Ian Collins, 03/02/2021
[Press Release] – The Attack HPL is now available through the Vee Tire Co. online store and through international distributors. Our new tire, designed with input from Vee Tire Freeride and UCI World Cup athletes, boasts a specially developed tread pattern that excels in dust, loam and dirt.
The HPL, (standing for Hard, Pack, Loose) joins the Vee Tire Co. gravity range and has already been tested on the World Cup Circuit and at Freeride Fiesta. Available in either 29 x 2.5 or 27.5 x 2.5, the HPL is tubeless-ready and fully protected from punctures in either our 2-ply Gravity Core or single-ply Enduro Core constructions. To ensure grip and traction in the most extreme conditions we’ve put our 42a Top 40 rubber compound to good use providing limitless grip and control on a variety of surfaces. Top 40 is established in the world of downhill racing for its super tacky compound, durability and immense damping properties.
For the tread design, our engineers worked closely with Vee riders and agreed upon a central block tread with ramps for a lower rolling resistance yet tremendous braking capabilities. The side knobs sit parallel and feature sipes for consistent levels of grip even when leaning into corners at speed, and our tough construction means the HPL won’t squirm even when ridden on the limit.
Here’s what UCI DH racer Alex Marin thinks of the new HPL:
“Yeah, the new Vee Tire Attack HPL is awesome! The first time I tried the HPL it just felt really really nice, the draw of the knobs feels amazing on the track. What’s impressive, is that although the tire uses a soft Top 40 compound, the tread doesn’t get damaged, even when riding hard every day I’d say that the HPL lasts twice as long as other brands’ tires I have tried.” Alex Marin, The Brigade MTB Team
Vee Tire Co. Attack HPL weights
- 29 x 2.5 Gravity Core, Top 40 – 1350g – MSRP $70.00
- 29 x 2.5 Enduro Core, Top 40 – 1150g – MSRP $65.00
- 27.5 x 2.5 Gravity Core, Top 40 – 1270g – MSRP $70.00
- 27.5 x 2.5 Enduro Core, Top 40 – 1080g – MSRP $65.00
The versatile Vee Tire Co. Attack HPL is on sale now, visit the Vee Tire Co. website for more information and to order yours today.