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NEW: Vee SpeedBooster Tire

December 6, 2017 by  

SpeedBooster tire by Vee Tire Co.

Back on September 25, we featured the Vee Tire Co. Speedster tire here in Product Spotlight. Today, we’re pleased to bring you a first look at the NextGen model Vee just released, the SpeedBooster.

It’s fully-reimagined rubber, that has a trendsetting tread and a new compound that stands up to the rigors of starts and straights, and gives vice-grip traction in the turns.

For some backstory on the development of the SpeedBooster, we called upon VEE Tire Co. Rep., Gray Hutchinson. Here’s what he told us:

News: What makes the new LSG+ compound better than the previous LSG compound?

“The new compound uses a new hardness to improve rolling resistance on today’s tracks. The combination of high pressure capability (110psi), and new tacky compound makes for a tire that decreases friction and holds at very steep angles on both dirt and paved berms.”

News: Aside from the rubber compound, what makes this tire different than previous tires?

“The SpeedBooster was built from the ground up with speed and handling in mind”. We used a bigger overall circumference and new tread pattern to boost speed on straight always and hold traction at extreme angles with a very aggressive new pattern.” – Gray Hutchinson

SpeedBooster tire by Vee Tire Co.The foldable SpeedBooster is shipping now from J&R in two sizes (20×1.6 and 20×1.75). The following sizes will be available in the first quarter of 2018.

20 x 1.85
20 x 1.95
20 x 1 1/8
20 x 1 3/8

The J&R site price is $34.95, but if you get your cart over $100, you’ll receive 15% off your non-sale items by using discount code JRSPOT15.

While we had Grey on the line for this story, we asked him what the 2018 plan is for his in-house 13x, Vee test pilot and now-former Factory Kuwahara cranker, Greydon. Will we see him flying Factory VEE Tire colors in 2018? Stay tuned to News to find out!

Top Photo: The SpeedBooster, aired-up on one of our resident test bikes, a DK Sprinter. The SpeedBooster was easy to install, even without proper tire levers (with some brute force applied, so it would have been so-much easier with the Park Tool TL-5 Tire Levers, link below).

Links

Vee SpeedBooster BMX Racing Tire on J&R Bicycles

Other Products
Park Tool TL-5 Tire Levers on J&R Bicycles

Park Tool PFP-8 Floor Pump on J&R Bicycles

Use discount code JRSPOT15 for 15% off your order of $100 or more at checkout (non-sale-items)


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SpeedBooster tire by Vee Tire Co.

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