Safety, with out the burden? The brand new Vittoria Air-Liner Mild tyre insert

Developed for XC and path riders, in collaboration with Mountain Bike World Collection riders, Vittoria’s new Mild model of it is in style Air-Liner tyre insert has simply dropped

Tyre inserts are beloved of enduro riders and downhillers alike for his or her rim and puncture safety: However for XC racers, downcountry riders, and all the remainder of us they’re overkill and will even impinge on the trip high quality of the bike. Afterall, upwards of 200g of rotational mass per wheel is a very huge deal and the very cause riders improve their rims from alloy to carbon.

Vittoria’s answer is the Air-Liner Mild; it weighs a meagre 50g however nonetheless affords nice puncture safety, all of the whereas remaining imperceptible to the rider with out impinging on agility or dealing with. That’s the massive declare anyway, and Vittoria’s been utilizing some excessive calibre check dummies to show its level, with BMC, Santa Cruz FSA and KTM-Vittoria XC race groups all operating with the concept.

Vittoria Air-Liner tyre insert

Vittoria even guarantees the Air-Liner Mild offers the tyre a “‘limitless journey’ really feel, with elevated consolation, grip, and pace,” however I feel they could have gone just a little too far with that one.

The Air-Liner Mild can be meant to be ridden with out air in, ought to the necessity come up, as a result of the froth will increase and help the tyre. The insert is roofed with a water-proof membrane to stop sealant penetrating these holes, and taking over additional weight.

Vittoria Air-Liner tyre insert

The Air-Liner Mild suits tyres 29×2.1-2.4in, and is available in 25 and 30mm width variants. It’s presently obtainable in North America, and shall be obtainable in Europe and the remainder of the world later in Summer time 2023. RRP €59.95