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Maxxis Limited Edition Taiaha Tires

To celebrate the amazing support Maxxis receives from the New Zealand MTB community, Maxxis will release a limited edition Assegai tyre in partnership with the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute (NZMACI), based at Rotorua’s Te Puia. This tyre will be rebranded as Taiaha – the name of a traditional Māori weapon – and […]

Throwback Thursday: Bikes, tires and drivetrain innovations from 1988

Fisher’s Pro Caliber bike offered a Prestige-tubed TIG-welded frame, Fisher Fattrax 26×2.02-inch tires, and Shimano’s Deore XT components. A Hite-Rite seat spring (the precursor to the dropper posts of today) allowed riders to raise or lower the saddle while still riding, completing the package. “Do you want to do some serious climbing?” That was the […]

Throwback Thursday: July 1988

The Specialized Stumpjumper Epic of 1988 had carbon fiber frame tubes and Biopace chainrings. They only made 400 of this model that year. It was priced at $2400. We’re not sure now who the test rider was on the Stumpjumper Epic, but he definitely had good balance. In our article introducing recent converts to the […]

What Are Wide Trail Tires?

The bicycle industry has reinvented the wheel multiple times over the past couple years, looking to find the perfect tire and rim size for everyday trail riders. Plus-sized tires (2.8- to 3.25-inch wide tires) quickly grew in popularity due to the benefits of high air volume and increased traction and stability. On the other hand, […]

Maxxis Opens Its 2015 Sponsorship Program

Looking to be sponsored by Maxxis? They’re accepting applications for their 2015 sponsorship program. The application period runs from September 1 through October 31. Riders, drivers, teams and event coordinators in auto, ATV, motorcycle and bicycle racing are welcome to apply. Applicants can complete the appropriate form at this link: maxxis.com/getsponsored, and may also attach […]

Trail Tested: WTB Trail Boss Tires

  Creating a tire that is as versatile as the trail bikes it is designed for is a tall order. To be a standout performer in the mountain bike world, a tire has to carefully balance grip, rolling resistance, weight and durability. With its new Trail Boss tire, WTB believes it has found the right […]

ProCore Dual-Chamber System Promises To End Pinch Flats

A dual-chamber system developed jointly by Schwalbe and Syntace, is claimed to make it possible to ride with very low air pressures and, as a result, improve tire performance enormously. Initially, Schwalbe and the wheel manufacturer Syntace were working on such a system independently of each other. Now, the two companies have joined forces to […]

Tire Tips From Kenda

Pretty great tips from Kenda Tires: 1. Always run tires in the direction that the arrow on the sidewall indicates. Running a tire backwards may gain traction when pedaling, but often it greatly sacrifices braking and cornering performance. 2. If you’re going to run two different sized tires, we like to recommend running the larger […]