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e*Thirteen Grappler Tire lands for DH and Enduro MTB

e*Thirteen Grappler Tire lands for DH and Enduro MTB

e*Thirteen has introduced the new Grappler mountain bike tire for Downhill and Enduro Riding, with a tread pattern designed to give the most bite and…

Thursday, Jun 09

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e*Thirteen has introduced the new Grappler mountain bike tire for Downhill and Enduro Riding, with a tread pattern designed to give the most bite and best control in loose, loamy or wet conditions. We first caught sight of it on Rémy Métailler’s Cube Stereo 170 , but the tread pattern has developed quite a lot since then. It is available in two casing options; DH and EN, and two compound options; the dual-compound harder-wearing Endurance rubber, and the softer, slower-rebound MoPo rubber designed for ultimate grip. Sizing options are 29″ x 2.5″ and 27.5″ x 2.5″ only, with pricing starting at a reasonable $59.95 USD. e*Thirteen Grappler EN and DH Tires

The Grappler enters the e*Thirteen tire line as their most aggressive offering, with a tread pattern that features pyramid-shaped knobs at the transition zone between the center- and edge-tread knobs, in a bid to keep grip consistent as the tire is leaned into a turn. That is in contrast to their All-Terrain tire that has a more defined line of center- and edge-tread knobs which are themselves much broader.

The Grappler is not specific to the front or rear tire, pictured here on Rémy Métailler’s Propain on the front and rear wheel. It’s tread pattern is directional, however, with a slight ramp seen at the leading edge of the center tread blocks to improve rolling resistance. Parallel sipes on the twin block center knobs are said to add stability while transitioning from straight line riding to cornering, while the […]

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