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e*thirteen Launches The Grappler Tire 2

The all-new, aggressive tread design is intended to meet the demands of downhill, enduro, and eMTB riders taking on challenging terrain and varying conditions.

e*thirteen Launches The Grappler Tire

Riding has progressed, and riders demand a tire to complement their most capable bikes. e*thirteen engineers and top athletes, together, developed the Grappler tires for excellent performance, and for the roughest and most technical terrains. By incorporating a highly supportive and puncture resistant casing and exceptionally high grip tread, the Grappler tire enables riders to tackle more challenging descents with new levels of confidence. See your line, where you used to see limitations. Grappler tires are designed to go steeper and deeper with ultimate precision and control.

Highlights

  • 29 and 27.5-inch
  • 2.5-inch width only
  • Intended use: aggressive terrain, dry or wet 
  • Available in Downhill or Enduro casings
  • Get high efficiency with the Endurance compound or the ultimate grip with MoPo compound
  • Intermediate knob generates a smooth transition into the hard biting side knobs
  • Accordion sipes allow for the side knobs to find their home in uneven, rough terrain
  • Parallel sipes on center knobs add stability while transitioning from straight line to cornering
  • Arched cutaways on side knobs increase flexibility
  • MSRP: $59.95 USD

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Construction

The new Grappler tire is designed and engineered for the most technical trails. Generously spaced center lugs punch into the chunder and evenly distribute pressure across the contact patch, providing stable grip and excellent braking bite. Our pyramid-shaped intermediate knob is where the magic happens, maintaining full grip while transitioning from the center to shoulder knobs without a vague or inconsistent feeling. Once in full-lean, the accordion-sipes modulate deflection over rough terrain for nearly endless grip.

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Compound & Casing

The Grappler is available in two different gravity-craving compounds, from the ultimate soft, tacky grip of our "Mopo" compound, to the efficient durability and stability of our "Endurance" dual compound, which employs medium-tack sidewall knobs and fast-rolling wear-resistant center tread. Grappler tires come in dual-ply 120tpi Enduro or dual-ply 72tpi DH Casings. Both feature Apex advanced sidewall protection and stability enhancements tailored to the experience. 

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For the progressive side of e-MTB, check out the e*spec versions with Enduro Casing to withstand the weight and forces of e-bikes without the weight penalty. At the same time, our Endurance compound rolls faster and complements the additional power with a longer wear life.

Available Configurations 

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Find out more about the Grappler Tire at www.ethirteen.com

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