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  1. Wheels and Tires
    Pirelli launched its four-tire line for cross-country and trail riding near the company's testing grounds in Sicily. Photo by Josh Patterson Pirelli is best known for its premium automotive rubber frequently featured on Formula One racecars. But the Italian tire brand launched a line of road...
  2. Wheels and Tires
    What is it The Goodyear Escape is billed as a capable all-conditions trail tire available in a wide range of sizes. Widely-spaced and carefully siped square knobs generate edge-to-edge grip, high tech rubber compounds ensure traction across a broad range of terrain, and durable casings offer...
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    Are you struggling to find that perfect psi for your tire set up of choice? You're not alone. It's a complicated matrix with a lot of variables at play, including rider weight, tire width, tire casing, trail conditions, and personal preference. Choosing wisely means the difference between...
  4. 29er Bikes
    Editor's Note: An overview of the best Maxxis tires is available HERE. Updated Sept. 10, 2019: Since originally reviewed, Maxxis has added a few important sizes to the Ikon lineup. With the growing popularity of wider rims and tires, a 29x2.6wt Ikon has been added to the lineup. Sporting the...
  5. General Discussion
    There was a time when Kenda was the Toyota of the mountain bike tire universe, offering category leaders for every type of terrain, condition and rider. Its flagship Nevegal pioneered advances in tread pattern, compounds, and grippiness that made it the no-brainer standard for all-around...
  6. Wheels and Tires
    What is it The Vittoria Gato is a cross-country tire designed to offer grip and confidence in a wide variety of riding conditions. This tire features "circumferential channels" which are designed to allow the tire to float on wet roots, while efficiently clearing dirt and debris. So how does...
  7. 29er Bikes
    What is it The Vittoria Mezcal is a fast, dry conditions pure bred XC race tire that has a low profile, densely spaced knob configuration with a defined center ridge tread for low rolling resistance, plus multiple braking and climbing edges and capable side knobs. The sidewall is measurably...
  8. 29er Bikes
    What is it With its minimalist tread profile and 120 tpi casing, the Kenda Saber Pro is a dedicated XC race tire that is designed for fast, dry singletrack. Indeed, Kenda says the Saber Pro was developed with its stable of World Cup-caliber athletes. Like all Saber Pro models, this tire is...
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