Which trail tires?

max wrote:
I am wondering about tires. I have a 2.35 weirwolf team in front and a 2.25 moto raptor in back. In the rear the knobs are coming off and not much tread is left. In the front the treads are a little worn. I’m wondering what tires to get. I ride some loose trails, mostly dry trails and jumps, and some trails with tons of dry rocks. I would also like that they will last a good amt. of time, corner/turn like no other, not slip on rocks, and are fairly light.
-thank you from Max

Hey Max.

Tires are like girls. They’re all fun in different situations: at raging parties, on epic adventures or around the house. In my experience, there is no girl who rips mountain bikes, dances all night, rocks the housework AND stays sane. It’s all about compromises. You seek a woman who likes the same things you do, who can adapt to various situations and for whom you can make compromises when it’s your turn.

That’s what you want in a general MTB tire: good rolling, good propulsion, good braking, good cornering and good wear. It’s all about compromises. The best all-around trail tires have pretty big, openly spaced center knobs and pronounced, well supported side knobs.

Some good ones:

– WTB Moto Raptor
– WTB Mutano Raptor
– Maxxis Minion
– Maxxis High Roller
– Kenda Nevegal
– Hutchinson Barracuda
– Specialized Enduro Pro
– Specialized Pin’er

In the end it’s like blonde or brunette, tall or petite. They’re all good — love the one you’re with!

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