Announcing CushCore TRAIL with an all-new Lightweight Design and Progressive Feel

CushCore announces an all-new TRAIL tire insert, expanding their line-up to provide options for all types of riders, bikes, and terrains. 

“Through testing and the feedback received from riders and racers around the world, we recognized an opportunity to develop an additional tire insert model with a performance/weight balance between our existing PRO and XC models.” – Adam Krefting, CushCore Founder/Inventor

CushCore TRAIL utilizes the same patented design and foam composition as their other inserts. However, CushCore engineers incorporated several new features into the TRAIL’s design to reduce weight and provide more progressive sidewall support.

CushCore TRAIL insert features

“The fluted sidewall design provides progressive sidewall support: the harder you push, the more support you feel. CushCore TRAIL enables supple tire response on flat corners and a stable sidewall when railing berms.” – Austin Sanford, CushCore Engineer

As with all CushCore tire inserts, TRAIL absorbs shock and vibration, improves cornering, and prevents flats/rim damage…giving you Total Confidence to ride at your best.


CushCore TRAIL retails for $150 USD/set or $78 USD/singles and comes in 29”, 27.5”, & Mixed (“Mullet”) sizes.  Available June 2023 at quality bicycle dealers worldwide and at cushcore.com.

Key Features:

  • Fluted sidewall creates progressive cornering.  The harder you push, the more sidewall support you feel
  • Centrifugal “flow channels” engineered to increase air and sealant flow
  • Inner rim channel notches reduce weight and provide even distribution of tire sealant
  • Air valve notch allows the insert to sit flat on any rim
  • Absorbs impacts and damps vibration (aka “trail chatter”)
  • Rim protection and flat prevention
  • Link to the CushCore TRAIL webpage will go live, April 20, 2023, 8:00am PST
  • Link to images and video


  • Wheel Sizes: 27.5” and 29”
  • Tire Sizes: 2.1” – 2.6”
  • Inner Rim Widths: 22mm – 35mm
  • Weight: 27.5” = 199g / 29” = 212g

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