Me too. Looks good from a flat protection standpoint, but also looks extra heavy and I question a positive effect on ride quality. On their press release on Pinkbike, I told Tannus that I wasn’t interested in flat protection, only ride quality, and asked them to explain why I should do Tannus over Cush Core. They basically gave me a non answer. After listening to the Downtime podcast with the Cush Core inventor, I’ve ordered some Cush Core. That said, I’m open to this being awesome and fully support anyone trying to eliminate flat tires while improving ride quality.
’m super curious if a moto-style wheel setup is really relevant to MTB or if this is just the latest industry direction to drive the market. I don’t have a ton of experience with dirt bikes, but they’re just so different considering the torque, the throttle, the weight, body position... is a smaller, fatter rear really going increase performance? In this case, it feels even more suspect, like YT is trying to blur the lines even further between MTB and Moto even though riding electric assist is lightyears away from having a throttle.
Re: ebikes? I’ve tried to change my mind but it just feels so wrong to me.
Great stuff! I love glimpses into the lives and personalities of athletes and industry folks. I would love to see less product content and more people content. But the MTB community seems to have an insatiable appetite for bike bits.