CUSHCORE

ENGINEERED TIRE INSERTS

AWARD WINNING INSERTS

TIRE SUSPENSION

Faster, Smoother Ride
Increased Control
Reduces Rider Fatigue
Improves Cornering
Rim Protection

SECTION ONE _1.0

GO BIGGER

50% MORE IMPACT ABSORBTION

IMPROVED SUSPENSION

PROTECTION TESTING

CushCore built a drop test tower to measure impact force. The test simulates a rock impact at speed. An accelerometer mounted on the carriage measures the deceleration rate when it impacts the tire (“G-force”). A violent impact delivers a sharp jolt to the rider and increases the danger of rim damage or a flat tire. CushCore reduced impact force by 50% compared to standard tubeless tire.

SECTION ONE _1.1

16% BETTER SUSPENSION PERFORMANCE

PLUSH RIDE
MORE MOMENTUM

“A 150mm travel bike feels like it has 173mm”

SUSPENSION PERFORMANCE TESTING

Motion Instruments, a data acquisition testing specialist, used sensors to measure suspension travel usage with and without CushCore. More about testing methodology.

The table shows the total suspension travel used during the test.  Adding up all the compression strokes during 4-hours of testing, test bikes with CushCore used 15-16% less suspension travel. 

This shows that CushCore absorbed some of the bump forces before they affected the rest of the bike.

SECTION TWO _2.0

CORNER HARDER

35% MORE SIDEWALL SUPPORT

CORNERING SUPPORT

CORNERING PERFORMANCE TESTS

In addition to Motion Instruments’ testing, CushCore conducted tests to evaluate cornering performance using an MTS Roehrig EMA-2K suspension dyno.

Lateral Stiffness Test: The tire sidewalls are compressed equally from both sides. This measures sidewall stiffness. CushCore increased sidewall stiffness by 35%.

Tire Roll Test: The rim is fixed in position while the actuator presses against one side of the tire and deflects it horizontally (see photo right). This mimics the forces exerted on the tire in aggressive cornering. CushCore reduced tire roll by 25%.

SECTION THREE _3.0

RIDE FASTER

12% MORE VIBRATION ABSORBED

FASTER ROLLING

VIBRATION TESTING

Motion Instruments, mounted accelerometers (“G-force” sensors) to two test bikes and ran a 15 mile course with CushCore and without CushCore. The accelerometer is mounted to the head tube, which can accurately measure bump forces as they are experienced by the rider. 

The test recorded cumulative G-forces (“shock & vibration”) — all the bumps added together during 4 hours of riding. Riders with CushCore experienced 11-12% reduction in shock and vibration. The riders felt a smoother ride and less fatigue.

SECTION THREE _3.1

3% LESS ROLLING RESISTANCE

FAST ROLLING
LOWER TIRE PRESSURE

ROLLING RESISTANCE TESTING

Wheel Energy, an independent tire and wheel testing contractor based in Finland, performed rolling resistance tests for CushCore. They apply a fixed load to simulate the rider’s weight and roll the wheel on a drum. The test compares a Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.35 tubeless tire with and without CushCore at 25 psi. 

CushCore reduced rolling resistance by 3.2% compared to standard tubeless tires.

SECTION FOUR _4.0

THREE STAGES OF TIRE SUSPENSION

SMALL TIRE DEFLECTIONS

Under normal load or “just rolling along”

MEDIUM TIRE DEFLECTIONS

Bumps and corners that flex the tire sidewalls

LARGE TIRE DEFLECTIONS

Impacts that fully collapse the tire

TOTAL
CONFIDENCE

THOMAS VANDERHAM
“I like the fact that the insert holds the bead and helps reduce burping under extreme cornering conditions.”

RIDE LIKE THE PROS

MORE RESOURCES

Download our performance test PDF to see a more detailed look at each test and the results.

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