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All About Tires

All About Tires

Looking for some new tires and don't know where to start? Start here! This is a run-down of all major factors that should go into choosing your next pair of tires.

There first time I bought tires I was in way over my head. I didn't know what to look for or how to articulate any questions I had. I ended up with some pretty ok tires that were fairly inexpensive but they felt super sluggish and I had no idea why. This made me hesitant to try anything more expensive in the future, and I stuck it out using price point as the main driving force behind what I purchased for years. 

Once I tried some nicer tires It was a revelation - my bike felt entire different! The handling was snappier, the ride was smoother and it even felt faster and more stable. The reality is you only really get the sense of how a tire handles once you ACTUALLY ride it and put it through it's paces. And that's exactly why we made this video - to help break down some common misconceptions and to help people learn a little bit about what their options are before spending their money.

What effect does the tread have? What does the casing do? How to you optimize a tire setup for mixed terrain? We hope you get all the answers you are looking for and more! enjoy! 

Don't forget to put any additional questions down in the comments! -Owen

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