March 27, 2013

AKA SC tire line gets updated

AKA SC tire line gets updated

Seen during our coverage of the recent Cactus Classic, AKA have officially announced that their short course tire line just got wider. After the release of the Handlebar on the new wider carcass, they now have the Enduro 2, Cityblock 2, Handlebar STD and Wishbone 2, all on the wider carcass. Each tire has a bigger footprint to create more traction while staying in spec with the 2.2/3.0 short course tire specifications. The Handlebar STD (Standard Tread Depth) features a taller pin height ideal for hard packed or blue-groove outdoor tracks, while the already released Handlebar tackles the indoor tracks with its Low Tread Depth. The Wishbone 2 has been updated with a denser tread pattern for more traction and longer tire wear, ideal for indoor tracks. The Enduro 2 maintains its bestselling tread pattern and tread density while the Cityblock 2 has been opened up a bit to allow the tire tread to dig in deeper while still having superior wear characteristics. AKA have also updated their short course inserts which feature an asymmetrical core to add additional support to the outer sidewall of SC tires. These have been designed to fit perfectly into the new wider short course tire line but will fit other tires as well. Available in both of AKA’s industry standard closed-cell foams, Red (Soft) and Black (Medium).

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