The On-One Chunky Monkey. A tyre designed predominantly for front use, with a big 58mm carcass to take the knocks and a 60mm tread width with solid shoulders to carve the lines in the trail you want.
Developed by leading tyre Guru Shiggy, and tested extensively by our development Ed Oxley, with proto samples even receiving acclaim from the "often scathing" Steve Jones of Dirt magazine.
Two compounds are available - a single compound 50a option - which offers amazing grip performance on all conditions, and an even softer dual compound version with a 50a central section and super grippy 42a sides, to offer unbelievable levels of grip when leant over, with also a reduced rebound when snagging on trail obstacles.
Sidewalls are reinforced with our own named Eckso sidewall protection, to guard against rips and gashes. The tire bead is Kevlar, folding, and lighter and better fitting than steel beads.
Designed for all out grip, control, absorption this isn't a tyre for XC racers. This is for trail bandits, all mountain riders, and people wanting reliable grip that won't let you down. We're pretty sure it brings a brand new level of grip and performance to 29in wheels that hasn't been available before. Weight 920g.
Designed to be fitted to a wider rim - we'd recommend a minimum internal width of 19mm to provide support and stability.
Made for us by Maxxis, to our design and exclusively available from us, the Chunky Monkey is set to make big waves on the trails.
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Wow. Just like my review of the smorgashbord rear tire, I'm using with the CM, amazing!Great casing. Big volume with Pacenti DL 31 rim. Great rim by the way. Using on the front , with a surly krampus fork , on my On One Inbred LTD single speed. Super frame !!!Insane grip . Awesome ride feel , at 18 psi , set up tubless . Yes, it's not light. No , you ain't gonna like it on pave'! But ... For real mtn rides this tire is one of the best I've ever used. No hyperbole . I've been at this since 1983. Don't over complicate your choice, buy this. Wet roots , pffft. Rocks, pfffft. Loose over hard, pffft. Point and shoot. Having confidence in a front tire is paramount . It lets you enjoy pushing faster and harder.