Schwalbe Nobby Nic Addix Speedgrip 29X2.25 /2.35

 

The Schwalbe Nobby Nic is the ideal all-purpose tire and has been a long-time favorite among trail riders with a need for speed. Perfect for aggressive XC courses but also right at home on an Enduro course, the Schwalbe Nobby Nic features a widely-spaced tall knob pattern to provide plenty of grip while maintaining relatively low rolling resistance. Built around the lightweight and flexible Racing Ralph casing, the Schwalbe Nobby Nic features a more aggressive tread pattern for better traction on fast and loose terrain.With the new Addix Speed compound, Schwalbe’s Nobby Nic Tires deliver unprecedented performance in multiple areas.

FEATURES

  • Addix Speed compound features a perfect combination of rolling speed, grip, durability, and damping
  • Snakeskin offers lasting durability and protection
  • Folding bead with tubeless capabilities
  • Widely-spaced tall knob pattern provide plenty of grip and low rolling resistance
SPECIFICATIONS
SIZES29” x 2.25”, 29″ x 2.35″
CONDITIONSHardpack, Loose, Mixed
BEADFolding
EPI67
COMPOUNDAddix Speed
PROTECTIONSnakeskin
TYPEClincher
TUBELESS COMPATIBLEYes
INTENDED USEEnduro, All Mountain
WEIGHT29″ x 2.1″ Snakeskin TL Easy: 710g, 26″ Snakeskin TL Easy : 765g

SCHWALBE ADDIX OVERVIEW

ADDIX SPEEDThe compound for XC race specialists. It catapults Schwalbe XC tires into a new performance dimension.
ADDIX SPEEDGRIPThe universal compound. It definitely has the widest range of use. Perfect for XC, AM and Trail: for the majority of EVO tires there’s a version with ADDIX Speedgrip! It replaces the previous PaceStar compound where a significant, though not the only difference, during extensive use is more mileage and a longer life.
ADDIX SOFTThe compound that bridges many disciplines. It’s just as at home in the enduro and downhill world as it is in the demanding discipline of all-mountain and trail riding. It also impresses when used in combination with other ADDIX tires – more speed: Soft on the front, Speedgrip on the back. Or more damping: Ultra Soft on the front, Soft on the back.
ADDIX ULTRA SOFTThe compound for hardcore use in enduro and downhill. Sensationally good damping has been further improved over the previous VertStar compound, while at the same time ADDIX Ultrasoft is suitable for all-weather use due to significantly improved low-temperature properties when it comes to grip and damping.

 

ADDIX
SPEED
ADDIX
SPEEDGRIP
ADDIX
SOFT
ADDIX
ULTRA SOFT
TIREXC RACEXC / AM / TRAILENDURO / DHENDURO / DH
Magic Mary DH
Magic Mary SG
Magic MaryTLE APEX*
Magic Mary TLE
Dirty Dan DH
Dirty Dan SG
Hans Dampf SG
Hans Dampf TLE
Rock Razor SG
Rock Razor TLE Apex*
Rock Razor TLE
Fat Albert Front TLE
Fat Albert Rear TLE
Nobby Nic TLE Apex*
Nobby Nic TLE
Rocket Ron TLE
Rocket Ron LS
Racing Ralph TLE
Racing Ralph LS
Thunder Burt TLE
Thunder Burt SL
Furious Fred LS
Dirty Dan CX
Jumbo Jim

Schwalbe review and purchase at JensonUSA.com..
 

Onza Ibex FRC Tubeless TLR Skinwall 29 2.25

Onza Ibex Tubeless 29 Skinwall Tire

Onza Ibex Tubeless 29 Skinwall Tire

 

Ibex FRC TLR 29 provides big traction!

 

PRICE $89.00

 

The Onza Ibex Skinwall Tubeless Tire brings throwback aesthetics and mountain goat versatility to weather any trail. Its widely spaced, open knob pattern makes for sure grip and fast transition through a myriad of trail conditions. Whether you’re skating with the Ibex through loose shale, slogging over unexpected mud, or grinding up a steep clump of roots, this tire is up for the challenge.

Onza utilizes a dual compound rubber that balances grip and durability for confident handling over long miles and hard terrain. Its FRC casing features special edition skinwalls free from the usual butyl rubber treatment, which saves a bit of weight while looking retro cool.

See more detailed info on the Ibex FRC TLR 29, reviews, pricing, geometry and more.. at Competitivecyclist.com

FEATURES

  • RC2 55a dual compound Ibex rubber firm 65a for low rolling resistance and long-life on the inside and medium 55a on the outside for improved grip.
  • 60 Ibex 60tpi lighter weight casing
  • TLR tubeless ready bead for quick and tight air sealing of tire and rim




 

SPECS

Compound:Dual Compound 55a/65a
Size29 x 2.25 in.
ProtectionIbex 60 Casing
Type:Tubeless Ready Clincher
TPI:Ibex 60
Intended Use:Onza all mountain, enduro, trail, mountain bike
Claimed Weight:Ibex 2.25″] 790 g

 

Onza Ibex FRC Tubeless TLR Skinwall 27.5X2.4 / 2.25

Onza Ibex FRC Tubeless TLR Skinwall 27.5X2.4 dual-compound 60TPI

Onza Ibex FRC Tubeless TLR Skinwall 27.5X2.4 dual-compound 60TPI

 

Ibex FRC TLR 27.5 provides big traction!

 

PRICE $89.00

 

The Onza Ibex Skinwall Tubeless Tire brings throwback aesthetics and mountain goat versatility to weather any trail. Its widely spaced, open knob pattern makes for sure grip and fast transition through a myriad of trail conditions. Whether you’re skating with the Ibex through loose shale, slogging over unexpected mud, or grinding up a steep clump of roots, this tire is up for the challenge.

Onza utilizes a dual compound rubber that balances grip and durability for confident handling over long miles and hard terrain. Its FRC casing features special edition skinwalls free from the usual butyl rubber treatment, which saves a bit of weight while looking retro cool.

See more detailed info on the Ibex FRC TLR, reviews, pricing, geometry and more.. at Competitivecyclist.com

FEATURES

  • RC2 55a dual compound Ibex rubber firm 65a for low rolling resistance and long-life on the inside and medium 55a on the outside for improved grip.
  • 60 Ibex 60tpi lighter weight casing
  • TLR tubeless ready bead for quick and tight air sealing of tire and rim




 

SPECS

Compound:Dual Compound 55a/65a
Sizes27.5 x 2.25 in, 27.5×2.4 in
ProtectionIbex 60 Casing
TLR Type:Ibex Tubeless Ready Clincher
TPI:60
Intended Use:Onza all mountain, enduro, trail, mountain bike
Claimed Weight:Ibex 2.25″] 750 g, 2.4″] 870 g

 

WTB Ci31 Carbon Rims get wider, and City Slicks now under WTB brand

WTB Ci31 Rims

The Ci31 with tire shown below in all it’s splendor!

WTB has been on it lately…

As the bike technology is moving like the speed of lightning, with what seems like daily changes with industry standards, you better buck up or get left behind. Which is why they’ve already added a couple wider options for the WTB’s KOM and Frequency alloy model line. And have now increased the width of the WTB carbon models, as well, not wanting to fall behind, they gave it a simple (Ci31) acronym for it’s name.

The new Ci31 gets its name from the material for Carbon and the internal width of 31 millimeters. Available now in 27.5 and Ci31 29er sizes, claimed weights are 455g and 490g, designed for tire widths ranging from 47mm to 72mm. One huge bonus that hopefully other manufactures will catch on, as the Ci31’s are “floor pump tubeless friendly” and rated for XC, Trail and Enduro…

WTB Ci31 test

WTB Ci31 Rim Pricing is $599.95 for each, and are available on their website as this get’s posted.
WTB Ci31 Carbon Rims

Now you can put together that custom build list and check some seriously sweet rims off the list. As the Ci31 will be very versatile. Unfortunately the summer day’s are coming to a close in the higher alpine zones next month, but plenty of opurtunity to put the Ci31 setup to use in the beautiful desert regions. The Ci seems like a perfect fit for places like Sedona AZ. As they wanted the Ci31 to be diverse first and foremost.

WTB Thick Slick Tires

Aside from the MTB oriented Rim setup, their past years Freedom brand will now be melding into their own brand name, which brings their classic looking ThickSlick urban tire under the naming scheme. As such, the WTB Race keeps its name, Sport becomes Comp, and the others (Elite and Deluxe) fuse into a new Flat Guard. Those will have three layers of various flat and puncture protection, the outer most simply being an extra (and extra thick) layer of rubber under the entire tire. They found that to be one of the most effective forms of protection, and it helps the tire last longer, too. Retail ranges from $29.95 to $36.95. The link for the Ci31 27.5, as well as the new tire and Ci31 29 models below.

WTB.com

 

Onza Ibex Enduro Fr 27.5 Tire




Onza Ibex Enduro Fr 27.5 Tire

$89.00

Ibex Enduro / Freeride 27.5 Tire

The Onza Ibex tire is a fast-rolling all-mountain tire, offering plenty of grip for a variety of applications. The taller ramped center knobs allow the Ibex tire to get up to speed quickly while still offering plenty of grip on steep and loose descents.

Constructed with various Onza compounds, the Enduro tire is sure to feature a combination that is best suited for your individual needs. It’s wide open tread pattern means no compromises on loose or wet trail conditions and they’re tubeless ready out of the box.

See more Ibex Enduro FR 27.5 testing review, and purchase info at Jensonusa.com

FEATURES

  • RC2 55a dual compound Ibex rubber firm 65a for low rolling resistance and long-life on the inside and medium 55a on the outside for improved grip
  • FRC 120 120tpi lighter weight casing
  • Tubeless ready bead for quick and tight air sealing of Ibex tire and rim
SPECIFICATIONS
Size27.5 x 2.4
ConditionsLoose, Wet
BeadFolding
TPI60
CompoundRC2 55a
ProtectionIbex EDC60 Casing
TypeIbex Clincher
Tubeless CompatibleYes
Intended UseOnza Trail, Gravity, Freeride
WeightIbex 695g

 

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Onza Ibex Enduro Fr 29 Tire




Onza Ibex Enduro Fr 29 Tire

$85.00

Ibex Enduro / Freeride 29 Tire

The Onza Ibex tire is a fast-rolling all-mountain tire, offering plenty of grip for a variety of applications. The taller ramped center knobs allow the Ibex tire to get up to speed quickly while still offering plenty of grip on steep and loose descents.

Constructed with various Onza compounds, the Enduro tire is sure to feature a combination that is best suited for your individual needs. It’s wide open tread pattern means no compromises on loose or wet trail conditions and they’re tubeless ready out of the box.

See more Ibex Enduro FR 29 testing review, and purchase info at Jensonusa.com

FEATURES

  • RC2 55a dual compound Ibex rubber firm 65a for low rolling resistance and long-life on the inside and medium 55a on the outside for improved grip
  • FRC 120 120tpi lighter weight casing
  • Tubeless ready bead for quick and tight air sealing of Ibex tire and rim
SPECIFICATIONS
Size29 x 2.4
ConditionsLoose, Wet
BeadFolding
TPI120
CompoundRC2 55a
ProtectionIbex EDC60 Casing
TypeIbex Clincher
Tubeless CompatibleYes
Intended UseOnza Trail, Gravity, Freeride
WeightIbex 880g

 

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Mavic Crossmax Elite WTS 27.5 Wheel w/ Pulse Tire




Mavic Crossmax Elite WTS 27.5 Rear Wheel and Pulse Tire -red

 

Crossmax Elite WTS 27.5 Wheel

Mavic has developed a new (wheel-tire-system) or “WTS” to help make your life a tad bit simpler. While it may seem easy to get bogged down in the myriad acronyms peppering the Mavic Crossmax Wheel spec sheet, the only thing that really matters is that the mash of letters and numbers results in a lightweight wheelset that’s fast enough to rip any XC course and strong enough to withstand the bumps along the way. The star of the show though is undoubtedly their Inter Spoke Milling 4 Dimensions (ISM 4D) process, which is a mainstay in reducing rotational weight and enabling the Crossmax to accelerate in a snap and hold speed across varying terrain.

 

While Mavic’s ISM Elite 4D is responsible for keeping rim weight low, the Instant Transfer System 4 (ITS-4) rear hub ensures that all that efficiency isn’t wasted by sluggish, unresponsive engagement. IST-4 is a four pawl system that alternates engagement between two pairs of pawls. Since both pairs engage at different points in the freehub’s rotation, the gap between engagement points falls to just 7.5 degrees of free play.

Mavic Crossmax Elite WTS 27.5 Wheel with Pulse Front Tire

 

The Crossmax rims incorporate the Universal Standard Tubeless (UST) design, which eliminates tubes and tape while running tubeless with their UST tires and is compatible with virtually all tubeless and clincher tires. This particular WTS wheel comes outfitted with their own Pulse 27.5 tire, which features harder compounds (55 center strip and 50 shoulders) than all-mountain tires like the Crossmax Quest XL (50 and 40, respectively). These harder compounds privilege reduced rolling resistance over grip, so they’re well-suited to the XC and light trail duties it prefers.

 

Purchase Info:

The Crossmax Elite WTS testing review, purchase price and more at CompetitiveCyclist.com

  • Lightweight wheel with their legendary reliability
  • Maxtal alloy is lightweight and strong
  • Milling process reduces rotating weight
  • UST tubeless ready
  • Lightning fast hub engagement for snappy responsiveness
  • Crossmax comes outfitted with their Pulse tire
  • Actual Crossmax Weight, Rear, 12×142, HG: 3290g

 

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Mavic Crossmax Elite WTS 29 Wheel w/ Pulse Tire





Mavic Crossmax Elite WTS 29 Wheel

Crossmax Elite WTS 29 Wheel

Price $395

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Mixing highend Mavic technology (ISM4D, Maxtal), a proven construction, Pulse Pro tires and modern ingredients (22mm wide rim, hookless), Crossmax is the go-to for XC and light trail riding for those looking for fast and light sensations.

Available in Black or Black-Red / Boost & standard / Sram XD & Shimano / 2.1 & 2.25 tires.

Mavic Crossmax Versions:

Shimano | 6 Bolt | 2.10″/2.25″ tires – Compatible with: Shimano 10/11 speed, SRAM 10 speed

SRAM XD | 6 Bolt | 2.10″/2.25″ tires – Compatible with: SRAM 11 speed

Lefty Supermax  | 6 Bolt | 2.25″ tires – Compatible with: Cannondale Lefty

Shimano Boost | 6 Bolt | 2.25″ tires – Compatible with: Shimano 10/11 speed, SRAM 10 speed (Front 110mm hub, rear 148mm)

The Mavic Elite model shown above features, SRAM XD Boost | 6 Bolt | 2.25″ tires – Compatible with: Shimano 10/11 speed, SRAM 10 speed (Front 110mm hub, rear 148mm WTS)

Purchase Info:

The Crossmax Elite WTS testing review, purchase price and more at CompetitiveCyclist.com

 



Key Features:

  • Maxtal Crossmax rim is both light and strong, built with a 22mm internal width rim and a hookless profile
  • ISM4D machining makes the wheel lighter without compromising on strength
  • ITS 4 freewheel system gives you faster acceleration
  • Simple and reliable construction
  • 24 straight-pull bladed and double-butted spokes on front and rear
  • Tubeless tape on wheels: the lightest and simplest way to get the tubeless benefits such as better traction, comfort, and reduced risk of flats
  • Crossmax Pulse Pro tire in 2.1 or 2.25
  • Light and strong single ply casing
  • X-mix dual compound, offering a combination of safe grip and speed

Weight

Black, Rear, 12×142, WTS with tire: 3510g
Twentynine Inch Pair without tire: 1615 grams

Rims: 

  • Material: Maxtal WTS
  • Joint: SUP
  • Drilling: traditional
  • Weight reduction: ISM 4D
  • Valve hole diameter: 6.5 mm
  • Tire: UST Tubeless and tubetype
  • Internal width: 22 mm
  • Hookless profile
  • Use with Tubeless Tape

Spokes:

  • Material: steel
  • Shape: straight pull, bladed, double butted
  • Count: 24 front and rear
  • Lacing: front and rear 2 cross


Hubs:

  • Front and rear bodies: aluminum
  • Axle material: aluminum
  • Sealed cartridge bearings
  • Freewheel: ITS-4 alloy
  • Rear  –  Boost ( 148mm)

Tire:

  • Pulse Pro
  • UST Tubeless Ready
  • Front and Rear Tread: Dual Compound
  • Casing: 127 TPI
  • Dimension: 2.10 or 2.25″

In the box:

  • UST valve and accessories
  • Rear 12x142mm adapters
  • Crossmax BR101 rear quick release
  • Crossmax Tubeless rim tape

 

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Bontrager LT2 Team Issue TLR becomes tubeless-ready gravel tread




Bontrager LT2 Team Issue TLR hard-case-lite 700x32c

Team Issue TLR

 

Bontrager formerly only had the model available as a non-tubeless tire aimed mainly at the urban/comfort bike segment that might occasionally hit a dirt park path, the new Bontrager LT2 Team Issue TLR gets a performance makeover to become a proper gravel bike option.

Bontrager LT2 Team Issue TLR tubeless-ready grave bike tire

The Bontrager big news is the addition of “TLR”, which is their acronym for TubeLess Ready. It also gets a narrower 32mm wide option to join the original 38mm, making it a potential hardpack cyclocross option, too. The LT2, which stands for “Light Trail”, uses a tightly spaced diamond knob pattern intended for harder surfaces where grip comes mainly from rubber contacting the ground rather than knobs biting between rocks and loam. See more LT2 info for more pics and specs below.

Bontrager LT2 Team Issue TLR gravel tire

 

The TLR uses a butyl lining to keep air in with the aid of sealant, followed by a Hard-Case Lite puncture protection strip under the tread. It also has an updated, slightly softer LT2 rubber compound which is a bit grippier, but also helps with air retention. And a softer, more pliable 120tpi casing, up from the other LT1’s 60tpi skin.

LT2 retail is $59.99 each, available now in 38mm width (475g), 32mm (400g) coming in stock soon.

Bontrager H1 TLR tubeless-ready-pavement-commuter-tire

The Bontrager H1 TLR is also new but aimed at the urban/commuter rider. As it’s a wire bead tire, but is tubeless ready similar to LT2 above, which fills a void in the market for riders whose bike might have tubeless ready rims but come with cheap tires. It’s a 700×35 tire with the same butyl lining and Hard-Case Lite protection, plus a reflective sidewall. Retail is $59.99.

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Maxxis Ikon Plus 3C Exo TR 27.5+ Tire

Maxxis Ikon Plus 3C Exo TR 27.5+ Tire

Maxxis Ikon Plus 27.5+

The Ikon Plus 3C Exo TR brings the sprightly, responsive feel we’ve grown to love in the original Maxxis Ikon model, with updated knobs to best make use of the extra volume and contact patch for a screaming good time through trail conditions ranging from hard pack to loose dirt.

This tubeless-ready Ikon Plus tire mixes biting knobs with three rubber compounds to create a truly versatile ride. The supple 120 TPI casing is wrapped in a tread pattern that favors loose over hardpack conditions with moderate spacing between the center lugs and the raised side knobs. Those center lugs are also ramped to resist folding under braking and acceleration and the Maxx Speed compound bridges the traction gap from packed to loose terrain.

Maxxis fashions the center knobs from a harder compound to resist wear and flex in the knobs while the supple casing allows the Ikon Plus tire to conform to irregularities in the trail and lets the softer side compound to hook up and grip. As a result, you gain a positive traction over wet roots and rocks and seamless transitions from straightaways into turns.



  • Has increased volume for better contact patch over versatile trail conditions
  • 3C Maxx Speed compound increases grip
  • Supple casing for a smooth ride
  • Ikon Plus-specific knob shaping makes the most of more volume and less pressure
  • Claimed Weight 770 grams
  • Size – 27.5 x 2.8″

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Maxxis Ikon Plus Exo TR 27.5+ Tire

Maxxis Ikon Exo TR 27.5+ Plus Tire

Maxxis Ikon Plus 27.5+

The Ikon Plus Exo TR will get low pressure awesomeness, by pairing the fast, responsive feel of its skinnier, original Maxxis Ikon sibling, this tire brings a fast, responsive feel that’ll rocket off the start line or tackle a chill weekend shred over hard pack to loose dirt conditions.

This Maxxis tubeless-ready tire mixes biting knobs with a dual rubber compound to create a truly versatile Ikon Plus ride. The supple 120 TPI casing is wrapped in a tread pattern that favors loose over hardpack conditions with moderate spacing between the center lugs and the raised side knobs. Those center lugs are also ramped to resist folding under braking and acceleration, while protection fends off ride interrupting flats. You’ll gain a positive traction over wet roots and rocks and seamless transitions from straightaways into turns.

  • Versatile Ikon Plus tire with more volume and lower pressure
  • Maxx sidewall protection reduces flats
  • Soft, supple casing provides a smooth ride
  • Ikon Plus-specific knob shaping makes the most of increased contact patch




Tech Specs

Compound
Maxx Dual Compound
Size
27.5+ x 2.8 in
Type
tubeless, clincher
TPI
120
Bead
foldable
Claimed Weight
770 g

Price $120

 

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Onza Canis 27.5 x 2.85 Plus Skinwall Mountain Bike Tire

Onza Canis 27.5 x 2.85 Plus Skinwall tire

 

The Canis is here with bigger traction!

Just after Sea Otter, the Onza Canis 27.5 x 2.85 was unveiled at the infamous Riva del Garda Mountain Bike Festival. The upcoming is Onza’s first entry into this-sized tire market, but it’s coming in at a competitive weight for the category. At 840g claimed for the Canis, that’s at least 60g lighter than most other + tires so far, which is double good considering it’s using their Freeride casing with reinforced sidewalls.

The rest of the Canis construction notes are a single ply carcass with the higher end (and lighter) 120tpi construction. The new model also gets Onza’s dual racing compound of 65a rubber in the center and softer 55a on the side knobs. This Canis is pretty dialed..

 

The tread pattern is a direct copy of their standard sized Canis mtb model, making it a good all ’rounder.

Onza Canis 27.5 x 2.85 Plus Skinwall Mountain Bike tire

 

The Canis will hit retail in about 1.5 to 2 months and come in both a Standard and the Canis skinwall options. Price for the Canis will be about €110 / $120, but final price will depend on the market and distributor.

 

There’s also a new lighter Canis 2.25″ size offered in skinwall, as well.

Onza Canis 27.5 Plus Tire purchase review.

 



E Thirteen TRS+ Tire Lineup w/ 29 & 27.5 Race/ Plus Options

e thirteen trs 29 tires

 

To work better with E Thirteen’s rim lineup, they have built several new purpose-built enduro TRS Tires in both 29 and 27.5 models. The rubber, being a true 2.35″ width was designed to find a happy medium between the lightness of XC rubber and durability of DH through reinforced casing and a sub 1000g weight, and is optimized for modern inner rim widths of 24-31mm.

e thirteen trs race 650b tire graphics

The TRS tread pattern features structural, angled bases on the side knobs, to control roll in high speed cornering scenarios. Braking, traction, and cornering confidence is ensured through strategically placed knob sipes while short center knobs ensure that the TRS roll faster than your typical aggressive XC version. Lastly, the sidewalls are reinforced to allow for a more stable contact patch than straight-up XC model by preventing folding under compression. Impressively, the TRS accomplishes this in sub 1000g in both diameters.

e thirteen trs plus 29 tire tread

 

To ensure maximum compatibility across existing E Thirteen rim platforms, the Tires were designed with an emphasis on “perfect tubeless fit” with TRS rims while working with both hooked and hookless beads. E Thirteen worked hard on what went into the rubber-rim interface for the system, so that no more than a standard floor pump is required for the tubeless set up.

MODELTRSrace 27.5TRS+ 27.5TRSr 29TRS+ 29
COMPOUNDSticky TripleDurable DualSticky TripleDurable Dual
WidthTrue 2.35″True 2.35″True 2.35″True 2.35″
RECOMMENDED RIM WIDTH24-31mm24-31mm24-31mm24-31mm
FEATURESEnduro reinforced casing, tubless ready, folding bead, reinforced pinch flat zoneEnduro reinforced casing, tubless ready, folding bead, reinforced pinch flat zoneEnduro reinforced casing, tubless ready, folding bead, reinforced pinch flat zoneEnduro reinforced casing, tubless ready, folding bead, reinforced pinch flat zone
INTENDED USE>
WEIGHT900g870g930g900g

Each size comes in two configurations. The plus level dual compound rubber are MSRP $56.95 (27.5) and $58.95 (29). The slightly pricier and 30g lighter “race level triple compound”  are MSRP $69.95 (27.5) and $71.95 (29).

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FMB Service Course Tubular w/ Carbon 25 All-Road Tires

FMB Service Course Carbon 25 Tubular tire

shown above: carbon 25

 

FMB Service Course Tubular

 

The French based company FMB are known for their handmade cyclocross tubulars used by Katie Compton, and have recently expanded their line of dirt all-road options. The newest Service Course is built on the same hand stitched road carcass that FMB has ruled the cobbles of the northern classics with their Paris-Roubaix range, comes a new premium handmade French tire that promises faster rolling on the straights with equal grip in the corners. It comes in three different constructions to and widths to suit your style and a couple of sizes to satisfy most road racers.

FMB Service Course Tubular 25

The new road Service Course tires fill out the FMB road range as a mid-width race tire for normal road surfaces. It is available in either 22.5mm for those unwilling to get wider or 25mm for roadies who appreciate a bit more comfort for long racing. The Service Course comes in each of FMB’s three carcass types, so you can get it in Egyptian cotton, carbon reinforced for more protection, or the most supple of all in natural silk.

FMB Service Course Tubulars

FMB developed the new tire to be their best performing and most versatile in all conditions. The siped center tread is fast rolling, while the shoulder chevrons offer more grip in looser or wet corners. The cotton tires sell for 80€ a piece, and 84€ each for the carbon version. No official word on the silk version, but expect about a 20€ premium. The tubulars are all available now, at their site.

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WTB Bronson 29×2.2 Race Tire

wtb bronson 29x2.2 race tire

 

 

WTB Bronson 29×2.2 Race Tire

$58.00 10%off $64.00

The Bronson features widely spaced tread to take charge in a broad range of conditions from dry hardpack to mud. The WTB’s ramped center knobs roll effortlessly while square-edged side blocks dig in loose conditions.

 

While the Bronson is finished with an open tread design to make quick work of muck as low rotational weights keep you rolling faster.

Conquer all the seasons ahead and conditions, the WTB tire purchase info can be had at Jensonusa.com.

Bronson Technology

USAGE: XC/ Racing / Trail
CONDITIONS: Dry to Wet / Hardpack to Loam

Wheel SizeLevelBronson WeightCompoundCasingBead
2.2TCS Light (fast rolling)786gDual DNALightweightTCS
29×2.2Race804gDNALightweightAramid
Comp935gDual DNADurableWire

 

WTB Trail Boss 3.0 x 27.5+ Tire

WTB Trail Boss 3.0 x 27.5+ Tire

 

WTB Trail Boss 3.0 x 27.5+ Tire

$60.00 10%off $67.00

Take a proven singletrack tire and make it bigger and better, as the Trail Boss’s rounded profile and low-hanging, staggered side knobs beg for this tire to be leaned over in turns. By WTB designers placing center ramping, an open square lugged footprint, and a defined cornering channel mean that aggressive riding is here to stay for the plus-sized market. The Trail Boss is a champion do-it-all that hungers for technical trail and proves what the plus-sized market is capable of.

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Trail Boss

USAGE: All Mountain, Enduro
CONDITIONS: Dry to Wet / Hardpack to Loam

Trail Boss Wheel SizeLevel3.0 WeightCompoundCasingBead
27.5″ x 3.0TCS Light
(fast rolling)
1125gDual DNALightweightTC

WTB Bridger 27.5×3.0 Tire

WTB Bridger 27.5+ Tire

 

WTB Bridger 27.5+ Tire

$60.99

The newest Plus candidate is dubbed the Bridger, and brings real knobs and traction to the 27.5+ arena.  They purpose-built the Bridger, as a ground-up design that features consistency and casing protection through numerous square lugged knobs.

WTB Bridger 27.5+

WTB applied a medium pitch and spacing to provide outstanding grip while squared off knobs provide foul weather clearance. The rounded profile and supported side knobs boost confidence and predictability, proving that the plus sized market is for real riding.

Reviews from WTB – Coming soon!

Bridger 3.0

USAGE: Bikepacking, Summer Fatbiking, XC, Trail, Enduro
CONDITIONS: Dry to Wet / Hardpack to Loam

Bridger Wheel SizeLevelWeightCompoundCasingBead
27.5″TCS Light
(fast rolling)
1207gDual DNALightweightTCS

WTB Riddler 700 x 37c Endruance Road Tires

WTB Riddler 700 x 37c Endruance Road Tires

 

 

WTB Riddler 700 x 37c Endruance Road Tires

 

Built for unfaltering speed through a wide range of conditions, the Riddler has been expaned for it’s sizing to a plush 37c durometer. As WTB wanted it to deliver that added gusto to the rider who finds themselves on the roughest of roads accross the gloab.

 

They have proven the Riddler’s tread design works outstanding, so now it’s available in a wide drop bar width to drown out the harshness of the ride, without sacrificing performance. Expanding what gravel can do while happily accommodating dirt touring, the newest Riddler corners with confidence on hard surfaces while still sinking its teeth deep into your favorite trails. Incredibly versatile in a what-can‘t-it-do type of size, this tire breathes capability when mounted to any drop bar bike.

WTB states the tire will be available in July 2016.

700c

RIDDLER USAGE: CX/Gravel Exploration /Dirt Touring
CONDITIONS: Dry to Damp/ Hardpack to Sand

Wheel SizeLevelWeightCompoundCasingBead
700 x 37c

TCS Light(fast rolling)

n-aDual Compound DNA RubberLightweightTCS Aramid

WTB Riddler 700 x 45c Endruance Road Tires

WTB Riddler 700 x 45c Endruance Road Tires

 

 

WTB Riddler 700 x 45c Endruance Road Tires

 

Built for unfaltering speed through a wide range of conditions, the Riddler has been expaned for it’s sizing to a plush 45c durometer. As WTB wanted it to deliver that added gusto to the rider who finds themselves on the roughest of roads accross the gloab.

 

They have proven the Riddler’s tread design works outstanding, so now it’s available in a wide drop bar width to drown out the harshness of the ride, without sacrificing performance. Expanding what gravel can do while happily accommodating dirt touring, the newest Riddler corners with confidence on hard surfaces while still sinking its teeth deep into your favorite trails. Incredibly versatile in a what-can‘t-it-do type of size, this tire breathes capability when mounted to any drop bar bike.

WTB states the tire will be available in July 2016.

700c

RIDDLER USAGE:  CX/Gravel Exploration /Dirt Touring
CONDITIONS:  Dry to Damp/ Hardpack to Sand

Wheel SizeLevelWeightCompoundCasingBead
700 x 45c

TCS Light(fast rolling)

560gDual Compound DNA RubberLightweightTCS Aramid

WTB Exposure 700 x 34c & 30c Endruance Road Tires

WTB Exposure 700 x 34c Endruance Road Tires

 


WTB Exposure 700 x 34c Endruance Road Tires

 

All the proven WTB performance has now been expanded to high-end road that won’t fall apart when taken past the traditional tarmac. The all-new Exposure, employs multilayered construction with a tubeless Supple Casing that delivers a soothingly smooth ride quality without deteriorating under varied conditions.

WTB Exposure 700 x 30c Endruance Road Tires

Exposure is elite-level road that meets renowned tubeless simplicity in sizes that accommodate exploration while digging deep on lonesome roads. Exposure tires are available in 30 and 34mm for the ultimate versatility in road tires…meaning big days and few boundaries.

WTB purchase here, while the stated availability will be in July 2016.


700c

EXPOSURE USAGE:  Endurance Road/ Gravel Race
CONDITIONS:  Pavement/ Gravel

Wheel SizeLevelWeightCompoundCasingBead
700 x 30c

Road TCS

345gDistance+ CompoundSuppleTCS Aramid
700 x 34cRoad TCS370gDistance+ CompoundSuppleTCS Aramid

 

Onza Canis 27+ Tire, plus new Svelte 29er

Onza Canis 27+ tire


Onza Canis 27+ tire, plus a new Svelte 29er

 

Brand’s like Onza are getting in on the action with new plus treads of their own, filling a void in their Canis lineup. Some see the bigger tires as the answer, and others see 2.85 or smaller as the ticket. The good news is that whatever your thoughts on the matter, there seems to be enough tires now that you can choose, like the Canis.

Onza Canis 27plus tire

 

For Onza’s first version, they simply supersized their Canis model with enlarged tread blocks appropriate for the size. Offered in skin wall or black, the black tire will use their FRC 120 tpi casing while the skin wall uses 60tpi. Designed or use around a 40mm rim, they are definitely in the smaller tire side of the spectrum mentioning that there is even some talk of Canis 2.6″ tires becoming the sweet spot for longer travel mountain bikes. Weighing in at 840-920g, both models are tubeless ready with folding beads. To be priced at $100-110, Canis should be available mid summer.

 

For those digging the skin wall look but not the size, the Canis will also be offered in tan walls in more normal widths.

 

Building on their line of trail and enduro tires, Onza is getting into aggressive XC with the new Svelte. Still offering a durable, burly XC tire, Onza calls the Svelte a marathon tire that isn’t designed to be the absolute lightest at 625-660g. Available in 29″ now, a 27.5″ on the way.

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Maxxis Forekaster 29er MTB Tire

Maxxis Forekaster 29er MTB Tire

Maxxis Forekaster

As promised to be a number of new tires to come, Maxxis has unveiled their new Forekaster 29 available to the masses. If you happen to be at CX nationals, the Forekaster was hiding in plain sight. And for good reason – as the wet, icy in spots, and loose trails around Asheville are right on par for the Forekaster’s makeup. Only offered for the moment in 29, if you are looking for something a bit more aggressive, the Forekaster could be it.

Sort of an Ardent on steroids, Maxxis’ Andrew Bartek mentioned he really likes the way it performs as a front tire but could be used as a rear for increased traction. The setup was built with large cornering knobs, aggressive transitional knobs, and slightly ramped braking/traction knobs, all of the tread blocks feature siping for increased wet grip.

Built with a 120tpi tubeless ready casing, the Forekaster will be sold only in 2.35″ for just under $70.

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Schwalbe Procore Dual Chamber Tubeless MTB Tire System



 

 

Schwalbe Procore tubeless-system

PROCORE

 

Introduced for Eurobike ’14,  the actual weight hits the scale at 203grams for the set, along with key details for the Schwalbe ProCore dual chamber tubeless system. Here soon they start shipping, and the wait is over.

Built around a tire within a tire concept, the ProCore setup places a thin, lightweight secondary “tire” inside your main mountain bike tire, allowing for a lower pressure where the rubber hits the trail and a higher pressure tube inside to protect against big hits. A clever valve stem and air guide let you inflate both with a single hole in the rim.

 

Schwalbe pro core tubeless mtb tire diagram

ProCore’s goal is to allow very, very low pressure for enhanced traction and small bump absorption without risking pinch flats or rim damage. The outer tire can be run as low as 0.8 bar (11.6psi), while the inner tube inside the inner tire is inflated to 4-6 bar (58 – 87psi).

The only caveats are the inside rim width should be at least 23mm and the outside tire should be 2.25″ wide or wider. Any brand rim and outer tire should work so long as you’re running tubeless rim tape (or a sealed rim bed) and sealant.

Schwalbe Procore dual-innertube-tubeless complete kit

The complete kit will retail for €195 , $230.00 and include two bottles of sealant, rim tape, tire levers and Schwalbe’s easy-on tire bead lube with sponge applicator bottle, plus all the important parts of the system required to set up two wheels. They also made it so you can buy the inner tube for (€19,90), inner tire (€59,90) and Air Guide (€2,90) separately. It’s available for 26″ / 27.5″ /29″ wheel sizes.

Schwalbe Pro Core tubeless parts

Other parts include the inner tire, inner tube, air guide (red) and dual port valve stem (which is attached to the inner tube).


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WTB Breakout TCS Light FR Tire – 27.5in

WTB Breakout TCS Light FR 27.5 tire

Breakout TCS

 

 

■■■ Fast-Fun single-track times..

 

$67.00

CONFIGURE TCS HERE

 

 

 
You’re riding a big-boy bike these days, so bail on your slow, cautious, smooth-as-a-baby’s-bottom tires for the fast, nobbly burliness of the WTB Breakout TCS tire. The Breakout’s large but speedy 2.3in width and oversized edge knobs keep you gripping like a maniac when you lean into turns, and the fast-rolling belts of center tread help you keep up a good clip when you’re climbing or hammering down rolling trails.

This particular Breakout comes complete with their speed-oriented lightweight casing, which conforms to the ground to give you plenty of grip without weighing you down. Indeed, it weighs just 888g, which is over 200g lighter than the “Tough” version of this same tire. The TCS aramid bead lets you run the Breakout with or without tubes, too, depending on your preference.

Specs:

TCS Material – Dual DNA rubber.
Wheel Size – 27.5
Breakout Color – black.
Size – 2.3″ width
Best use – traditional trail/all-mountain for the Breakout system.
Weight – 888g
Bead – TCS arimid
Casing – the new Breakout will provide better compliance on rough-stuff.
Manufacture – WTB
Model Name – Breakout

 

 

WTB Nine-Line TCS Light Tire – 29in

WTB Vigilante TCS Light Fast Rolling Tire

Nine-Line TCS Light

 

 

■■■ Constant MTB refinement.. WTB rolls fast.

 

$69.00

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Some tires are built to handle the gnarliest terrain and some are built to grip like crazy, but the WTB Nine Line TCS Light 29in Tire is built to roll like the dickens. Where burlier tires employ sticky but slow knobs, the Nine Line has slimmed-down micro blocks that provide quality side-to-side traction with uninhibited rolling speed. Harder 60a rubber in the center of the tire cruises down smooth singletrack at face-melting speeds, while a grippier 50a compound on the sides provides traction when you’re leaning into turns and pedaling through corners.

 

 

WTB NineLine TCS Light FR 29

 

At 2.25 inches wide, the Nine Line isn’t the skinniest XC race tire on the market, but the width just serves to provide extra traction without slowing you down. You can run the Nine Line with tubes or without, as suits your fancy, and the TCS aramid bead won’t pop off when you take a big hit. It’s light, too, at just 635 grams, so you’ll be able to run it on race day without feeling like you’re dragging heavy training tires around with you.

REVIEWS: – Dirt Magazine – MTBR.com –

2.25

USAGE:  XC / XC Racing
CONDITIONS:  Dry to Damp / Hardpack to Sand

Wheel SizeLevelWeightCompoundCasingBead
29″

TCS Light
(fast rolling)

635gDual DNALightweightTCS
29″Comp833gDNADurableWire

 

WTB Vigilante 29 TCS Light Fast Rolling Tire

WTB Vigilante TCS Light Fast Rolling Tire

Vigilante TCS Light

 

 

■■■ Constant MTB refinement.. WTB rolls fast.

 

$71.00

CONFIGURE 29″ TIRE HERE

For Sale 5% Off of $79.00

 

 

Conceived from the need to race European enduros, the WTB Vigilante falls on the stand as a premier aggressive All Mountain tire. It’s also no wonder the 1rst choice for Team WTB’s Mark Weir.

 

The Vigilante TCS employs a square-lugged open-tread pattern, which provides ample stability in both loose or wet terrain, while the stiff outside knobs grip at lean angles like nobody’s business.

 

WTB Vigilante 29 TCS Light Fast Rolling Tire

 

With Dual DNA and Gravity DNA (Team Issue) rubber, the Vigilante is the one to ride when you’re giving it your all.

REVIEWS: – Dirt Magazine – MTBR.com –

 

2.3

USAGE: XC / Trail / All Mountain
CONDITIONS: Dry to Damp / Hardpack to Loam

Wheel SizeLevelWeightCompoundCasingBead
27.5″TCS Tough
(high grip)
1140gGravity DNAEnduroTCS

27.5″

Tough
(fr)

1056gDual DNAEnduroTCS

27.5″

Light
(fr)

900gDual DNALightweightTCS

27.5″

Comp1040gDNADurableWire
29″Tough
(fr)
1151gDual DNAEnduroTCS
29″Light
(fr)
900gDual DNALightweightTCS
29″Comp984gDNADurableWire

 

 

 



 

 

WTB Trailblazer 27.5+ Mountain Bike Tire

 

WTBTrailblazer 27+ scraper rim

Trailblazer 2.8

Initially the Trailblazer 27.5+ tire was released in the cycling media as a prototype aboard the Rocky Mountain Adventure concept, which has been turning quite a few heads. It turns out, what was thought of as a prototype was an all new tire coming from WTB that will be accompanied by a matching Scraper rim. According to Jason Moeschler, the project started with WTB Co-Founder Mark Slate tinkering on his own and experimenting with different tires on his rigid 29er. After some experimentation the WTB Trailblazer concept was apparently more enticing since the tire and rim combination will still fit in most standard 29″ frames and forks.

With almost identical diameters to regular 29″ and 26″ fat bike set ups, the 27.5+ is an intriguing size that we’ll probably be seeing a lot more of, very soon.

 

WTB Trail Blazer 27.5+ Mountain Bike Tire 2015

When it comes to plus sized options the Trailblazer tire will only be sold in 650b sizing, but the Scraper rim on the other hand will be sold in 650b and 29.” This is mostly because you can still run standard 29″ tires on the Scraper rim and fit them in most 29″ frames. However, going to a 29+ tire on the Scraper rim would require a 29+ specific frame.
The double wall WTB Scraper rim measures in at 49mm ext/ 45mm internal, and 18mm deep and is TCS tubeless Trailblazer compatible. Rim weights are listed at 650g for the 650b and 695g for the 29″.

 

 

Shown at Interbike mounted up to a Forty Four Bikes 29er, the newest b-tweener rims and tires clear the frame and fork in spite of  the added girth. The Trailblazer tire comes with a TCS Light Fast Rolling Casing that should come in around 895 grams per tire. Yes, 895 grams for a tubeless WTB 2.8″ tire.

The Trailblazer’s are in stock now, while the matching Scraper rims should be in roughly October of 2014.

 

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Here is a great comparison of the Trailblazer lined up next to a 26 x 4.0 Nate, side by side, the diameters are all very similar with the biggest difference being the width and volume. There is a lot of talk about the future of this and it’s simple interchangeability which leads us to believe we’ll see a lot more of this wheel size. Riders on 29″ bikes could switch to the Trailblazer for a bigger foot print and more cushion, while fat bike riders could switch to this b-tweener size for a light weight summer wheel set that still offers excellent flotation, and each could potentially have minimal effect on the bottom bracket height.

Time will tell, but we’re calling a flood of new sizes in the near future…

 

Ok it’s time to Trail Blazer out of here! 🙂

Geax Mezcal 29 XC Tires

Geax Mezcal 29 Inch Mountain Tire


 

 

Geax Mezcal 29 Inch Mountain Tire

The new Geax Mezcal 29 mountain bike tires are quickly shooting up there in cross country race legend standards due the high quality riding characteristics, its very low 29″ tire weight of just 540 grams, it’s fast racer style no-compromise low-rolling resistance, and its to top it off with its cornering capabilities. They are using some proprietary poly-amide style threads with specific positioning of that material to attain large amounts of anti pinch flat and rock/ twig cut protection. Geax has nailed the Mezcal 29 inch mountain bike tire right on, which puts it in a class by itself, and makes it one of the best high quality 29 inch race tires to date.
No 29er — 26er excuses now — It must be the tires.

Mountain Bike Tire Type:
Cross Country race 
Tire Material:
rubber 
Tire Size:
29  x 2.1 inches
Bead:
folding 
Weight:
540 grams
Recommended Use:
Cross Country race / Mountain Biking
Warranty
limited lifetime

Sale Price is $42.46

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Schwalbe Racing Ralph Tubeless Ready 29×2.35 XC Tires

Schwalbe Racing Ralph Tubeless Ready 29er XC Tires



 

 

Schwalbe Racing Ralph Tubeless Ready 29x2.35 XC Tires

      SCHWALBE RACING RALPH TIRES


They are surprisingly light-weight, being the new Schwalbe Racing Ralph Tubeless Ready tires were developed for exactly what the name implies — racing. This is the most successful race bred tire Schwalbe has produced to date, they are fast enough that you might think your racing your semi-slicks circa 1990’s, though it brakes and corners far better with more durability. When compared to the counterpart Schwalbe Rocket Ron, the Racing’s tread pattern that was developed for flat out XC racing-speed, which means its traction and trail grip are less, but just barely. When you’re laying it out into the turns, they increased the open space from the transition knobs to allow them to dig in well and grip the terrain, while maintaining high speed.

Schwalbe has optimized the Racing Ralph’s performance everywhere in regard to terrain grip, and their minimal rolling resistance with utilizing their Pacestar Triple Rubber Compounds. The RR’s cornering is only remarkable because of these compounds and the similar U-shaped tread blocks that are found on the Nobby Nic and Rocket Ron shoulder knobs. These siped U-Blocks conform extremely well over the trail surface, when combined with that rubber compound.

They designed the Racing Ralph 29er XC tires as a tubeless ready models, so you will never see pinch flats again. With the tubeless ready tire you are able to ride them with far less air p.s.i., to enhance their grip on the terrain. Better traction, equates to extreme fun! During initial setup its a must to use a lightweight latex liquid sealant in the mtb tire to seal the bead seat and also seal up any thorns or punctures out riding.

Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL Ready 29 MTB Tires are sized in three widths of 2.25″ 2.35 or 29×2.4″.

Pricing is $78.00

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  • Foldable yes
  • Tire Type is clincher
  • Tire sizes are 29 x 2.25 in, 29×2.35, and 2.4 inch
  • Weight:585 grams
  • Recommended Usage: mountain biking

 

 



 

 

Schwalbe Nobby Nic Tubeless Ready Snakeskin 29 Mountain Tires

Schwalbe Nobby Nic Tubeless Ready Snakeskin 29 mtb tires



 

 

Schwalbe Nobby Nic Tubeless Ready Snakeskin 29 mtb tires

    SCHWALBE NOBBY NIC 29ER TIRES


Look no further, you have stumbled on the absolute best all-conditions tire you can find  for your 29er, the Schwalbe Nobby Nic Tubeless Ready Snakeskin 29 mountain bike tires. Their best quality is well — pretty much everything, the traction potential you have in loose marbles or hardpack, in wet or dry,  or perfect loam, it doesn’t matter the Nic rocks the boat. The Schwalbe Nobby Nic is a real mtn tire that’s completely dialed for all the variability within those epic days.

Schwalbe’s secret with the Nobby Nic in regards to grip, and amazingly minimal rolling resistance is the Schwalbe Pacestar Triple Compound. It’s rubber they’ve enhanced with steroids. Last winter I performed a rolling test with one of my friends ( being the exact same size and weight) down a steep enough asphalt road to gain speed without being in an arrow position or pedaling, my Nobby Nics Smoked his Continental Kings! We were both in awe, because his tread is so minimal compared to the nic’s perceptively big meats. Aside from the minimal rolling resistance the cornering is where they truly rock thanks to both the durable soft rubber compound and the U-shaped blocks placed non directionally on the shoulder. They have them angled 20 degrees toward the outside of the mtb tire. The siped U-Blocks can conform very well, to mold the trails irregularities, counteracting the lateral force when cornered hard.

The Nobby Nic MTB Tires are developed tubeless ready, which means no more pinch flats on your horizon, lighter weight than standard tubeless mtb tires, and easier to get sealed up with the required minimal sealant on the rim during the first installation. A tubeless style tire permits you to ride and race with way less air pressure, which totally enhances the mountain bike tires grip, especially high speed cornering. I personally (155lbs) run these at as low as 20psi up to the highest I run them at is 24psi with no sidewall issues racing super-D curses, compared to 35psi plus for the tire with a tube in it. The Schwalbe Snakeskin protection layer is abrasion resistant fabric mesh that they formed into the outer tire layer on the sidewalls. It definitely adds to the overall durability, putting these mtb tires in the prime position for toughest terrain.

Schwalbe Nobby Nic Tubeless Ready Snakeskin 29 mtb tires are sized with two widths of 29 x 2.25″ and 2.35 inches.

Pricing is $82.00

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  • Foldable yes
  • Tire Type is clincher
  • Tire sizes are 29 in x 2.25 in, 29 in x 2.35 inch
  • Weight: 650 grams
  • Recommended Use:mountain biking and racing

 

 



 

 

Schwalbe Rocket Ron TL Ready 29 Mountain Bike Tires

Schwalbe Rocket Ron TL Ready Mountain bike Tires 29-inch



 

 

Schwalbe Rocket Ron TL Ready Mountain bike Tires 29-inch


Being both a bit grippier and lighter and than the counterpart Schwalbe Racing Ralph, the new Schwalbe Rocket Ron Tubeless Ready 29 is the ideal 29-inch mountain bike tire for all mixed style conditions, both dry or wet. The attribute of how Schwalbe designed the Rocket Ron with plenty of open spacing in-between the blocks keeps the rotating weight lower than respected levels. This puts an underscore for the Ron’s intent to race, developed to win. You won’t have to just settle for either light or grippy, you have both with the Rocket Ron.

The Ron lands in the middle between the all conditions master, Schwalbe Nobby Nic, and their well tested on the race track Racing Ralph. It’s grips just as well as the Nobby Nic on a well-groomed trails. The tread self cleans well in muddy conditions so you continue to get traction on the trail.

Schwalbe’s secret to the Rocket Ron’s performance in regards to less rolling resistance, and superb trail grip is their Pacestar Triple Compound. It’s rubber on steroids, and the cornering capabilities are outstanding due to that compound. There is no question that Schwalbe nailed it with all there 29er mountain bike tires combined with this rubber!

This Rocket Ron tire was developed in the class of tubeless ready, so no more pinch flats to stress you out. Having no tube in there will allow you to also run less air pressure to enhance tire grip even more. Better traction, less vibration sweet riding. It’s a must though to use 50 grams or so of liquid sealant inside the tires to seal any thorn or debris puncturesl, and to seal the bead as well when you mount them on the rim for the first time.

Schwalbe Rocket Ron Tubeless Ready 29er mountain bike tires are sized in 29 x 2.25″ only.

  • Tire size 29 in x 2.25 inch
  • Tire Type : clincher
  • MTB Tire weight 520 g
  • Recommended usage mountain biking and racing

Pricing is $85.00

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WTB Wolverine 29 Race Mountain Bike Tires

WTB Wolverine Race MTB Tire -29in



 

 

WTB Wolverine Race MTB Tire -29in


Wilderness Trail Bikes has totally embraced the concept of 29 inch wheels, which is made apparent by their large collection of models they have available in the big wheel size. The WTB Wolverine 29 Race is an old school XC tire style tread but new to them. If the larger size equates to better, then these Wolverine Mountain Bike Tires are tougher than ever, completely set up to devour terrain.

They are designed with some staggered, angular knobs to grab in strong when you need them. The particular center lugs are a lower style profile to reduce tire waving when you’re upright at higher speeds, ensuring a very fast tire. If the trail conditions get sketchy with the Wolverine while cornering, it has a taller transition knob and then a row of shoulder lugs that get even taller yet, keeping you out of harms way. WTB gave it the Race name because of the lighter weight 60tpi casing they used. The tread rubber compound is 60a durometer that will keep you stuck to anything.

The new WTB Wolverine 29 Race Mountain Bike tires are compatible in nearly all trail conditions, anything from dry and loose to hardpack and moist, but not the best on muddy style trails. They are made in the width of 29 x 2.2″ only. These are folding MTB tires that have an aramid bead. Approximate weight is 650 grams.
You no longer have any excuses.
Pricing is

$53.99
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Size:
29″ x 2.2 in 
Bead:
aramid 
Foldable:
yes 
Weight:
650 g 
Recommended Use:
Mountain biking

 

 

Maxxis Ignitor 29 Mountain Bike Tire

Maxxis Ignitor Mountain Bike Tire - 29in



 

 

Maxxis Ignitor Mountain Bike Tire - 29inIgnite your fuse on the twenty niner mountain bike. The Maxxis Ignitor qualifies as a supreme 29er tire when you utilize it in medium to loose trail conditions. Its blocky fast tread design has been developed for the top-tiered World Cup XC racer crowd and already it has joined podium at the highest step. The Maxxis Ignitor’s tread was designed well-spaced down the middle to allow the dirt to flow freely both in and out of the large blocks. To pair these blocks up with some tightly-spaced side blocks, is truly nirvana allowing you to absolutely fly into the corners and berm-shots and utilize every ounce of that saved speed to mach out of turn. They built the Ignitor tread out of 70a rubber that will be tough enough for enduro use and last for the season.

For right now the Maxxis Ignitor is only being produced in the 29 x 2.1 size, maybe some 2.25’s next year. The used 60 TPI for its casing and it has a foldable bead. The Ignitor recommended max inflation pressure is 65 PSI. The tire average weight is 705 grams.

  • Definition for Tire Durometers: The higher the number is the harder the rubber compound will be, soft durometers grip better, though wear out quicker
  • 70a durometer: Hardest compound to get maximum tire life, with low rolling resistance
  • Size is 29 x 2.1″
  • Foldable: yes
  • Ignitor Weight is 595 grams
  • Use- XC mountain biking, racing

 

Ignitor 29 Pricing is $49.95

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Maxxis Aspen 29 EXC Mountain Bike Tires

Maxxis Aspen 29 EXC 29er mountain bikeTires


 

 

Maxxis Aspen 29 EXC 29er mountain bikeTires

  MAXXIS ASPEN

To simply utter the word ASPEN makes me ponder beautiful thoughts of some of the most refreshing opportunities I’ve experienced on my mountain bikes, the unique sound of the golden autumn leaves quaking behind me as I flow silent through the aspen groves, swishing through seemingly endless corners. The Maxxis Aspen 29 EXC Cross Country Tire can remind us about what has become instinctual and is the simple way we were all born to ride mountain bikes, hard and fast. Like the ASPEN TREES it’s simply the nature of the MTB!

The Maxxis Aspen definitely qualifies for the cross country race worthy mtb tire category. Or so, where Maxxis has it positioned in their line-up of mtb tires. But I feel differently, this tire has more diversity than that and will be great for anyone on the hunt for a light-weight 29 inch tire with a design for faster rolling on firmer conditions, but also works great with loose scree surfaces as well as moist loam and pine needles. The shorter middle tread blocks have plenty of space for moist loamy conditions, but because of their shorter height and the abundance of siping on the center of the tire, it’s whats keeping it from being the best wet-conditions tire, still totally usable in the mud, mind you, just not the best.

The siping though is what makes the Maxxis Aspen 29 EXC Tire fly on the hardpack surface. If you race and or ride 29ers and want a lighter, faster mtb tire that provides for real trail traction, then you should try this tire out, you won’t be disappointed. The tire size is 29 x 2.1″ only with a 120 tpi casing at 538 grams.
BOTTOM LINE: Twenty Niners equate to fast, to Aspen faster.

  • Design is directional to optimize both braking and acceleration
  • EXO puncture protection
  • Foldable: yes
  • Size: 29 x 2.1 inch
  • Weights:  585 grams
  • Recommended usage: cross-country racing

Pricing for the Maxxis Aspen 29er Tire is

$49.95

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Maxxis Crossmark 29 Mountain Bike Tires

Maxxis Crossmark Mountain bike Tires - 29-inch



 

 

Maxxis Crossmark Mountain bike Tires - 29-inch

Do the little round side wall knobs have just a hint of the old Onza Porcupine era? They worked awesome back in the day none the less. And with Maxxis putting that small cross depression within the middle of each the center knobs on their Maxxis Crossmark 29 mountain bike tire could very well be alluding to Swiss precision. The Maxxis Crossmark 29 is a lightweight tire, but without any compromises that has the ability to ride great with all conditions, but has a bias nature toward medium hard-pack and loose conditions as well. They applied a secondary slightly raised ridge-line of  knobs to up the cornering precision regardless if the ground is dry or wet. Maxxis also designed each of the center knobs to be just close enough to each other that they won’t depress in when the terrain is hardpack, making the mountain bike tires roll fast.

For this twenty niner design, Maxxis has taken their very popular XC tires and enlarged the rolling diameter. If you’re already familiar with the Crossmark in the 26 inch version, then because its a twenty niner version it’s only that much better. This tire setup will also accommodate equally with using front or rear.

Maxxis Crossmark 29 tires have 60 TPI. The bead design is fold-able. The maximum PSI rating is 65. The durometer is 70a.  estimated weight is 610 grams.

Application: XC

Terrain: Hardpack, all conditions

  • Ramp design is directional to optimize braking and acceleration
  • EXO puncture protection
  • Available Lightweight Ultimate Sidewall Technology
  • Size: 29 x 2.1 inch
  • Maxxis claimed Weights are: F120 DC XC-LUST = 835 grams, F60 SC = 680 grams
  • Recommended Usage: cross country race

Pricing for the Maxxis tire is

$ 54.95

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Video With Geoff Kabush on Maxxis Aspen Tires

Maxxis aspen cross country mountain bike tires


 

 

Many people know Maxxis as a company that rolls pumps out those tenacious downhill tires. While there’s no denying the appeal of the company’s well known gravity-oriented meats like the Minion and High Roller, Maxxis has always had an expansive line of treads for cross-country mountain bikes as well.

Maxxis aspen cross country mountain bike tires

 
Maxxis has pulled it off again with their latest XC racing tire.  The new Maxxis Aspen pushes the limits of a lightweight XC tire designed to have minimal rolling resistance.  The Aspen is designed with a high-volume casing to smooth out the roughest roots and rocks, while the dual compounds gives optimal traction in the corners.  So if crossing the finish line first is your top priority, then the Aspen was designed for you.

 

Here’s a quick video on the design and philosophy behind the Aspen tires, courtesy of B.C. race legend Geoff Kabush and his Scott-3 Rox Racing teammates Derek Zandstra, Amanda Sin and Mikaela Kofman. Enjoy!
 

 

 

 

 

  • Race inspired low profile design
  • Aggressive side knobs
  • Lightweight XC race tire
  • Dual Compound

 

29 x 2.1 Purchase info here..

Size (ETRTO)TPIBeadWeight (g)CompoundMax PsiBike Tech
26X2.10 ( 52-559 ) Black60WIRE610DUAL65
26X2.10 ( 52-559 ) Black60FOLDABLE525DUAL65
26X2.10 ( 52-559 ) Black120FOLDABLE475DUAL65eXC
26X2.25 ( 54-559 ) Black60WIRE670DUAL65
26X2.25 ( 54-559 ) Black60FOLDABLE590DUAL65
26X2.25 ( 54-559 ) Black120FOLDABLE535DUAL65eXC
29X2.10 ( 52-622 ) Black120FOLDABLE530DUAL65eXC
29X2.10 ( 52-622 ) Black60FOLDABLE585DUAL65

Models and sizes may be limited by market,

Geax Mezcal II 29in TNT Cross Country Tire

Geax Mezcal 29 Inch Mountain Tire


 

 

Geax Mezcal II 29er Mountain Bike Tire

 

 
Want to replace your worn-out 29 flab with a dirt-flinging, and speed carrying Geax Mezcal II 29 Mountain Bike Tire. Geax joined the forces on the Mezcal 29in, by combining a semi-slick design with confidence inspiring side blacks to provide for plenty of cornering traction joined with their Armid Racing 3D XC tire tread compound, to provide both speed and reliability on the twenty niner bike.

  • Geax Mezcal 29in has a 120 threads per inch folding casing, with a kevlar bead to reduce pinch flat resistance. The TNT combo is Fast Supple Rolling!
  • Geax Armid Racing 3D rubber compound is longer wearing, and highly durable, with less cross country tire rolling resistance.
  • Tire size is 29 x 2.1 inches
  • Kevlar bead
  • Weight is 540 grams

These Geax Mezcal II 29 XC tires are now available at the link below.
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Geax Sale Pricing is – $55.95 $44.16

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Geax Saguaro Foldable 29er TNT XC Mountain Tires



 

 

Saguaro up with amazing quality..

 

 

Regardless of the desert name that the designers chose for these 29er tires, the Geax Saguaro 29 mountain tires are completely optimum in a wide variety of terrain track conditions. Utilizing it as a 29 inch tire verses- 26, it’s an enduro mountain bike gem, a mountain tire that can handle anything you throw at it but excels extremely well with dry hard-pack riding. Geax designed the Saguaro 29er so the knobs attach to an uninterrupted line down the center tread blocks of the twenty 29er mountain tire, to make it track fast. But then the tread blocks spread out a bit on the shoulders so they will dig hard into the hard-pack terrain or if you find loose material on the corners.

But the tread is only a part of the mountain tire story. The TNT casing underneath is nearly as important, and the durable Saguaro 29 tire casing uses a supple cloth that has 120tpi. They also reinforced the sidewalls to reduce sidewall cuts and tire folding when using it with lower tire pressures. It’s called the Phase 3.1 mountain bike tire casing.

The traditional folding Aramid bead holds the tire onto the 29 inch rim. These Saguaro mountain tires are not directional and can be ridden rear/ front, just reverse the tread to get more dig into the terrain. The tire color is black with black sidewalls. The Tube No Tube version has a reinforced sidewall with a UST bead, adding extra weight to it.

The weight of this Geax Saguaro TNT 29×2.2 inch tire version is 820 grams, and the lower weight folding model is 690 grams. Twenty 29er Fad? Hmmmm, not the case anymore.

Pricing is $37.79 to $59.95

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Geax Barro Race 29 XC Mountain Bike Tires

Geax Barro Race 29er Mountain bike tires


 

 

Barro 29 the Competition apart!

 

If you reside with your 29er bike in a dessert region with dry, hard pack style conditions the Geax Barro 29in XC mountain bike tires are calling you out on race day. A set of Barro tires are fast-rolling and competition day tuned all the way through to the rubber compound, its total thread count, and the profile style of the knobs. To cut to the chase…. This 29in mountain bike Competition Tire will put down some super-fast times when the conditions call for it.

  • The Barro’s Tube-no-tube technology utilizes a Talon 29 tire bead that holds onto both UST rims and standard as well, use with latex sealant.
  • Reinforced sidewall and a higher number of tread blocks aid with puncture resistance
  • Cross country casing has a 120tpi casing to give super-low rolling resistance with an amazing ultra-low weight of 450 grams not tubeless compatible, but can be utilized with Stan’s Notubes wheels and rock the house!
  • The Aramid 3D compounds have been modified a bit from the regular 3D compound to reduce the Barro 29 rolling resistance and it’s weight
  • 29er tire weights with the Geax TNT cross country casing are 660 grams, and for the XC casing is 450 grams
  • Tire size is 29in x 2.0 inches
  • Foldable

Hard-packed, high-speed 29-inch roller.

The Geax Barro Race 29 tires are now discounted from a regular price of $49.95, so go check them out on the Backcountry link.

Sale Pricing is $31.95

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Geax Sturdy 29 All-Mountain Tires

Geax Sturdy 29in all-mountain Tires


 

 

Keep Secure with STURDY Tires!

Geax Sturdy 29in all-mountain Tires

 

With the general attitudes toward 29ers verses 26ers very slowly, but surely, starting to be accepted by the enduro mountain bike crowd, Geax tires are leading that 29in mountain bike movement with their multi compounding models like the new Geax Sturdy 29in All-Mountain Tires. They have very large, square knobs that are perfectly spaced with a nice soft terrain tacky compound. The Sturdy 29 tires offer sweet mud shedding capabilities with big tenacious traction. If and when you decide you want to 29er-truck it through very technical terrain, however slick it may be.

  • Sturdy 29in tires have a tubeless Talon bead to use with either UST or regular clincher style rims. Latex sealant recommended.
  • Geax TNT All-mountain casings have 60tpi with additional reinforcement at the sidewall to stop snake bites and cuts from rocks.
  • Sticky and Soft compound provides a maximum grip on however slippery the conditions are, like for example wet smooth rocks or grass.
  • Lightweight Butyl rubber offers puncture protection
  • Mountain Bike Tire Size available is 29in x 2.3 inches
  • Foldable Tire Bead is TNT Tubeless Talon
  • Sturdy 29 tire weight is 790 grams
  • Recommended use for any mountain biking

29in Straight dirt = Big, FUN, knobby, and Sturdy.

Sale Pricing is $41.16

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Geax AKA 29 Mountain Bike Tires

Geax AKA 29in Mountain BikeTires


 

 

GEAX has it going on in the AKA 29er mountain bike tire department..

Geax AKA 29 Mountain Bike Tires

 

Style out your new twenty niner big wheels with a set of some sweet ass tires, also known as AKA 29 inch mountain bike Tires. Geax designers were generous to apply a very aggressive, low profile knob that was developed to not only give cornering grip in a full plethora of terrain conditions, but without giving up any rolling resistance in the process. The AKA 29 tires are available with both the dual compound cross country TNT 120 threads per inch nylon casing, or in the regular  folding style casing.
Roll that mountain bike out in style — that’s of course (29er) twenty niner style! Available widths are both 29in x 2.0 and 2.2 inch.

Pricing for the Geax AKA 29 mountain bike tire is $51.95, now listed for sale at $24.00

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Material: 100% rubber
Type: clincher Size: 29 inch
Foldable: yes
The AKA 29 Weight: (with the TNT XC casing) is 750 grams, the non-TNT 2.2 folding model is 700 grams.
Recommended Use: all around mountain biking of all trail types.
29in Straight dirt = Big, FUN, knobby, and AKA.
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Reasons For Using Tubeless Tires On Your 29er MTB



 

Stans notubes 29er mountain bike Wheelset

We, members of the mountain bike community, are on a never ending quest for knowledge and learning opportunities, any ideas we can find to enhance our 29er mtb riding and technical skills and share the wisdom. Given that most of us are where we are because of the shared advice we’ve managed to acquire along the way, one of those being the tubeless mtb wheel and its advantages to the 29er mtb user.

The tubeless tire has been around for ages in the Cyclocross Arenas across most of Europe for a couple of decades. It hasn’t been until the early 2000’s that it started to emerge into the mountain bike industry. Early models of mtb tubeless tire choices were few and far between. Making it difficult for many mountain bike riders to really want to jump on board.

Once tire makers started realizing better ideas to how the tubeless tire worked in conjunction with a mtb and its possible perceived advantages, they jumped on board the tubeless bandwagon. To date, I don’t think you can find a tire tread model  that is not available in both tubeless and non-tubeless.

But there were some drawbacks to the original tubeless tires, they were boat anchors for sure. It was hard to weigh out there advantages, because of what type of terrain dictated more of whether or not you get a distinct advantage. One example, and we go into many here at 29erCafe, whether riding flatter style singletrack or more alpine style singletrack, (having very long arduous climbs did not fit well with the extra rolling weight of the first generation tubeless).

But Tubeless has evolved,

Luckily we have gone through several generations since then, definitely cutting out most of the negative variables it reluctantly was plagued with in the first generation.

stans 29er wheel with Schwalbe nobbi nic mountain bike tire

In 2002 -2003 the company no-tubes.com started a great tubeless concept alternative to the traditional, with the use of there models of rims. In 2003 I ordered a set of their wheels from Stan himself, owner and inventor of the now common b.s.t., (bead socket technology). I will contest I planned on using those Olympic model wheels for special events etc– yah right, that lasted for about two weeks — they got used for everything I did. They even sustained the hard work of some podiums in short track events to national  super-d events in 2005. I am amazed to this day that I kept those wheels rolling into 2009. The only reason I stopped was because of the older generation front hub was done, not the wheels.

The instant noticeable difference, was the rolling weight. There was no comparison between the two types of tubeless. The b.s.t. rim allowed me to run “regular” or the standard mtb tires without tubes in them. This was a huge savings of rolling weight. I never had a single issue with any tires ever failing. For back then It was the most supple feel to the trail you could get. I was always surprised that more people hadn’t figured the trick out.

To this day for my 29er bikes I still seek out (if possible) the regular casings over the newest generation of “tubeless ready tires“. But I run the Stan’s Crest Rims to be able to do this.. But when I am not mounting tires to Stan’s, and maybe a set of Shimano XT MT95 29er Wheels for example, the Tubeless ready models are the best.

 

They were solely developed to help out those people out who were having troubles with getting their regular tires to seal up on installation. So they added a little weight to the sidewall, Schwalbe did the best job with TL ready mountain bike tires of really keeping the weight low.. I am a penny pinching miser, but these expensive tires have been #1 on my personal list for a while now!

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Time to Get on the Trail… before it’s not available!

The tubeless mounting trick, is to simply have your own personal small air compressor with proper attachments, this is the key to eliminate tubeless tire install frustration. There have been a couple of times for different reasons one of my 29er mtb end up tubes in it for a couple of weeks worth of riding, and can’t stand it, all of sudden your tires are sliding everywhere that you would have generally trusted them to grip and hold the line. I simply could never go back to regular (tube-style) mountain bike tires.

They have been so amazingly helpful, over the course of ten solid years of singletrack fun!