Monday, August 31, 2009

Da Bomb new tyre--SKULL DRIVE unleashed!!

Ages had past, knobby tyres always play some of the most important roles in Mountain Bike Industry, almost every MTB had to use knobby tyres front back, they can decide either you’re going down or not. Everyone knows that knobs on tyre look like chocolates or something that is square and black, but here’s a chance that may change your thoughts just a little bit.

So here comes Da Bomb Skull Drive, every tyre has it’s own knob design, it’s like a fingerprint, always gonna leave some marks on where you’d ridden, so we just make it Da Bomb way, I’m sure that not so many companies would like to make a tyre on this way, so for us, it’s a gamble, but we believe artwork can also be functional, so we add several designs on our typical logos

Center Ditch

As you can see on the tyre, we cut our cross logo into two pieces, sure it does have it’s reason, this will make the tyre more stable on high speed strait lines and more stable when doing manual, also improve water swapping capability without rising rolling resistance.
Skulls: the most important part of this tyre, the Skulls can fill up empty spaces between cross marks, reduce rolling resistance and provide extra grips on pavement, since these skull marks are smaller and with eyes and teeth on it, this can add more grips on offroad situation.

Slope Cross& Side Ridges: while on dirt jump trails, there’re always gonna have some tight turns to make the course more technical, while our previous model can only provide low rolling resistance but no more cornering grip. These side ridges can provide side grip when turning is hot and you’re full on.

Extra Sidewalls: most of the street riders are not human, they are spidermen, they ride on walls 24/7, and they climb stairs day in and day out, pinchflat is a major issue, so the Skull Drive presents super stiff sidewalls, probably one of the thickest on the market, this could prevent snakebites better than almost any other things; for wallriders, with diamond shape knobs on sidewalls, this tire got grip between both sides of edges, also if you want to do some skids, Extra Sidewalls are the only cure from snapping your tire into pieces.

It’s a knobby tyre for sure, but since we had already category it as a Street/Dirt Jump tire, rolling resistance is a issue too, so we also make it as smooth as possible to minimize all the negative force.


Size: 26*2.35(ETRTO 60-559)
Fiber Structure: 30TPI
Durometer: 65A
Intended use: Street/ Dirt Jump/ 4X racing/ Slope Style
Weight: 2.1 pounds(950 grams)
Maximum inflate pressure: 65psi

Yeah we do know it’s not a lightweight tyre, and we also know that it’s not impossible to build a 2.3 tire under 1.3 pounds (600 grams), even one pound (450 grams) could be possible, thanks for today’s technology; but what’s the point? Light tyres do make bikes lighter and accelerate faster, but what you’ll got will be paper sidewalls and thread that last about like 5 miles, maybe you’ll even get 10 pinch flats in your 5 mile trip unless you pump it to 100psi then there’s no more cushion, the point is this is a Street/Dirt Jump tyre, it still has to be strong enough to take the impact cuz we’re riding MTBs not Roadies.

If you have any question about this tire or about Da Bomb, please feel free to send an email to

we will be happy to answer any question