First Ride: Goodyear Newton MTF & MTR Tires

Apr 29, 2022 at 3:04
by Dan Roberts  



While Goodyear as a brand has been around for aeons, their bicycle tires have only been around since early 2018. Goodyear collaborated with Rubber Kinetics, a company specialising in performance bicycle tires, to bring their wing-footed logo into the bicycle world as we know it good and proper. The bicycle tires are made in Taiwan, where Goodyear claim that their scaled down machines give them an advantage compared to the other brands with much larger equipment meant for more automotive manufacturing.

That initial line-up of tires back in 2018 already included the Newton name. Now, four years on, Goodyear is into the second iteration of the Newton with many a change and addition to the name in the form of the MTF and MTR.

With an often overwhelming amount of tire versions coming from different combinations of tread pattern, casing and compound from some other manufacturers, Goodyear sought to simplify the new Newtons a little and just give the options of tread pattern and riding style to the customer. It took this simplified mantra through to the design of the tire, attempting to create some tread patterns and profiles that would work for as wide a range of conditions as possible. That simplified idea should result in it being much easier for a rider to be on the right Goodyear tire for their needs, and avoid as much buying anxiety as possible.

While simplifying the buying process is one thing, Goodyear also created an online tire pressure guide to get riders in the right ballpark from the get go. The best product is nothing without proper setup, so it's a nice touch to make sure the rider has a good starting point to go from, and then adjust to more specific riding terrain and style if needed.





Newton MTF


The Newton MTF uses a taller, larger and wider spaced tread pattern. Coupled with the MTF's rounder tire profile this is said to give the tire more ability to absorb impacts from the bigger tire volume, more straight line and cornering control from the elongated contact patch as well as encouraging the rider to lean the front tire over due to its rounder profile. The longer contact patch puts more tread blocks in contact with the ground, but lined up behind one another. Goodyear claims that this helps the front tire brake effectively.

Newton MTF Details

Wheel Sizes: 29" & 27.5"
Widths: 2.5"
Casings: Trail, Enduro & Downhill
Compounds: Trail2 & Grip3S
Weights: 1005g to 1300g claimed, depending on version
The wider tread pattern spacing allows the tire to shed mud and keep their performance over a wider range of conditions. All the tread blocks include a ramped leading edge to aid in rolling. Vertical, full length sipes are also present on each tread block except the widest centre ones, where the siping is for only a fraction at the rear of the block.

While the F in MTF denotes front, the MTF is also very at home on the rear of the bike. Its more grip and control focus is something that many of the Goodyear sponsored athletes have been enjoying when the conditions have warranted it.


The MTF Trail uses a single 60 TPI construction in conjunction with an anti-cut puncture protection layer that runs all the way from one bead to the other. For the compound, it uses a dual 50/60a compound, dubbed Trail2, to give a more rigid tread block foundation covered in a softer compound that has balancing grip, wear and rolling resistance in mind.

The MTF Enduro uses a double 120 TPI casing with an additional butyl sidewall layer. On the MTF Enduro, there's a triple 40/42/60a compound, called Grip3S, to give a bit more grip and damped feeling compared to the Trail, but at the expense of some rolling speed and wear.

The MTF Downhill uses a double 60 TPI casing with the additional butyl sidewall layer, but on the Downhill casing it creeps much further up the sidewalls than on the Enduro. It uses the same 40/42/60a triple Grip3S compound as the MTF Enduro.

29" and 27.5" versions of the Newton MTF are available, all in 2.5" widths. Claimed weights for the Trail are 1070g in 27.5" and 1140g in 29". For the Enduro it's 1235g in 27.5" and 1300g in 29". For the Downhill it's 1340g in 27.5" and 1420g in 29".





Newton MTR


The Newton MTR has a bit more of a focus on drive, braking traction and cornering confidence. The tire profile is more square, allowing for a wider footprint that puts more tread blocks in contact with the ground, side by side. Combined with the tighter spacing between blocks, this means the tire effectively deploys more anchors into the ground when you're pedalling or braking.

The tread pattern spacing isn't too tight as Goodyear also wanted the MTR to perform well in a wide variety of conditions.
Newton MTR Details

Wheel Sizes: 29" & 27.5"
Widths: 2.4" (29" & 27.5") & 2.6" (27.5" only)
Casings: Trail, Enduro & Downhill
Compounds: Trail2 & Grip3
Weights: 1005g to 1300g claimed, depending on version

The tread blocks on the MTR feature less ramping on the leading edge, but are more tightly packed, so that one block rolls onto the other a little better than with a larger gap in between. The tread blocks are also more rectangular to give more edge for climbing and braking traction, and the sipes on the centre blocks are horizontally across the blocks, alternating from full width to a small centre sipe. The outer tread blocks alternate from a rectangle to an L-shape to give even more edge to the tires both in climbing and braking traction, but also lateral grip.

And while the R in MTR stands for rear, it's possible to run it up front when the demands on the tires are a little less aggressive.


The MTR Trail also uses a single 60 TPI construction with the bead to bead cut and puncture protection layer along with the same dual 50/60a Trail2 compound as the MTF Trail.

The MTR Enduro uses a double 120 TPI casing with the additional shorter butyl sidewall layer. On the MTR Enduro there's still a triple compound, but this time it's a rear specific 40/50/60a mix, called Grip3, to balance the grip and wear a little more.

The MTR Downhill uses a double 60 TPI casing with the additional higher butyl sidewall layer, with the same 40/50/60a Grip3 triple compound as the MTR Enduro.

29" versions of the Newton MTR are available in a 2.4" width, with the 27.5" version having 2.4" and 2.6" widths. Claimed weights for the Trail are 1005g in 27.5" x 2.4", 1105g in 27.5" x 2.6" and 1050g in 29" x 2.4". For the Enduro it's 1080g in 27.5" x 2.4", 1130g in 27.5" x 2.6" and 1160g in 29" x 2.4". For the Downhill it's 1200g in 27.5" x 2.4", 1250g in 27.5" x 2.6" and 1300g in 29" x 2.4".





Availability & Pricing

All Trail and Enduro versions of the Newton MTF and MTR are available right away, with the Downhill version coming in July.

Newton MTF and MTR pricing is €71.50 / £64.90 for the Downhill, €66.08 / £60.48 for the Enduro and €59.40 / £53.90 for the Trail.

For more information about the Newton MTF and MTR, head to goodyearbike.com.






Ride Impressions

First off, actual weights are a fair bit heavier than claimed. For our pair of Newton MTF Enduros in 29" x 2.5", the actual weights are 1409g and 1423g, which is some 109g and 123g heavier than claimed. For our MTR Enduro in 29" x 2.4" the actual weight came in at 1267g, 107g heavier than claimed. And for our MTR Enduro in 27.5" x 2.6" the actual weight is 1290g, some 160g heavier than claimed. That's quite a bit on paper, which definitely translates into more when you're out spinning that weight around.

Weights aside, our initial rides on the new Newton MTF and MTR were at the Bike Connection Agency Winter event down in Tuscany, Italy. With an ever expanding trail network that ekes out every last metre of elevation from the hill as possible, it's actually a really good spot for tire testing. The trails have a fantastic mix of climbs and descents that take in everything from man-made turns and features, that can load the tires pretty heavily if you hit them hard enough, to natural sections of rocks and roots that often drop the grip levels dramatically in the morning dew. There are rises and falls that load and unload the tires as well as plenty of fast, flat turns that often get more and more loose as they dry out, encouraging you to lean the tires over and see just how they transition from grip to sliding and whether or not you might be sampling the dirt with your face anytime soon.

Often riding a new product needs a bit more of a gentle slide into the shallow end, rather than a full-on running bomb straight into the deep end. But from the first few corners on the Newtons it was clear that you didn't need to tip toe around. The grip is positive and easy to feel while the bike is more upright and under braking. But where I often find the proper character of tires is when they start to lose grip. That transition zone before you need to deploy an appendage is the time when you need feedback and confidence to play with the available levels of grip and slide. The MTF certainly has the confidence to lean it over and let it go, in both the hardpack and softer conditions that we were riding in. Recent rains had dotted the trails with puddles, and as the day went on the puddles were dragged further onto the trail by the riders. Even in these conditions, where the wheels often seem to ping and dart around like a slippery salmon, the confidence in the tires remained steadfast. And this was all aboard a completely foreign bike.


The MTR certainly has a different feel to it than the MTF that works well with the demands at the rear of the bike. Its braking traction is good and builds nicely as you brake harder and harder. With the bike leaned over, there was no sense of a sudden drop in grip as you put the anchors on. It grips well and gives you a good feeling to be able to let the bike slide and drift underneath you.

The trails contained a great mix of man-made features that act like g-force buckets when you hit them at speed, and some pretty chunky and sharp rocks. Nowhere did the puncture or burping problem ever raise its head, despite hucking into jagged rocks at speed. Recommended pressures from the online guide were pretty damn close to my preferred starting point of 22 psi front and 25 psi rear and I didn't feel the need to drop or raise that to fix any problems or find more grip. The tires are carrying a bit more timber than claimed, though, either in rubber or casing. So their durability in jagged terrain up to now isn't so surprising.

We've got some of the Newton MTFs and MTRs to try for longer in and around the Swiss hills where we can add in more metres climbing to test their ideas of tire profile and tread pattern for climbing traction. I'm also not only looking forward to sticking to the front and rear recommendations, but also trying the MTF as a rear tire to see how the more front specific design with its rounder profile and wider tread pattern rides out back.

It's a little easier to imagine the performance of the MTF on the back of the bike, but I'm also curious how the MTR works as a front tire. But so far, the new Newton MTF and MTR have been a good set of tires that I'm happy to keep on my bike and put more miles in without hesitation.








132 Comments

  • 197 2
 Tires so heavy that Newton would be very attracted by them
  • 44 0
 He sure would gravitate towards downhill casing.
  • 10 26
flag sachquatch (May 2, 2022 at 4:55) (Below Threshold)
 @qualms23 I know right, I wonder how tyre brands apart from Maxxis and Michelin design tyres.
Tyre brand: ooh that looks like a good tread design let's just move the knobs around a little bit and use that.
  • 133 2
 Why lie about weight , she'll eventually find out at the first date.
  • 25 0
 Look at the size of the knobby though. Very big. Once she sees the knobby it’s ok
  • 1 0
 @stainerdome: ribbed, for her pleasure
  • 122 14
 The weights are reflective of the intended use and demands placed on todays mountain bikes. We'll be updating the website very shortly to reflect the production weights now we are in mass-production.
  • 3 1
 Can't wait to get them in my shop
  • 6 2
 do they say GOOD (wingfoot) YEAR on them all big? I want that. Cannot find a pic here or on your site. STRESSINg
  • 12 1
 I can't see myself wanting 6+ pounds of tires, but nice that this option exists for the brawlers out there, and there are plenty of lighter weight options out there too.

Options is good.
  • 4 0
 @bishopsmike: Probably fine on an e-bike.
  • 4 47
flag EarIysport (May 2, 2022 at 13:08) (Below Threshold)
 @goodyearbike sorry - when you openly lie about a significant and incredibly easy to measure product feature like weight, my trust in you is gone forever, and no matter how good your product is I won’t buy it. Deceiving the consumer should have stopped many years ago when snake oil disappeared, but it seems like that’s a part of your brand history you want to hang onto. Shame on you.
  • 2 0
 @owl-X: 4th pic down
  • 1 1
 @tkrug: thank you!

And yes, that’s just about big enough. If I can get then for the same price as Assegais I’ll go for it.

So sick lookidat GOODYEAR
  • 5 1
 @EarIysport: I’ve got some bad news for you
  • 3 7
flag foxinsocks (May 2, 2022 at 23:12) (Below Threshold)
 Hogwash. Goodyear was either deceitful and got caught red handed, or Innocently unprofessional as to mess up the weight so much in production and send it to be reviewed without noticeing. Neither option shows them in good light.
  • 2 0
 @foxinsocks: huh... You'd almost think maybe bike tires isn't the only thing Goodyear sells.
  • 1 0
 This comment is so predictable corporate non-speak, that I immediately thought it was a pinkbike user poking fun at the company.
  • 92 0
 I want a tan sidewall Fig Newton limited edition.
  • 51 0
 I want a slimmed down XC version: Olivia Newton John.
  • 6 1
 @rrolly: just go to the gym and get physical.
  • 4 0
 @rrolly: Thandie Newton!
  • 31 2
 "Goodyear collaborated with Rubber Kinetics, a company specialising in performance bicycle tires"

That sounds like Goodyear simply licensed their name for an unknown company to use on their tyres.
  • 15 1
 I'm not sure Rubber Kinetics is really an unknown company. They also make the soles for Ride Concepts.
  • 14 0
 @JohSch: TIL - there’s a website called Rubber News.
  • 1 0
 Very interesting... Wonder if it's the same Kent who bought Kona too ...
  • 2 0
 @rclugnut: different. When the Kona sale came about it was mentioned that they are separate companies. The Kent Goodyear tires are super cheap knock offs. I have a pair for gravel that are rebranded Inova.
  • 29 0
 To every tire manufacturer: give us the stickiest rubber in the trail weight casing! You know, because front tires and wet roots exist.
  • 1 0
 Yeah, an MTF in Trail casing with Grip3S compound might be nice, but... dual 120 tpi casings are actually really supple and yet quite strong, and only 25 grams (claimed) heavier in the size I need (27.5x2.6). MTF Enduro 2.6 with MTR Donwhill 2.4 (or Enduro with a light insert) could be a quite nice combo: strong in back, supple in front.
  • 2 6
flag louiefriesen (May 2, 2022 at 10:24) (Below Threshold)
 Just run a burlier casing with a stickier compound on the front. It doesn’t really make a difference in rolling resistance cuz it’s on the front, but it makes a big difference in grip.

ie a friend of mine runs a DD MaxxGrip Assegai on the front and an EXO+ MaxxTerra DHR II on the back.
  • 7 0
 @louiefriesen: you can get exo+ maxxgrip assegai now, good to save rolling weight if you aren’t prone to front flats
  • 13 0
 @louiefriesen: Trail casings tend to be more supple for low speed winter tech in wet climates. Double Down are decent this way, but Schwalbe Super Gravity are stiff/wooden at low speed, but great for faster dry-season riding. But why lug the extra weight around if there's no upside?

A lot of us find we actually want the mid compounds (MaxxTerra, Schwalbe Soft, etc) in burlier casing for rear and summer speeds, and ultra soft for winter and front. Most of the tire manufacturers have this backwards, which makes sense for DH and Enduro racing but not wet climates that don't have lots of pointy rocks.
  • 2 0
 Amen!
  • 4 0
 Yes! Thats the biggest hole across the tire lineup. Nearly all sticky rubber is mated to the heaviest casing, which we dont really need up front!
  • 15 0
 The front "puts more tread blocks in contact with the ground, but lined up behind one another" which "helps the front tire brake effectively." Meanwhile, the rear "puts more tread blocks in contact with the ground, side by side" which help "deploy more anchors into the ground when you're pedalling or braking." I know there's generally a marketing group between the design group and reviewers, but this is just silly.

Combined with the revelation that these are their first in-house designed bike tire.....consider me quite skeptical.
  • 1 3
 This
  • 5 0
 Those shoulder lugs on the front tyre look insanely wide apart. Every experience I have tells me they suck when leaned over...
  • 2 0
 @whoopsy: what didn't you like about the Wild Enduro Front? Wink
  • 2 0
 @AndrewHornor:
Fair point, haven't tried those yet, supposedly they are good though. The ground is quite dry, sandy and dusty where I live, so I tend to stick to profiles that work well in those conditions. Wild Enduro strikes me more as a tyre profile for softer grounds.
  • 1 0
 @whoopsy:
I actually agree with you, and was making a joke about how similar the lugs look. WEF and this tire do both look better suited to soft conditions. With that said, I did use the Michelin for one day in Whistler and didn't notice any folding.

I don't buy Goodyear's claim that the same tread pattern can work well everywhere. It sounds like an excuse to develop only two tread patterns rather than an extensive line. I prefer how Continental clearly designated a tire for hard ground. It will be interesting to read the long term reviews as they come out later.
  • 2 0
 @AndrewHornor:
So far they are great, krypto dh super soft + xyno dh soft. The dh casing and the super soft rubber is a bit much for me though, probably should have waited for the Enduro casing.
  • 22 5
 Goodyear?

No, the worst.
  • 2 1
 100 agree!
  • 4 7
 They're probly not as bad as those tires from baller vs budget series
  • 2 1
 @DizzyNinja: The Mike Bear!
  • 13 1
 2022 seems to be a good year for new quality tyres from a number of vendors. This can only be a good thing going forward. Happy skidding!
  • 12 0
 It's a good year if you get a good year out of your Goodyear...
  • 13 3
 I’m down. Make that Goodyear logo bigger and I’ll put up with a slightly lesser tire. Like…6% overall decrease in satisfaction. That’s how sick it’d be to look like a race car. Bring the blimp to Snowshoe!!!
  • 12 1
 Ahh, Multi Terrain Freeride and Multi Terrain Race
  • 3 0
 googling this bullshit again and I'm so angry there's no consensus!
  • 4 0
 @owl-X: lies. Listened to a podcast with Maxxis tire rep and he definitely confirmed Front and Rear. Not sure if Downtime or Blister.
  • 4 0
 @BigHerm: Indeed the only references to "Freeride" and "Race" I could ever find were randos talking about it on various internet forums, nothing official. Do you happen to remember which podcast it was?

Early versions of Maxxis's own website are available on the Wayback Machine and they do make reference to front and rear. I don't have the links handy though so for now I'm just another rando on an internet forum...
  • 5 0
 @boozed: I checked, it was June 14, 2021 Downtime podcast with Aaron Chamberlain
  • 10 3
 I have some of the previous versions, they are great loamy rooty trail tyres in varied loose / dry to wet conditions. Roll faster and grip better than Minions. Only puncture Ive had was a great big rusty nail.
  • 2 0
 dh or enduro? i really loved the casing and the fast rolling thread of the newton for rear but their rubber (enduro) was a bit hard for wet situations or slick roots and rocks even dry. I wondered how better was their dh rubber but didn't want such a beafy tire.
  • 14 0
 Roll faster AND grip better? On wet rooty conditions that seems hard to believe that you'd get both.
  • 10 0
 Rolling speed and wet grip of rubber compounds are perfect antagonists. Whenever one get better, the other gets worse. That is pretty much an ironclad rule that no tyre can escape. And i seriously doubt that Rubber Kinetics L.L.C., the licence holder for Goodyear Bicycle tyres, has some magic compound tech that would revolutionize vehicle tyres.
  • 2 0
 I live where it's pretty dry and rocky, I love the MK1 tire. I've been running EN casing and have not had any issues, can't recco them enough.
  • 2 0
 @Clem-mk: agree, the EN is a great tyre in the dry. Gets slippery in the wet quicker than most, especially the front. Find it slightly better on roots than rocks.
  • 2 0
 @nzmichael: I have the EN on the back of my bike and it's okay in the wet for that application. I wouldn't put it on the front though.
  • 1 0
 @NWBasser: my mistake. I have ST on front - not confident with it on wet rocks . EN on back is pretty good for me. Looking forward to trying this new version
  • 1 0
 Running the Newton EN in the rear paired with a Michelin Wild Enduro Front. Sharpest cornering feeling tire combination I've ever used in soft/loamy soil. Wet roots and rocks? Not so much...

I like where they are going with these new tires. Who knows, maybe they'll get it right.
  • 1 0
 @nathanawebster: wild enduro would be my choice for the front too. Just can't get my hands on them though. Hoping this new Goodyear is a suitable substitute
  • 11 2
 Looking forward to all the "Actually, the F stand for Freeride and the R stands for Race" comments.
  • 1 0
 I hate those people.
  • 1 1
 Well actually... I stop listening immediately after these words are said. People love to think they have some super secret insider knowledge and the rest of us are chumps for drawing the obvious conclusion.
  • 10 1
 A wild enduro and a minion
  • 8 1
 Another brand making tyres with the same pattern as a DHR and some 300 g more weight. Great.
  • 8 0
 New tire weighs a ton.
  • 5 0
 1000 grams equals one MTB Ton. They weigh 1 1/2 tons.
  • 7 1
 Every PB reader: Scrolls down for the Assegai / Dissector comparison. Aaaaaand… nope.
  • 6 0
 Here, I'll help: The side knobs already lasted 10x longer than the Dissector's.
  • 5 0
 So which major tire manufacturer is missing:

Conti. Pirelli, Michelin, now Goodyear.

Next we need: Bridgestone, Yokohama, ??? How about a motomaster line.
  • 2 0
 Can’t forget Nokian. They made the Gazzaloddi.
  • 3 0
 Dunlop?
  • 10 0
 I'm sure it's been said but BF Goodrich is missing an opportunity. Imagine how many people would spend extra to match their bike tires to their Tacoma tires.
  • 3 0
 @AndrewHornor: Too funny!
  • 8 2
 This tire is a mthfkr to pedal
  • 5 1
 I would rather have a heavier tire that will actually last a season. At $250 CAD or more with taxes per set, not something I want to do twice a year.
  • 1 0
 They might not get holes, but 40 and 42a is really soft rubber. Going to wear quickly
  • 2 0
 @ksilvey10: can't possibly wear faster than the dissector! lol
  • 2 0
 @conoat: true! Nothing shredded and became worthless faster than a maxxgrip dissector.
  • 2 0
 What makes you think heavy = hard wearing? Hard rubber = hard wearing and long life.
  • 3 0
 I think its about time for a tire roundup review.
The Goodyear Newtons vs,
Michelin Wild Enduros vs,
The New Continental Kryptotal vs,
Maxxis Assegai/DHR vs,
Vittora Mazza/Martello vs-
WTB Verdct/Vigilante
Schwalbe MM/HD
  • 7 2
 I dunno why but every brand seems 95% like Assegai and Dhr II
  • 7 0
 Probably the same reason the Assegai, DHF, DHR are the standard for 95% or riders and areas....
  • 10 0
 There are only so many ways you can arrange a tire tread. Once the industry finds something that is optimal it would be pointless to change to much from it.
  • 1 0
 these goodyears seem to have a noticeably more open tread than the assegai and dhr2....but, yes - very similar (probably because it flat out works)
  • 3 0
 I like how the front shoulder knobs are staggered like a Dunlop moto tire. No mention of this by the blogvertiser. Goodyear not getting their money's worth here.
  • 1 0
 The pressure calculator is off the wall. Change only front tire from MTF Enduro to MTF Trail, and rear pressure for MTF Enduro goes up by 1 bar? A softer(casing) but slippier (compound) front tire means I need a harder (pressure) rear tire? Nope.
  • 1 0
 I had the original newton for a bit last year. I actually enjoyed it, the rubber compound was a bit hard (slippy on wood) but I still used it on the shore for a winter.

I’m not opposed to trying the new and improved version at some point.
  • 1 0
 I rode the original versions on a demo bike at Kingdom Trails. The heaviest tires I have ever felt on a bike. Literally slowing down going down hill! Steep punchy climbs with almost 7lbs of anchors (sorry tires) on the rims was tough. I guess these are for the gravity crowd or absolute monsters only.
  • 1 0
 that mtf looks terrible for aggressive riding, wtf is with the huge gaps between the side knobs. I rode a Newton 2.6 up front last year, I love the square profile and huge side knobs, but the central knobs were just not tall enough to grip well for me. Wouldnt fit in rear triangle to put on the back.
  • 3 0
 North American distribution? The prices in the article are Euro denominations.
  • 2 0
 My one Goodyear tire I found to be grossly skinnier than stated. Was worse than Maxxis vanity sizing.
  • 2 1
 Been riding 29er 2.6" Enduro F& R for several months in all conditions. Great traction in wet and dry conditions and they roll well. Very impressed.
  • 1 0
 Those weight discrepancies alone would keep it off my shopping list. 160grams of rotational mass is very significant- its obvious they were trying to dupe buyers.
  • 1 0
 No 2.6 29? Probably just as well as these look heavy, even without the "160g heavier than claimed". OK I would some variation, but not 160g!
  • 1 0
 I imagine the Goodyear Newtons will be a hit for riders always complaining they tear their sidewalls, but don't want to run double casing tires......seems like a winner
  • 2 0
 Newton WTF
Newton MTBF
missed opportunities Smile
  • 1 0
 The second one was my first thought as I saw the article on the home page.
  • 2 0
 Hopefully they can keep a better inventory then Michelin
  • 2 0
 That MTF is giving me some serious Michelin Wild Enduro Front vibes.
  • 1 0
 I hope they’re better than previous iterations. Worst tires I’ve ever used.
  • 2 0
 Rode these on a Cannondale Jekyll last weekend. Not a bad tire at all!
  • 1 0
 The Newton ST were literally the worst performing tyre I’ve used in 20 years. Awful.
  • 3 3
 "a double 120 TPI casing" ... Isn't that what made the old exo+ casing so easy to puncture? Skeptical I am.
  • 11 1
 No, that's DD casing actually. Old Exo+ was 120 tpi with silkshield, new EXo+ is 60tpi and butyl on the sides
  • 7 0
 @dick-pound: Cool. I stand corrected.
  • 23 0
 @kcy4130: you just got dick-pounded
  • 5 5
 Just do your selfs a favor and go pickup the new bonty se6 and se5 best tires ever.
  • 2 3
 This
  • 1 0
 +1 The new Bontys are lit. Fast, grippy, durable, decent price
  • 1 0
 1400g! My Racing Ralph with Race Guard would like a word please.
  • 1 0
 slap a rubber on and get to slidin' what more could ya want!
  • 1 0
 Those MTF side knobs look tiny for a front tire.
  • 1 1
 For those complaining about tire weight, you must like walking more than riding. Or you dont ride as hard as others.
  • 2 0
 We don't all ride as hard, weigh as much, or ride on as many sharp rocks as others, and that's ok. I don't personally need or want an extra 200-300g on my front wheels. I've been there and all it does is make the bike feel less nimble. I and probably many others haven't flatted a front tire since going tubeless.

Which explains the chorus of protest at every single new tire release when there is not a light+sticky option.
  • 1 1
 I guess they’re not exactly like minions…
  • 2 1
 deleted
  • 1 0
 big 'no knee-pads guy'
  • 2 1
 Looks like a session smh
  • 1 1
 Newton MaDaFacka!
  • 1 4
 good-for-a-year on my mtb? no way. There's a reason all the farmers I know don't run them on ag tractors nor will I on any vehicle
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