On-One Smorgasbord 29 x 2.25
We designed the Smorgasbord as the ultimate trail tire. With two versions available, you can equip yourself with the best rubber for whatever you're riding in.
Our Trail Extreme version was designed with wet, slimy, rooty conditions in mind. Perfect for the Pacific NW or wherever you might find yourself riding in the rain 8 months out of the year.
The Enduro was designed with hard-hitting, dry and rocky trails in mind. It finds its home under the sun and carving into corners where maximum stability is required.
For those 'tweeners, living in places with wet and dry trails abound, you might consider mixing and matching. Use the Trail Extreme version in the back and couple it with an Enduro in the front. The best of both worlds!
The Trail Extreme Smorgasbord comes with 60tpi casing with "Eckso" reinforcement and dual 60a/42a tread compound. The Enduro comes with a 60tpi casing with "Eckso" reinforcement and a 60a single compound. Both versions are folding and come as a wide-profile 2.25. Weight is around 850g; yeah it's not an XC race tire and we didn't intend it to be.
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Drive/braking: A central paddle block gives superior straight line grip for forward drive and braking. More stable over roots and square edged rocks.
Directional stability: Three tread element form an arrow pointing in the direction of rotation. A "point" block keeps the tire on center and rolling well, followed by a pair of offset blocks forming a middle channel and stable footprint. Leading and trailing edges and generous spacing keep the drive/braking grip high and latch onto square edges.
Cornering: Large well supported edge blocks form a squirm free cornering platform. Spaced far enough apart to clear mud and close enough for dry conditions. Small transition blocks provide feedback to the rider when leaning into the turns.
Negative space: This is where the grip happens on soft and loose surfaces. The tread needs to penetrate the surface, then trap and control the ground between the blocks. Great care was given to how the Smorgasbord tread flows between the knobs to hold the ground.
Working edges: The outer edges of the knobs do the work on soft surfaces. On harder surfaces the face of the blocks come into play. Broad blocks are more stable but can slide on roots and loose over hardpack. Adding sipes and raised curbs add working edges for better traction. The deeper sipes make the block more flexible, adding to its ability to grip in various conditions. Also allows the use of a longer wearing 60a rubber compound in the center with little compromise in traction on the Enduro model, whilst those well supported edge blocks allow a soft 42a compound, for the Trail Extreme version, without squirm of chunking.