In issue 81, Owen Coutts looks at the effect that Stan Koziatek, or simply ‘Stan’ to the mountain bike world has had on the puncture-prone world of the knobbly tyre.
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Whichever wheel size you choose, NoTubes has a product for XC, trail all mountain and now DH. And it’s not just knobbly tyres – with the massive growth of road and cyclocross in the US and worldwide, Stan is beginning to challenge the status quo there too. So while the corporations still have a near monopoly on many of mountain biking’s newest innovations, Stan and his NoTubes family prove that there’s still room for the individual innovator, especially when they can develop such ride-changing products.