So on the weekend I put some spare tyres on a bike I'm looking to sell and went for a ride. They were 2.2 mountain kings, but they come up more like 2.1's. It was a lot of fun trying to corner at the same speed as I would on minions. So much so that after this ride I have come up with a new tyre size that I think everyone will be on in the next year or so. I call them minus tyres. Minus tyres are 1.8 to 2.1" max width. Benefits of this fantastic new tyre size include: - faster rolling, meaning you get up to speed quicker - sketchy cornering, making even easy tracks challenging. Minus bikes are perfect for those technical tracks that have been dumbed down - suddenly they become hard again! - sketchy cornering, making you more alert at all times - minus tyres require 100% commitment and focus - sketchy braking meaning you get to see more of nature more often (by overshooting corners). - smaller size means that frame builders can reduce chainstay length and narrow up forks saving weight! In fact I will work with some frame makers to build minus specific bikes that are completely incompatible with current parts. There is a natural progression here though. Once everyone is on minus bikes, I will then introduce drift bikes which will be the same but with a slick tyre on the back for even more sketchy cornering. Once everyone is hooked on drift bikes, my final progression will be hospital bikes. Hospital bikes will have slicks front and back and will be guaranteed to put you in hospital on your first ride! How fun is that! So what do you think? Is the world ready for minus bikes?