e*thirteen TRS Tyres – First Look

e*13 are probably best known for their chain devices, but over the last few years they have been expanding their range of components including a set of tyres designed for the battering a modern trail bike can dish out.

TRS Race TRS Plus
Width True 2.35″ True 2.35″
Features Enduro casing, reinforced pinch flat zone, reinforced sidewall, tubeless ready, folding bead Enduro casing, reinforced pinch flat zone, reinforced sidewall, tubeless ready, folding bead
Compound Sticky triple compound Durable dual compound
Compound conditions Rocks and roots, loose to soft, wet to dry, slippery conditions Rocks and roots, loose to soft, wet to dry
Weight 650b – 900g, 29″ – 930g 650b – 870g, 29″ – 900

TRS tyres

The TRS tyres come in one tread pattern, two compounds, and 275 or 29 sizes. The TRS Race is a triple compound tyre, while the TRS Plus has a firmer dual compound. Other than the compound both types are the same, featuring reinforced sidewalls and a folding bead, as well as being tubeless ready. The tyres come in at 870 and 900g respectively.

Fitting was a doddle, they inflated without tubes or any fancy compressor faff first time and seated perfectly. They are labelled at 2.35, and run at that width, giving a well rounded profile with aggressive side knobs and a well spaced central set of ramped and laterally cut knobs.

The first few rides on them have been great, offering a predictable grippy ride on both loose loamy trails and ragged rocky ones. The big rounded profile makes cornering feel like a boss, and the aside knobs hook up really well.

TRS tyres

The only shortcoming is the price, with an RRP of £67.99 they aren’t cheap, but have real potential to be a great investment.

I’ve been really impressed with the TRS tyres so far, and look forward to some more mucky weather to give them some real hassle!

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Silverfish