Terrene, a six-month-old, three-person startup out of Minneapolis, was on hand at Sea Otter showing off the McFly, a “rider-centric” all-around 2.8” mountain bike tire.
Named after the Back to the Future character, McFly exemplifies Terrene’s philosophy of do-it-all simplification. The tire comes in two flavors: “Light” with 120 tpi and an 800-gram weight, and “Tough” with a reinforced casing that’s about 100 grams heavier. Both are available for 27.5 and 29er wheels.
“We wanted a lighter-weight, faster-rolling plus tire,” said GM Tim Krueger. They chose 2.8 as the “sweet spot” for the majority of riders seeking the performance benefits of wider-than-normal, but not-really-fat. Krueger said the difference from 2.8 is “pretty slight at that width.”
The McFly has a rounded profile, with medium-height side knobs, and well-spaced, obliquely arrowed and siped center tread. It’s perfect for all-day rides with varied terrain, from packed flow to chunky tech.
“Riders just want a tire that works,” Krueger added. The company’s philosophy is to build “for the application” out on the trail, not for the bike type or model.
McFly rounds out Terrene’s line that also includes the Chunk, a 2.3 or 3.0 aggro-burly option, and the Wazia, a true fattie at 4.0 and 4.6.
Terrene’s blend of rubber and sidewall tech is proprietary, but Krueger said the company’s aim is to protect riders from icon overdose and choice confusion. Both McFly versions cost $80 and are tubeless optimized. You can find more info at terrenetires.com.
This article is part of Mtbr’s coverage of the 2017 Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California. For more from Sea Otter CLICK HERE.