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 …

Bicycle tyre mounting direction

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Most MTB tyres, and some regular bike tyres, include recommendations from the manufacturers about the direction in which tyres should be mounted. But the technique varies from one brand to another, and from one model to another, since the profiles do not have the same directional systems. Here we bring you a review of the biggest brands to help you choose your tyre setup.   1st case: Single arrow (Continental, Maxxis, Schwalbe), and identical setup for the front and rear wheel.   This is the easiest case. The …

DH tyres: Pro choices at the World Cup at Val d’Isère

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As we did for the pros on the Tour de France when they passed through Saint-Alban Leysse for the Critérium du Dauphiné, we set off with our cleats and cameras for the MTB World Cup at Val d’Isère. While all the miles on a stage of the Critérium call for minimal rolling resistance, the impressive climb up the Face de Bellevarde encourages riders not to neglect their tyres!   The weather conditions were « interesting », and made tyre choices quite complicated. After driving along the deserted road from Chambéry …