Freehub Magazine: Made with Love // Manufacturing e*thirteen Tires

The variables within tire manufacturing are nearly endless, but so are the possibilities.

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Made with Love // e*thirteen Tires

The variables within tire manufacturing are nearly endless, but so are the possibilities. Hailing from Petaluma, California, e*thirteen produces a wide variety of mountain bike components, including a line of tires that uses a rubber compound adapted from Thailand’s underground moped racing scene. From creating the molds and harvesting raw rubber to the final steps of curing, this episode of Made with Love dives into the process behind every e*thirteen tire.


Manufacturing—most people don’t think of it as glamorous, but there is an allure to it that inspires and drives creation. The process and production behind modern mountain bikes and their associated products is an art form in itself, one that captivates both bike nerds and bike jocks alike.


Made With Love is a series designed to capture the literal nuts and bolts upon which our sport is built: The components and people that bring bikes from the assembly line to trail.


You can read more about e*thirteen Tires here


About the author: Jordan Villella

Jordan comes from the steep streets of Pittsburgh PA, where he learned to dodge cars and rip single track. He has been involved in nearly every aspect of the cycling industry: from turning wrenches, store design, clothing production and bike park creation. Jordan spends his free time racing cross country and cyclocross around North America, though he has been know to enduro every now and then. His love of cycling is only second to his love of his family and punk rock.


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