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Mountain Bike Tyres
Proper MTB tyres can make all the difference during your forest adventures. Depending on the terrain you'll be facing with your mountain bike, you need a tyre that can handle mud, or one that is suited for dry, sandy soil. And then there's the choice of mountain bike tyres as wire bead tyres, folding tyres, tubular tyres or tubeless tyres.Read more
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MTB tyres | XC, Trail, Enduro & Down Hill Tyres
Can a tubeless tyre also be used with an inner tube?
When I buy an MTB Tyre Combination, which tyre should go on the front and which on the back?
The front tyre generally has taller and coarser knobs than the rear to maintain maximum grip on the front wheel when cornering. When your front tyre slips, correction is very difficult and so you want maximum grip. The rear tyre, on the other hand, has shorter knobs to maintain good rolling resistance and speed. When your rear tyre slips, it is easier to correct, so it's worth the trade-off for more speed.
What do you mean by labelling mud, is this winter or summer?
The qualification mud is not specifically tied to the season but is more often found in the post-season, autumn and winter. In summer, it would have to have rained more than 2 days in a row on a busy route for the same result. Even though some grip can often be gained with lower tyre pressure, you will have no grip with tyres that have shorter knobs.
What colour do skinwall / tanwall MTB tyres have exactly?
Skinwall tyres are light brown in colour and are also called Classic Look. Vittoria is a brand that often produces skinwall tyres. Tanwall is currently used by Maxxis and has a slightly darker colour. You can also come across this colour on Schwalbe MTB tyres which have brown sidewalls. Some WTB gravel tyres also feature this colour.
What is the difference between different protection layers?
Starting with Schwalbe, you have the DD (double defence) protection layer around the entire tyre that protects against cuts from thorns or sharp stones. Then you have the Schwalbe Snakeskin technology that protects only the sidewalls from thorns, cuts and sharp stones. At Maxxis, you see similar techniques in the EXO protection which is resistant to cuts and wear. The EXO+ protection Protects the entire tyre with a double layer against cuts and has very good durability properties. Vittoria tyres also feature extra protection of the sidewalls against punctures caused by cuts. The technologies of the various brands we offer are further explained in detail under Technology on the product page for each tyre.
Is this tyre a wire bead or folding tyre and what is the difference?
The main difference between folding tyres and wire tyres is the external feature of a hard steel bead in the case of wire bead tyres. Folding tyres fold up, come in a small package and are much more supple. They also have lower rolling resistance, more grip and are lighter than wire bead tyres; but more expensive to buy. Wire bead tyres are more durable and in some cases more puncture-resistant and cheaper to buy.