Mountain Biking - Tires for a Hardtail
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06-14-05, 01:02 PM
I have a 2004 Raliegh M-80. The upgrades I have added are Shimano SPD clipless pedals, an Easton Monkey Bar, and the Nokon cable set. I have been using Specialized Enduro Pro Tires for about a season, and they are showing some wear and I am thinking about putting a new set of tires on my bike.
It is a hard tail with mechanical disk brakes and the stock Shimano wheelset. I was wondering what type of tires would be best. My friend at the bike shop recommended Kenda or Maxxis but I wanted some varied opinoins.
I was wondering what type of tires would be best.
There are many different choices depending on what type of terrain you ride and how you ride it.
You want fast rolling?, mud shedding?, Stout Climbers? You want the lightest? Most Durable?
You ride hardpack? Loose gravel? Sandy soil? Muddy?
This is assuming of course, that you ride xc because of your bike.
I like the WTB brand of tires. They seem to have most types of terrain variations covered.
06-14-05, 09:11 PM
Well yea its hard to say without knowing a bit more like unsuspended said. But for the record i think Ritchey logic makes great tires, and they are not expensive at all
06-14-05, 09:13 PM
Its an "All around" XC tire.
Michelins tend to suck the first couple rides, but once they break in, they are excellent :)
06-14-05, 09:21 PM
wtb all the way, they rock
06-14-05, 10:10 PM
What kind of riding are you doing? Anyway, I would say Kenda Blue Groove.
06-14-05, 10:16 PM
kenda blugroove nevegal combination. i have rode in every (reasonably)imaginable condition and they have performed very solidly. very predictable in skids good in mud, hardpack,sand, and even snow.
I like WTB tires too. Velociraptors and Epicwolf are good general use XC tires.
06-14-05, 10:30 PM
yeh i have the wtb exiwolf, their great. great traction and not too rough on the road. leave nasty skid marks too. ;)
06-14-05, 10:45 PM
I run Maxxis LasenTTs on my bike and they are great. The grip is superb on every surface I have tried so far.
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