Many people have made do with the slimmer of the current offerings (if they wanted to race their 22s)…but I suspect many silently grumbled about the weight penalty of the more street/trail-designed rubber when they used them at the track.
Not a bad interim fix, but ORP themselves admitted they were a bear to mount. It also goes without saying that whenever it came time to swap out the tire (or tube) if a flat or blowout occurred….well, that’s probably not going to be the most pleasant experience either.
Anyway, back to the present day….
Moeller recently asked on his Instagram if S&M should make smaller size racing tires…and that he was considering opening up a new mold to do so (presumably if interest was there).
jpr_fla Produce light weight 22” tires & wheel sets that aren’t monster truck size, my back hurts. Harry Leary came up with Turbo Lite tires & wheels in the 80s. There has to be at least 40-50 people worldwide that want this.
moeller_chris @jpr_fla basically a 22” race tire in our 1.95 size. It’s actually a good idea.
Of course, after a number of comments followed from a number of 22″ aficionados (myself included) asking for 22 X 1.95 option.
Will this be enough to convince Moeller to open a mold for a 22″ X 1.95 Trackmark tire?
I can’t be sure at this point but I’m hopeful.
Heck, S&M’s offering 26″ and 29″ tires these days…so I think there’s got a be some love for the 22″ crowd for a more race-friendly tire option.
(And..I have my fingers crossed that they get them out by summer so I can throw them on my own rig for racing.)