Vee Tire Co. has a long tradition of supporting downhill racers and teams. This dedication to racing comes from the very top as Vee Tire Co's owner, Bike Sukanjanapong, has passionately followed downhill racing and made some great friends with riders along the way.
Vee Tire Co. continues to support riders even through the pandemic, and now as we enter 2022 and celebrate our tenth anniversary, we have stepped up our racing program support further still.
For the 2022 World Cup Downhill season, Vee Tire Co. is proud to announce support for 4 factory teams and thrilled to become the title sponsor of 2.
The 2022 Vee Tire Co. downhill factory race teams include;Intense Factory Racing
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Vee Tire Co. has a long history with Intense. Initially as the manufacturer of Intense Tire System products and today as a sponsor for the race team. Bike and the entire Vee Tire Co. family can't wait for the season to begin, and we look forward to some exciting developments along the way!
The Intense Factory Racing team includes downhill superstar Arron Gwin, UK racer Joe Breedon, U.S hotshot Dakotah Norton and Seth Sherlock.
We're stoked to welcome IFR back to the Vee family!Commencal Vee
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This team of young and talented riders spent the 2021 season on Vee Tire Co. rubber and we're excited to partner up with them again as title sponsor.
The Commencal Vee team includes 6th Redbull Hardline rider, Matteo Iniguez
, 4th place junior overall racer Siel Van Der Velden, Raphael Iniguez and newcomers Jérôme Caroli and Tom Cosse.
The Commencal Vee Team promise more style for 2022Propain Positive Supported By Vee
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Propain Positive Supported By Vee is a new team set up by long time Vee rider Phil Atwill
. Phil and the Vee Tire family go back a long way, and we're stoked to help support his new program in 2022.
Phil will be joined by fellow teammates Athanasios Panagitsas and Sokratis Aris Zotos.
Long time Vee rider, Phil Atwill returns with a new program!IJ Racing-Chigürio Extremo Team
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Another new downhill squad filled with familiar Vee Tire faces. The IJ Racing-Chigürio Extremo Team is a new program formed by Alex Marin, who has raced on Vee Tire treads for the past few seasons. Rafael Gutierrez Villegas, another fellow Vee athlete, joins Alex along with Sebastian Holguin Villa and Cristian Suarez.
An exciting new program for 2022.Vee Tire Co.
has a packed season ahead, and our downhill squads are just the start of this ten-year celebration and our commitment to racing. Stay tuned for news on our EWS teams, Freeride athletes and BMX programs!
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I’ve never heard that one.
I remember when intense use to have their own tires. None of this light weight 2 ply nonsense tires we have now.
Bad manufacturing an QC
We know Gwin has mastered obtaining sponsorships and signing contracts, the real question is can he still win races?
They're one of the few bicycle tire makers to use silica in their bike tire compounds (its pretty common in the automobile world for winter tires) to maintain a low durometer in colder weather.
Everybody uses silica in their rubber compounds for temperature stability and rolling efficiency.
Well at least he is not called E-Bike
Intense's marketing department is going have to pull out all the stops to connect this to Intense's Horst roots and hope the nostalgia is enough to overcome the questions is raises about their existing twin-short-link models - may even have to call the new frame the M1. Maybe the M now stands for "Mulally"?
(Not implying there's anything wrong with the Horst design or anything superior about twin-short-link designs. I think they're equal and other parameters determine the virtues of the bike, just pointing out it's going to be a tough job for the marketing department to create a plausible narrative and cohesive brand identity.)
They look pretty killer actually. I would definitely try if they come in cheaper than the old standards
I liked the tire but it deformed in a few rides
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