Tech Week 2023: Vee Tire Co Releases New Models Developed with Aaron Gwin

Oct 24, 2022 at 9:42
by Henry Quinney  

Both tires have been raced extensively through 2022 by Intense Factory Racing, Propain Positive Sponsored by Vee and Commencal Vee DH teams.

Vee Tire Co is a Thai brand that makes tires for more than just mountain bikes. In fact, I don't think it would be unfair to say that Vee Tire Co is still establishing its presence in the bike-industry. That said, a surefire way of increasing your presence is by sponsoring and working with World Cup teams - and that's exactly what Vee have done.

These tires represent the first of their range to be developed with Intense Factory Racing and Aaron Gwin. They're also not the first tire that the 20-time World Cup winner has had a hand in. Most notably, his partnership with Kenda that resulted in the Pinner Pro tire.

Snap WLT

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The tire isn't solely a cut spike, and the offset and angled tread pattern has elements of design more commonly found in dry condition front tires.

The WLT was the first tire developed with the help of Intense Factory Racing. The name stands for Wet Loose Terrain, yet Vee are at pains to point out this isn't a dedicated mud tire but rather something that is well suited to anything loose - think deep dust as well as sloppy mud.

In recent years we've seen a new-generation of cut spikes that boast more intricate lugs, siping and aggressive patterns. Whether it's the gen. two Maxxis Shorty or the Continental Argotal, there seems to be more of an emphasis on not changeable surfaces as well as conditions. Typically, a true spike can offer high levels of traction as it penetrates loose dirt, but can begin to roll in high load turns on firmer surfaces, or wash and break loose on rocks and roots. Tires like the Snap WLT can offer most of the mud-plugging capabilities of a spike while also covering off their blind spots.

The siping across the center knobs will aim to help the lugs conform to the terrain better, plus raised sections on the canvas will hope to clear mud.

The compound used is the Vee Tire Top 40 rubber which is also used in their other flagship gravity tires and aims to provide both grip and durability

Attack FSX

Again, deliberate siping will allow the knobs to flex more in a certain direction, which can increase grip.


The other new tire, the FSX, is a fast rolling tire that is meant to complement something more aggressive on the front. That said, it's not unheard of for people to run lower-stack rear tires on the front. In fact, Seth Sherlock at times used the FSX front and rear at times during his EWS campaign. The FSX uses the same Top 40 rubber.

The large center knobs should act as something like a paddle under heavy braking, and aren't so tall as to cause large amounts of drag. In fact, the more elongated of the lugs that alternate through the tread almost extend across the entire width of the tire. That said, they look to be spaced enough to allow mud to shed, too.

Vee say both tires will also get their new updated branding with grey logs and new hot patch design, this will also appear on other tires soon, and that the tires will be available in the coming months in new and yet to be released casing options.





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165 Comments

  • 52 9
 Once spoke to a moto tyre tech... he mention design inspiration comes from the tyre acting like a hand 'grabbing' the ground under compression and that tyre pressure is important factors in a tyre designed performance, if this being the case, maybe tyre co. could be providing pressure recommendations (pressure V rider weighted chart) to give an indication on how they designed their tyres to be used.
  • 24 1
 SSSSchwalbe actually has such a thing on their site.
  • 7 1
 @V7V: Good Year has this too
  • 48 12
 There are so many factors to consider when thinking about how much pressure is being placed on a tire. Jackson goldstone puts a lot more pressure on a tire than your average 230lb fat dad. So a chart based on weight alone would be misleading.
  • 9 2
 @DCF: That's true, however 'IF' the tyre has been designed with a specific pressure (in certain conditions), they should divulge that information.
  • 4 0
 @sfarnum: Cool thanks for the link
  • 9 0
 @sfarnum: wow that's surprisingly accurate! Or at least, it aligns with my preferences.
  • 4 0
 @sfarnum: impressive, just 1/2 psi above what I normally run!
  • 1 0
 @jpat22: 1/2 PSi lower for me.
  • 4 0
 @sfarnum: holy smokes that is the most accurate pressure guide I have ever seen! I even checked my "In Shape" weight and my "ugh, I really need to get back into shape" weight. Both were spot on when the correct tire casing was selected. Awesome tool!
  • 5 2
 @sfarnum: seems ok for Enduro but not for DH. You need more pressure riding DH than Enduro and it gives less pressure. If you do that, riding at DH/Park speed you will destroy rims and tires like no tomorrow. Conversely, setting-up your new tire pressures or suspension at the Park makes for a very poor setup for Enduro where the blind racing and lower speeds requires more grip and compliance. But yeah enduro pressures were pretty much spot on for me too.
  • 2 0
 @AntN : not just to geek out, but as consumers who are trying to make good choices, one thing seems to be almost overlooked : knob stiffness correlated to rider weight/style.
Most of tyres seem to have "standard" shoulder support (Vittoria Mazza, Schwalbe MM in SG or bike park edition, Michelin Wild enduro DH casing, Minions in Exo+...).
But I have seen some wild exceptions like E13 TRSR (exceptionnally stiff, and also sticking out like the Michelins) or WTB Trail Boss which seemed to have so "foldy" knobs that I didn't dare riding it.
What's the impact of too stiff shoulder knobs in loam? probably not bad, but how about hardpack? Can it be too much, like tyre and suspension pressure?
  • 2 0
 @Uuno: I guess it depends where you ride - I find the super tall super stiff side knobs very sketchy over wet roots, even if they're amazing in soft ground or at high speed
  • 2 0
 @Uuno: I like "stiff" tires,that´s why I love the Michelin DH22 over many other tires. In my experience with the DH22, the harder carcass is not a bad thing in any circumstances. Compared to a Specialized Butcher T9 dh tire,maybe the softest tire in the market (soft carcass&rubber) the Michelin is way more predictable. I need to check new Conti´s and compare them with Maxxis,Michelin and Specialized tires. I use Assegai front/Butcher rear for enduro ridding and DH22 front/butcher DH rear for bike park. To me the DH22 is hard to beat in pure grip and precision.
  • 3 3
 MX bikes are far more sensitive to minimal pressure differences than mountain bike tires are. A couple psi either way can effect the handling so much, whereas a mountain bike can still handle ok with those kinds of changes.
  • 1 0
 @Balgaroth: I found it pretty dang close to my DH race preferences, it suggested 1.6 bar front/1.8 bar rear, I'm closer to 1.65f/1.9r, not bad at all.
  • 2 0
 @Tmackstab: now they only have to design and release a decent tire
  • 2 0
 @Mac1987: Have you tried the new Newton? Pleasantly surprised.
  • 1 0
 @sfarnum: pretty close, actually - front is pretty much spot on, rear suggests I could go lower, which I might try
  • 2 0
 @V7V: yeah but does schwalbe account for random lugs tearing off as you ride down the hill?
  • 1 0
 @Balgaroth: Depends on whether "DH" means park or racing. If you mean park, then by all means go for the higher pressure for more rolling resistance. However, I personally prefer running a lower pressure for dh racing as I get more traction and control. (Also if you are riding smoothly then flats aren't an issue).
  • 2 0
 @Tmackstab: not yet, waiting for my Magic Mary SG to wear out. Holding up so far...
  • 1 0
 @AntN: why do you think there are min and max psi on the sidewall of all tires? They can't tell you exactly how you like the feel of your tire. Two different people could run their tires at completely different psi's and neither is wrong because they know what feels best for themselves. If you need a chart for something as simple as tire pressure you really shouldn't be riding. Shit I still pump my tires up until it feels good to me when I push on it with my hand. I ride my ride and don't think twice about it.
  • 1 0
 @IsaacWislon82: Bar???

So in Europe, do all the tool companies make floor and shock pumps with Bar readings large text and PSI little text? If so, what countries use Bar primarily? My skull needs to know.

I can just imagine looking at a pump with no one around, no PSI readings and being befuddled.
  • 2 0
 @blowmyfuse: Could be wrong, but I think at least Germany and Austria like to use Bar, probably more of Europe as well. I'm just using it bc that's the units Schwalbe's pressure prof was using, and its easy to convert (1Bar = ~14.5psi)
  • 3 0
 @IsaacWislon82: In France bar is the standard, if you talk PSI to people they look at you like an Alien. Only time I use PSI is for Tubliss in my enduro bike, riding at 4 or 5psi for which bars aren't as precise.
  • 2 0
 @blowmyfuse: yep PSI in Europe is only nice because it can be easier to remember and for example, many forks are close to "80psi for 80kg rider" base setting.

But yeah, lbs per square inch...
In metric, 1 bar is also the approximate atmospheric pressure, and is very close to 1kg/cm2 so it's kind of relatable if you imagine pressing something with your thumb. Hence people will also say "I've got 1,6kg in my tires".
  • 3 0
 @homerjm: you talk about soft carcass and soft (I guess grippy?) rubber.
I was talking about the knob stiffness, : it can be high grip, but if you try to fold it, it keeps its shape and rather collapses into the carcass.
  • 1 0
 @Uuno: Specialized tires had both,soft carcass&rubber. Side knobs collapse really easy in the Butcher T9,I had a few moments when you catch hard surfaces like a road or concrete very fast at an angle and the side knobs fold,the tire makes a weird movement. Michelin tires are in the opposite side,rubber is much more dense I and firm. Specialized compound is very good for cold winter rides,I quite like it for the rear end of the bike.
  • 2 0
 @homerjm: so does Maxxis, take a MaxxGrip side know and you can nearly make it go 180deg.
  • 1 0
 @Balgaroth: Maxxis tires are soft but not the same degree of soft,I do not think an Assegai MaxGrip DD or DH fold so easy till the point of doing weird things like the Butcher DH T9. Specialized DH carcass is very soft,much more than the Maxixs DD.
I love the Butcher and to me that weird folding in some situations is a trade of,you got tons of grip and a good amount of comfort/damping. The regular trail Butcher T7 never fold like that.
  • 2 0
 @homerjm: I was talking about the rubber alone not the casing. Coming from e13 MoPo which is stiff with slow rebound, seeing how soft the side knobs were on my friends DHF MaxxGrip was shocking. I have no experience of Spé DH casing but had a Butch Grid T7 and currently have a Grid T9 both used at the rear. While the T9 is a lot more grippy I find it to be also more stable the the T7. I didn't like the T7 as it was soft and high rebound which IMO tend to make for average grip and lack of stability.
  • 3 0
 @homerjm: Softer side knobs can really save the day on slick roots. They won't ping off angular roots quite as much since there is less deflection.

But downside is that on solid berms, etc you can feel that T9 Butcher side knob wiggling. But I'll take not eating my own face on technical for a soft block side knob over a harder one that can squirt my off bike on roots.
  • 1 0
 @Balgaroth: The Butcher DH T9 is an extreme soft tire IMO. I mention the carcass cos it is quite relevant to the tire feel,an that tire is really soft. The rubber compound is quite different,Specialized is like more plastic/silica and Maxxis is more like natural rubber. They are close in softness and grip but I think Maxxis rubber is better overall. I love the Butcher for the rear tire.
@blowmyfuse : Totally agree,not saying it is a bad thing,just it is very very soft. Michelin DH 22 is way stiffer and never skip in any roots or rocks,so you can build a tire that works in any case.
  • 2 0
 @ATXZJ: I feel you, although I'm not Schwalbe or neither am I trying to make any advertisement for them.

The thing you mentioned, would be a good reason to go back to the place you bought these tyres. We replace a bunch of those under warranty. If there are still plenty of intact knobs, without heavy wear, it would make for a free replacement as some of these tyres seem to suffer from this.
  • 1 0
 @mhoshal: sure, I'm the same...my point was about IF the tyre designers having a pressure that they work around, they should tell us....
  • 35 2
 Does anyone else feel like the two halves of these tires aren't lining up correctly? Like they are off set weird?
  • 12 0
 I've had tires from other prominent brands with this slight offset, I assume it's just a visual defect because I've never been able to detect any problems from it. Still seems funny that this is the tire they chose to shoot.
  • 7 3
 Disconcerting
  • 4 0
 Hmm. Both the tires too
  • 7 5
 Very common with Maxxis. Nobody seems to care
  • 30 0
 I corner best to the left so need these
  • 7 0
 Bicycle tires use a two piece mold and the two halves can be misaligned.
  • 2 0
 @VtVolk: lol Like an asymmetric surfboard
  • 12 0
 @VtVolk: Not an ambi-turner
  • 3 2
 @AndrewHornor: This seems to be the standard these days amongst all tire brands. As designs, casings and rubber have all gotten much better in the past decade QC amongst all major brands has notably gone down the tubes (not a pun).
  • 1 0
 My assumption is that the mold is split like that so when the two halves are separated it doesn't pull the center nubs apart
  • 4 0
 I get that manufacturing will almost have some accepted variation...but you'd think that they'd pull a sample that was a little better aligned for the press release photos.
  • 1 0
 @metalmike: yes it is
  • 2 0
 Yea, they look effed up.
  • 2 0
 Supposedly on purpose per the line "...the offset and angled tread pattern". At least that's their spin on it? Smile
  • 2 0
 Damn now I can't unsee it lol.
  • 30 0
 "No Sharpie!" LOL
  • 3 1
 How did the writer miss this brilliance? Big Grin
  • 5 0
 @chakaping: Right, that was the best thing in the release!
  • 2 0
 This should be the name for Vee's tire sealant.
  • 23 3
 Just in: Gwin to change tire sponsors for 2023
  • 2 4
 Right? I am all for chasing the dollar during a relatively short career at the top, but why would I follow Gwin's tire choices when he is constantly moving on to someone else?
  • 3 0
 @adrennan: listen to the PB podcast with him and Levi. They talk about that.
  • 3 0
 @adrennan: Tyre sponsors are constantly moving on from him, because he's quite expensive I'm sure.
  • 1 0
 @drjohn: I had stopped listening to the pinkbike podcast a couple years ago because they were just talking about what had already been on the site for most of it. If that has changed, I will have to give it a listen.
  • 14 2
 Cant believe they dont make a model called the Gina. Such a missed marketing opportunity.
  • 8 1
 alright guys. this is his 3rd company he developed a tire. Onza > Kenda > Vee. Which company will he go to next? Maybe Versus then he'll be able to get his own paint spatter on the custom tires.
  • 29 0
 Mike Bear
  • 2 3
 Sadly none of them have risen above mediocrity. Either he signed with the wrong companies, who just don't have the engineering or manufacturing skill to make great tires. Or he is simply much better at racing than at designing tires.
  • 1 0
 @Upduro: I thought you were joking. didn't realize that is an actual tire.
obor-tires.com/category/tires/bike/mountain That company has weird AF names. They're like failed NFL team names.
  • 3 0
 Kenda Pinner is a sick tire they just need to make the trail version in a softer compound. The one they sell now is harder than Maxterra. Gotta buy the heavy ones for a better compound. They also make the best semi-slick on the market today. Dunno about any of their other tires. If you read the Kenda marketing schtick, they had this tire pretty much done and AG just made some minor tweaks.
  • 5 0
 @greenblur: Almost every tyre manufacturer could take notice of "make the trail version in a softer compound" TBF Big Grin
Seriously, please do it tyre makers.
  • 5 1
 WLT looks exactly like the discontinued Specialized Hillbilly not-exactly-mudspikes.Mike Levy loved em back in...2018? Not exactly the fastest rolling but I got em for like $40/tire an grip f*ckin great, and look pretty butch in 2.6" on my party hardtail. Glad that these exist so I don't have to worry about finding Butchers again.
  • 5 0
 There's an updated Hillbilly on the Specialized website, just not in stock yet.
  • 3 0
 Not the fastest rolling is definitely an understatement lol. I had a maxx terra minion on the back before and I'm having to pedal on sections of trail where I used to brake. Grip is amazing for sure and the price can't be beat.
  • 2 0
 Attack FSX is just a re-branded e13 AT tire (which makes sense because Vee manufactures e13)
  • 5 1
 Meh. Either a way lower price point than the Yellow label stuff or a tire with double casing strength and single casing weight would be interesting.

This is just more of what’s already for sale.
  • 3 0
 I mean if someone would make maxxis tires with better quality control than maxxis tires, I’d be happy.
  • 3 0
 @Keegansamonster: If it doesn't wobble and doesn't wear as quick as Maxxis' soft tyres, that's a good start, but this Snap WLT tread looks better than anything Maxxis offer as a winter all-rounder anyway.
  • 1 0
 @Keegansamonster: the wobble is real, but I'm still running them. Double Down rear, EXO front. After the debacle of grenading 8 Schalbes in one summer a few years back, I'm reluctant to try other tires.
  • 1 0
 @chakaping: yeah I e stopped buying maxxis outright. Their quality control has tanked. I can’t get a straight tire from them for the life of me
  • 3 0
 Someone develop a "low profile" rear tyre. The sidewalls could be reenforced to prevent tyre roll, give better side knob bite etc etc and would give a 'mullet' set up where a 29er would have the outer diameter of a normal 27.5 and 27.5 like 26.
  • 5 0
 I've always thought this would have taken off by now. Motorcycle tires are specified with a section number, basically how tall it is. Seems like a no brainer to make your hot patch more confusing and sell more shit to people that haven't worn out their current tires yet...
  • 2 0
 @V7V: Michelin Wild Enduro Rear, that is.

Great, fast tyre.
  • 2 0
 Finding it difficult to break away from Maxxis to even try the Vee's. In the past year, I've run through Butchers, some WTB's, e13's and most recently some Deliums (which is made of cream cheese apparently) and zero of these last 25% as long as any Maxxis I've ever run in DD casing at least.

The Deliums I just mounted a month ago have already lost 50% of the side-knobs and are now virtually worthless - and this is their top level "Reinforced / Rugged" / most heavily armored tire model - easily the most worthless tire I think I've ever run, followed by e13s which I think are made of Chevre or Brie cheeses. Butcher was prob best and the WTB's lasted about 4 mos but I'm getting 9-10 mos / 1500 miles or so on Maxxis with the same exact level of riding and even then, they still seem to ride pretty well.

Yeah, ya pay $100/tire for Maxxis (DD anyway) but they last 4 times longer. Would rather pay $100 and mount once vs. $300-$400 for 4-6 tires and have to mount 4-6 times, not to mention the landfill waste. Savings is an illusion w/ tires b/c the cheaper they are - the crappier they are.
  • 2 0
 I don't know which cpmpounds you use but I always found Contis wear slowly for the grip they provide compared to others
  • 1 0
 @bashhard: I have not yet used Conti's so may try them. With Maxxis its always DD / MaxGrip (with M-Grip being softer than Max Terra) so - it just seems Maxxis is a better product. On the other tires I attempted to get the strongest / reinforced rubber though some of these brands have less options than Maxxis. May have to give the Conti's a shot though...good reminder.
  • 4 3
 Do these tire companies actually make money? I've been riding Goodyear, e13, and Michelin tires the last 3 years. They are all awesome. And much better priced than the big 2 brands. But I don't ever see anyone on them. Or Conti (terrible tires though), hutichinson, vittoria, wtb, etc etc. Do any of them make money?
  • 6 2
 I’ve ridden conti (not terrible tires), Vittoria, wtb, and currently ride Hutchinson’s. They have all been great, better than 90% of maxxis I’ve run. Wish people would give them a chance
  • 2 0
 @Keegansamonster: Griffus 2.5/2.4 FTW!!!
  • 2 0
 @rtiEDGE: I’m running a griffus 2.4/2.4 setup for faster rolling speed. It’s been great so far
  • 1 0
 Mich and Hutch are pretty common sight here in France. Old Conti were shit but the new ones seem to have a much better compound from what I could feel by having them in hand so pretty keen to test those when I can, they are pretty rare here too, much less across the Border (Germany). As for e13 I've been using them for the last 2 seasons, those are just rebranded VEE Tires but could be found at very lo prices and thread pattern is basically a DHR2. If Top40 compound is what is labeled as MoPo on e13 tires these will be very good. Now the main issue is price, nobody will take the risk of running unknow tires just to save 10% over a Maxxis tire. For a brand using a third party maker (e13, Spé, WTB, Onza ...) it must be near impossible to make a buck while having a competitive price. But for actual makers with no (motorsport) reputation like VEE, Vittoria they could cut the prices down a lot more while making some profit and gaining reputation if their tires are actually good.
  • 1 0
 Michelin are very popular in the UK, feels like I see them almost as much as Maxxis and Schwalbe.
Goodyear and E13 are very unusual though. I know E13 offer a great soft MoPo compound option (Made by Vee?), but Goodyear don't seem to have found their feet yet anyway?
  • 2 1
 @Balgaroth: Your point about the economics of tyre manufacture is really interesting, but I think we'd need to compare the marketing budgets of Maxxis to those brands who use third-party manufacturers.
WTB make some brilliant tyres (especially the Verdict), but they are a bit of a cult brand and must spend next to nothing on marketing compared to the huge budget Maxxis must have.
  • 1 0
 This summer in my local bike park tire choice was very wide hehehe. Saw tons of Michelin enduro and DH tires even new Conti´s and Specialized tires too. There are more good tires out there than ever before I think. I ride myself depending on the terrain Maxxis,Michelin and Specialized tires. Michelin tires are very easy to buy in any local shop in Spain(not the DH one´s),same for Specialized tires,you have entire walls in any S. dealer and both are reasonable money,like 50-60 bucks.
  • 1 0
 @Keegansamonster: I might try that next
  • 1 0
 I run 27.5 x 2.8. I do not have a ton of options. I will be stepping away from Maxxis though for my next set. I have got through two sets (High Roller II, DHR, Rekon) where the tire seemed oblong. Like, out of balance. It wobbles but the wheel does not.
  • 2 0
 @Keegansamonster: I stopped buying maxxis after several wobbly casings out of the packaging and premature tears of a double down tire. I am a huge fan of the wtb stuff but do want to try the new contis.
  • 2 0
 I see a good amount of e13 and Michelin in my riding area but none of the rest....But compared to wobbly casing Maxxis not that many!
  • 1 0
 @Balgaroth: Vee manufactures e13 tires, but Vee actually uses the e13 developed treads for their tires, not the other way around.....This new Attack FSX is a re-branded e13 AT......The e13 AT tire is a DHr-2 copy and the new Grappler is an Assegai. They are much cheaper than Maxxis (at least here in Canada) and don't get the wobbly casing, so I'm a fan! Mopo is also an amazing soft compound. Grips in the wet better than MaxxGrip IMHO....
  • 1 0
 Well it sounds to me like more people should be adding Goodyear to the list of tires to try. They've been awesome for me and supposedly the store I get them.
  • 1 0
 @alexisfire: only issue is the new Goodyear tires are insanely heavy. Great tread designs and good compounds put my god they are heavy
  • 1 0
 I am using Vee's SNAP as a front tire, and I believe it has the best profile and cornering confidence among all the tires I've ever used, including Assegai and Majic Marry. However, the durability is really terrible and the rubber is really stiff. So in the long run I would still consider Massix or other mainstream brands as a better deal.
  • 1 0
 I rode snaps for about 30 miles. One of the slowest rolling tires I've ever used, and my rear tire just delaminated at the bead. Mine didn't last long enough for me to even get confident with the traction.
  • 1 0
 @RonSauce: Seems that their quality control is a big porblem. Anyway, Assegai will always be my choice for the next tire.
  • 1 0
 They look good and might be more affordable than the more popular brands.
That being said I'd like to see rounder tires that are built for the wider rims we run nowadays. Something like this:
www.maxxis.com/int/tire/maxxcross-it
but with ramps so they roll better.
  • 1 0
 I've been really impressed with the Snap Trail tires in the Gravity Core casing and Top 40 compound. Intermediate tread pattern with a durable casing and soft rubber. Turned out to be exactly what I've been looking for.

Although at around 60€ a piece they are essentially the same price as options from Maxxis, Schwalbe, Conti or Vittoria.
  • 1 0
 This is good news. Current tire setup is EXO+ maxxterra Assegai 2.6 front and DD Aggressor 2.5 rear for summer and E13 AT 2.5 mopo wet/winter. So as many here tried so many tires over the years I found thiese to be my go to. Summer dry I go with all Maxxis. Fast control and they seem to last. Winter I put the E13 on as nothing comes close to the wet weather traction. And best front tire I ever owned. I did really like the T9 Butcher 2.5 but too big for rear. Next time Vee
  • 3 0
 Unreal! A mountain bike product without a million logos on it. I like the way it says “no sharpie” on the side.
  • 3 0
 All you maxxis blowers go onto Amazon you can get Vee for under $70 they are well worth it if grip is what you want!
  • 3 0
 Vee Tire Co. makes really good rubber and casings...QC leaves a bit to be desired though.

Little birdy told me the Attack FSX is really just an eThirteen All Terrain - exactly. And that little birdy is 100% correct. And the e13 All Terrain is very similar to the DHR2. And with Vee Tire Co. rubber and casings being fantastic its my preferred alternative to the DHR2 for $20-$30 less.

I would go so far as to say that I like the Vee Tire Co casings better than Maxxis at this point and Mopo rubber wears more consistently and lasts longer then MaxTerra or MaxGrip

Vee Tire makes tires for a bunch of non Maxxis, Schwalbe, or Conti brands
  • 3 0
 Looks like a Specialized Hillbilly and Specialized Butcher. The exact tires I am using right now. Lol.
  • 2 0
 "Our legendary TOP 40 uses a medium durometer 40 low hard center section with ultra-grippy 42 low hard side blocks" Hum?Come again?
  • 1 0
 I'm wholly impressed with Vittoria's tires this year. Soft, super fast rolling and great traction! I've not missed Maxxis, and they are on par with Specialized T7/T9 compounds in feel. And the grey sidewalls look dope!
  • 2 0
 Been riding and racing on VeeTires the last 7 years and they are super good and the most durable tire available!!
  • 2 0
 If the price is right! My anus hurts when I pay more for a mtb tire than my Motos one.
  • 1 0
 Breaking news, Gwin et al. decide that the e13 TRS is a pretty good tire. From the Intense perspective I would like to see a re-release of the ITS 909
  • 1 0
 Dude I loved that tire. It was huge aned had a great tread. I agree and bring it back. thanx
  • 3 1
 cross on knobs, should call it the jesus tire
  • 2 0
 Thought he was the Assegai type
  • 1 0
 And now it'll be fashionable to see Vee Tires as more than mid-level spec by bike brand managers.
  • 1 0
 Another tyre thought..... I wonder if there's a market for "race run tyres" so soft and tacky they only last "one run".
  • 2 3
 Yeah Maxxis MaxGripp - them shitz last about 5 rides as a rear. Any longer and you're not riding hard enough.
  • 1 1
 Listen the podcast with a dude from maxxis then
  • 3 0
 @bok-CZ: and? just tell us
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 @SimonD: for example he says they have DHR for some teams in 2,5 which is not available on market, 170TPI Aspen for Nino and other xc riders, which would not make a sense for mortals etc. Well and speaking about Maxxis and tyres so soft and tacky they last only one round, do you remember Slow Reezay compound? Because that´s it.
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 This brings me back to the gold old days of the vee rubber "ninja", what a classic.
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 Looks exactly like a Bontrager SE5 He's channeling his Trek days.
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 The flat tire rate of Aaron and Dak this WC season should defiantly help sales.
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 Nooooo. Now all Vee tires are going to be out of stock... Favorite tires by far, and they were always in stock.
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 Oh cool another dhr variant. The other looks like a shorter knobbed wetscream
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 no! I think it looks more like a session!
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 Looks like a _____ .
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flag threesixtykickflip (Oct 24, 2022 at 17:20) (Below Threshold)
 _____Assegai
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 e*thirteen TRS... also made by Vee.
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 @threesixtykickflip: eThirteen Grappler if you want an Assegai-type tread.
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 I've been very impressed with my Vee Snap WCE 2.5 this season
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 where vee the link? Quinney, you forgot to give us a link to click, man!
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 @wburnes: but id had to type that in instead of clicking the link haha
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 Vee don't need another mid range quality, high end price tire.
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 Looks like a vigilante and a judge
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 So, did the fix the flatting issues before releasing it?
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 So, Gwin can work and get paid by both Kenda and Vee tire? Seems like a conflict of interests come race day on which tires he is using. Lol.
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 He’s no longer with kenda….
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 Guess Vee were SHORTY on new ideas. Luckily they Did Have Rubber 2!
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 oh snap, you're right. the slight design change is a plus tho. hopefully it's a high roller too
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 Def gotta give those a try!
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 Hell yeah I can’t wait to get my hands on these tires!!
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 Anyone riding on the new Forekaster?
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 No sizes mentioned. Probably not available in 26" Frown like ever6 other new tyre these days.
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 gee i wonder why that is
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 Who even rides 26 anymore?

"looks at 26er on garage rack"

Never mind.
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 26 is dead
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 @Sethimus: I still have 26" on all my mountain bikes. I really enjoy riding my 'old' bikes, and just wish it was easier to find decent new parts to keep them going.
15 year old car, parts and tyres are no worries (maybe not tesla :p )
15 year old bike, that's like an ancient relic in the bike industry!
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 @mountainjew: old car parts are available yes, but not new stuff for old cars. you want new tires for old bikes…
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 I wonder how big the market is for 26. There were a few at Rampage but only rear. I have a couple of 26 bikes that are still super fun even if they are officially dead.
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 @Sethimus: What are you on about? It is super easy to find new parts for my 93 Civic. I had no problem finding new parts for my 1964 Triumph Spitfire when I had that either.
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 @93EXCivic: you can find modern driving assist solutions for your civic? install a voice control system that interacts with the analogue controls of the car?
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 "why yes these are the new Vee tires" *casually standing in front of blacked out maxxis minions*
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 Dhr2
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 Another Maxxis copies
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 honestly, how many times can everyone copy the Minion series and the Assegai. Granted the Assegai is just a taller knob'd Hans Damph anyways. Its a vicious circle
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 You mean, how many times can gwin go to a new company and copy a minion?
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 @mininhi I think it's a good thing. There are only so many tread patterns that will really work on an mtb. I'd rather everybody used those with their unique takes on casings, compounds, small details and price points than try to reinvent the wheel just to look "cool" or different. Tyre brands did the "cool looking tread" thing in the 90s/early 00s and they were mostly very very bad.
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