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

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Johannesburg, Aftrique du Sud

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 …

The setup of the month: Schwalbe Nobby Nic / Schwalbe Rocket Ron

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In April, ideal riding conditions will soon be upon us, but are not there yet!   We decided to highlight a versatile tyre setup that is particularly well adapted to the prevailing conditions, which are sometimes dry and compact and sometimes wet (even muddy) and loose. This tyre setup is suited to everything from XC to All-Mountain, and is perfect for getting the old legs going again in early spring!   Here are the selected models:   • The Schwalbe Nobby Nic, in the Pacestar version – Snakeskin …

Schwalbe Thunder Burt rear tyre vs. Continental Race King

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For several seasons now, we’ve had a very wide selection of tyres to choose from thanks to our partner at Tyres have a strong part to play in MTB performance, a « wear and tear part », but are an element with technical features that are lot more complex than you’d think at first glance. So it’s time for us, the riders at Team, to share our experience of the tyres we use. In this article, we decided to look in detail at the Schwalbe Thunder Burt and …

Karim Amour’s Enduro tyre tips

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After a 2015 season cut short after a back injury, Karim Amour, who returned to top form at the Roc d’Azur (3rd place), spoke to us about his choice of tyres from Chile, where he was training with Dimitri Tordo and the BH Gravity Team.         Q: What was your favourite tyre setup in 2015?   The Grip’R 2 in front and the Enduro Rear by Michelin.     Q. What features (profile, hardness of the rubber, rigidity on the sides) do you look for …