Being a life-long Animal Bikes and Terrible One fanboy I thought I had a mini stroke when I saw this photo of a collaboration tyre between both companies appear on The Union but it’s for real. In fact there are two; the Ursa Minor and the Ursa Major. Although there’s very little information regarding specs or even if the tyre pictured above is the Minor or Major model but I’m really interested to see how the ‘squared’ profile will feel as it seems to be a little-used feature on BMX tyres. They are reportedly out soon but we’ll post more info as it comes.
Eclat dropped a great bike check with Shane Weston the other day that is absolutely packed with prototypes- some of which; like the 25.4mm 4pc Strangler bar, we have posted before but these samples of Bruno Hoffmann’s signature Predator tyres are a new sight to us. Following in a very similar vein to Animal’s GLH tyre (of which Eclat are reportedly big fans of) the Predator keeps a simpler, more traditional tread pattern from tyres like the Fireball or the Ridgestone while keeping it as grippy as possible with surface knurling and adequate tread depth. These are set to be released in a few months time so keep those peepers peeled for more info as it comes.