Czech and Australian Cyclists Will Ride Rubena Tires in London Olympics

Rubena London 2012 Tires - MTBR.czAustralian and Czech cyclists will be riding Rubena tires during this weekend’s MTB and BMX competitions in the London 2012 Olympic games. Australian Olympians Rebecca Henderson and Daniel McConnell will compete on Rubena tires in the cross-country MTB races. Here’s their Australian team bike outfitted with Charybdis tires: Continue reading …

Review of Scylla and Kratos Tires by MTBR.com

MTBR image of Scylla and Kratos

The popular mountain biking site MTBR.com recently reviewed the Scylla and Kratos 29er tires. Here’s what they had to say: Continue reading …

Rubena Rider Bec Henderson Excels in World Mountain Bike Racing

Rebecca Henderson at Houffalize World Cup

Rebecca Henderson at Houffalize World Cup Race

First-time Olympian, U23 Australian Champion, 2011 Elite Female Mountain Biker of the Year and Rubena sponsored rider Rebecca “Bec” Henderson continues to excel in the international mountain bike racing scene. She and fellow Aussy racer Dan McDonnell were recently named to the Australian Olympic team. This great news came fresh on the heels of Henderson’s second place World Cup race in Windham, New York. Thanks to that placement, Henderson maintains her second place overall spot in the 2012 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup series. Congratulations Bec, keep up the great work, and good luck in the Olympics! Follow Bec’s progress on her website and blog: bechenderson.com.au.

Bec rides Rubena’s top racing 29er racing tires Scylla, Charybdis, and Zefyros tires depending on course and conditions. She had this to say about the Charybdis on her blog: “The weather had not been quite as nice as the days leading into the race.  With rain over night the track was damp but there was potential that the rain and storms could hold out until later on in the afternoon.  I chose to run the Rubena Charybdis tyres as they are pretty much the ultimate all rounders.  Nice and light with plenty of grip, I couldn’t go wrong.”

 

New Ads in Urban Velo and MTBR.com

Look for our new ads in July in Urban Velo print and online magazine and online on MTBR.com. Urban Velo covers urban cycling products, culture and news. MTBR.com covers all things mountain biking, with extensive product reviews, industry news and active user forums. See these ads and others, plus a photoshoot featuring the Cityhopper tires, on our Facebook page.

New Reviews – Kratos and Scylla 29er

Kratos tire image from twentynineinches.com

Our popular Kratos and Scylla 29″er tires were recently reviewed on twentynineinches.com and mtbr.com. The excellent 29er focused website twentynineinches.com posted their fourth and final review of both the Kratos and Scylla tires. The reviewers at twentynineinches put the tires through rigorous testing in various conditions and their reviews were very thorough and insightful. The mountain bike site mtbr.com posted their first impressions of the tires and shared some specifications and details on the tires from our site.

Here’s an excerpt from the twentynineinches review conclusions:

Rubena has made a strong impression with the introduction of their tires in North America. These are well made, high performance tires with well thought out features that many riders will appreciate. Continue reading …

New Rubena Ads

Rubena twentynineinches.com ad

We have two new ads out this month. Look for them on the popular 29″er mountain bike website twentynineinches.com and the bike culture blog allhailtheblackmarket.com.

Rubena Sponsors Portland Short Track Racing

Portland Short Track Racing - photo by Oregon Velo

Portland Short Track Racing - photo by Oregon Velo




















We are proud to be sponsoring the Portland Racing 2012 Short Track Racing Series. These are are off-road races similar to a criterium where riders do multiple laps on a short 3-5 min course that’s part motocross track, part grassy flats, and part twisty single-track under trees. They take place on the multi-use tracks at Portland International Raceway. These fast, fun races are open to all ages and all abilities. The series starts on Monday June 4 and runs through July 30. We look forward to seeing the action!

Kratos and Scylla 29er Review

Rubena Kratos

The website twentynineinches.com recently did a three-part review of the Kratos and Scylla 29″er tires. Here’s some excerpts from what they said about these tires.

About the Scylla:

“The hard pack conditions are well suited to this tire and that has confirmed my suspicions that the Scylla is indeed a specialists tire. The conditions made for fast speeds with great grip in corners, no doubt due to the dual compound tire construction here … The very rounded profile does allow for great turn in though. Got a sluggish feeling 29″er? This tire might help your turn in feel a bit. The rounded profile also helps with speed, especially if you get into higher pressures.”

About the Kratos:

“The Kratos is becoming one of my favorite “all around” tires. Continue reading …

Welcome To Rubena Tires and Tubes

Welcome to rubenatires.com, the official website of Rubena bicycle tires and tubes available in the United States. Rubena products are made in the Czech Republic and have been available in Europe for many years. Find out more about Rubena Europe at www.rubena.eu.  Rubena tires became very popular in Europe due to their high-quality construction, state of the art technologies, and excellent prices. With a product this popular overseas, it was only a matter of time before they become available stateside, and that time has arrived. This site includes a list of current Rubena dealers and distributors. If you are interested in becoming a dealer or distributor, please contact us. We will be regularly adding new products, dealers, distributors, news, events and product information, so please come visit us again soon!

Rubena Commuter Tires in Urban Velo

Rubena Tires at Sea Otter

The urban cycling magazine and website Urban Velo (urbanvelo.org) featured Rubena Tires in an April blog post. We love the pictures they took in our Sea Otter booth!

Rubena in Momentum Magazine

Rubena is in the May issue of Momentum Magazine! Our Cityhopper tires are featured in the 2012 Gear Guide on page 98 and our full page ad (pictured above) is on page 73. Momentum’s print and online publications focus on transportation cycling and bike culture in North America. Their coverage includes arts & culture, city and people profiles, style, food, current events and gear. The May issue is online and on newsstands now. You can read the issue online and find additional web-only content at momentummag.com.

Rubena in Bicycle Retailer and Industry News

Bicycle-Retailer-Petr-Dlask

Rubena USA was featured in the February 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer and Industry News. Read a PDF of the story: “Europe’s largest bike tire maker raises profile in North America“.