Road bikes: all you need to know on disc brakes

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It is appropriate to visually differentiatedisc brakes from pad brakes. Pad brakes put pressure directly on the wheels in order to slow down their rotation. Special pads must be used depending on the tyre’s material. The main technological constraint of pad brakes is in the wheels’ construction, often in aluminium or carbon material and of the proximity of the braking strip with the tyre. It is extremely difficult to produce an optimal braking surface while keeping the yield and the comfort property we need from the wheel.   …

Presentation of the new Enduro MTB tyre Maxxis Assegai

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It is on the occasion of the Enduro World Series at Olargues which took place beginning of may in the Caroux mountains, in the Haut Languedoc natural park, that we discovered the new Enduro MTB tyre Maxxis Assegai.   We were on site to see Morgane Charre in action, who we accompany this year, and to better understand the formats, the courses and the latest trends in Enduro MTB. What strikes in this practice, is the physical intensity with longer descents than in Downhill, and physically intense transition …

Continental Race King 2018 test by the Chiru Magura team at the Joberg2c

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While Continental has kept the same product names, a few interesting changes have come about in the German brand’s 2018 MTB tyre range! As users of the previous Race King generation, we hold the cards to best compare the two versions and appreciate the improvements. You can find out about the old Race King in the article where we compare it to the Thunder Burt Schwalbe tyre mounted on the back wheel.   Clearly, the difference between the 2018 Race King and its predecessor is not obvious at …

Vittoria presents Air-Liner, the first customisable foam protection system for tubeless tyres

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Following the recent innovations in terms of internal protection systems for tubeless tyres, including Pepi’s Noodle, MrWolf’s Banger, the Procore of Schwalbe and the foam systems of Huck Norris and CushCore, the Italian brand Vittoria proposes the first customisable foam insert. Like his predecessors, this system is made to protect your wheel and your tyre while cycling at low pressure, which maximises adherence to the terrain.   Named Air-Liner, it brings two innovations into the market, which are aimed at resolving the disasvantages of the inserts that are …