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
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.
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.
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)
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.
• Multi-use tire with a smooth center for low rolling resistance and raised lateral lugs for grip • Wire bead • Size: 26 x 1.95
$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.
$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
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.
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.
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.
CycleOps' 700x23c Trainer Tire is specifically designed for use on trainers for ultra quiet, smooth rolling durability.
You want to go fast—need to go fast. So does the Rubino Pro Speed G+ from Vittoria. Combining three rubber compounds to optimize suppleness, protection, and speed, this svelte tire delivers race-ready performance that will stand up to daily thrashing and long training sessions. Vittoria’s G+ Isotech compound blows away the old paradigm in which you traded grip for rolling resistance, and low weight for durability. Rolling straight down the road, G+ tires are at their hardest, reducing rolling resistance and increasing durability and puncture protection. When you get on the brakes or dive into a corner, the rubber actually softens, seriously increasing traction and road-sense. Go ahead and push them to your limits. Vittoria has you covered. - 23mm: 180 grams - 25mm: 190 grams
$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.
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.
Racers have been winning on Schwalbe's Racing Ralph tire for years. It boasts the optimum combination of a fast-rolling center section with grippy side knobs so it carries speed over the hardpack and can really carve turns. Solidifying the Ralph's status as a premium race tire is its lightweight Evo casing, PaceStar triple-compound tread, SnakeSkin sidewall protection, and tubeless-ready bead.
Vittoria's Cross XM Pro rules muddy cyclocross courses. Vittoria's supple, hand-made 150-thread-per-inch casing provides shock absorption and a great feel for the terrain. The XM Pro sports Kevlar and Aramid reinforced rubber as well as Vittoria's Puncture Resistant Belting so you can focus on winning, not running into the pit to change a flat tire. - 350 grams (700 x 31c)
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.
Challenge's Grifo Race clincher tire excels in snow, mud, grass, and firm dirt. It features a center section that offers excellent pedaling and braking traction, and its short knobs roll quickly. Built on a smooth, supple 120tpi casing, the Grifo Race boasts an anti-puncture strip under the tread and polyester in the sidewalls for extra durability.
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.
Named after the airport code of Leadville, Colorado, home of the legendary Leadville 100, Clement's XC LXV is a cross-country tire that wants to rack up mega miles. Low shoulder knobs and fast-rolling center tread helps this tire excel on hardpack. The lightweight, high-volume casing features a folding bead, supremely supple sidewalls and incredible cornering traction. A bead-to-bead layer of Kevlar flat barrier adds puncture protection without adding weight, letting you put it all on the line with confidence.
Tough rides call for tough tires, so if you're hitting the cobbles you better have Challenge's Paris Roubaix Tubular glued on your wheels. It has a wide profile to take the sting out of rough pavement and dirt roads, and puncture protection under the tread. It's hand made on their light and supple 300tpi SuperPoly casing with polyester-reinforced sidewalls, and a durable tread compound that sticks to the road in the corners. These tires also use latex tubes which are lighter, thinner, and more flexible than butyl tubes, increasing your comfort, lowering rolling resistance, and helping to prevent flats, too.
Limus means mud in Latin, which is exactly what Challenge's Limus 33 Tubular tire dominates. Its deep, aggressive and well-spaced knobs cut through muddy ground and grip great. You'll be zooming through the corners and off-camber sections thanks to its grippy side knobs, and powering up inclines with ease thanks to the tall center knobs. 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. 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.
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.
- Fast rolling on hardpack and paved terrain - Honeycomb center tread has minimal rolling resistance and long tread life - Diamond shaped side knobs offer great cornering grip - Low Specific Gravity (LSG) rubber compound
Like its namesake, WTB's Wolverine packs a fierce bite in a slight profile. This fast-rolling tire’s moderately-spaced center knobs cling to hardpack and devour steep climbs while the angled outer knobs let you shred corners and tackle dicey descents with confidence. Its rugged casing with the Dual DNA rubber compound lets you take the gnarliest line down with confidence. And you get the best of both worlds with WTB’s TCS (Tubeless Compatible System). TCS tires deliver the ride benefits of tubeless tires with the reduced weight of a non-UST tire, so you get the best of both worlds.
When you name a tire after a 70's action star, that tire better come correct. WTB's Bronson, like the rugged Charles himself, excels in rough conditions that make lesser specimens slink away. This lightweight, versatile tire hooks up in everything from dry hardpack to loose chunder to mud with widely spaced square knobs. The knobs are linked together so the tire doesn't get all squirrelly when stuffing it into high-speed corners. The ramped center knobs make for straight-line speed while the tall side knobs corner with confidence. Wanna be a hero? Ride the Bronson, because everyone knows, the hero always wins.
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
Get a retro look in a modern tire! Continental's Grand Prix Classic provides extremely long wear and outstanding puncture resistance thanks to its three separate casing plies, Black Chili rubber compound and built-in PolyX Breaker (a puncture-resistant polyester layer). It's Conti's classic clincher that's suitable for your everyday training wheels as well as your race wheels.
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