The Snap WCE and Flow R-CP are both aimed at downhill racers, with the former getting Vee’s soft Top 40 compound for all conditions, and the latter the harder Fast 50 for when it’s dryer.
The Flow R-CP is meant for high-speed, but not necessarily ultra-steep, courses and has been designed primarily as a rear tyre, with lower profile centre section knobs for quicker rolling.
The Rail Rocco is a pure cross-country tyre that’s meant to be ideal for dry conditions, but usable no matter the weather. It features Vee Tire’s Synthesis lightweight sidewalls, which are claimed to offer protection but still seal well when run tubeless.
Watch our video a for a full rundown on the latest rubber with Mike from Vee Tire.
Matthew is an experienced mechanic and an expert on bike tech who appreciates practical, beautifully-engineered things. Originally a roadie, he likes bikes and kit of every stripe, and he's tested a huge variety of both over the years for BikeRadar, Cycling Plus and others. For a long time Matthew's heart belonged to the Scott Addict, but he's currently enjoying Trek's lovely aluminium Emonda ALR and having a torrid affair with a Giant Trance e-MTB. At 174cm tall and 53kg, he looks like he should be better at cycling than he actually is, and he's ok with that.