Goodyear Bicycle Tyres available in South Africa

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The Goodyear name first appeared on a tyre — a bicycle tyre, to be precise — in 1898. Since then, Goodyear and the legendary Winged Foot™ logo have been synonymous with victory, dominating the winner’s circle across the entire spectrum of motorsports. Goodyear tyres have shouldered heavy-duty work on everything from airplanes to Zambonis. They’ve rolled on the moon and have helped steer millions of motorists along their journeys.

Now, 120 years after their original offering, Goodyear is proud to introduce a new line of performance bicycle tyres. Developed with Rubber Kinetics, the Goodyear line utilises refined compounds and casings, each purpose-built for their intended environments. With Tubeless Complete™ designs focused on modern usage and sizes, Goodyear premium bicycle tyres offer leading-edge performance in traction, wear, rolling efficiency and puncture resistance.

 

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TECHNOLOGY - Multi-Density Tread Compounds


With over a century of experience, Goodyear brings their wealth of experience to create a proprietary range of compounds to meet the specific performance requirements of the tyres intended use. The DYNAMIC Compounds range from the Silica4 found on the road tyres to the Dynamic:RS/T - Rugged Soft-Terrain compound on the Enduro/Trail offerings.

 

All tyres have been designed to be tubeless complete for increased performance, superior air retention and easy installation.

 

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CONSTRUCTION


Goodyear offers a simplified variety of casings to suit the terrain and rider. The options have been developed to ensure maximum performance across a host of different conditions. The intention is that the everyday rider can hit the tar, gravel and trails with confidence, regardless of the weather and the lack of a workshop team swopping out your tyres every time there is a drizzle.

 

Mtb and Gravel Tyres will be available in Premium and Ultimate casings at this stage. The Premium casing offers a Balanced Weight and Durable Casing Fabric while the Ultimate casing boasts a lightweight casing with a smaller thread fabric. The latter casing uses less rubber, making the tyre more supple and faster rolling without compromising traction.

 

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PROTECTION


Ride around South Africa for a while and the necessity of all round tyre protection becomes very apparent. With a host of technologies, each specifically tailored for the terrain and type of riding, Goodyear has left nothing up to chance.

 

Each range of tyre is equipped with a proprietary solution for bead to bead and puncture protection, an under tread breaker belt, sidewall protection as well as combined wall and shell protection.

 

Different fabrics and rubbers are utilised to best suit each discipline and the associated terrain. Basically, a boatload of tech to ensure your wheels keep turning.

 

THE RANGE


Fresh off the boats, Goodyear Bicycle Tyres have landed on our shores in a range best suited for the SA market.

 

PEAK - XC/MARATHON

 

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When it’s time to drop the hammer and crush some climbs, Peak is mountain biking’s speed demon. A round profile, closely-spaced tread, and supple casing contribute to Peak’s low rolling resistance, while ample traction and braking performance are delivered thanks to siping on every knob and its multi-dimensional Dynamic:A/T compound.

 

Available in SA in Ultimate ( 29” & 27.5”) and Premium Casings (29”). Both come in with a 2.25” width.

 

ESCAPE - XC/TRAIL

 

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The Escape offers versatile off-road performance in all conditions. Widely-spaced and carefully siped square knobs generate edge-to-edge grip, sophisticated rubber compounds ensure traction across a broad range of terrain, and durable casings offer security wherever the trail may lead. Ideal as an XC front tyre, especially on demanding terrain where traction can make or break your race.
For the trails and enduro missions, this makes an ideal rear tyre with plenty of grip without unnecessary rolling resistance.

 

The Escape is available in Ultimate (27,5”) and Premium Casings (29”) with a 2.35” width

 

NEWTON - Trail/Enduro

 

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The NEWTON features a fast rolling centre tread, firmly supported side knobs, and advanced compounds for surefooted traction in a wide range of conditions. Designed for the trails and loves the rough and steep stuff.

 

Available in 27,5” Ultimate casing in 2.4” with 29” versions planned for later in the year.

 

CONNECTOR - Gravel/CX

 

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From gravel adventuring to drop-bar dirt mashing, the Connector is capable of tackling any terrain. A versatile tread pattern featuring tightly-spaced centre knobs combined with aggressive side knobs is mated to the Tubeless Complete construction. The result is a fast rolling, highly tractable, all-terrain tyre ready for everything from backroads to singletrack.

 

Available in 700x40 in Ultimate Casing and Dynamic:Silica4 Compound

 

EAGLE ALL SEASON - Road

 

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Formulated to be the ultimate year-round road tyre, the Eagle All-Season utilises the Dynamic:Silica4 compound; minimizing rolling resistance while at the same time ensuring unrivalled traction in the wet. The Tubeless Complete system yields a supple, consistent feel and superior rolling efficiency at more comfortable pressures, with no worries of pinch flats.

 

Available size: 700x30 in Dynamic:Silica4 Compound.




14 Comments

gummibear, Jan 25 2019 08:13

I was fortunate enough to be given a set of the tyres at the launch over here.I have the 2.4 Newton on the front and the 2.35 Escape on the rear.Been very impressed with them in the snow and mud and seem to roll pretty well.Very happy so far.

greg_sa, Jan 25 2019 09:33

Interesting... The Escape looks a lot like a Nobby Nic. Just like the Maxxis Forekaster also looks a lot like a Nobby Nic :)

Stevief, Jan 25 2019 10:02

Goodyear eh?

 

I like to get tyres from a manufacturer with some history and heritage.  Very suspicious of these fly by night companies. 

 

Any RRP on these bad boys??

Odinson, Jan 25 2019 10:13

I was fortunate enough to be given a set of the tyres at the launch over here.I have the 2.4 Newton on the front and the 2.35 Escape on the rear.Been very impressed with them in the snow and mud and seem to roll pretty well.Very happy so far.

 

Looks like a solid combo. 

Jacquers, Jan 25 2019 10:15

Goodyear eh?

 

I like to get tyres from a manufacturer with some history and heritage.  Very suspicious of these fly by night companies. 

 

Any RRP on these bad boys??

 

https://www.pinkbike...first-look.html

 

Peak: $60 - $70

 

Escape: $65 - $80

 

Newton: $70 - $90

 

Newton ST: $70 - $90

greg_sa, Jan 25 2019 11:11

Already available locally, at Evobikes.

Headshot, Jan 25 2019 11:59

Not so sure about that Newton tread pattern...

MarcHD, Jan 25 2019 12:07

It won the Mountainbiking UK magazine shoot out as "best rear enduro tyre" and "most wanted" with a 4.5 out of 5 star rating. 

My favorite tyre in the range for it's very predictable cornering. 

 

My biased 2cents... 

Not so sure about that Newton tread pattern...

juan pelota, Jan 25 2019 02:09

Already available locally, at Evobikes.

RRP R1195

per tyre

 

mkay

https://www.evobikes...lding-tyre.html

 

heyll, now i know why i only buy tyres when they're on special

Bizkit031, Jan 25 2019 06:19

It’s a joke they said they would be competitive with their pricing but they are not.

MarcHD, Jan 25 2019 08:05

Those prices represent one online store's "RRP" I suggest you check with your local bike shop for what your pricing would be rather. 

 

It’s a joke they said they would be competitive with their pricing but they are not.

DieselnDust, Jan 25 2019 11:04

Michelin, Continental, Goodyear................Where's Pirelli MTB?

greg_sa, Jan 28 2019 12:53

It’s a joke they said they would be competitive with their pricing but they are not.

R800 to R900 per tire - same as Schwalbe (for the same store).

V18, Feb 02 2019 12:39

Right. Was feeling sorry for myself yesterday as I'm working nightshift this weekend. Popped by knipe racing after picking up the grom. Louis had stock. Slapped on Newton front and escape back to replace my shorty/aggressor combo. Fist impression after a conties mission. They are fairly tough. Slid off some sharp rocks on revised with that classic rubber pop/rim ching sound that usually precedes a sidewall patch mission. No scratch. They are unbelievably grippy. Besides the proven tread pattern I suspect the supple casing and compound has a lot to do with this.
I try a lot of new tyres. For the sake of trying... These won't be coming off any time soon.
These tyres aren't too sluggish given their grip. They would be my first choice for longer races with short travel terrain.