Being designed by a World Cup DH champion on a coffee shop napkin is a cool marketing story for Onza’s latest downhill tyre the Onza Aquila RC2.
The Schwalbe Rock Razor we’ve previously rated as a best back tyre now rocks Schwalbe’s new Addix compounds. Superb, fast rolling rear tyre experience.
Made in Germany, the Continental Der Baron uses a sophisticated casing with four plies or layers under the tread, and three on the side.
The Maxxis High Roller II has an almost perfect blend of compliance, stiffness and stability, the rubber compound grips like stink.
Another brand reworking its tyres is Spesh. Bigger, meatier rubber is on the menu, like this 2.6in Specialized Butcher served up with Gripton compound.
What do you get if you tweak the Maxxis Minion DHF to suit wide rims? This ‘Wide Trail’ version is designed to square off less with the beads stretched out.
The new new, wider Bontrager SE4 - the SE stands for Super Enduro - has a relatively low tread pattern and works best as an aggressive trail tyre.
If you’re riding dry and rocky, and want a long-lasting tyre that absolutely rules in these conditions, the Continental Der Kaiser is totally recommended.
Designed for maximum grip and stability, and tough enough for enduro racing, without the weight of a dedicated downhill tyre, the TRSr looks perfect for the kind of riding I…
A beefed-up XC tyre but just don’t expect as much grip and control in wet.
Essentially a bargain for the performance offered.
Secure cornering hold that comes at an earlier lean angle, which will suit riders looking for consistent grip
Not quite as versatile as other semi-slick tyres.
As a rear tyre the firmer rubber is a good trade off — braking hard doesn’t kill the centre tread too quickly and we’ve yet to puncture the SE5.
A great option if you’re regularly ripping tyres to shreds, and are looking for a planted, sturdy Alpine-ready tyre.
Really hugs and tracks the terrain, making it confident and locked-on, in both wet and dry conditions.
As a front tyre for shredders, the wider 2.35in Enduro version is pretty much bombproof.
As an all-rounder the Tomahawk falls short, but as a rear-specific dry condition tyre it comes recommended.
To anyone curious about Plus rubber, we’d definitely recommend this tyre
While it stops short of promising world peace, Schwalbe’s dual-chamber Procore system advertises some lofty claims — increased grip, improved comfort and an end to pinch flats and burped tyres.…