Scott Matual’s track-certified 22

In our last post, we learned that Scott Matual was testing the new 22″S&M Speedball tire.

Designed for dirt or park, the tires look like they’re going to be a solid tire choice once testing is complete.

And Matual is not pulling out any stops in his testing.

Scott Matual race 22

S&M shared on their Facebook page today that Scott Matual took home a 2nd and a 4th in 46 and over Expert this past weekend at the Great NW Nationals on his 22″ (with the prototype tires presumably)!

(Pic by RH Photography BMX)

S&M testing 22″ Speedball tires

Even with the momentum of more and more bike brands entering the 22″ market, one of the sticking points in the adoption of this wheel/bike size is the dearth of quality tire options.

Thankfully, this looks like it is starting to change.

Much in the same way that S&M was one of the first big companies to jump into the 22″ scene (after Faction pioneered it) with a 22″ frame kit and tires…S&M is again trying to fill the gap of tire options with some new choices.

S&M 22in Speedball tires

Case in point, this week we heard the news that Scott Matual is currently testing some prototype SPEEDBALL 22″ tires for S&M.

The tires sport a broken up center tread from the TRACKMARK tire but in a normal casing with wire bead.  Designed for dirt or park, they will come in 2.25″ and 2.4″ sizes.

Nice to see some more 22″ tire choices on the horizon.