Media Press Releases and Articles 2018-04-03T17:13:34+00:00

Media Articles about Flat Tire Defender®

PINK BIKE:  Eastern States Cup Announces Schedule Updates & New Registration System   |   April, 2018

maxxis esc logoWith the start of the Maxxis Eastern States Cup racing season just weeks away, the stoke is building and sure to reach fever pitch when wheels hit dirt at the Glen Park Enduro on April 21-22. A few tweaks and additions have been made to the 2018 schedule and all the news is good. In case you missed it, here is a link to our season announcement.

What follows is a brief rundown of some last-minute changes to the 2018 season.

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VITALMTB  |   March 17, 2017

“Does It Really Prevent Pinch Flats? Vital Tests the Flat Tire Defender”

I posted a Vital MTB forum thread in May of 2014 asking “Why are flat tires something we still see these days?” Some riders were plagued by the typical race-robbing issues of pinch flats at the first two World Cup DH events. “We have $10,000 bikes but we can’t keep air in the tires if they’re hit just right?” I was frustrated and I’m not even a racer getting hosed or a team sponsor watching tens of thousands of dollars go down the drain on a single race effort.


PINKBIKE TECH  |   February 9, 2017

pink bike logo“Downhill Secret Revealed: Flat Tire Defender Foam Inserts – First Look”

Frank Stacy has been designing tires longer than most Pinkbike members have been riding mountain bikes, and before that, he was doing the same for off-road motorcycles. Stacy keeps a low profile, and he’s worked for a number of elite brands, so while you’ve may have never heard his name, there is a good chance that you have ridden his work.


red bull logoRED BULL – #MTB  |   February 13, 2017

“Aaron Gwin reveals his secret race weapon”

The four-time World Cup Champion unveils game-changing tyre technology – Flat Tire Defender foam inserts. In a season that saw Aaron Gwin make a shock move from Specialized to YT Industries, it turns out that there was something else new for the four-time World Cup Champion in 2016.


COOL THINGS  |   February 17, 2017

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“Use The Flat Tire Defender To Eliminate Pinch Flats And Rim Dings”

Whether on a single trail or downhill course, riding a mountain bike is oodles of fun. You know what’s not fun? All the sharp rocks, hard roots, and scattered branches that could push your tire in so hard against the rim that it causes a serious flat.