tires – Which bike tire is best for you


In our recent survey, 51% of Mtbr readers said they intend to buy Maxxis tires next. Tenacious grip, fast rolling, wide, Plus, they just keep pumping them out. Here is your guide to the best Maxxis tire options available today.

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E Thirteen Semi Slick tire first look


The new E Thirteen Semi Slick features speed and strong braking traction, without sacrificing that hard-cornering bite when they really need it.

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Are Plus tires and bikes still a thing?


Plus tires and bikes were billed as offering better handling and traction at low psi. But now many riders seem to be moving away from this wider world.

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Schwalbe Tires – Interbike 2018


Last year, Schwalbe rebuilt the foundation of the company with the Addix compounds. These tire compounds offered improved grip and durability in a range of formulations ideal for different disciplines in mountain bikin

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Maxxis Ikon review


While not the fastest in this XC tire shootout, the Maxxis Ikon is arguably the best overall tire among the group. Find out why in the Mtbr review.

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Vittoria Air-Liner review


Billed as the ultimate accessory for mountain bike tires, the Vittoria Air-Liner tire insert is designed to help maximize grip, enhance trail feel, and eliminate tire punctures.

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Kenda Regolith Pro tire launched


The Kenda Regolith Pro comes in three casings, the light and fast TR for race and XC, the SCT with sidewall protection for trail, and the burly EMC for e-bikes.

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Schwalbe Nobby Nic Plus review


The Schwalbe Nobby Nic is a popular all around tread that’s gotten the Addix compound treatment and larger sizing options, including the 27.5×2.8 that is tested here.

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WTB Ranger Plus review


Whether heading out on a multi-day bikepacking adventure or just a quick after work trail spin, the WTB Ranger Plus is billed as a do-it-all fast rolling tire.

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Vee Crown Gem Plus review


The Vee Crown Gem Plus is designed to handle everything from all-mountain shredding to endurance XC racing.

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Vittoria Gato review


The Vittoria Gato is a cross-country tire designed to offer grip and confidence in a wide variety of riding conditions.

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Bontrager XR4 Team Issue TLR review


The Bontrager XR4 Team Issue TLR may not be the fastest on pedal heavy sections of trail or fire roads, but when your bike is pointed downhill into gnarly roots and slick rocks, this is a great tire to have.

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Maxxis Rekon+ review


The Maxxis Rekon+ is an aggressive trail tire inspired by the Ikon+ for intermediate and technical terrain.

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Schwalbe Nobby Nic review


The Schwalbe Nobby Nic has a difficult job: Deliver great grip and durability while minimizing rolling resistance, and also provide good braking performance. Can it do it?

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WTB Trail Boss review


With an armada of tightly spaced center knobs that are moderately ramped, the WTB Trail Boss is optimized to roll fast.

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