Weight weenies and show bike builders rejoice, Geax now has what they claim is the “world’s lightest knobby mountain bike tire.” Sure the knobs are small. And, yes, Geax’s guys even said it’s a bit of a gimmick. But, it is in fact a production tire that’s designed for actual use. Weight is 295g for a 26×1.8, the only size available. It uses their standard MTB compound on a 220tpi casing derived from their road tires. It’s meant for dry, hardpack and race days only.
For regular riding, they’ve also got some new road and Cyclocross (both from Vittoria, ctually) and mountain bike tires. Click thru to see ’em…
The Pluma’s tread pattern from the top. The side knobs are actually reasonably tall for this type of tire.
The Vittoria Diamante Pro gets a new tread pattern that looks to be good for wet weather racing.
Their new Team Prototype cyclocross tire gets the TNT (Tube No Tube) treatment, letting you run it tubeless if you like. We think you will like. The tread pattern is from their Cross XG series.
For 29er fans, the semi-slick, low profile treaded Mezcal gets a 29×2.1 size. It’s available in TNT, folding and standard casings.
The Evolution also gets its first 29″ size (1.9 width). It’s designed as an urban commuter tire with a puncture resistant casing and compound.