1. How long does a 3D Racing Enduromousse last?
I personally get about 5 tire changes out of a rear Enduromousse before they start to go too soft. Naturally this would change depending on the riding or racing conditions and the type of tire you use. I use the bike for racing Enduro with varied terrain from high speed to tight technical gnarly riding. I am still using the same front Enduromousse that I put in at the start of this year so it has over 100 hours of riding and racing on it and still feels the same as when it was put in.
2. How do the Enduromousse compare to other Mousses on the market?
The Enduromousse starts out softer than other Mousses, around 9psi is the equivalent pressure to a tube. Over time the Enduromousse will get softer, at about 50 hours the rear Enduromousse will start to get softer when used in racing conditions and will drop to about 7psi. Reports from Expert Enduro racers is that they have a better feel and longer life than the Michelin Mousses. The Enduromousse is much softer out of the box than any brand we have checked.
3. How heavy are the 3D Racing Enduromousses?
We have weighed the Enduromousses against a regular super heavy duty tube and in all cases the Enduromousse was lighter.
4. Does it matter why tires I use with the Enduromousse?
Not really however we recommend using tires that are designed for Mousses. I personally use the Mitas Tires as they have a range of award-winning Enduro tires designed especially for Mousses. These tires come in a variety of compounds from super soft gummy FIM approved hard enduro designs to harder compound for compact dirt and mud. The tires are made with a lighter carcass and smooth on the inside to prevent wear on the mousse. When using Mousse designed tires you will get the lightest wheel setup and longest Enduromousse life.
5. Can I use the 3D Racing Enduromousse for Dual Sport riding?
Yes we have many riders using the Enduromousses for Dual Sport riding – however at prolonged high speeds over about 135kph the mousses can get hot and break down quicker compared to regular off-road only use. Over about 120kph the tires can tend to “tip-toe” as the overall mass of the mousse pulls to the center of the tread. For occasional road use and mainly off-road the Enduromousses work great. Just remember though they are sold for “off-road use only”.
6. Are the Enduromousses difficult to install?
When fitting Mousses of any brand it all comes down to technique, watch some videos online and buy some “bead buddies” or similar tools to hold the tire bead in the rim groove while you are installing the last bit of the tire. Removing the tire is the same process making sure to get the opposite side of the tire down into the rim groove so the other side can come off. Some tires are hard to bead on the rim, the Michelin Starcross series of tires are particularly difficult to bead on the rim. Sometimes a fast ride can center the tire onto the bead.
7. Do I need to run rim locks with the 3D Racing Enduromousse?
Yes we strongly recommend using the rim lock to prevent the tire rotating on the rim just as you would a tube tire.
8. Do I need to lube the Enduromousse when installing?
Yes, we have found that the Enduromousse will last longer when the supplied tube of silicone lube is used. I personally use 1 tube of lube around the inside center of the tire prior to installing the mousse, once installed the lube works its way to the sides where it’s needed. Try not to get lube on the bead of the tire! If you use hard compound tires that last a long time it can be best to re-apply lube after 10 or so hours.
9. What size do I need?
Most 21” tires are about the same size except for the large oversized Goldentyre . Most cases the 90/90-21 Enduromousse will suit just about every off-road tire. Changes in profile of 10mm in width and height still work out to the same volume as the 90/90-21.
The rear 18” tires get a little more difficult to work out. The Mitas tires as measured at the tread width, not the carcass, so a 140 width Mitas tire is a 120 carcass which will still use a 140mm wide Enduromousse. A lot of other tires are measured at the Carcass, so a 120 SRT or Kenda soft tire will use the 140mm Enduromousse as its still the same Volume as the Mitas 140mm tires. If you run a low profile 120mm tire then you need a 120mm Enduromousse or a 110mm tire will also use the narrower Enduromousse. As for the 19” MX Enduromousse we have one size that fits most of the 19” profiles, we will try and add a graph of different manufacturer’s tires and sizes soon to make it easier to work out.
10. Will you sponsor me?
No, we don’t usually sponsor anyone except in special circumstances. Our Enduromousses are already used by some top pro and Masters racers in the USA and Canada and we will usually pick them out rather than them chasing us down. Don’t be offended when we say NO.
11. Where can I buy 3D Racing Enduromousses?
We have a list of authorized dealers on our website which we try to keep current; however you can also buy directly off our website. We do ship worldwide and can quote shipping within 24 hours of receiving your email. We are always expanding our dealer network if you have a Motorcycle shop email us for pricing.