E*thirteen shows off new LG1 downhill tyres and 170mm TRS+ dropper post

29in and 27.5in downhill-ready trail tyres

We’ve been impressed with the awesome grip offered by e*thirteen’s TRS trail tyres in the past, so it’s no surprise to see a downhill version being rolled out.

The LG1 uses the same tread pattern and super-soft compounds, just with a tougher, stiffer dual-ply casing. The interesting thing about these downhill tyres is that they’ll be available in 29in and 27.5in wheel sizes, with downhill-ready claimed weights of 1,119g and 1,162g respectively.

Does this suggest e*thirteen believes that 29er downhill bikes will soon make up a significant part of the market? Or is this merely recognition of the fact that many enduro riders are demanding downhill rubber whatever their wheel size?

It's basically a reinforced TRS tyre. That sounds like quite a grippy recipe to me
It's basically a reinforced TRS tyre. That sounds like quite a grippy recipe to me

There’ll be a soft-compound LG1+ and an even-softer LG1r. The r stands for “race” while the plus stands for… well, I'm not really sure. These 2.35in tyres aren’t exactly fatties, but the prices could fairly be described as “plus-sized”…

  • LG1r (race): £72 / €75 / $70
  • LG1+ (plus): £60 / €65 / $60

e*thirteen 170mm travel TRS+ dropper post

Tall riders who are handy with spanners may want to take a look at this 170mm travel TRS+ seatpost
Tall riders who are handy with spanners may want to take a look at this 170mm travel TRS+ seatpost

In other news, e*thirteen will be offering a 170mm travel version of its fully-self-serviceable dropper post, the TRS+. We’ll be testing it over the next few months and will, of course, let you know exactly how it fares.

For more, visit e*thirteen

Seb Stott

Technical Writer, UK
Seb is a geeky technical writer for BikeRadar, as well as MBUK and What Mountain Bike magazines. Seb's background in experimental physics allows him to pick apart what's really going on with mountain bike components. Years of racing downhill, cross-country and enduro have honed a fast and aggressive riding style, so he can really put gear to the test on the trails, too.
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Steep!
  • Current Bikes: Focus Sam 3.0, Kona Process 111, Specialized Enduro 29 Elite
  • Dream Bike: Mondraker Crafty with Boost 29" wheels, a 160mm fork and offset bushings for maximum slackness.
  • Beer of Choice: Buckfast ('Bucky' for short)
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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