Continental's Town & Country is a durable workhorse on and off the road, built for stability, traction, and value. Police bike squadrons throughout the world use the Town & Country because of its puncture resistance, high mileage and low rolling resistance. The slick center rolls smoothly on pavement and the recessed tread offers control in the corners.
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.
When you're out on a ride the last thing you want is to be limited by your tires in any way. Surly's ExtraTerrestrial tires were designed to let you ride without limits by following a simple tenet for tire design: make 'em high-volume and kick-ass. The ExtraTerrestrial tire was meant to serve as a heavy-duty off road touring tire that shines on hard pack surfaces. It uses a nylon breaker in the sidewalls for cut protection, a molded pattern for anti-cut propagation, and a Kevlar cap under the tread to protect against flats. The ET tire uses a distinctly directional tread pattern and its width yields more traction than you might expect from a tire with such little rolling resistance. The tread is low profile with a file tread in between blocks. The ExtraTerrestrial tire has enough width and traction for the soft stuff and won't bog you down on smooth or hard surfaces. It's made to be durable and versatile and is at home on tour or on the trail.
- Bead Seat Diameter: 559mm
- Casing: 60tpi, tubeless-ready bead (928g)
Get after it with Maxxis' Ardent holding the line. This versatile tire features large block-style side knobs with numerous edges for high-speed corners along with a ramped center tread for easy rolling. Plus, the high-volume casing delivers a plush ride. This EXO version adds an extremely cut and abrasion-resistant material to the sidewalls for extra peace of mind.
- Folding bead
- Weight: 650g (26 x 2.25), 705g (EXO 26 x 2.25), 790g (EXO 26 x 2.40)
It’s all in the name, ThickSlick. Made with a burly casing designed to withstand the roughest urban conditions, while the no-nonsense, slick design provides the bite you need in the concrete jungle. Need more rubber? The nearly indestructible Flat Guard level, with its Urban Armor Casing and added rubber everywhere, provides optimal protection to contend with any city streets. It's no one wonder why this tire has a cult following among couriers, those not wanting to deal with flats, and value-conscious consumers.
- Puncture Protection: The thicker a tire, the harder it is for glass, pins, staples, and other urban unpleasantries to worm their way in.
- 2x the Rubber: Twice the rubber tread equates to twice the lifespan of a tire. This means your price is 50% off the competition.
- Smoother Ride Quality: Twice the rubber makes for a smoother ride through the natural absorption qualities of rubber.
- Usage: Urban, Recreation, Utility
- Conditions: Road
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 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
- Aramid (Kevlar) folding bead
- 40-90 PSI
The RiBMo is the essence of what a good urban tire is. A perfect blend of weight to strength and riding comfort with the proprietary ProTite Tech puncture material.
- Urban/Commuter tire
- Aramid (Kevlar) folding bead
- 60-95 PSI
Schwalbe's Marathon Plus is legendary for durability and protection. Their nearly impenetrable 5mm-thick SmartGuard 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.
Schwalbe's Nobby Nic Evolution Line tire has a remarkable range and is ready to rock wherever you take it. Touring and all-mountain riders love them. They're also spotted in fast cross-country racing, as well as in technically demanding enduro competitions. The SnakeSkin sidewall is standard and makes it immune to cuts and blows, while tubeless conversion is as easy and safe as never before. The Nobby Nic is a mountain biker‘s best friend.
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.
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
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.
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
Minion performance comes to fat bikes.
The Maxxis Minion FBF represents a progression in fat-biking by offering a front-specific tire designed for trail riding. Featuring the proven Minion DHF tread blocks, the FBF combines extreme cornering capability, low rolling resistance, and fat-tire volume for unsurpassed grip on uneven and loose surfaces.
- Inspired by the Minion DHF
- Front-specific tread design
- Dual compound
- EXO Protection
- Tubeless Ready
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.
The Mountain King II Sport is the perfect trail ride companion — it's not stingy on grip, and ideal for full-suspension trail bikes. Snappy central knobs and grippy outer knobs offer maximum grip while the durable casing and long-lasting tread is made for sporty riders.
The Maxxis Ardent is the do-it-all trail tire.
An aggressive tread in high-volume casing designed for great traction, the Ardent doesn't forget the racer, offering large block-style side knobs with numerous edges for high-speed cornering. The center tread, while ideal for braking and accelerating traction, also features ramped knobs to minimize rolling resistance. With a wide variety of size offerings, the Ardent captures every mountain rider's needs.
- Folding bead
- EXO Protection Model offers extreme sidewall cut and abrasion resistance while remaining lightweight and highly flexible
- Aggressive, high-volume tread
The MICHELIN Protek Max provides excellent grip on wet and slippery surfaces thanks to its rubber compound and progressive siping with more grooves on the shoulders. Protek Max tires feature MICHELIN's Protek tread design, with a uniform center pattern, that provides improved comfort and performance. A super-durable 5mm puncture protection layer helps to ward off punctures.
- Smooth, siped tread rolls fast and grips the road well in wet conditions
- 5mm puncture protection ply underneath tread
- Reflective strip on sidewalls to provide added low light visibility
- Long wearing tread compound
26 x 1.4 (750g)
26 x 1.85 (1235g)
700 x 28c (725g)
700 X 32c (740g)
700 x 35c (850g)
700 x 38c (950g)
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.
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
T-Serv is a great performance tire for urban city use, incorporating ZSG Natural Compound, 400D Lite Extra Cord, and ProTite technologies. Hands down, T-Serv is the best urban strength-to-weight-ratio tire on the market today. A series renewal offering the same basic performance with enhanced puncture resistance.
- Urban/Commuter tire
- Aramid (Kevlar) folding bead
- 700 x 35c and Black with Black sidewall
- Weighing 440 grams
- Max 90 PSI
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
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
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.
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
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.
Called 26+ by those in the know, Surly's Dirt Wizard tire provides float, cushion, and traction like a fat bike tire, but keeps the handling fast and responsive with its 26 x 2.75 size. Those big dimensions also just happen to be close to a 650b/27.5 inch wheel and mountain bike tire for increased roll over and footprint. Intended for rims 50mm wide, its aggressive knobbies deliver excellent traction and control in corners and through loose, mixed terrain.
Cruise in style with Schwalbe's Fat Frank. Their wide, round Balloonbike profile provides natural cushy suspension, and it rolls easily thanks to the smooth tread. It's also available in three colors to add panache to your cruiser.
- 890 grams (29 x 2.0)
- 975 grams (26 x 2.35)
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 Slick is the tire for those year-round, all-weather commuters. The Slick utilizes a smooth center for rolling efficiency and deep outer grooves for enhanced control in wet conditions.
- Usage: Trekking / Comfort
- Conditions: Dry to Wet / Pavement
- Compound: Distance
- Casing: Durable
- Bead: Wire
- 26": 540g
- 29": 979g
- 700c: 505g
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.
MICHELIN's Wild Grip'R 2 has their GUM-X rubber compound that balances grip, rolling resistance, and longevity. The Wild Grip'R has an optimized knob pattern which ensures great handling. To achieve that, the center knobs are fast-rolling in the dry, yet spaced wide enough to promote mud shedding. And, consistently sized shoulder knobs provide predictable cornering grip so you can lean the bike over with confidence.
Michelin's Country Race'R 29er is the perfect choice for hardpack surfaces and fast courses. It has shorter knobs in the center so it rolls fast, taller knobs on the sides that great grip in the corners and it's built for excellent durability and puncture resistance too.
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
Thanks to its Trail Shield Technology, a strong and resilient mix of a 3x60 TPI carcass, and a reinforced, high-density casing, the MICHELIN Force AM tire is extra tough and durable and therefore perfect for trail and All Mountain riding.
- Offers improved grip and propulsion as well as excellent braking thanks to its mix of three rubbers.
- Tubeless Compatible
- Tire Bead: Folding
The MICHELIN Force XC tire, developed with Team BH (2016 UCI World Cup Champions), provides for improved grip, performance, and puncture resistance thanks to its mix of three rubbers. Thanks to its Cross Shield Technology, it's lighter, stronger, and longer-lasting. This lightweight and durable tire is made with a 3x110 TPI carcass and reinforced, high-density casing.
- Tubeless Compatible
- Tire Bead: Folding
26 x 2.10 (580g)
27.5 x 2.10 (600g)
27.5 x 2.25 (640g)
29 x 2.10 (630g)
29 x 2.25 (670g)
Don't let terrain tell you what to do. Fit your rims with MICHELIN's Protek Cross tires and you'll be equipped for any terrain and any weather condition. 3D cutting of the tread pattern creates excellent grip in all circumstances. If you're into the idea of maximum control, easy rolling, and superb handling no matter what the weather, the Protek Cross will be right up your alley, street, dirt path, and more.
26 x 1.60 (765g)
26 x 1.85 (920g)
700 x 35c (740g)
700 x 40c (840g)
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.
You can’t develop a tire for globetrotters on the drawing board. So that is why all of Tilmann Waldthaler’s experience has been put to use in the development of the TravelContact. His requirements were obvious: a robust carcass with a high carrying capacity and protection against chafing and cuts, effective puncture resistance and last but not least, a tread that makes it possible to explore paths around the world quickly and safely. A foldable version is of course also available to take along as a spare. The TravelContact is ideal for touring all kinds of routes – along the Weser river in Germany or the best bikespots in the world.
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.
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.
X-King Sport is a first-class competition and trail tire combining safe cornering grip with easy rolling characteristics. The versatile and easy-rolling profile adapts perfectly to any surface, and the durable casing and long-lasting tread complement sporty riders.
First choice for racers
- A classic competition tire which feels at home at the Cross Country World Cup or at marathons
- Low rolling resistance, good self-damping and low weight make it the right choice for all race bikes
- Excellent puncture protection thanks to high-quality, three-layer TubelessReady-enabled casing
- Excellent grip and high mileage thanks to PureGrip Compound
- 605/660 grams (29 x 2.0/2.2)
The advanced new compound
Based on activated silica compounds, this technology was originally intended as an performance level compound, but after intensive development at our Korbach Research and Development Department Facility, an advanced new compound with outstanding grip and cross-country properties was developed. This new rubber mix, given the self explanatory name “PureGrip”, is ranked just behind our BlackChili Compound and is being used in our performance products both in the road and mountain bike sectors. While providing great grip, it is also long lasting and highly durable – both characteristics of Continental tires, which are exclusively manufactured in the factory in Hefei (Asia).
When you want more speed on dry surfaces and are unwilling to compromise cornering ability, Vittoria's Mezcal G+ is your tire. The center ridge made of tightly spaced, low-profile knobs keeps you rolling fast and transitions cleanly into legit side knobs that tear into both hard and soft corners. The Mezcal offers hundreds of multi-directional biting edges across the tread for relentless climbing traction as well as reliable braking. And, you can forget about the usual speed versus handling tradeoffs, because Vittoria’s G+ Isotech compound firms up on the straights for blazing speed, and softens when dynamic forces are applied to the tread, such as when braking, accelerating, or cornering. This means race-winning speed, and fun-soaked berm carving, all adding up to a versatile and fun tire that gets down to business.