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Goodyear Wrangler Jumps from Jeeps to Enduro Bikes with New MTB & eMTB Tires

Goodyear Wrangler enduro mountain bike tires
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Goodyear brings their iconic Wrangler off-road tire to mountain bikes with all-new front- & rear-specific treads designed for dry and rocky trail riding. Just like you might slap some big Wranglers on your Overlander for a trip into some desert slickrock, now your enduro bike or your eMTB can get a matching meaty mountain bicycle tire setup, too…

Goodyear Wrangler enduro mountain bike & ebike tires

Goodyear Wrangler enduro mountain bike ebike eMTB tires, on Spanish dirt
(Photo/Goodyear)

Developed for long-travel mountain bikes, the new Goodyear Wrangler is an open blocky MTB tire. They designed it to provide mega grip on dry hardpack, loose, and aggressive rocky trails. Adding to the wetter conditions Newton, now Goodyear can offer a wider range of burly MTB tires for most conditions.

Goodyear Wrangler enduro mountain bike tires, pair on Erase carbon wheels
(Photos/Cory Benson)

“The Wrangler is an exciting addition to our mountain bike lineup. As the newest member of our gravity range, it sits next to our popular Newton and targets dry and rocky conditions. Over the course of the Wrangler’s development, including multiple iterations, prototypes and an extensive field test program in a variety of conditions and trails around the world, we have truly come up with a tire that that helps enable a better ride. With so much grip and support on tap, the Wrangler gives you the confidence to keep it wide open at all times.”

– Bastien Donzé, Goodyear Bicycle Tires Product Director
Goodyear Wrangler enduro mountain bike ebike eMTB tires, riding Spanish rocks
(Photo/Goodyear)

Tech details

Goodyear Wrangler enduro mountain bike ebike eMTB tires, tread detail
Goodyear Wrangler MTR rear (left) & MTR front (right)

The new dual-compound mountain bike Goodyear Wranglers come in front MTF & and rear MTR treads with softer rubber up front, and two constructions – Enduro and a new ElectricDrive casing. Like the previous Goodyear bicycle tires, bike tire specialists Rubber Kinetics also developed these new Wranglers.

Goodyear say they took design inspiration from their motocross tires for these bike Wranglers, creating open designs with sipes cut into every tread block for extra edges to bite the ground.

Goodyear Wrangler enduro mountain bike ebike eMTB tires, tread detail
MTR (l) & MTF (r)

The blocky tread patterns are quite similar front to rear. But there are some key differences in the center lugs and their layout. Goodyear designed the front Wrangler MTF with enhanced grip and directional control for steering, featuring a 3-2-2 center block layout and angled leading edges to all of those central blocks. The rear-specific Wrangler MTR on the other hand optimizes rolling speed and acceleration/stopping forces with a 3-2 layout and more edges perpendicular to the direction of travel.

Goodyear Wrangler enduro mountain bike ebike eMTB tires, e-bike-specific construction

As to tire construction, the Wrangler features an all-new ElectricDrive casing optimized for ebikes. The new casing mixes powerful grip with a durable structure to protect and maintain pedal-assist range. The construction is actually different for front and rear tires, with extra sidewall structure out back to address the heavier rearward weight balance on full-power eMTBs and the fact that ebike riders spend more time seated on the saddle than most pedaling mountain bikers. Both tires extend a tough butyl layer high up the tires sidewalls for extra pinch flat & cut protection.

Goodyear Wrangler – Pricing, options & availability

Goodyear Wrangler enduro mountain bike ebike eMTB tires, rendering

The new Goodyear Wrangler bike tires are available now for enduro bikes and eMTBs. Goodyear make the front MTF tire as 29er-only, while rear MTR tires are 27.5″ or 29″. Front tires are either 2.4″ or 2.6″ widths in either construction style. And rear tires are 29×2.4″ or 27.5×2.6″, whether you pick enduro or ebike casing.

Goodyear Wrangler enduro mountain bike ebike eMTB tires, sizes & weights

Claimed weights range from 1095g for the narrower enduro front tire to 1405g for the 29er eMTB rear. And our test samples that just arrived are pretty close to the claimed figures and +/-7% Goodyear states.

Goodyear Wrangler enduro mountain bike tires, pair on Erase carbon wheels

No matter what size or construction you need, they’ll all cost you $85 / 76€ per tire.

GoodyearBike.com

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Tom
Tom
17 days ago

Is there a strong intersection between Jeep/SUV off roaders and Mountain bikers? The Wrangler name means nothing to me, but I sure do love some MTBing.

Joe S.
Joe S.
15 days ago
Reply to  Tom

I off-road in my Jeep and I mountain bike. I prefer BFG for my Jeep Wrangler and Continentals for my Ripmo.

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