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
$65.00 - $90.00
Surly's Knard is a 29 x 3-inch wide tire with the perfect tread for maximum traction plus low rolling resistance. It's designed for Surly's 50mm-wide Rabbit Hole rim (sold separately), and it will also play nice on rims down to about 35mm wide. But, your frame must have the clearance, Clarence.
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)
$120.00 - $220.00
The extra width of the Dillinger 5 provides flotation over loose snow additional grip while turning, accelerating or braking on ice and packed snow. Available in both studded and non-studded configurations. The studded version comes with 258 concave, aluminum carbide tip studs to provide extra bite and increased durability
With their front/rear-specific compounds and high-volume casings, Giant's P-SL1 Tires offer superior speed, handling, and an amazing ride. And, the handy built-in wear indicator lets you know when it's time for new rubber.
From loose snow to icy freeze-thaw and everything in between, Wrathchild craves the best and worst winter conditions. Deep center lugs aggressively claw into unconsolidated snow for extreme acceleration and braking traction. Super-tall side lugs dig into loose snow to provide predictable and confident cornering. It doesn't matter whether there's ice on the road ahead, the Wrathchild is available in both studded and non-studded models. Let Wrathchild bring out your inner-child and go carve up some local trails.
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.
Get big-time DH tire action minus the weight with Maxxis' Minion DHF with 3C and Exo technology. Maxxis combines the best qualities of 3 rubbers to make a tire that corners and brakes like a champ. This burly tire incorporates ramped knobs for low-rolling resistance and channel-cut knobs to increase straight-line control and deliver rail-like cornering. And, it saves weight without giving up too much toughness thanks to the single-ply casing with EXO sidewalls. They add an extremely cut and abrasion-resistant material to the sidewalls for extra peace of mind when getting hectic in nasty, sharp terrain.
Take your park and street sessions to the next level with Maxxis' Hookworm. The high-pressure rating and wrap-around tread provide serious durability and traction whether you're carving bowls or grinding rails.
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.
Many of the fastest riders in the world place their trust in these handmade German tubulars. The Competition is a world-class tire proven everywhere from the cobbles of Paris-Roubaix to your local crit series. The 180-thread-per-inch, 3-ply casing offers a velvety-smooth ride and the Vectran sub-tread provides exceptional puncture protection, reduced rolling resistance and a great road feel.
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.
$18.33 - $37.75
Schwalbe's Lugano tire is ready for winter base miles and summer training alike. This durable tire features a silica tread for excellent straight-line speed and confident cornering. The classic diamond pattern on the tread gives you good traction on either wet or dry roads. Plus, it has a puncture-resistant tread, too.
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.
Your search for an internediate, all-conditions 'cross tire is over! Challenge's Chicane can tackle it all, whether the course is dry and fast, or thick with mud. The grippy side knobs ensure you stay upright in every technical turn, and the center file tread rolls fast and smooth. It's built on Challenge's light and supple 300tpi hand-made SuperPoly casing with polyester-reinforced sidewalls, and there's an anti-puncture strip under the tread. The integrated latex tubes are lighter, thinner, and more flexible than butyl tubes, increasing your comfort, lowering rolling resistance, and helping to prevent flats.
Challenge's Almanzo is a wide-profile, versatile, multi-surface tire that excels when the road is less than perfect. It's great on dirt and in situations where you just don't know what the next mile will throw at you. The center tread rolls fast, while the shoulder knobs corner great. It's hand made on Challenge's supple and light 260tpi SuperPoly casing with double puncture protection, a durable tread compound that sticks to the road in the corners, and tough polyester in the sidewalls. Tubular tires are favored for their low operating pressures and resistance to pinch flats, a solid benefit in the world of 'cross or gravel racing.
$40.00 - $42.50
Clement's Strada LGG tire is just as at home on your regular road loop as it is racing the Classics. Inspired by the legendary Clement tires of the past, the Strada LGG touches all the bases. Lightweight, folding construction and supremely supple sidewalls offer an unparalleled ride, while the traditional Clement chevron tread pattern provides an excellent grip in wet and dry conditions. And, thanks to the tire's puncture protection belt, you can crank out the base miles without concern.
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.
$99.99 - $104.99
Whether it's fondos or races, Challenge's Strada Tubular tires are the choice of pros and enthusiasts alike. At 25mm wide, these tires smooth out rough pavement and chip seal. The core-spun cotton casing is light, supple, and offers an unparalleled ride. Pair that with a latex tube and you've got tires that carve the corners and feature incredibly low rolling resistance. The chevron tread provides excellent traction whether it's wet or dry. A puncture-protection belt under the tread protects your tires from road debris and helps you knock out the miles.
Challenge's Grifo 33 Seta Extra Tubular boasts a tread that excels in snow, mud, grass and firm dirt. It's also built on their light and supple 260tpi hand-made silk casing for an awesome ride quality. Plus, there's an anti-puncture strip under the tread and polyester in the sidewalls for extra durability. You also get a latex tube. Latex tubes are lighter, thinner and more flexible than butyl tubes, increasing your comfort, lowering rolling resistance, and helping to prevent flats, too.
Challenge's Criterium is the choice of the pros. Countless victories and podiums have been been won thanks to its supple, core-spun cotton casing. It makes the tires race-day light, fast, and strong. This exceptional tire has a center tread that rolls quickly with a grippy side tread for excellent cornering. There's puncture protection under the tread, too. These tires us latex tubes which are lighter, thinner and more flexible than butyl tubes, increasing your comfort, lowering rolling resistance, and helping to prevent flats.
Slap on Kenda's Small Block Eight and get a knobby tire that hooks up well on hard pack yet gives you semi-slick speed. Perfect for commuting and racing, the Small Block Eight has 8 shallow knobs running across the tread for impressive bite with impressive speed. Plus, Kenda's Dual Tread Compound offers a center tread with Kenda's L3R Pro compound for long life and durability and the cornering knobs have STICK-E rubber for great cornering control and grip.
Challenge's Fango 33 Tubular is an aggressive tire for mastering muddy conditions. You'll be zooming through the corners and off-camber sections thanks to its grippy side knobs. It's also a great choice for dry conditions, thanks to its ramp-shaped center tread and short knobs that let it also roll quickly. It's built on Challenge's light and supple 300tpi hand-made SuperPoly casing, with its polyester-reinforced sidewalls, and there's an anti-puncture strip under the tread. You also get a latex tube. Latex tubes are lighter, thinner and more flexible than butyl tubes, increasing your comfort, lowering rolling resistance, and helping to prevent flats, too.
Schwalbe built an entirely separate facility to churn out their top-of-the-line Schwalbe One tubular tires. Although speed is priority number one, you also get a long-lasting, incredibly grippy tire that still offers solid puncture protection.
Reach for a pair of Giant's P-SLX2 Tires when your route starts to stray from the beaten path. The directional tread provides great grip and stability on loose, rough surfaces. The continuous siping on the tire improves traction on wet surfaces and the taller shoulder knobs keep things on track in the corners. Giant's Deflect 2 Kevlar puncture protection is found between the casing and the tread to keep flats at bay. Plus, there's a wear indicator in the tread and reflective sidewalls that enhance nighttime visibility.
Basic tires can still offer a great ride. Giant's Comp III tires feature knobby tread for off-road action and a durable rubber compound.
- Ideal repair/replacement knobby tire for cross/dirt path use - Designed for the rider seeking additional traction and control
From pro-level race bikes to sport, fitness and adventure bikes, Giant delivers the benefits of tubeless tire technology to riders of all types. Features - All-Condition tread design for touring in a variety of conditions - Tubeless Ready design allows for reduced air pressure to enhance comfort and reduced risk of punctures - Supple, 60 TPI casing for better performance and control - Tread compound optimized for 70% pavement and 30% gravel or dirt roads - Wire Bead
With their front/rear-specific compounds, grippy, all-conditions tread pattern and high-volume casings, Giant's P-R1 AC Tires offer superior handling for any on-road conditions. Giant's Deflect 0 bead-to-bead Kevlar protection barrier keeps flats at bay and the handy built-in wear indicator lets you know when it's time for new rubber.
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