LATEST DIRT: Tannus Armour and Michelin DH Tyres lead the way for Bikecorp

Tannus Armour 

Tannus have designed a compound for their tyre inserts that is lightweight and incredibly tough. Designed to be run with a tube, it provides protection from sharp objects such as thorns and sharp rocks, and against pinch flats. 

The armour compound absorbs the impact of bumps resulting in a smoother and more controlled ride. The Tannus system allows for lower tyre pressure to deliver an insane amount of grip while still protecting your rim. The weight of the inserts varies with size, but they range from 260 to 320 grams.  

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Price: $59 (per insert)  
www.bikecorp.com.au 

Michelin Downhill Tyres 

Michelin have utilised their extensive expertise in rubber technology and research including over a year’s worth of elite level racing to build and fine tune the downhill range from scratch.   

The DH22 is the most versatile tread pattern in the downhill range with the downhill specific rubber compound Magi-X DH providing extraordinary grip in hard and soft terrain.  

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The DH34 tread pattern provides stability and speed on all hard terrains such as compact dirt and gravel. It also features the Magi-X DH compound. This tyre is also available in the Bike Park version which uses the very durable Gum-X compound.  

The DH Mud tread pattern features well-spaced blocks that are easy to cut as required to suit the terrain, with the Magi-X DH compound.  

The casings have 4 ply technology and inbuilt pinch protection for reliability at low pressures. All tyres are Tubeless Ready with wire beads and are available in 27.5” x 2.4”, and 29” x 2.4”  

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Price: DH22 ($119), DH34 ($119), DH34 Bike Park ($69), DH Mud ($119)  
www.bikecorp.com.au

Bicycling Australia

Each month we take a look at the latest Top Gear in cycling, here is a close look at some recent releases from the fast-moving cycling world.

In the lead up to Mudgee, and to get the legs ready for the legendary Growee Gulph climb, we’ve partnered with Amp Human to host a thrilling pre-event challenge.

Just days into his trip Leif was killed after being hit by a semi trailer, 70km west of Caiguna in Western Australia. The truck driver, a 37yo South Australian man, has been charged with dangerous driving occasioning death. WA Police say he will appear via video link at the Kalgoorlie Magistrate's Court on Thursday, April 15.