Vittoria launches new Mazza enduro and trail tyre

Vittoria Mazza enduro tyre with self-cleaning tread
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Vittoria has added a new Mazza enduro tyre to its mountain bike product range.

Targeted at riders who frequent black and double-black rated technical trails, the Mazza uses Vittoria’s various tyre technologies, blended into a single enduro-specific casing.

Challenging trails and steep descents require both cornering and braking grip above all else. To this end, the Vittoria Mazza features a defined tread pattern with large blocks to claw into terrain.

Once a tyre’s tread pattern clogs, even the boldest tread block shapes no longer function optimally when braking force or cornering traction is required. Vittoria’s engineers have delivered generous spacing between the Mazza’s centre tread blocks to aid self-cleaning properties when rolling along.

Enduro riders often arrive at technical off-camber corners with great speed and to ensure predictable turn-in behaviour, the Mazza has an asymmetric side block sipe profile. Each cornering tread block has a series of gradually larger sipes, in groupings of three, which allows progressive cornering dynamics, as the traction load transfers from sipe-to-sipe. This avoids unpredictably sudden changes in cornering grip, which can be the case with less forgiving sipe designs.

Beyond its braking and cornering capabilities, the Mazza’s combination of grip and durability is a function fo Vittoria’s 4C layering and Graphene materials. With four separate Graphene compounds layered into the Mazza’s structure, it allows for a tacky contact patch, whilst retaining a more robust structure, deeper in the tyre.

Vittoria is producing its new Mazza in both Trail and Enduro casings, with availability in all relevant high-volume sizes. Riders on the more agile 27.5-inch wheel size can opt for either 2.4 or 2.6in width Mazza tyres, whilst those same casing sizes also apply to the larger 29-inch wheels.

Pricing for all Mazza derivatives is €62.95.

Lance Branquinho
Freelance writer

Lance Branquinho is a Namibian-born journalist who graduated to mountain biking after injuries curtailed his trail running. He has a weakness for British steel hardtails, especially those which only run a single gear. As well as Bike Perfect, Lance has written for, and Cycling News.