Ready or not, e*thirteen is coming in hot with their new Semi Slick rear tire. Perfect for those times where a full treaded rear tire isn’t necessary (or desired), the S/S adds another option to the growing line of e*thirteen tires for enduro and DH.
As the name would suggest, the Semi Slick includes bands of low profile knobs positioned between aggressive cornering lugs. The center knobs are positioned and shaped to reduce rolling resistance while offering plenty of braking traction, and a smooth transition onto the cornering knobs. Everything is said to be angled and cut so the tires remain durable, and grip well without a “squirmy” feeling to the cornering lugs.
Depending on the model, the tires include Aramid layers under the tread or bead-to-bead which improve puncture protection. Apex inserts on most models also help prevent pinch flats along with reinforced areas of the tires with increased rubber.
Available in 2.35″ widths which claim to be true to size, the tires will be offered in 27.5 or 29″. The Apex inserts will be included on all LG1 and TRS+ tires, and Race tires will have the Aramid reinforcement from bead-to-bead, while the Plus tires have it only under the bead. All of the tires are folding bead, and single ply – except for the dual ply LG1 DH.
Plus models will sell for $59.95, and Race tires will sell for $69.95. Available now.