UPRGRADING YOUR CURRENT RIDE
GEARING / BRAKES
Upgrading the gearing and braking on a mountain bike can be a fantastic way of making your bike ride better and improve your performance on the trail. Weight, stiffness and braking capabilities can all be improved through upgrading your gears and brakes.
As the tyres are the only point of contact your bike has with the ground, and a contributing factor to the rotational weight, the tyres are an important part of the bike which should be considered to get the most out of your ride. Certain tyres will suit different disciplines or style of riding, which is a good starting point in gaining an idea of which tyres to upgrade to. A tyre with a slimmer profile with and a lower grip pattern tends to be more appropriate for cross-country styled riding or dry summer trails. When the riding gets more hard-core or the conditions are wet, then a wider tyre with a more aggressive grip pattern is more suited.
Panaracer Driver 650b Folding Tyre
The Panaracer Driver Pro tyre with its no compromise rubber compound, low profile knob design and tough Japanese construction; the Driver is the ultimate in lightweight speed and reliability.
Specialized Storm DH 650b Tyre
The Specialized Storm DH tyre with soft rubber compounds that stick to wet roots and rocks and well-spaced knobs that allow the tyre to clean well, this mud-munching tyre is made for riders who won’t shy away from an environmental challenge–delivering traction in sections that most riders won’t consider hiking over!