What's so special about Versus Tires?
Aside from being rider owned & rider approved, we make great tires which we stand behind with a 30-day guarantee. We're also the only tire brand to have a frequent buyer + referral program!
VitalMTB, The Loam Wolf, Singletracks, TGR, James Doerfling, VancanMTB & hundreds of others all back our brand & tires. Whether you want to add some color to your bike with splatter tires or just want to keep it stealth with all-black, we're all about having fun on bikes.
Within a day. Generally, if an order comes in by 10am PST, it will ship that day (M-F), otherwise it'll ship the next day.
Standard/free shipping is USPS Parcel Post, upgraded shipping is either UPS/Fedex Ground or USPS Priority Mail.
Depending on how far you live from our home base in Vista, CA, standard shipping (USPS Parcel Post) is 5-10 days, upgraded shipping (Fedex/UPS Ground or USPS Priority Mail) is 1-6 days.
Tube / tubeless
You'll need sealant (plus sealant, a taped wheel & a valve) but, yes they're tubeless ready.
Tubeless tires allow you to run lower air pressure and not worry about a pinch flat on your tube. Lower pressures allow for more surface contact &, thus, more traction. More traction = more better
Not really & It's totally worth converting over.
Various tubeless valves are available. Stans makes a nice one; if you’re planning to install CushCore, you have to use a side-exit valve
That’s a massive topic of debate. In a pinch, black Gorilla Tape is a little heavy but works great.
Again, huge can of worms. Any reputable brand should work well.
casing + technology
Our Trail Casing is a single wall tire with a folding bead, generally what most people consider “normal” mountain biking.
Our Gravity Casing is a double-wall tire with a wire bead. These are heavy-duty generally for gravity riding like downhill racing or freeride terrain. If you’re wondering which casing you should get, you probably want a Trail Casing tire.
Threads Per Inch, a measurement for the number of cords in an inch of tire casing. Lower TPI has higher gauge cords and a more durable carcass. A higher TPI tire has smaller gauge cords & is more lightweight.
A soft-rubber impregnated woven mesh that resists both punctures & air leakage.
Think of it like an extra ½ layer of super-soft rubber laid between the casing & tread that acts as a shield, holding air in & helping to keep stuff out.
Riding + Tread Features/Characteristics
You should check your tire pressure before every ride.
(When you do, you’ll find that our tires hold air much better than other brands)
They're designed to work on either. The accordion folds and siping give excellent traction whether you’re turning, accelerating or braking.
Totally, it's your bike.
Both a unit of measure and an instrument to measure the hardness of rubber.
The folding bead/trail compound has a 63a durometer in the middle & 60a durometer on the sides.
The wire bead/grip compound has a 59a durometer in the middle & 52a durometer on the sides.
Generally, a tire made of a higher durometer has better tread life, and a tire made of a softer durometer has more grip. Durometer hardness is only one of many compound properties for tires. Other variables such as rebound, tear resistance, chemical composition, tread pattern, siping & casing design all work together to determine a tire’s ride characteristics.
Small grooves or recesses in the knobs of tires that allow them to conform to the terrain.
Angled approaches on the front of our center knobs allow the tire to roll with less resistance (faster).
Small fold lines molded into the leading edge on the side knobs of our tires which allow the tires to conform to the shape of the terrain, providing more traction.
Versus // Rewards + Referral program
You get points for every purchase. You can redeem those points for a discount on product or exchange them for stuff in our shop (coming soon).
If you have friends who need tires, send them your referral code. When they buy a set, they get a $5 discount + you get a $5 code to use for a future order!
Click on the "View Rewards" tab on the side (bottom on mobile) of the page.
Yes, sign in to your account (Earn Rewards tab) and get points for writing a review of the tires, following us on instagram, having a birthday, etc.
Versus tires are not specifically tested or classified for ebike use, but our 60 TPI casings & VERSA layer should work if you choose to do so.
Not as long as Doug Domokos. 🙏
Totally, it's your bike.
Our industry-first frequent buyer program.
Challenge could be racing, riding a difficult section, trying to ride a really long wheelie or creating a company outside the norm, working on a different model than any of its competition We believe in challenge. We grow from challenge. We enjoy challenge.
We hated feeding huge corporations and wanted to make great tires for all our friends.
We are a small brand challenging an entire industry filled with international corporate giants. We don’t have a traditional ‘team’ and consider everyone who rides our tires to be a brand ambassador. TBH, we need all of your help to go up against brands with a comparitively infinite budget.