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Disclaimer: These are preproduction samples.

Just measured the new Bonty Dry X TR 2.1.
The volume rivals the Nevegal and Rampage.
Bigger than the Exi.
Still under 650g.
Full specs are up on my site.

Gear Engineering Metal Iron Tread

For tread block size reference
Text Font Metal Cylinder Silver
 

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shiggy said:
Disclaimer: These are preproduction samples.

Just measured the new Bonty Dry X TR 2.1.
The volume rivals the Nevegal and Rampage.
Bigger than the Exi.
Still under 650g.
Full specs are up on my site.

View attachment 256881

For tread block size reference
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Maybe a dumb question (I'm full of them). Any chance I could find a set before a 24 hour race at the end of May? Liking that volume, weight, tread, and tubeless ready designation.
 

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Haroldlikesbikes said:
How about a side shot? I wanna see tire height and sidewall.

Maybe mounted on a bike to see just how wide this thing is.
Not yet. This tire does not have the proper AR casing construction
 

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Law said:
From looks alone, I am not sure that it will hold turns much better than an exi, but if it is wider and lighter...:thumbsup:
I expect it to grip much better than the Exi in the corners.
 

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shiggy said:
This tire does not have the proper AR casing construction
What do you mean by that, do you mean they're unrideable samples to demonstrate the tread? What's AR casing?
 

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Promptly send two of thiose tires to me, for some proper dry testing! If Arizona isn't dry this time of year, I don't what is. I'll test 'em out over rocks, sand, gravel, rocks, and whatever else I can bounce 'em off of!

All this new 29er stuff is killing my bank account, and it's only gonna get worse!
 

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Blahla said:
It looks like a pre z-max tire from ritchey.
Sort-of-not-really. Slight knob shape similarity to the Quad but very different knob size and layout. Sort-of-not-really like the Comp 3 BMX tire, too.
 

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pahearn said:
What do you mean by that, do you mean they're unrideable samples to demonstrate the tread? What's AR casing?
No, totally rideable tires. As preproduction tires they are not the final spec. These were mistakenly made without the AR (abrasion resistant) ply in the casing. I am not going to post a sidewall pic because of that at this point. The AR ply may add 30-40g to the weight and make the tire much tougher.

A couple of other minor details need to be finalized, too.
 

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Any of the Bonty tires that do not have the AR casing are incredably fragile!
 

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Sort-of-not-really. Slight knob shape similarity to the Quad but very different knob size and layout. Sort-of-not-really like the Comp 3 BMX tire, too.
The knobs are also similar in shape to a Ritchey Force. The size and layout remind me of an old Tioga that I can't remember the name of.
 

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The knobs are also similar in shape to a Ritchey Force. The size and layout remind me of an old Tioga that I can't remember the name of.
Only the center knobs of the Force.

The Tioga is the Comp 3 (III) I mentioned. The most copied BMX tread ever.

But the similarities with the Dry X end there. The size, number, layout of the main blocks and shape of the edge blocks are totally different.
 

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I remember a few early Jones XRs that were pretty wide, but they have been much narrower since. I hope this Dry X is more consistent when it reaches production.
 

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Any follow up to this tire? I don't remember seeing much more about it after this initial post.
 
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