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Dunlop EN91 enduro tyre

DUNLOP BACK (WINNING) IN ENDURO

Dunlop has a brand new enduro tyre – and it won first time out at the 2019 ISDE in Portugal!
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Dunlop has a new enduro tyre that looks set to be top drawer option for enduro competitors.

Actually, they’re on something of a roll after Colton Haaker won the World SuperEnduro championship on their Geomax tyres, and now Team USA has won the 2019 ISDE on the all-new Geomax EN91s – in a mix of dry and wet conditions.

Dunlop say the Geomax Enduro EN91 builds on the knowledge gained at world championship level to deliver incredibly versatile performance for a wide range of off-road riders – and judging by the results they do!

A LITTLE TECH…

Here’s what Dunlop say about the tyres: 

Replacing the well-proven Dunlop Geomax Enduro D909, the EN91 features a new tread pattern designed to optimise traction in sand and mud. The front tyre features an ingenious shoulder pattern for more nimble handling, reducing rider fatigue. It uses Hex Shape Blocks which have additional edges. This means more grip is generated at varying angles. Tilt Crown Block technology was developed for the rear tyre to help provide higher grip on hard terrain, such as rocks. The tilted blocks improve terrain bite, aid directional stability and increase traction by forcing rocks and dirt to gather around the centre of the crown blocks.

Dunlop EN91 enduro tyre
Dunlop EN91 enduro tyre
Taylor Robert of Team USA, in the process of winning the World Trophy at the 2019 ISDE
Dunlop EN91 enduro tyre
The EN91 rear, note the alternating cupped and straight centre knobs

Durability is important for long-distance trials. Dunlop has developed a new compound with increased shearing resistance. However, this durability doesn’t compromise performance. By using a high-performance compound with a race-winning pedigree, Dunlop has also been able to significantly improve the rebound properties of the tyre. This helps maximise grip on rocky terrain. Dunlop’s Casing Tension Control System has been incorporated into the construction design. This gives greater compliance on bumps and improves the feedback to the rider.

Luca Davide Andreoni, Marketing Manager, Dunlop Europe: “We’ve already had feedback from top riders and teams that the EN91 gives them enhanced performance over a very wide range of terrain. It proves that our objective of widening the versatility of the tyre has been achieved. From soft mud to hard rocks, EN91 has the ground covered.”

The Dunlop Geomax Enduro EN91 complements the Geomax Enduro Soft D907F which is designed for the softest conditions such as sand and wet mud. Available in 90/90-21 Front and 120/90-18 or 140/80-18 rear, the EN91 is on sale now across Europe.

Here at RUST we’ll be testing the EN91s very soon!

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