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 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.
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
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 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
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
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.
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
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.
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 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)
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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).
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
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