The new NotPatch version tire will be readily available in quite a few common gravity-oriented versions and will be denoted by ‘NP’ at the close of the design title, though there obviously would not be anything at all to browse on the tire by itself. The NP designation will also aid Maxxis lengthen their design names and increase the range of SKUs in their catalog, one of the firm’s principal aims each and every 12 months.
Initially, the possibility will be available only for the Minion DHF, Minion DHR II, Large Roller II, Assegai, and Shorty tires in DH casing/wire bead variations.
In accordance to Maxxis, other riders who are interested in undertaking the very same for by themselves can invest in a distinctive paint pen that was developed by Maxxis to impregnate the rubber compound relatively than merely masking it up. The ink is totally watertight the moment it truly is dry, so racers is not going to have to have to get worried about hiding in the pits immediately after a moist and muddy Environment Cup run.
‘NotPatch’ tires and paint pens will originally only be offered to buy for certified trade groups, professionals, and UCI-rated athletes because of to confined quantities staying produced. Maxxis have not still disclosed when particularly they will roll the choice out to the standard community, but it is in the functions with pricing TBD.