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
The Standard. Often imitated, never duplicated.
The Minion DHF is the standard by which all other downhill tires are measured. The DHF incorporates ramped knobs for low rolling resistance and channel-cut knobs to increase gripping edges, giving straight-line control and precise cornering.
- Directional, ramped knob design - front or rear
- 60 TPI
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.
Surly's Bud Tire is front-specific and a massive 4.8-inches wide, giving you incredible traction and control. Put it on a 100mm-wide rim and let its aggressive tread carry you over snow and mud. A Kevlar bead and supple sidewalls help keep the weight down and provide a smooth ride.
Love sessioning the streets, but also have an affection for ripping the dirt jumps? Then Maxxis' Holy Roller is your tire. The inverted tread design hooks up equally well on pavement and dirt. And, the single-ply casing keeps the weight down for easy pedaling.
- Weight: 800g (26 x 2.2), 825g (26 x 2.4)
The Pasela ProTire is available in a wide range of sizes. It incorporates ProTite technology for puncture protection and has two excellent all around tread patterns. A series renewal offering the same basic performance with enhanced puncture resistances.
- Urban/Commuter tire
- Steel (Wire) bead
- 45-90 PSI
Michelin's Country Mud is a super versatile MTB tire. Tough enough for loose and rocky trails, it offers astonishing grip in slippery, wet conditions when traction is at a premium. The Country Mud features exceptional durability so you can enjoy this tire for many a ride.
If you're looking for a tire that's capable of Enduro exploits but also ready for mixed terrain, the Wild Grip'R Advanced Reinforced is your tire. The shape and distribution of the central tread blocks delivers great all-around riding with an optimal balance between grip, rider output, and self-cleaning, so you'll never have to choose.
For optimum performance, MICHELIN recommends using their GUM-X compound on the rear tire, and their MAGI-X compound on the front.
The All Terrain is always up for adventure. From long-distance touring to light-duty offroading, this tire offers impeccable handling that won't let you down.
Usage: Trekking / Comfort
Conditions: Dry to Damp / Pavement to Hardpack
26" Comp - Tube Type: 635g
32c Comp - Tube Type: 455g
37c Comp - Tube Type: 540g
If you're into urban sessions, rocking the park and maybe even hitting the ramps, the Maxxis' Hookworm has you hooked up. This urban assault specialist features a wrap-around tread for awesome durability and traction. Plus, the huge air volume softens even the biggest of drops.
- Weight: 1125g
For a smooth, predictable feel in the corners, check out the Maxxis High Roller IIs. As an update to their classic High Roller, the IIs have a fast center section that offers excellent braking traction. The shoulder knobs are tall with sipes on every other block for precise cornering. And, the tough EXO sidewall reinforcement provides extra cut protection.
Special compound and tread pattern and our strongest casing are designed expressly to disperse heat and reduce noise generated by home trainer use.
- Ideal for rollers or turbo trainer
- Also available for 26 inch MTB wheel size
The Schwalbe Durano Performance Line Tire is a true mile eater. This popular option sports a few outstanding qualities: extremely high mileage construction, dual compound for best grip - even training on wet winter roads. It has has a proven RaceGuard protection belt for extra security out on the road.
Surly's Knard tire exists in a strange realm trail-taming of fatty wideness. The tread consists of closely spaced blocks that grab terrain and hold it hostage until they're done with it. Run low pressure for mind-blowing traction or pump it up for lower rolling resistance, either way the Knard has the grip to make Spiderman jealous.
Continental's Traffic is the quintessential tire for daily use in the city and country. The center row ensures a comfortable ride on the street, while the knobs on the shoulders offer traction for exploring gravel roads and tame trails. Its solid construction and robust side wall make it an optimal companion when heading out into the excitement of big city streets.
Schwalbe's Marathon is the archetypal touring tire. Their highly elastic, 3mm India rubber GreenGuard layer almost eliminates flats over the course of the tire's excellent, long life. Whether you're setting out on a cross-country bike tour, cruising on a tandem, or just want peace of mind during your daily commute, the Marathon Supreme is in it for the long haul.
Vittoria’s Morsa G+ tire is aggressive when you want it to be and offers little resistance when you just want to go fast. Big, square side knobs stand up to heavy cornering loads and bite hard into tight lines on hairy curves, while the slightly shortened and ramped center tread flies down the trail, hooking up on demand. The knobs are widely spaced to instantly shed mud, while keeping this high-volume tire remarkably lightweight. The G+ Isotech compound stiffens for fast straightaways, yet intuitively softens in the rocks, roots, and corners.
Schwalbe's Rapid Rob has learned from the best and uses the former profile of the highly-touted Racing Ralph. It features level-3 K-Guard flat protection for peace of mind. It’s definitely the right choice for rougher trails on either the front or rear wheel.
Ikon is Maxxis' most versatile XC tread.
The Ikon is for true racers looking for a true lightweight race tire. With 3C Triple Compound Technology, high-volume casings, and a fast rolling tread design, the Ikon provides exemplary performance in all riding conditions. As its name suggests, the Ikon represents all that is true in racing.
- EXO Protection offered in select models
- High-volume, lightweight true racing tire
- 3C Triple Compound Technology
If you are searching for excellent quality for intensive use, look no further than the Schwalbe Big Ben. The Big Ben has the same comfort as its elder sibling, the Big Apple, but the profile is more focused and sized down.
Improve your ride and get great flat protection with Vittoria's Randonneur tires. They sport a grippy tread pattern reinforced with Aramid fibers for long-wearing durability. And, the 60-thread-per-inch nylon casing has double shielding for enhanced puncture protection.
- 430-570g (28-37mm)
- Wire bead