At a time when mountain bike tires were unquestionably gum walled, the VelociRaptors came out in black and haven't looked back ever since. They changed the game in 1994 with a steering specific front and a rear that could really dig. The VelociRaptors continue to be popular because to put it simply...they just work. Try riding one of the most classic combos of all time.
Usage: XC / Trail
Conditions: Dry to Wet / Hardpack to Mud
- Comp Tube-Type: 829g, DNA compound
For the ultimate in road feel and confidence, ride Maxxis' tubeless Padrone TR tire. Going tubeless, you not only remove the weight of the tube, but pinch flats are a thing of the past. Also, the tire conforms to the road better for a ride quality that once felt, you'll never want to go back. This tire goes from long training rides to fast races easily with its dual compound that provides enhanced wear life and improved cornering control. It also uses their Silkworm material for puncture protection, along with a high-strength carbon fiber bead to keep the weight down.
Ideally suited to hardpack trails and city riding, Michelin's Country Rock offers excellent cornering grip and low-rolling resistance. The long-lasting carbon rubber compound provides extra longevity for hassle-free use.
Surly's Nate Tire is a hard-charging, grippy tire designed to rally over, through and around all kinds of conditions. Large and aggressive, the tire features lots of knobs that wrap around the side of the tire for added traction, and wide spacing to shred whatever it is you're riding through.
Continental's ultra-tough Gator Hardshell combines 3 flat-protection technologies into the ultimate distance and training tire. It features a flat-busting, bead-to-bead layer of DuraSkin and an extra-wide Poly-X Breaker anti-puncture strip. But Conti wasn't done yet. They added material in the tread to improve mileage and lend another level of puncture resistance. Plus, the folding bead keeps the weight low.
MICHELIN's Dynamic Sport offers an excellent ride, high mileage and even puncture protection at a nice price. With its grippy tread, tough nylon casing and supple sidewalls, you'll enjoy all your road rides even more.
Tight enough tread spacing for high speed, drag-free onslaughts, yet blocky and tall enough to really dig in when it comes time to slam on the brakes. A rounded profile and staggered, supportive side knobs keep clamoring for traction even as the trail loses its camber. Most often used as a rear tire, the Trail Boss also keeps the front in check on hardpack trails. Want to go out and own it? Be the Trail Boss.
Usage: XC / Trail / All Mountain
Conditions: Dry to Damp / Hardpack to Loam
- 26 x 2.25 TCS Light/Fast Rolling: 700g, Dual DNA compound
- 26 x 2.25 TCS Tough/Fast Rolling: 900g, Dual DNA compound
- 26 x 2.25 Comp Tube-Type: 900g, DNA compound
Fast, safe and comfortable – guaranteed! The Contact is the jack-of-all-trades amongst city and trekking tires. Its tread design is based upon the principles of bionics. A uniform center tread/belt assembly ensures a smooth and speedy ride on the road. Flexible shoulder lugs and fine sipes guarantee grip in curves and on loose surfaces. The overall tire construction rounds off the overall high quality. The ultra fine carcass fabric reduces the rolling resistance while providing a noticeably more comfortable ride.
Reflective Sidewall: REFLEX is 3M reflective is commonly known to be one of the most highly reflective material options. A thin, silver light-reflecting strip on both sidewalls that adds visibility and safety to Continental's city / commuter / urban tires.
Specifically designed for electric bikes — a reliable companion throughout the cold months
- Grippy ribbed tread design based on Continental's
know-how as a leading manufacturer of winter tires for cars
- Excellent puncture protection thanks to Vectran puncture protection insert
- Special winter tire compound for grip on snowed-covered roads and on wet and slippery surfaces
Even on bad roads, Challenge's Strada Open Clincher rides great because it has a rounder profile to take the sting out of rough pavement and dirt roads. It's hand made on their lightweight, supple 260tpi SuperPoly casing with tough polyester in the sidewalls, and a long-wearing and grippy tread compound for excellent performance. There's also a layer beneath the tread to help prevent flats.
- Deep-traction 29er tire works well in hardpack and loose conditions
- Zero Slip Grip natural rubber performs on wet or dry surfaces
- Ramped center knobs with X-siping, double-block reinforced cornering knobs
Conquer the local cross scene with Ritchey's SpeedMax Cross. Its diamond-pattern center delivers low rolling resistance with enough bite to ensure excellent traction, too. And, the Comp is great at shedding mud to keep you riding strong in even the nastiest conditions.
Vittoria's AKA is a pro race tire with small-block, well-spaced, directional center tread and aggressive side knobs for predictable cornering.
- Available in wire bead, folding bead, or TNT tubeless-ready
Vittoria's Juniores Tubular tire features a super-supple 220 thread-per-inch casing for a sweet road feel and amazing cornering. Plus, it boasts Vittoria's Kevlar/Carbon 3D compound for flat resistance and long-lasting durability. It is designed as a durable race and training tire for smaller riders who can benefit from exceptional-quality tubulars.
Hardpacked groomed singletrack is the perfect surface for the fast and lightweight Hüsker Dü fatbike tire. Built around the perfect balance of low rolling resistance and traction, shorter center treads roll faster and slightly taller shoulder knobs give more bite when cornering. An overall reduced lug count, combined with a tubeless-ready bead make the updated Hüsker Dü one of the fastest snow tires available.
The Sprinter GatorSkin inherits the best qualities of the ever-popular original Sprinter, namely the durable tread compound and effective puncture resistance. GatorSkin simply adds confidence-inspiring durability and the sidewall protection of DuraSkin to an already race-proven winner. Pro riders use a similar combination in their tires for Paris-Roubaix and other equipment-destroying classics in the springtime. If you want to get the miles in, but your streets aren't covered with the finest tarmac, this is your tubular.
When the trail gets messy, Vredestein's Black Panther Extreme hooks up to give you control and speed. Unrivaled traction comes courtesy of the tall, open tread pattern which bites into mud and loose soil. Robust shoulder knobs increase the tires handling in corners, and the well-spaced tread sheds mud quickly and easily. These tires are tubeless ready so you can experience increased traction, lower air pressures, and improved cornering.
Flowbeist was made to attack groomed single track with confidence. Designed for optimal use as a front tire, its wide 4.6-inch footprint floats well, rolls fast and is compatible with a wide range of frames and forks. Digging into berms brings the Flowbeist alive as its tall side lugs with softer compound rubber claw the snow. Hit the brakes on tight twisty single track and the aggressive tread design digs in to keep you and your bike in control. Pair Flowbeist with its sibling rear tire, Dunderbeist (sold separately), for the ultimate combination of traction and control.
Get rowdy, rubber-side-down on Vittoria's Saguaro tires. Their multi-height lugs love hardpack and rocks, but moonlight in loose and sandy, too, all while keeping rolling resistance low. These tires' versatility will keep you in control all the way up and down the mountain.
Tom likes to ride fast and go very high. These tires were designed to help him do just that. With a fast center tread, these tires are made for park, street and even dirt too. The side profile is reminiscent of a motorcycle tire as well, which is a nod to Tom’s motorcycle lovin’ ways.
Welcome to the world of high-performance commuter tires. 216 studs are carefully positioned across the casing profile to yield a level of confidence and safety never before seen in a commuter tire. Siped tread lugs and oval-shaped stud groupings provide exceptional cornering, braking and acceleration traction. Run the Gravdal at minimum pressure for unmatched traction performance, and maximum pressure for a quieter and faster ride on clean roads. Works great with linear-pull and canti-lever brakes.
Pasela is Panaracer's standard all around touring or urban commuting tire. Its comprehensive size range ensures that you can find a Pasela for most any usage. Ride it and trust it.
- Urban/Commuter tire
- Steel (Wire) bead
- 65-100 PSI
Continental's Mountain King is a hero on the mountain, and may just be the perfect trail companion.
- Sure riding in hilly terrain and also optimal for the touring mountain bike
- Superior grip from its continuous central tread and its grippy outer lugs
- The perfect companion for exploring the trails
- You're protected with excellent puncture resistance thanks to a continuous ProTection TubelessReady insert from end to end.
- The unique tread rubber mixture which is only produced in Continental's German factory has revolutionized bicycle tires.
- BlackChili Compound improves rolling resistance by 26% and provides 30% more grip than activated silica compounds.
- Premium tires with BlackChili Compound also deliver higher mileage and, unlike many multi-compounds, provide a constant ride from the first to the last mile.
Riding your fat bike on ice just got even better with the redesigned Dillinger tread pattern and tubeless compatibility. 252 carefully positioned studs allow you to rail icy off-camber singletrack with confidence and control, while taller side lugs bring improved cornering in snowy conditions. Dillinger's center tread is tightly spaced for speed when you need it so you can power up an icy climb and rip down the other side as the studs claw into the slick surface.
Michelin's Country Dry2 offers excellent cornering grip and low-rolling resistance in hardpack conditions. The long-lasting rubber compound provides extra longevity for hassle-free use. Plus, the dry terrain tread design provides a wide footprint for added stability.
Race it hard or just head off the beaten path. Challenge's Strada Bianca gravel tire urges you to take the road less traveled. Challenge is world-renowned for their tubular tires, and these are prime examples of their trade, with the smooth riding characteristics and flat resistance that pros and enthusiasts expect. At a gravel and chip seal-smoothing 30mm wide, these tires have the extra volume it takes to comfortably fly over less-than-perfect surfaces. With their supremely supple 260tpi casing, hand-laid, high-mileage rubber tread, Paris-Roubaix-proven chevron tread, and double puncture barrier, the Strada Bianca tires offer incredible levels of control, puncture resistance, and comfort.
Challenges Gravel Grinder Race is the tire you need to make your mark in the gravel racing scene. It pairs Challenge's supple 120tpi tire casing with a smooth-rolling center tread and aggressive shoulder knobs for great riding characteristics, high speeds, and excellent cornering traction.
- Hardpack mountain bike tire designed to run in specific directions for the front and rear
- In front, the Camber rolls fast, confidently grabbing corners even in the loose stuff
- Reversed on the rear, the Camber gives you the same confidence in the corners, plus additional acceleration and climbing traction
- Folding bead option also provides lightweight EPS puncture protection layer for outstanding performance and durability