Goodyear's New Mountain Bike Tires - First Look

Apr 8, 2018
by Mike Kazimer  
Blimp


Goodyear mountain bike tires? That's right, one of the world's largest automotive tires manufacturers is entering the cycling realm with a line of mountain, road, and gravel tires. It's not the first time that Goodyear has made bike tires – they actually got their start as a bicycle and carriage tire company all the way back in 1898 – but this will be their first real entrance into the higher end arena.

The initial mountain bike lineup consists of four models – the Peak, Escape, Newton, and Newton ST. The Peak and the Escape are designed for XC and trail bikes, while the Newton and Newton ST are intended for more aggressive riding. The tires are manufactured in Taiwan, but, according to Goodyear, the compounds used are proprietary, and only found in Goodyear tires.

One of the best proving grounds for a tire is the World Cup DH circuit, and Goodyear eventually plan to have riders competing in that realm on their tires. That won't happen until they develop a few more models, though, in order to have options that cover the full range of possible track conditions. That way there shouldn't be any reason for their athletes to run a competitor's tire with the hot patch covered in black Sharpie.


Peak
Peak

Peak

The Peak uses Goodyear's fastest rolling AT compound, and is intended for XC riders with a focus on speed. It'll be available in two sizes, 29 x 2.25” and 27.5 x 2.25”. Price: $60-$70 USD.


Escape
Escape

Escape

The Escape is intended to be an all-round trail tire, with a rounder profile and medium height siped, square knobs for grip. There will be 2.35” and 2.6” widths for 27.5 and 29-inch wheels. Price: $65 - $80 USD.


Newton

Newton

The Newton is available with either a 1.5 ply EN casing, or a dual-ply DH casing. There are also two different compound possibilities – Dynamic R/T and Dynamic RS/T. The R/T compound is designed for all-round usage, while the RS/T compound is softer, and intended for conditions where traction is more of a priority than rolling speed. There will be 2.4” and 2.6” options for both 27.5 and 29-inch wheels. Price: $70-$90 USD.


Newton ST

Newton ST

Like the Newton, the ST version is available in either an Enduro or DH casing, and with either a Dynamic R/T compound or a Dynamic RS/T compound. The tread pattern isn't wildly different than the Newton, but the ST's side knobs don't have as much of an L shape, and the center tread gets a rectangular shaped block interspersed with the square blocks. There will be 2.4” and 2.6” options for both 27.5 and 29-inch wheels. Price: $70- $90 USD.


Goodyear Tires MTB

Goodyear Tires MTB


Newton


Initial Impressions

I mounted up a 29 x 2.6” Newton ST and a Newton without any issues – the thicker casing gives the tire some shape even before it's inflated, which facilitates getting it set up tubeless. Neither tire is especially light; the ST weighed in at 1130 grams, and the Newton checked in at 1250 grams, although Goodyear did say that these are from the first production run, and they're expecting the next batch to come in around 100 grams lighter – we'll see how that turns out.

The handful of rides I've been on so far have all either been wet or partially wet, which are pretty typical conditions until July here in the Pacific Northwest. The tires' blocky tread pattern works well at cutting through the slop, and although the center knobs aren't quite as tall as something like a Maxxis Shorty, they still managed to dig in to provide grip in slippery conditions. The R/T compound is on the firmer side of the spectrum, but so far the amount of traction it provides has been surprisingly predictable on wet rocks and roots. Still, I'd be curious to try out the softer RS/T compound to see how much difference that makes. As it is, I could see the R/T compound being a good option for riders who frequent harder packed, rocky trails, terrain where a longer lasting rather than a super sticky compound makes more sense.

I did find that the Newton ST's profile was a little more squared off then I would have liked for a front tire. On a 30mm rim there wasn't much difference between the side knob and center tread height, and the tire had a distinct on / off feel when cornering. I personally prefer a slightly rounder tread profile up front, and a more square profile in the rear.

For that reason the Newton has been working very well as a rear tire – it's nice and wide, and that those L-shaped side knobs hold on tight in the turns. Its handling reminds me of WTB's Convict tire, although the Newton feels like it's a little faster rolling, likely due to the lower profile center tread.

When it comes to tires, the more options out there the better, and it's going to be interesting to see where Goodyear ends up fitting in amongst the established players over the course of the next few years.


224 Comments

  • + 189
 Will there be a dura trac model? Poor traction, steep price and short tread life but will have an unexplainable almost cult like following because they "look bitchin"?
  • + 33
 You I like.
  • + 59
 Guilty of buying DuraTracs because they look bitchin’
  • + 18
 I've had good luck with duratracs. Had loads off issues with bfg's and general grabber at2's though.
  • + 3
 I was conned into buying DuraTracs when they first came out for one of my trucks. Irregular treadwear, terrible ice traction after 30,000km and two torn sidewalls despite never taking them on anything more intense than a lease road. I'm back to my BFGs and I'll not go back to Goodyear.
  • + 10
 @cueTIP: I guess it's a good year to rip off schwalbe.
  • + 15
 ...they do look bitchin' though
  • + 12
 For what it’s worth, I’ve had great luck with Duratracs. Probably have thousands of off road miles on them on the west and have beat the piss out of them taking a 3/4 ton places it has no business going. Worked out better for me than any BFG’s.

I still laughed though.
  • + 8
 Every new guy who gets a tacoma buys those lol. I Went Cooper ST Maxx and love them. Cooper get into the MTB game!
  • + 2
 Nailed It! :-D
  • + 2
 @makripper: That's funny. Just the opposite for me. I run Grabber AT2's on my lifted 2000 4Runner with nary an issue. Best snow tire I've ever had.
  • + 8
 HA! Anecdotally, I had great results running those on my '85 Toyota Pickup. Now I'm all about that Falken Wildpeak AT3W life.
  • + 2
 My Duratracs rocked in snow, but chunked too easily rock crawling. Went with some Cooper MTPs and wayyyy better for about 35% less. Cooper, please get into mountain bike tires!
  • + 3
 I've got 20k on mine and i'm still at 13/14 32nds. That's actually really good wear. They have definitely gotten noisy but so far they have been the best A/T tire i've ever used. Traction-wise, on my Tahoe they've been easily as good as the BFG KOs they replaced - no issues in the snow or ice. I can't find a single complaint other than noise, but I can't say that they are really any noisier at 20k miles than any of the comparable A/T tires i've run through.
  • + 2
 @pdxkid: yes sir luvin my Wildpeaks
  • + 4
 When duratracs are new, they're amazing in the snow. Now that they're worn, not so much lol
  • + 1
 Dont forget the kevlar sidewall that tears open on fire roads
  • + 1
 Interesting to see how they do. I've had Good Years come on two rigs. On both of them, I threw them away before they were worn out due to their incredibly poor traction on loose or wet surface. On my Trooper, I replaced wtih Grabber AT2's. Fantastic tire. When I got my truck, they weren't available in 20" wheel size, so I went with BFG T/A KOs. Won't be buying these again either. One sliced side wall and one sidewall puncture. Never had these issues with any other brand - not even Good Year!

It would be cool to see that logo on the trail though! Smile
  • + 1
 I believe those tires you speak of are already on the market
  • + 14
 I've had duratracs on my tacoma for 95,000kms. about 1/4 of that is being smashed hard offroad. Best traction and road manners of any offroad tire (i've use many Toyos and BFG's). Canadian tire always has them 25% off. Yet a friend who just bought K02's couldnt get his truck up even the slightest slippery grade in the snow. I'll stick with the bitchin duratracs!
  • + 1
 I only posted here to let you know that was worth multiple upvotes
  • + 1
 Duratracs are great on 1/2tons...kinda soft for bigger trucks
  • + 1
 @eightflateight The cheapest decent AT tire, because goes on sale every 2 weeks for 25% off at Canadian Tire!
  • + 1
 @mitchgulliver: they all do! bfg's ko2 are on sale for the same deal too. I find the duratrac wears better and clears mud and and snow/slush better. Ive used all of them and always go back to the duratrac. currently have the at2 on the 2014 tacoma and duratracs on the 2018 tacoma. at2 is quiet on the road but not as good in the thick stuff. both equally good on rock slab. They discontinued the at2 and i wonder how the new X3 and at3 will hold up
  • + 0
 Goodyears at CTire...regularly on for 4for3 pricing...BFG, not so much, about 10% off I think
  • + 2
 Duratracs on my FJ just ticked over 60k KM, still have plenty of tread left.
  • + 1
 @loopie: I've bought the ko2 from CT with the 4 for 3 deal. Happens a couple times a year. Keep checking the website.
  • + 1
 @makripper: Interesting. I haven't noticed them ever for anything better than $80 off a set...average size set of tires $800. Either way...a hundred or two bucks or so difference from one set of tires to the next doesn't and never will influence which tire I run personally....far too many people will eat their own shorts and then bitch about it if it'll save them a nickle. Those guys can pound sand...I mean, $200 savings on tires is like, 4-5$ a mth over the life of the tires...lol
  • + 1
 @loopie: yeah true haha
  • + 3
 You guys couldn't drive your truck through a paper bag with any tires.
  • + 1
 @fecalmaster: Well, I could...but over or around the bag is usually better. Skillz.
  • + 3
 Every vehicle reference here was a Toyota. Is that a mtn bike thing like dog owners and Subarus? And yes I have a Tacoma and a 4runner too.
  • + 2
 @Ride406orDie:2017 Frontier Pro 4X here. Couldn’t afford a new Tacoma decked out. My wife drives an Outback and we have several dogs. Dam, it is true.
  • + 2
 Haven't heard of a Subaru-Dog connection before. Unless you/we rent...don't we all have dogs???....but an LGTBQ-Subaru connect? yes...even by Subaru's own acknowledgment. Or young guns feeling all hot-shit about their well used under powered AWD car...yes. Nothing wrong with any of that...but the silent Subie owners inbetween those two groups...just living life with a fair awd car. AWD cars are slim pickin's...so there's that goin' for'em
  • + 1
 @BigballmcCall: I'd still take that Frontier over a Tacoma any day...
  • + 2
 @Ride406orDie: There are a majority of riders here from outside the US. So unfortunately they have not enjoyed the luxury of real trucks.
  • + 2
 @Ride406orDie: own two Subarus and one dog here.
  • + 1
 @mattsavage: I haven't heard one good thing about frontiers. I owned one for 6 months as well wanting to try something besides a Tacoma. Within 6 months it was eating oil because the engine block cracked and it was dumping coolant into the oil pan. Co-worker has one and is constantly in the shop bought brand new in 2014. Gf's family has a 2012 . Replaced transmission 2 times, same engine issue as my 05 and a has lots of electrical issues. Just pure garbage.
  • + 1
 @makripper: weird. I have an '05 Xterra (virtually the same vehicle as the Frontier) and it blew the automatic tranny. Got lucky with the $5k replacement being paid in fully by Nissan Corporate & the dealer after the original owner brought it in at 39k, flushed & filled the tranny & coolant, drove it 500 miles and it had the SMOD.
When I brought mine to have the weird tranny action checked out, they flushed & filled the tranny & coolant, had me drive it 500 miles and then tried to charge me.
Lucky me I saw the dealer records.

Other than that, they're both very similar vehicles. A lot of the foundation stuff for the 4.0 Yota & Nissan 4x4s are from the exact same manufacturers. So if you have a problem with one of those two brands, lots of people with the other have had it.
  • + 1
 @bizutch: 07 Xterra here either armor, winch, 33s, and a 6 speed manual. I'm at 120k miles of brutal driving and it drives like new, never had a mechanical and ingey 22mpg highway driving to Utah fully loaded. But you know, only 4runner and Tacoma's are good...
  • + 2
 @makripper: I had an '03 Frontier for six years. Put 150k on it, zero problems. I've had an '84 720 for 25 years now, almost 400k on it. 2 head gaskets, one transmission and water pump.

I'll still buy an Frontier over a Tacoma when the time comes... Just waiting on that 2.8t Cummins to ship with it.
  • + 1
 @mattsavage: the older ones were sick. The new ones are trash. There's a string of garbage Pathfinders around 1999/2000 not sure if they shared power train with frontier during that time
  • + 1
 @mattsavage: north America is going away from the small desiels. Gm is losing their shirt on them. Vw debacle doesn't help either. Also except a premium of 7 to 10 k for a diesel. Oh yeah and the high diesel prices make them pointless for small vehicles
  • + 2
 @Klainmeister: I call horseshit on the gas mileage. Unloaded with street tires and bone stock weight the Xterra does no better than 18mpg hwy. Loaded with armor and a winch they get 15 going downhill. Big Grin
  • + 0
 @mattsavage: agree, I’ve been in Nissans for about 15 years now. They’re the best kept secret for some reason. Cheaper, more dependable, and outperform Toyota’s.
  • + 1
 @bizutch: yah haha especially those shit turbo engines they had. Worst economy of all time
  • + 1
 @bizutch: my 06 Pathfinder 4wd with 180k miles, A/T tires, and bike racks got 18 mpg.
  • + 1
 @bizutch: haha, funny I guess all those typos from my phone didn't help make my case either. I agree, it shouldn't...but it does. My wife and I think we got the only one that gets that sort of mileage, it's really bizarre. I did a intake spacer and catback, but that shouldn't really change much.
  • + 1
 @loopie: I've got a diesel dually with a 4000lbs Arctic Fox camper that lives in the box, and the Duratracs are doing great! I'd say they're a perfect all around tire for a heavy truck, but might not do well on a lighter truck if you want to run them year-round.
  • + 1
 @garneau565: That's good...it seems to be just the 1ton guys around here that wear them out too fast
  • + 1
 I paid the Toyota tax once...was a nice unit(4Runner) tho poor mpg for the power. My AWD GMC Safari is at 330k and my Sierra is almost 280k...both are all original drivetrain...right down to the wheel bearings. Heck, haven't even got to the ball joints or tie rod ends yet (the van could use some tho about now). Just the usual stuff...brakes/tires/battery/water pump/alt/starter etc....Look after your stuff and save the tax, haha
  • + 1
 @loopie: you my friend are very utilitarian, but your Safari gives you a few demerits on the cool scale.
  • + 1
 @bizutch: I hear ya...but no. She got a little bit of the Pimp hand...straightened'er right out Pimp
Street rubber..then built a lift kit and swapped rubber(shoulda went bigger tire. next time)
http://i795.photobucket.com/albums/yy236/loopiez/Safari%20van/Safari003.jpg
http://i795.photobucket.com/albums/yy236/loopiez/BCV%20Off-road/aba9b5f3.jpg
Plus it fits stuff...
https://ep1.pinkbike.org/p5pb12485974/p5pb12485974.jpg
  • + 1
 @loopie: Marlboro-mobile
  • + 80
 What’s the difference between a Goodyear tire and 365 used condoms? One’s a good year, the others a great year!
  • + 44
 Or a fantastic week!
  • + 45
 Why would you want to keep the used condoms?
  • + 82
 @macross87: they work like cereal box tops. You save enough and send em in for cool stuff. Common knowledge
  • + 34
 @macross87: Rinse them out and reuse them, you're saving the earth and you got a few extra bucks for candy.
  • + 92
 @grant69: Idea about washing is ridiculous. Save water and just turn them around.
  • + 20
 @grant69: is candy your girl's name? that's sweet!
  • + 2
 @grant69: I’m disturbed that you have save on johnys to buy candy... most of us save to get more drink to get to use more condoms we couldn’t afford.
  • + 2
 @Rufusvip: you sir won the creepiest joke award today.
  • - 21
flag Balgaroth (Apr 9, 2018 at 4:27) (Below Threshold)
 @Rufusvip: Candy's are when you're looking at younger targets that don't drink yet ...
  • + 0
 @YuHo: The ribs'll be on the inside!
  • + 1
 @Rufusvip: Grape drink?
  • + 67
 Future model : "Featuring Inceased Grip" the new F.I.G. Newton. Sorry guys I 'll let myself out...
  • + 9
 Im sold
  • + 1
 @Jimmy0: Me too!
  • + 1
 Newton ShorTyer?
  • + 1
 You win.
  • + 1
 I want some Wayne with my Newton
  • + 40
 It's the same old story. Boy finds girl, boy loses girl, girl finds boy, boy forgets girl, boy remembers girl, girls dies in a tragic blimp accident over the Orange Bowl on New Year's Day.
  • + 9
 Goodyear?

No, the worst.
  • + 7
 “Ah, you’re right, Ed. A parachute not opening… that’s a way to die. Getting caught in the gears of a combine… having your nuts bit off by a Laplander, that’s the way I wanna go!”
  • + 4
 That movie is older than me, but indisputably among my favourites
  • + 37
 The profit margin must be pretty high on bike tires to entice an auto tire company into the game? Seems like a small market for such a big company to go after, but I guess the up-front costs probably aren't that high if you're not making the tires in house, so why not.
  • + 9
 The owner of Goodyear is actually a passionate cyclist and likely was the main push to come into the bicycle market. I was just thinking the other day that with an owner who rides, why no bike tires?
  • + 6
 Michelin, continental, maxxis all make some form of automotive tires. Pirelli hopped in the road game this year. So I assume the market is there for them.
  • + 2
 @phile99: Yup. Seeing this, I hope people will stop using 'economies of scale' as a defence at what is clearly the cycling community being bent over and fed raw by these corporations.

What's even more sad is that these tires resemble Schawlbes pretty closely.
  • + 7
 Maxxis is made/owned by Cheng Shin. One of, it not the largest tire manufacturers in the world. Cars, trucks, planes, motos, bikes, industrial equipment, carts, etc.
  • + 34
 I'm waiting on LEGO tires because they are the world's largest tire manufacturer by far.
  • + 8
 I love the blocky tread patterns.
  • + 18
 Oh no, not another wheel size. . .
  • + 5
 Their compounds leave a lot to be desired.
  • + 3
 I have never flatted Lego tyres, and they go on without a compressor. A good pick for DHWC rnd 1?
  • + 34
 hmm wonder if these will be better than my minions, to be fair I wont ever know my mind is already made.
  • + 29
 Come on Nitto, y'all are missing the bus on the Enduro Grappler.
  • + 18
 Bit strange a company like Goodyear well known for their USA made products to suddenly shift production to Taiwan - surely they have facility to manufacture in house like Continental do for cars or bikes.
It’s basically branding - same old story, some Taiwanese firm churning out products for multiple companies and Goodyear turn up and brand it and charge extra for their name and the consumer is not really purchasing a Goodyear product.
  • + 5
 Car and bike tires are too different in construction so you can't make them on same machines. It's quite difficult to make bike tires from scratch and is much easier for them to go to a factory that has lots of experiences. Continental is one of few if not the only one that really makes them in house.
  • + 1
 @vid1998: Hutchinson makes their tires in France in house.
  • + 1
 @fattyheadshok: Forgot about them, they make tires for e13 and Onza don't they?
  • + 18
 anyone else think those middle knobs could be a tad bit taller? they look too short
  • + 7
 Check out Vital for the proper product release article. Pinkbike one is seriously lacking in all the info...
  • + 3
 @denomerdano: pb is just a platform for marketing.
  • + 5
 @yzedf:
Marketing is getting the necessary information to the potential consumer.. Which this article does not.
I was surprised to see significantly more information in the Vital release, which was obviously all in the press package supplied.. Just saying..
  • + 1
 @denomerdano:
Or maybe they just cater to different audiences...
The average pinkbike reader only needs the words "new", "improved" and "technology" to decide he´s sooooo gonna buy this new thingy.
So it doesn´t seem like an improbable step for them to cut down on information to get "the message" to their readers more clearly Wink
  • + 2
 @denomerdano: why do an in depth article when you have PB forum to fill in the blanks?
  • + 1
 @denomerdano: I never said they were particularly good at it. Vitalmtb has the graphics from Goodyear in their article as well as a short interview of Gulevich.

m.vitalmtb.com/features/Goodyear-Launches-Cross-Country-Trail-Enduro-and-Downhill-Mountain-Bike-Tires,2288
  • + 16
 I guess somebody told Goodyear “26in is dead - only hippies and nerds ride those dinosaurs “
  • + 7
 This would be the reason for me to get a competitor tire, sharpie out the logo and write Bridgestone on it. Ha, that'll teach them.
  • + 1
 @FarmerJohn: man why you got downvoted!?... pinkbike is indeed a snowflake cesspool...

Can't believe people are still stuck on the 26" inch drama neither... funny.
  • + 14
 Goodyear have clearly realised that they can make a load of profit selling something 1/10th the size of a car tyre for the same price............
  • + 18
 You can buy bike tyres the same quality as the car tyres you spend 60 quid on for a fiver at halfords and they will work ok and last forever, nobody is making you buy the latest dual compound tubeless kevlar lined technological masterpiece. To get the equivalent of the top end tyres we all use for a car you are looking at at least a few hundred quid a corner and they last you a race or two at most. We are riding the same tyres used by professional riders at the highest level of our sport, of course they are expensive, they are the pinnacle of the technology.
  • + 4
 @Patrick9-32: This. A Bikepark formula of a Magic Mary costs $26. If you want the one WC riders use, it'll be three times that much. Do you really think street racers are using the $80/tire that you have Walmart throw on your car?
  • + 5
 @Rubberelli: the real question is do you honestly think it costs 3X as much to build a grippy tire?
  • + 3
 @yellowdogx: Possibly. But it could also cost 3x less. I worked at a brewery and the cheapest beer to produce was the barrel aged stuff that went for $28 for 750ml.
  • + 12
 In the movie "Demolition Man", set in the near future, all restaurants were called Pizza Hut. In a mtb version of the film all tyres would be called Minions.
  • + 15
 Wicked film! They were Taco Bell IIRC. :^)
  • + 2
 @The-Reverend: Been a few years since I last watched it, thanks for the correction.
  • + 11
 Lol.... Minions are the "looks like a Session" for tires.
  • + 7
 @justwan-naride: You both remember it right as both companies were owned by PepsiCo, they changed it to pizza hut where taco bell was not very common.

"For some non-American releases, references to Taco Bell were changed to Pizza Hut. This includes dubbing, plus changing the logos during post-production."
  • + 2
 @justwan-naride: all good. Time to dust it off and enjoy some prime one liners.
  • + 1
 @rawrr: That's crazy. I'm in Europe and both times I watched the film it was Taco Bell.
  • + 1
 Yeah it was taco bell that won the fast food war
  • + 2
 @rawrr: That explains it! I was pretty sure I remembered the pizza hut logo on the dvd copy I rented.

God bless the interwebz!
  • + 3
 @The-Reverend: hard to beat the Sly / Wesley Snipes / Sandra Bullock combo...
  • + 10
 No 26 inch option. Dead to me Goodyear. Queue lame "26 is dead" comments.
  • + 6
 No I'm with you on this, 26" is still very much alive! Shame on any who believe the marketing lie that 26" has passed away
  • + 4
 @ctd07: Santa Cruz has just announced a new 26" trail bike so happy days all round
  • + 2
 @Lims26: which one?
  • + 6
 NO 26", NO SALE.
  • + 3
 @Lims26: Fake news
  • + 2
 I don't get it, people still ride bikes with 26" tires. These tires wear out and need replacements that are better than what Wal-Mart has to offer. It's not like people melt down their old 26" frames when they buy a new 27.5 or 29er.
  • + 1
 @Ride406orDie: "It's not like people melt down their old 26" frames" haha well said.
  • + 1
 @streetkvnt-kvlt:melting down carbon puts off a lot of smoke. Bad for the atmosphere, good for the ocean!
  • + 7
 Can't wait til Pirelli comes with a line of tires as well. With their own colored compounds from Ultra Soft to Hard.
  • + 5
 Pirelli make road bike tyres now, so it probably wont be long.
  • + 2
 pls pls...i want it to come with their pirelli chicks calender
  • + 1
 @kilazilla: Latest Pirelli calendars have been a disappointment. They went "woke".
  • + 1
 @preston67: Interesting when companies get “woke”, people usually sleep on their products...

Not sure this metaphor applies to mattress companies
  • + 5
 i just wish the tires would be 50% cheaper. so many manufacturer and they all cost exactly the same. 2y ago you could at least get wild grip r advanced for 35usd. no more.
  • + 7
 These look the goods. As long as 2.6 is a real 2.6...
  • + 2
 Great point.

@mikekazimer Did you have a chance to put a set a calipers on them and do they measure true to size?
  • + 7
 @TheFunkyMonkey, Goodyear get their 2.6" measurement with the tires installed on a 35mm rim and inflated to 36 psi. At more realistic pressures, they measure almost exactly 2.5".
  • + 2
 @mikekazimer: Thanks Mike! Much appreciated.
  • + 3
 Seeing Goodyear on a bike tire is pretty awesome. Not a bad first showing either. I think their designs need some tweaks before I would buy them though, knobs look pretty small for now
  • + 6
 No 26? Thats probably at least 33% of the market there missing out on....
  • + 8
 NO 26", NO SALE!

Maxxis is still releasing new 26" tires.
  • + 6
 Even saw the lights of the Goodyear Blimp
And it read Gully’s a pimp
  • + 5
 Finally another Option if you don't want yellow print on your DHRII and Shorty.
  • + 3
 Am I the only one complaining they aren't making them in 26"? I guess that's one way to kill that size, stop making tires for them.
  • + 6
 Nobody is going to buy these tires, but I'm certainly not going to buy them because they aren't offering 26".
  • + 1
 I like 26”. Therefore I won’t be buying these either.
  • + 5
 Finally a tire that will have a shorter life than a Schwalbe!!
  • + 2
 Oooo they had the opportunity to undercut with low prices and scoop all sales. Too bad! I do I really love those guys I do really but too bad prices so high! Good guys, great guys really too bad.
  • + 3
 So, obviously a license deal, the brand has also been in Walmart at the low end for a while now, I wonder who is driving the high end effort?
  • + 1
 CARSON, Calif. — Rubber Kinetics L.L.C., a start-up headed by cycling industry veteran Luke Musselman, has struck a deal with Goodyear to use the Goodyear name on a line of premium bicycle tires that is being launched this month...

Kent International's lines of Goodyear-branded tires and tubes are available for purchase at Walmart Stores Inc.

www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180410/NEWS/180419992/licensee-rolls-out-goodyear-brand-premium-bicycle-tire-range#utm_medium=email&utm_source=tb-daily&utm_campaign=tb-daily-20180411
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 some brands like Schwalbe run a dark silver branding that almost blends into the sidewalls unlike these and obnoxious Maxxis- damn you Maxxis, your tires work too well
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 The nice thing with car tires is that you can run the white logos on the inside. I already paid for the tire, why do I have to give you free marketing by showing a massive logo on your tires
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 I always wanted a Minion with intermediate knobs, something between DHR2 and SS. There it iiiis! No Goodyear, please copy DHF exactly as it is!
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 I thought it looked like a minion SS too.
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 Hopefully by outsourcing production it will be safer than their G159 “death ride” RV tire.
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 This right here. I’m not an anti-corporatIon avenger, but read this and then tell me this is a company you want to support:

jalopnik.com/how-goodyear-hid-evidence-of-the-worst-tire-made-in-his-1822200424
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 @scofflaw23: nice digging! I sure won't buy any Goodyear stuff anytime soon. Glad I sport Continentals on my car.
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 8 days late on the April Fool's train.
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 Good to see more potential rear tire options to pair with my Magic Mary's up front!!
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 Duratracs 10 ply on my Diesel best tire I have had to date. Hell when I get a car I'm going to put some on there too! Redneck style!
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 BFG's = Better For Garbage
Cooper = under-invested ideas
Goodyear - let be honest, the name gives you hope
Toyo is where the tire games needs to go - ive been running AT 2's and RT's for some time now and no other tire has lasted me 80,000 miles with no give in performance . . .
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 The word "mud" appears nowhere in the article or comments section.

Meanwhile... my whole world is mud right now. Stupid spring.
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 The tread patterns look nice and familiar :-) Do they measure true to claimed width on the rim? For instance, Maxxis and Vittoria consistently are about 1 size small ie- claimed 2.2 measures 2.1 .

Thank you
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 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goodyear_Tire_and_Rubber_Company#1990_to_present - seems like a good company I'd be happy to support as a consumer
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 Goodyear already has their own version of pro core, but they will likely get in trouble with their marketing.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3O9bgOeq8X8
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 Will they make my bike cover the 1000' in 4sec @300+mph?
Or do you need the bolt on, blown nitro hemi that's available separately...
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 Yeh imma just wait for some Pirelli P-zeros to be released for my bike! They'll look nice with my WP forks when they come out
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 Yes! I had Good Years with the raised white lettering on my ’68 mustang when I was a kid and love them! I may have to grab these even if they’re no good.
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 We just need Oakley to start making bike grips again!
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 I second that!
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 I will not run Hankooks. I’d give Goodyears a shot. As a lifelong race fan, it’s kind of ingrained.
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 Kumhos & Toyos ?
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 Would love to see the Hoosier logo on a pushy tyre
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 @ctd07: I was going to say Hoosier, but didn't think anyone would get that brand! Total privateer tires!
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 Goodyear is currently being sued for knowingly putting out defective RV tires for years resulting in multiple deaths.
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 I bought a set of tires for my car at $80 a piece, lasted me for about year and half, driven everyday.
I suppose a set of these should last about 2 months!
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 Competition is good, more choices equals better pricing across the board. I'm more than willing to product test
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 The Escape looks like a Nobby Nic and the Newton ST like a shorty.
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 ...and glad the tires on the market look like minions.
Schwalbe tried to do something different with the new Fat Alberts tread design, and that didn’t go so well.
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 Also, peak looks like an Ikon, and the Escape looks like a Hans Damph, The level of creativity in the MTB tire industry is astounding!
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 @maxyedor: Also came here to say that!
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 @maxyedor: peak is a straight rip off of the Vittoria Gato 2.2.
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 @JohanG: You're right, it's a striking resemblance to the Ikon, but almost a direct copy of the Gato.

I get it, certain tread patterns just work better, like Maxxis side knobs, but come on Good Year, the last thing we need are heavier, more expensive versions of tires we already have, and have had for over a decade now. If you can't bring a tire to market that doesn't improve either the weight, traction, or price of a Maxxis or Specialized tire, GTFO and take your blimps with you.
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 Im gonna need to see some specs
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 Welcome to our new OEM tire overlords.
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 ....and 26 wheels? ??? NOT ????
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 Good year, bicycle tires not priced $120!
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 Getting a lot of the for the money ( weight )
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 I'm holding out for the Dunlop "Marvelous Marty" and "Rubble Runner" .
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 Do you know 365 recycled condoms are used in these tyres,now that is a Goodyear.
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 How do you get down propped,for a joke,lighten up folks,jeeez.Bet some of you are a right laff to ride with
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 @jase111171: I gotcha back up to '0' - people love to hate.
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 Last one looks like Kenda (No-grips) Nevegals!
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 Looks like moto treads from 1982, love it!
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 Goodyear needs to put out some condoms! Non skid maxi tread
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 Does anyone know the weight for the xc tires?
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 Wait until the Dunlop arch appears at the finish of Fort William.
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 Peak in 26 x 2.3-4 for DJ?
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 Goodyear - we don't want light tyres!
(they never work)
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 We already have a good for a year tire manufacturer, they're called Kenda.
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 God they look nice, just waiting for toyo to release an mtb tyre
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 No 26" - f*ck off.
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 I have to say I'm literally a sucker just because they say, "Goodyear" on them. Always been my favourite tire brand.
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 Would probably buy 2 Peaks if they came in 2.6", 24" and 26". Goodyear's starting out with their head under water against the competition in terms of their offerings.
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 They are probably made/developed by SAVA/Mitas in Slovenia.
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 looks like a minion
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 More like a shorty
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 They've also got an Ikon and an Ardent.
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 Same Manufacturer so I think ...
The Specialized tire's are to from MAXXIS or ?
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 2018- Goodyear or bad year?
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 What do you do with 365 used rubbers? Make a tire and call it a good year.
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 Nascar of bikes
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 I cant belive nobody has spotted this... Looks like a BONTRAGER..... Big Grin
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 It does, doesnt it ?
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 I want Pirelli to come into MTB. Minion P-Zero.
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 TAKE. MY. MONEY.
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 waiting for TOYO T1F/T1R
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 what is "tractiom" ?
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 Thats sick that my bike can look like a NASCAR now!!
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