Tannus Launches New Tire Inserts For MTB
Most known for their airless tire technology, Tannus has officially thrown their hat into the tire insert ring. Unlike most other inserts, Tannus Armour utilizes an inner tube as part of the system, with Tannus claiming that it will offer 360º protection, and better feel. Catch all the details after the break.
Tannus, developer of airless tire technologies, has officially launched a tire insert for mountain and gravel riding, called Tannus Armour.
Tannus America CEO Dave Ballard said, “We are here to challenge the perception of what is possible in terms of protection, traction and vibration damping in mountain tires. These inserts, together with a traditional tube, make riding feel different -- even better -- than any tire setup out there.”
Armour uses Aither 1.1 technology, a proprietary material derived from Tannus’s airless road tires, in conjunction with a traditional tube. Though using tubes may sound like a step backwards, tubes allow the Aither foam to sit directly under the tire casing, something virtually no other insert offers. It’s what gives Armour its nearly 360 degrees of flat protection and its unique planted and confident feel.
Pros and testers are finding that they can run lower pressures than they do with tubeless without their tires rolling in corners.
Armour is priced to be accessible at $40 per insert -- about half the price of many competitors. It is available at www.tannusarmour.com.