On track! Tires tailored to the challenges of modern XC tracks. Cross-Country racing has drastically changed in recent years. The new tracks feature an array of tight turns, jumps, gnarly root section, rock gardens and steep climbs. In the battle for vital seconds, these tracks demand everything from rider and equipment. Not only to racers need strength and endurance, they need incredible technical riding skill, this is where the equipment can lend a helping hand to the rider. As the only points of contact with the ground, the tires play an extremely important role. That's why, with the brand-new Racing Ray and the new Racing Ralph, we have developed a tire combination that meets the increased demands of the XC Racer.
"Developing tires that meet the needs of cross-country racers is a Herculean task. The tire has to be lightweight, but reliable and durable. The tread has to perform perfectly on a wide variety of surfaces and in all weather conditions. Cornering, acceleration, grip, rolling resistance and braking power must be perfectly balanced. It’s a challenge that we have accepted. We soon realized that a perfect solution is only possible if we develop specifically-designed front and rear tires."