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Goodyear Bicycle Tires appoint Orim Global as Distributor in SA

Paid partnership with Orim Global

· By Press Office · 12 comments

Goodyear, one of the world’s leading tire manufacturers, has announced an exciting new partnership with Orim Global, a South-African based distributor of cycling products. This will see well known tires like the Eagle F1, synonymous with motorsports, being offered as a bicycle tire. The partnership makes Orim Global the sole distributor of Goodyear’s bicycle tires in South Africa, further strengthening Goodyear’s position in the African market.

This strategic partnership is a significant milestone for both companies. Goodyear has been operating in South Africa for over 75 years and has a deep understanding of the local market. Orim Global, on the other hand, has established itself as a trusted supplier of cycling products and has a dealer network across South Africa ensuring that all cyclists will have access to the Goodyear range.

The partnership between the two companies will allow Goodyear to leverage Orim Global’s local knowledge and expertise to better serve its customers in South Africa. As a result, customers can expect to see an even wider range of high-quality Goodyear tires available in the South African market.

The Partnership: Entering the South African market

Speaking about the partnership, Goodyear’s Commercial Director, Ben Evans, said: “We are delighted to be entering the South African market with our latest range of premium bicycle tires: designed, developed and produced in-house at our state-of-the-art facility in Nantou, Taiwan.

“Despite being a relative newcomer to the bicycle segment, Orim Global come with a wealth of experience across multiple sectors, and we are convinced they are the right partner to launch the brand in South Africa. We look forward to a long and successful partnership and can’t wait to get started”.

Excitement about the partnership

Similarly, Orim Global’s Managing Director, Jaco Malan, expressed his excitement about the partnership, saying: “We are proud to be partnering with Goodyear, a brand that is synonymous with quality and innovation. We are confident that our extensive distribution knowledge, combined with Goodyear’s world-class products, will enable us to provide our customers with the best possible products and service.”

The Range

The range of products that will hit the local market by July includes tires for Road, Mountain and Gravel bikes. Below is an overview of the tires that you can expect:

Road

Eagle F1 R

For the road athlete serious about performance and cutting-edge tech, who demands straight line speed, cornering performance & puncture resistance from one tire.

Eagle F1 SuperSport R

The Eagle F1 SuperSport R is the ultimate weapon for race day performance, time trial and triathlon competition.

Vector 4Seasons

With its reinforced sidewall and anti-puncture belt, the Vector 4Seasons is at home on any road you ride, at any time.

Eagle Sport

Designed to balance multi-condition grip and robust durability, Eagle Sport delivers great day-in, day-out precision and control at every turn in an economical package.

Vector Sport

Multi-condition durability with enhanced puncture protection makes the High-Performance Vector Sport a dependable choice for endurance road applications. Features a dual R: Shield anti-puncture belt and robust 60tpi single ply carcass along with tubeless ready and tube-type options.

Mountain

Peak

For anywhere off road where rolling efficiency is high on the ‘must have list’. From long alpine loops to competitive XC racing. There’s no Peak too high.

Escape

When the singletrack slopes downwards, and the trails begin to show their teeth. Dry to intermediate conditions and loose surfaces, the Escape offers versatile off-road performance in all conditions

Newton MTF

Best suited to your front wheel. Intended for a broad range of conditions from loose to wet, the Newton MTF is most at home on challenging terrain where high levels of control are required

Newton MTR

Best suited to your rear wheel. Intended for a broad range of conditions from loose to wet, the Newton MTR is most at home on Downhill & Enduro terrain or rowdy trails.

Gravel

County

The County is your trusty companion to get you anywhere you want to go, with speed and efficiency. Widely spaced side knobs offer confidence on loose terrain while the slick centre tread minimises rolling resistance.

Connector

The Connector is capable of tackling any terrain. A versatile tread pattern featuring tightly spaced centre knobs combined with aggressive side knobs mated to our Tubeless Complete™ construction.

Peak Gravel

The hard-hitting member of the Goodyear All-Terrain family. A tire that excels in every department, weight, rolling efficiency, durability, traction and ease of use. Just as likely to be seen conquering long alpine climbs as it is taming the inevitable decent that follows.

For More information contact us on +27 64 513 4969 or email us on orders@orimglobal.co.za

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Comments

BaGearA

May 29, 2023, 5:38 AM

More competition, excellent!
Spinnekop

May 29, 2023, 6:01 AM

Got my grubby little paws on two of the first sets that came in.
The MTB looks spiffy with the black sidewalls and white lettering.  

Have not had a ride yet on the tekkies.  Saw that the guys that serviced my rear shock made a cockup and I first have to go sort that out...........
Itching though.............
 

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Spinnekop

May 29, 2023, 6:06 AM

Second set went on the gravel bike.
Had a bit of two minds about which way to go............

The Connector has a nice aggressive thread with a fairly good centre line for the roadie stuff.  That, together with the 45mm option makes it very attractive.

That said, I went for the County.
Less aggressive and more of a slick center line.
I do 70% of my rides on tar, 28% on farm roads and only about 2% will I go full offroad where a MTB is actually a better option.
So the 40mm just made more sense.

First impressions:  Rides much much softer than the Vittorias that were on there, so I am happy.
 

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Prince Albert Cycles

May 29, 2023, 9:27 AM

3 hours ago, Spinnekop said:

Second set went on the gravel bike.
Had a bit of two minds about which way to go............

The Connector has a nice aggressive thread with a fairly good centre line for the roadie stuff.  That, together with the 45mm option makes it very attractive.

That said, I went for the County.
Less aggressive and more of a slick center line.
I do 70% of my rides on tar, 28% on farm roads and only about 2% will I go full offroad where a MTB is actually a better option.
So the 40mm just made more sense.

First impressions:  Rides much much softer than the Vittorias that were on there, so I am happy.
 

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You ride nice bikes 😎

nick_the_wheelbuilder

May 29, 2023, 2:05 PM

I always get excellent service from Orim.
Nice to see them growing their brand footprint.

They also stock Pillar spokes which I use a lot of.

Frosty

May 30, 2023, 10:14 AM

What’s the difference between having sex 365 days a year and an Eagle F1 tyre?

One’s a Goodyear, and the other is a fantastic year.

Headshot

May 30, 2023, 10:39 AM

Some unrelated information - I bought some Goodyear SUV tyres a few months ago. In the first month both rear tyres had punctures, the first within 10 days. Hows that for bad luck?

Does anyone here ride on the MTF/MTR? I'd give them a try but they need to be suitably well priced before I'd deviate from the Assegai/DHR/Aggressor I know well. I recall initial reviews of their MTB offerings were underwhelming but that was a few years back.

Spinnekop

May 30, 2023, 12:33 PM

1 hour ago, Headshot said:

Some unrelated information - I bought some Goodyear SUV tyres a few months ago. In the first month both rear tyres had punctures, the first within 10 days. Hows that for bad luck?

 

Talk about bad luck.........Conti SUV tyres on the Q5.
6 punctures in 4 tyres.  Small, very thin thorns.  Looks like Bougainvillea little thorns.
And I drive only in town.  

Bub Marley

May 30, 2023, 12:43 PM

So which bike shops actually stock these tyres?

Scalpel

May 30, 2023, 2:51 PM

2 hours ago, Bub Marley said:

So which bike shops actually stock these tyres?

As far as I know mid to end July stock will arrive. You can pre-order the Goodyears on the Orim Global website and it will be delivered to your local bike shop when they arrive in SA.

https://orimglobal.co.za/

Shebeen

May 30, 2023, 3:00 PM

2 hours ago, Bub Marley said:

So which bike shops actually stock these tyres?

They have been here before, what happened? Are the tyres good or just some rubber with a legendary name on the side?

dasilvarsa

May 31, 2023, 12:36 PM

On 5/30/2023 at 2:33 PM, Spinnekop said:

Talk about bad luck.........Conti SUV tyres on the Q5.
6 punctures in 4 tyres.  Small, very thin thorns.  Looks like Bougainvillea little thorns.
And I drive only in town.  

Conti Car Tyres are also puncture magnets. Tyre Shop says it's the Soft Compound.

I got them on my Focus and I get punctures too. Nice Tyres but I will change them soon.

These Goodyears Look Ok but only if the Price is Right.

 

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