If you’re in the market for some new tires, and you’re not too sure what to get, then this article may be for you. I reached out to some super rad ladies who were kind enough to respond with their personal recommendation on tires. Read more below…
|Flatland Rider Monika Hinz|
Rider: Monkia Hinz
|Frequency G – Photo is from the Odyssey BMX website|
Rider: Nina Buitrago
Discipline: Park / Street aka “Freestyle”
Recommended Tire: As far as tires that I currently run: Odyssey Mike Aitkens 2.35″ front 2.25″ rear in white!!
Seeing all of the tread and color options offered nowadays I have to say I was a bit overwhelmed with choices. I saw a matching set of the Odyssey “Aitken” tires in all white in the sale bin and immediately made a purchase haha. I didn’t even notice what size until there was some worry that their widths wouldn’t clear my forks, or frame in the rear haha but it all worked out. I got a lot of heat for buying “white tires” they are known to be slick and mainly only used for doing NBA stunt shows (so you don’t leave tire marks on the court), but they have treated me right for everyday use. I would highly recommend this tread.
Personal Pressure: I try to run on average between 70-80PSI in each.
Rider: Caroline Buchanan
Recommended Tire: Maxxis Tires Torch
Every hundredth of a second counts in BMX and I need to be able to trust my tires in the turns as well as coming out of the gate to hold traction. Maxxis have never let me down and will be my tire of choice when I compete at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Personal Pressure: 100psi
|Maxxis Torch Tires – Photo is from the Maxxis website|
Two Odyssey’s and a Maxxis, what’s your favorite tire brand? Leave them in the comments below.