Are Worn Out Tyres Faster Than Brand New Ones?

Published on October 14th 2023


We all know the feeling of riding with fresh tires. It can make your bike feel brand new again and seem like you have endless amounts of grip. However, does having a fresh tire with more tread actually make you faster? To put this question to the test, Blake Samson races both a fresh tire and a worn tire down the same track. Will the fresh tire outperform in the roots and turns, or will the fast-rolling worn tire make up the time in the flat sections? ⏱ Timestamps ⏱ 00:00 - Intro 00:41 - The Bike 01:27 - The Trail 01:50 - New Tyre Race Run 03:49 - Key Sections 06:18 - Worn Tyre 09:41 - The Results Useful Links: Watch The UCI MTB World Series Elite Racing On GCN+ πŸ‘‰ NEW GMBN XC Kit! πŸ‘‰ Racing Highlights & More On GMBN Racing πŸ‘‰ Watch Shorts on GMBN πŸ‘‰ Ride with us at the Global Bike Festival πŸ‘‰ Submit your Photo and Video to us πŸ‘‰ Sign-up to our newsletter πŸ‘‰ How long have your tyres been on your bike? Have you ever changed them? Let us know in the comments! πŸ‘‡ Watch more on GMBN... πŸ“Ή How To Corner Better πŸ‘‰ πŸ“Ή Watch our Editor’s Choice Playlist πŸ‘‰ πŸ“Ή Watch our weekly show, The Dirt Shed Show πŸ‘‰ 🎡 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound 🎡 EZ Target - Matt Large FBS (Instrumental Version) - Pandaraps High Tech - Rocket Jr Incoctus - Dusty Decks Mustard - Rocket Jr Slide N Glide - Rebecca Mardal #GMBN #GlobalMountainBikeNetwork #MTB #MountainBiking The Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN) is the world’s largest and fastest-growing online mountain bike channel and community – and your destination for the best mountain bike content in the world. GMBN is dedicated to inspiring and unlocking your riding potential. Our videos cater to fans of every mountain bike discipline: from mile-munching cross-country (XC) riders, through adrenaline-fuelled dirt jumpers, gravity-hungry downhillers or aspiring enduro racers, and beyond. Every day of every month, our ex-pro presenting team are on hand to entertain and inspire you while also providing a uniquely qualified insight into the world of mountain biking. Every week we deliver original daily videos that include: Adventurous and entertaining features Mountain bike skills coaching Technical advice and guidance Mechanical know-how to keep you rolling A place for the riding community with our weekly Dirt Shed Show Thanks to our sponsors: Canyon Bikes: Nukeproof Bikes: Orbea Bikes: Park Tool: Smith Helmets & Eyewear: Crankbrothers Pedals: Shimano Footwear: Ergon: Vittoria Tires: FSA: Spank: Topeak: Garmin: Peaty's Products: Wahoo: Worx Power Tools: CamelBak: Watch our sister channels: GMBN Racing - GMBN Tech - Electric Mountain Bike Network - GMBN auf Deutsch - Global Cycling Network - GCN Tech - GCN Racing - Global Triathlon Network - GCN Italia - GCN en Espanol - GCN auf Deutsch - GCN en Francais - GCN Japan - GCN Training -