MPC Wheels for 2010

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The New Road War, Black Track & Storm Surge wheels for 2010

by MPC (Dec. 23, 2009)
With 2010 just around the corner, MPC updates our wheel lineup for the coming year... and the fastest wheels in speed skating will only get faster - and for the skater, we've made it easier than ever to choose the right MPC wheel or combination of wheels to get the best performance.

New Hubs
The entire MPC line will be built around a redeveloped hub in 2010. The new hub will be more durable, provide all wheels with increased roll, and further integrate with M-Tech tires to provide a total wheel solution - more than just a separate tire and hub. The new hub will be rolled out to all wheel diameters.

Color Coding
All 2010 MPC wheels will be available in FIRM and X-FIRM variants, easily selected and mixed thanks to uniform color coding: All FIRM wheels will have a red hub, while all X-FIRM wheels will have a black hub.

Consolidated Line-up
With the all-course success of the Road War and the introduction of the Road War FIRM, MPC consolidates its wheel line for 2010 - phasing out the Street Fight F and XF wheels. 2010's two Road War and Black Track wheels complement each other to cover all track and road skating conditions, with the Storm Surge taking care of high performance on wet surfaces.


Road War XFIRM 2010Road War FIRM 2010

The wheel that blew the others away in 2009 gets even better in 2010 - with a dramatic new graphic bringing attention to a wheel that will roll even more on a redeveloped hub, while still providing the grip and snap that made the Road War unmatched. The Road War XFIRM will feature a mostly black graphic, a black inner band and black hub. In 2010 we introduce the Road War FIRM - the same killer Road War but with a real liking for the Track - the red FIRM brings even more grip to the Road War, and sets itself apart with a red graphic, inner band and hub.

Black Track XFIRM 2010Black Track FIRM 2010

The wheel that redefined what was possible from track skating - takes on a bold new look for 2010. The Black Track FIRM is red all over, a clear outer urethane poured on a red inner band and matched with a red hub. The XFIRM Black Track, like its name suggests, will be all black - with a clear outer urethane covering a black inner band on a black hub.

Storm Sureg XFIRM 2010Storm Sureg XFIRM 2010

Still unparalleled in speed wheels, the Hydrophilichaving a strong affinity for water race formula of the Storm Surge means it is the wheel relied on by all pro teams to be competitive in the rain. In 2010 the Storm Surge gets even better - rolling more on a redeveloped hub it becomes an even more potent wet-surface skating solution - and gets a bold new graphic to suit.
MPC Speed Skating: MPC wheels for 2010
Inline Skating Notebook: MPC Wheel

MPC Road War

The ROAD WAR has been designed to optimize performance for Road Circuit and Marathon Racing at the highest levels. This is the best race wheel available today.

A smooth and super-fast rolling wheel with a highly durable outer surface. For when speed is your top priority.

The Road War F (or softer) version adds extra grip to the highly-successful Road War formula.

MTECH - Inside an MPC Wheel

MTECH is the Patented ’soft heart, hard body’ technology that gives MPC wheels such a huge performance advantage... and a unique look...

WEIGHT PER WHEEL (grams): MPC Mtech (all models)
  • 90mm = 114g
  • 100mm = 121g
  • 110mm = 139g
The ROAD WAR has been designed to optimize performance for Road Circuit and Marathon Racing at the highest levels. This is the best race wheel available today.

A smooth and super-fast rolling wheel with a highly durable outer surface. For when speed is your top priority.

MPC Road War F

MPC Road War F
Marathon (& Road) on Open Surfaces
Track where More Grip is required
For high speed racing.

The Road War F (or softer) version adds extra grip to the highly-successful Road War formula.

MPC Road War XF

MPC Road War XF
Marathon (& Road)
Smooth surfaces
Most roll. For high speed racing.

Combines well with BLACK TRACK.

Bart Swings: Road War Firm is the new BlackTrack

(Jun. 24, 2010)
The Road War Firm made a staggering debute in MPC's wheel collection in 2010. CadoMotus' team athletes are unitedly enthusiastic. "This is the new Black Track", says Bart Swings.

In 2009 the Road War wheels followed up the VT wheels. One year later, Road War sales have even surpassed Storm Surge and BlackTrack quantities. The succes has been amplified by the introduction of the Firm wheel this year.

"At this moment, I think it is the best wheel for whatever track you're skating on. My first experience with them was Haining, China, for the World Championships. I won the points-elimination. No wonder I'm so positive!"

The succes of the wheels is its diversity. "The Firm is not only my wheel of choice on Vesmaco tracks. I used them in Heerde too, a concrete and slippery banked track. During nationals, I used them on the asphalt track in Zandvoorde."

Meanwhile, the wheel has won many national titles, set track records and has become the preferred wheel of many unsponsored athletes. 'Road War' got famous in less than one year.

What about mixing wheels?
"On the track, I use a full set of Road War Firm most of the time. They have such good grip and almost no loss of roll. In races were roll gets more important, for example an elimination race, I put Road War Ex-Firm in between. That's my favourite mix for marathon races also."

Aren't the Firms too soft for road racing?
"No. I skate more comfortable with a little extra grip. During accellerations, I'm more loose and relaxed. In a sprint, I can put more power in my strokes. And in my opinion, Firm's have almost no fewer roll than other specific road wheels."

"My opinion?, Roll: 8, Grip: 9, Rebound: 9, Hardness: 8"

Pure Skating News: Bart Swings: Road War Firm is the new BlackTrack


MPC BlackTrack


MPC Mtech wheels are created via multi-step pouring/molding, enabling the creation of multiple layers of urethane material – each with specific, and different, properties.

Where rubber wheels are effective at reducing shock, they are easily abraded or worn down. Urethane and hard plastic wheels offer durability, but they provide a rough ride. The dual-material construction of MPC Mtech wheels combines shock reduction and durability.

MPC's patented Mtech (multi-layer technology) wheels use a soft (super-ball like) highly resilient inner layer that acts as a pneumatic tire, wrapped in a highly durable outer layer. The inner layer acts as a cushion for the hard outer surface. The inner layer deforms, flattening on the edges during a turn to provide a larger footprint, then returns to its original shape for less rolling resistance when upright.

Mtech provides the largest footprint (for grip), highest rebound (for speed) and firmest outer tread (for durability) available.

MPC Mtech wheels are the product of fundamentally different engineering than regular speed wheels. Each MPC wheel type is different in feel and performance characteristics, so a particular MPC wheel can be suited to more track/road conditions than you might expect.

FIRM and EX-FIRM are relative measures of hardness WITHIN a wheel type, and represent a difference of approximately 2 durometer on the A-scale.

For example, STREET FIGHT EX-FIRM is harder when compared to STREET FIGHT FIRM, but its EX-FIRM rating is not comparative with FIRM or EX-FIRM in another wheel (eg. The VT).

Weight/wheel (grams): MPC Mtech (all models)
  • 90mm = 114g
  • 100mm = 121g
  • 105mm = 125g
  • 110mm = 139g

MPC BlackTrack F

MPC BlackTrack F
Track.
All surfaces.
Most grip.

The BLACK TRACK FIRM is a high-performance Track wheel.

The BLACK TRACK FIRM has extra grip for attacking the turns on any track, combined with high rebound to keep it rolling - fast. Often used in combination with BLACK TRACK EX-FIRM to add extra grip.

MPC BlackTrack XF

MPC BlackTrack XF
Track (& Road).
All surfaces.
Grip & Roll together.

The BLACK TRACK EX-FIRM is one of the best Track, and Road wheels, available today.

Slightly softer than a typical road wheel, with lots of rebound – the BLACK TRACK EX-FIRM gives you lots of grip in the turns, and plenty of speed in a straight line. An all-round performer.


MPC StormSurge XF


MPC Mtech wheels are created via multi-step pouring/molding, enabling the creation of multiple layers of urethane material – each with specific, and different, properties.

Where rubber wheels are effective at reducing shock, they are easily abraded or worn down. Urethane and hard plastic wheels offer durability, but they provide a rough ride. The dual-material construction of MPC Mtech wheels combines shock reduction and durability.

MPC's patented Mtech (multi-layer technology) wheels use a soft (super-ball like) highly resilient inner layer that acts as a pneumatic tire, wrapped in a highly durable outer layer. The inner layer acts as a cushion for the hard outer surface. The inner layer deforms, flattening on the edges during a turn to provide a larger footprint, then returns to its original shape for less rolling resistance when upright.

Mtech provides the largest footprint (for grip), highest rebound (for speed) and firmest outer tread (for durability) available.


MPC Mtech wheels are the product of fundamentally different engineering than regular speed wheels. Each MPC wheel type is different in feel and performance characteristics, so a particular MPC wheel can be suited to more track/road conditions than you might expect.

FIRM and EX-FIRM are relative measures of hardness WITHIN a wheel type, and represent a difference of approximately 2 durometer on the A-scale.

For example, STREET FIGHT EX-FIRM is harder when compared to STREET FIGHT FIRM, but its EX-FIRM rating is not comparative with FIRM or EX-FIRM in another wheel (eg. The VT).

Weight/wheel (grams): MPC Mtech (all models)
  • 90mm = 114g
  • 100mm = 121g
  • 110mm = 139g

MPC StormSurge XF

MPC StormSurge XF
Road.
Wet surfaces, rain.
For ‘dry road’ performance in wet conditions.

The STORM SURGE has redefined wet-weather skating.

The only wheel specifically designed for performance in the rain. Far superior grip on wet surfaces, combined with good roll, mean the STORM SURGE has no equal. Rain races around the world in 2007 have been split in half - with those who ‘have STORM SURGE’ at the front, and those who don’t at the back.


Inline Speed Skating - MPC Moments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meSntv0bzFA
  • Luca Presti - 2004 300m World Champion,
  • Gregory Duggento - 2006 200m World Record,
  • Brittany Bowe - 2008 300m World Record,
  • Wouter Hebbrecht - 2007 200m World Champion,
  • Shane Dobbin - 2008 Marathon World Champion, Besancon FIC solo winner and Dijon World Cup winner

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