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Onza Aquila Downhill Tyre

It’s taken Onza a while to develop a DH tyre. Their sponsored riders, including Aaron Gwin, used to race on Maxxis rubber with blacked-out logos. But that’s not the case any more, and with the Aquila, Onza can proudly say that they’ve developed a World Cup-winning tyre. The tread bears clear similarities to Maxxis’s Minion DHR II, but that’s no bad thing, because that tyre is a great all-rounder. It comes in a single 27.5x2.4in size, with a tough dual-ply ‘DHC’ casing and the choice of ultra-grippy ‘VISCO’ rubber ($109) or a longer-lasting ‘RC2 45a’ dual compound ($97). Our RC2 samples weigh a chunky 1,303g each, but with a pair of these fitted you should have no excuses for going slow.

Onza HO2 flat pedals

THE HO2 PEDALS have been designed to be as thin as possible at the edges in order to increase ground clearance and avoid the pedal strikes that are common with modern slack-and-low bike geometry. They run on sealed bearings and DU bushings, which should keep them spinning smoothly even in the grimmest weather, and they’re a good weight, especially considering the cost, with our pair weighing just 314g.

Onza Canis C3 RC2 55a 2.25in tyre

The more we use Onza’s Canis, the more we realise what a rapid, agile all-rounder it is and the less we want to take it off. The super-light, finely woven 120tpi carcass not only seals well but accelerates quickly.

Onza Citius FRC120 RC2 55 2.4in tyre

Born on the downhill circuit, the Citius (Latin for faster) is designed as a rapid rolling tyre that you can still rely on for surefooted inline grip and slingshot cornering support.