The bike frame on this bike has acheived the highest EFBe rating
on the MTB Hardtail Tri Test. This means the frame has passed a
comprehensive evaluation of the frames durability. The frame
withstood five fatigue tests with 100,000 cycles each. These
correspond to the loading cases present in standard bike operation:
I had called "HBS" for advice on tires. I tend to shop towards best value. They confirmed this was a good tire for the value. I received the order in anticipated time. They did come folded in a box which was a little bit of a surprise. They installed quite easy on rims. When inflated and on bike they looked fantastic. Rubber was soft/grippy and at 45psi the tires felt strong. Overall I'm pleased with "HBS" and the Odyssey tire. I would repeat the purchase if needed.