Riding your mountain bike with foam tire inserts is becoming more and more popular these days. Tire inserts offer a variety of benefits in both performance and reliability. When you are riding on rough and chunky terrain, the inserts help protect from rim and tire damage and will help prevent flat tires. When you are roosting hard packed corners, the insert helps give you tire sidewall support and helps stabilize the contact patch of the tire. There are a variety of different inserts out on the market and Cush Core seems to be one of everyone's favorites. In this MTB How To, we are going to walk you through step by step how to install and remove your tire with Cush Core tire inserts. First we are going to walk you through the install. When it's time for a new tire or you want to remove the Cush Core, pick up on step 7 and follow the removal process from there. Let's get to it.
For starters, you will need a full kit from Cush Core that includes their tire insert and signature valve stems. Cush Core sells inserts for a variety of different wheels sizes and can be purchased either as a pair or just a single. The Cush Core Valve set is specifically designed to be paired with their inserts. Because the insert sits directly over the valve, a traditional valve stem would be immediately clogged by the insert itself.
Check out our review of the CushCore here: