What Makes A World Cup Winning XC Tyre?

Published on May 12th 2024


If you're riding right, tyres should be your only point of contact with the trail, making them rather important. They need to be grippy but roll fast, strong, and supportive but not too firm, so how do they find the balance? Neil Donoghue is joined by Ken Avery, Senior VP of Product Design at Vittoria Tyres, to talk about what makes a race-winning tyre, and what advancements have been made in recent years. πŸ’» Submit Top Mods, Bike Caves, Rewinds and more to us πŸ‘‰ https://upload.gmbn.com/tech ⏱️ Timestamps ⏱️ 0:00 - Welcome Back To Another GMBN Video! 1:02 - What Makes A Good Tread Design 4:58 - Importance Of Tyre Compounds 6:30 - Constructing The Perfect Tyre 9:18 - How Has Durability Improved Over The Years Useful Links: πŸ› NEW MTB Bike Maintenance Book πŸ‘‰ https://gmbn.eu/MTBMaintenanceBook Sign-up to our newsletter πŸ‘‰ https://gmbn.eu/newsletter What tyres are you using at the moment? What style of riding do you use them for? Let us know in the comments below! Watch more on GMBN Tech... πŸ“Ή Remi Gauvin’s All-New Rocky Mountain Altitude πŸ‘‰ youtu.be/oMe_ZqcZQj0 πŸ“Ή Watch our Editor’s Choice Playlist πŸ‘‰ https://gmbn.tech/editorschoice πŸ“Ή Watch our weekly show πŸ‘‰ https://gmbn.tech/GMBNTechShow 🎡 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound 🎡 Domo Arigato - Lofive Fresh Pastries - Lofive Industry Standard - Matt Large #gmbntech #gmbn #mtb #mountainbiking The Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN) is the world’s largest and fastest-growing online mountain bike channel and community – and your destination for the best mountain bike content in the world. GMBN is dedicated to inspiring and unlocking your riding potential. Our videos cater to fans of every mountain bike discipline: from mile-munching cross-country (XC) riders, through adrenaline-fuelled dirt jumpers, gravity-hungry downhillers or aspiring enduro racers, and beyond. Every day of every month, our ex-pro presenting team are on hand to entertain and inspire you while also providing a uniquely qualified insight into the world of mountain biking. Every week we deliver original daily videos that include: Adventurous and entertaining features Mountain bike skills coaching Technical advice and guidance Mechanical know-how to keep you rolling A place for the riding community with our weekly Dirt Shed Show Thanks to our sponsors: Canyon Bikes: http://gmbn.eu/Canyon Propain Bikes: https://gmbn.eu/Propain Orbea Bikes: https://gmbn.eu/Orbea Park Tool: http://gmbn.eu/ParkTool Smith Helmets & Eyewear: https://gmbn.eu/Smith Crankbrothers Pedals: http://gmbn.eu/crankbros Shimano Footwear: https://gmbn.eu/ShimanoShoes Ergon: http://gmbn.eu/ergon Vittoria Tires: https://gmbn.eu/Vittoria Reynolds wheels: https://gmbn.eu/Reynolds FSA: http://gmbn.eu/fsa Topeak: http://gmbn.eu/topeak Garmin: https://gmbn.eu/Garmin Peaty's Products: https://gmbn.eu/Peatys Worx Power Tools: https://gmbn.eu/Worx CamelBak: https://gmbn.eu/CamelBak Watch our sister channels: Global Mountain Bike Network - https://youtube.com/gmbn Electric Mountain Bike Network - https://www.youtube.com/embn Global Cycling Network - https://www.youtube.com/gcn GCN Tech - https://www.youtube.com/gcntech GCN Racing - https://www.youtube.com/gcnracing Global Triathlon Network - https://www.youtube.com/gtn GMBN Racing - https://gmbn.eu/GMBNracing GCN Italia - https://www.youtube.com/gcnitalia GCN en Espanol - https://www.youtube.com/gcnenespanol GCN auf Deutsch - https://www.youtube.com/gcnaufdeutsch GCN en Francais - https://www.youtube.com/gcnenfrancais GCN Training - https://www.youtube.com/gcntrainin