Wednesday, October 14, 2015

the return of the panaracer dart

or if you don't recall the Dart, then its bastard child/clone, the WTB Velociraptor(front).

First Look: 2016 Michelin Wild Race’R Enduro Rear Tire

I suppose it's understandable that after being the dominant DH tire mfr for the 90s and early 00s, and seeing others copy your designs and offer them as originals, it would make perfect sense that some 10-15 years after your tire dominance ended and you became functionally irrelevant, you'd copy a front-specific trail tire of the late 80s/early 90s and reintroduce the pattern as a rear-specific "enduro" tire that "rolls fast" while cornering as well as an "enduro" rider wants-needs-dreams-hopes-anticipates.

Stranger things have happened.  Manitou's current forks supposedly work, and work well, and are reasonably durable.

According to the internet.

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