Odyssey’s Chase Hawk Tires have been out for a little while, but now they have a complete range available including multi colour and casing choices, as well as some limited edition runs like the Big Logo versions we posted a few months back. Odyssey sent us over this rad promo video featuring Chase laying down some heat on home turf in Austin, as well as some more info about what has to be one of the hottest tires out right now.
Everybody loves Chase Hawk. His style is fast, stylish and smooth. The same can be said about his signature tires.
Chase’s tire is the first slick we’ve ever done, and the final product came directly from lots of discussions with the Hawk man himself. Already a fan of our Aitken tires, Chase wanted to add more variety to our line-up by doing something completely different for his design. He mentioned that we didn’t have a slick, so we went from there. The Hawk tire has a fast, low-profile tread that is grippy, simple, and visually unique. This tread sticks to cement while still catering to Chase’s style at the trails as well. These things look great on a bike and can be seen on many, so it’s no surprise that lots of newer tires now have similar design cues. In some cases you will find that these look-a-likes are very heavy by comparison, so beware of the faux-Hawks out there.
20 X 2.40 or 20 X 2.20
Standard Dual ply casing (Black, Tanwall or Whitewall)
P-Lyte™ (Black only)
2.40 Dual Ply Weight – 26oz
2.40 P-Llyte Weight – 23oz
Contact your local shop for special color-run options.
For more info on the Hawk Tires and where you can grab a set, hit up the Odyssey website HERE.
Shadow’s new 2.40″ Valor Tire is now available. These things have had a lot of thought put into them and look fast and tough. Head over to the Shadow site for more info and a better look at these slick beasts!
When the opportunity arose to design a new tire, we knew we wanted to create a functional and long lasting design. With a smooth, fast running center, extra thick and durable tread, high tech kevlar belts and aggressive side treads, the Shadow Valor tire meets and exceeds these expectations.
Available in 20″ x 2.4″, 110psi spec with sturdy steel bead and high density compound \for extra long life. Keep an eye out for a 20′ x 2.2″ version in late spring 2014, as well as special Pro signature colors.
The coloured tire trend gains another supporter. Stolen‘s Joint HP Tires are now available in this rather wild looking “Brilliant Blue” colourway. You can pick them up today from your local Stolen in both 2.2″ or 2.3″ sizes depending on your preference. I bet these would look killer with an all Black setup…
Paul from Eclat just hit us up with a sneak peek at a signature Tire they’re working on with Stevie Churchill called the Fireball. It’s early days yet but I have it on good authority these things available in 2.4″ and slightly smaller if monster trucks aren’t your bag. I tried convincing Stevie and Eclat for some kind of Shark influenced tread so I’m hoping they took my expert opinion on board when designing these…
Odyssey have been working on a new set of tires that use a thin Red stripe on the sidewall, which as subtle as it looks is actually super reflective and highly visible when a light is directed on it. Seen here is the “Night Wolf” Tire which is Aitken’s signature model which will be available in 2.10″ and 2.25″, a “Night Hawk” version is also in the works for Chase Hawk’s signature tires too.
These tires are shipping to US and International Odyssey dealers now, just in time for those late night street rides, and lets face it, a bit more visibility on the roads is hardly a bad thing. Good work Odyssey.
The new T/A (Traction Advantage) Tire from Fit Bike Co is almost available. This slick beauty will be available Spring 2014 in a whole bunch of choices. Aside from the Gum with Black wall version we saw at Interbike, the T/A Tire will be available in all Black or all Gum (below) for those of you who prefer the old/school look. These will also come in either 2.3″ or 2.4″ depending on your personal preference.
And we almost forgot to mention, Fit have even included their name into the tread. Rad.
Jared Swafford give the new 2.40″ FAF tires from Fit Bike Co a test run at a fun little skatepark in Tulsa. Jared proves these tires are no joke by dialing in some technical lines and jumping high as hell to flat. The 2.4′s should be available worldwide later this month in a bunch of sidewall options. Head over to the Fit site to check them out HERE.
Cult‘s come through with the 2.40 Dehart Slicks that are now available in Gum, which I know I’ll be seeing a lot more of at the local skateparks and street spots. These things are huge, grippy and fast as hell so get your local shop to order in a set for you today.
Spotted over on their Instagram (go follow them @sandmbmx) are some new tires in the works from S&M Bikes. Above is the “Trackmark” which is a lightweight racing tire that is now in testing and will come in both 20″ and 24″ sizes in a 2.10″ (and possibly narrower).
The Mainline Tire is already due out in a 20″ size but it looks like S&M have stepped up to the plate to bring out their own 22″ specific version, which no doubt fans of the rare but steadily growing size will be ecstatic about. The 22″ version is due out next year in both a 2.10″ and the huge 2.425″ size to keep all you older traildogs happy.
Spotted at this year’s Interbike, this is Mark Webb’s new signature tire with KHE Bikes. We can see the tread is made of Mark’s initials except for the center strip that has been left smooth for higher rolling speeds. What we can’t see is the 120 psi rating and the Kevlar/folding bead that keeps it light and allows it to withstand such high tire pressures. There’s no other info at this time but watch this space for more info on these tires as it comes.
*Edit* I’m told these are to be made in Germany, and that can only be a good thing.
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