Onza's Gwin-Designed Aquila DH Tire Released for Sale
After more than a year of development, and following podium finishes in very diverse conditions, Gwin happily signed off on Onza's new Aquila tire, which will be on sale soon in two downhill racing configurations. The following details were compiled from Onza's press release:
Aquila 27.5 InchThe eagle glides through the skies with agility and grace. Soaring above all else, an eagle will lose altitude at great speed, honing in on their target with precision and determination. There’s no stopping them. Together with Aaron Gwin, we have developed the Aquila, a thoroughbred downhill tire, designed for the toughest World Cup tracks on earth. Like the birds of prey in their environment, Aaron is top of the pack, choosing only the best equipment he can get. Downhill tracks of the world, be warned. The Aquila has landed.
Onza Tires' Hector Martinez says: "Onza Tires has worked on the Aquila project with Aaron Gwin since early in 2016. During the development process, we made no secrets about Aaron and the YT Mob running other brands. We all agreed that, while our current product was very close to being a World Cup level tire, it was just not quite right for the top step of the World Cups. Through rounds of testing, Aaron's vast experience and vision for what is needed in a WC tire, and commitment from everyone on the development team, we developed one of the best tires ever for World Cup DH racing. In its short time of being used this season, it has already been proven, winning the Leogang World Cup in Austria. The Aquila is officially ready for flight for all of those looking for the best downhill tire on the market."
Visco Compound GRP40High-performance GRP40 compound with extra self-damping properties. Visco polymer structure, specially developed for gravity application. Offers ultra-high grip on difficult and wet terrain.Field of Application: Enduro Racing / Freeride / Downhill Racing
Dual Compound/Racing Compound 45A/55AA combination of two different compounds. 55a for low rolling resistance and long-life on the inside, and 45a on the outside for perfect cornering grip. This compound offers the best performance for competition riding.Field of Application: Downhill Race