CushCore PRO allows you to push the limits of your tires and suspension to new levels. The best choice for the majority of wheels, terrain, and riders.
Go Bigger: CushCore improves suspension performance by 16% and reduces impact force from big hits by 50%. Send it with total confidence. Corner Harder: 35% more sidewall stability eliminates tire squirm and burping, even at low tire pressure. Rail corners with total confidence. Ride Faster: CushCore provides a 12% smoother ride and 3% reduced rolling resistance. Ride with more control, more momentum, and less fatigue. It’s like taking fewer punches in a fight.
How CushCore Works
CushCore is based on a new concept: Tire Suspension. Any suspension system has a spring and a damper, and with CushCore, pressurized air in the tire is the spring and the CushCore tire insert is the damper. Also like traditional suspension, a constant damping force wouldn’t work. It has to be dynamic. Suspension should be supple on small bumps but firm on big hits. CushCore responds differently depending on the tire loading scenario. The more the tire flexes, the more damping it provides. We break it down into small, medium, and large tire deflections.
Small Tire Deflections (normal load or “just rolling along”)
- Little or no damping
- Lively feel
- Less rolling resistance than tubeless
Medium Tire Deflections (bumps and corners that flex the tire sidewalls)
- Moderate damping
- Interacts with tire sidewalls
- Supports tire sidewalls (stable/less tire roll)
- Controlled rebound (less bounce and deflection)
- Less vibration
Large Tire Deflections (impacts that fully collapse the tire)
- High level of damping
- Dissipates the impact energy
- Reduces bump force experienced by the rider
- Damps rebound force, helping tire to remain in contact with the ground
- Protects the rim and helps prevent flats