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.