Hi, from 8th grade through highschool mountain biking was just what I did every week. But when we hit college and my riding partner/best friend left the city I put my hobby on the back burner. I've always worked out and ran so my fitness is up to par, and I just found out because I hit the trails today for the first time in two years! I thank my buddy for buying his Specialized Rock Hopper, I'm jealous.
Here's where I need some advise, I'm currently riding on a black 1999 GT Aggressor with stock plastic pedals, WTB Velociraptors(loved'm), a bent rear rim that knocks my rear breaks every revolution, original grips and the stock taint-killer seat that all need changing or fixing.
I know I can get a far superior bike that is lighter, stronger, faster, and equipped with disc brakes for around the same cost of mine back in 2000 when my pops bought it for me($350-400), but this bike is making due and I'd rather just replace some wear items until I decide to break the bank.
The tires I want to get will need to be double duty, my raptors worked great for me over the years and getting another set would work but that's just boring, I like change and would like to try something different. I'm the same way with track tires for my car.
These are what I'm looking at, I like the red sidewall too since they'd match some of my gear including my shoes
Any suggestions on DH or XC tires that can see double duty? And if possible, with a red theme!