GLOBALLY DEVELOPED FOR LOCAL RIDING
Our engineering and chemistry team is based in Germany and the Netherlands. That’s where our proprietary compounds are developed, and where the rubber sorcerers work their magic. Our main product testing team is located in California, which is great for developing tires that work on skatey hardpack. So, in order to really put our compounds to the test, we traveled to the world’s most diverse riding areas and rode ourselves into the ground in order to experience the full spectrum of terrain needed to make sure we got the most out of this rubber.
TREAD, CASING, AND COMPOUND. THE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF A QUALITY TIRE
TREAD: It doesn’t matter if you’re riding hardpack, soft mud, or something gnarly/rough/rocky/rooty in between. You want a tread pattern that suits your needs. Our selection of tread designs has you covered, no matter where or how you ride.
CASING: We have a comprehensive tire casing family that covers the needs of any rider; XC, Trail, or Gravity. From feather light to armor plated, you don’t have to worry, because we’re on the case…ing.
COMPOUND: With the introduction of T9, our rubber compound offerings now cover the full range rider needs from super-fast rolling to maximum traction. So no matter your riding style we’re ready to roll with you.
SUSPENSION TECHNOLOGY IN YOUR TIRE
Suspension equals grip, grip equals control, and control equals speed. As we ride, our tires interact with the obstacles on the trail – and each obstacle wants to deflect our tires and throw both rider and bike off track, slowing us down, costing us control.
By applying suspension theory to our rubber compound we can control the deflection and bounce of our tires. Too much rebound and tires behave like undamped suspension, sending riders pinballing all over the trail. Too much damping will make it feel like you’re riding on chewing gum; too squishy and without definition. We’ve formulated our T9 compound to hit the Goldilocks inflection point; it’s perfect for riders who prioritize descending.
T9 was created for those of us who go out of our way to find white-knuckled moments. A compound that will keep you up to pace and adhered to your line. In order to achieve maximum traction across all manner of terrain, our entire range of gravity focused tires is now available with T9’s incredible gripping properties. So whether you’re pushing the envelope on hard-packed off-camber corners, railing deep loamy ruts, or bunny hopping into a sea of wet roots, T9’s got your back…and front…tires