If you want a chance to win the worst tires in the world, head over to Vital and vote for this week’s photo of the week:
Yes, you too can ride a scaled up version of the same tires HB rode back in his course cuttin’ days:
And by scaled up, I’m referring to the 29″ and 650b tires. If you get the 26″ version, they’re literally exactly the same tire HB rode in 1990.
All of the 26″ Panaracer Fire tires in existence were made in 1991 after HB won World Champs, and this contest on Vital is just another attempt for Panaracer to get rid of them. When people buy Fire tires they ride them twice and then throw them away, and the Panaracer people go to the dumpster, clean the tires up, repackage and resell them. And the cycle continues.
If we’re going to split the hair, I think HB was on a Smoke and Dart combo at Worlds in 1990, but that’s neither here nor there.