Versatile Mtb Tyres For Streets And Trails
Versatile MTB tyres for streets and trails
In an ideal world, you would have two sets of wheels to quickly change out with two different sets of tyres to deal with whichever variety of riding you plan to do that day. The budget version alternative is to change tyres on your one set of wheels depending on the day’s ride. Now, we’re guessing changing tyres isn’t your favourite hobby. That’s why most of us look for the most versatile tyre in order to do it all without swapping them constantly. We’ve put together a guide to some of the most versatile tyres made for street riding to trail riding on your 27.5er or 29er. Get some rubber on the road and into the mud with our 5 picks for the most versatile MTB tyre.
A true MTB tyre brand, Maxxis delivers their most versatile XC tread with triple compound technology for racing. These lightweight race tyres prove to be a superb tyre for a mix of riding styles and terrain. A premium choice for hitting the streets, trails or rough stuff.
Goodyear will help you drop the hammer with these super speedy tyres. With a round profile, closely-spaced tread, supple casing, and low rolling resistance, Peak also manages traction and braking performance; you'll be shredding trails and MTB parks for the foreseeable future.
Vittoria Peyote G2.0
Perhaps the prettiest tyre on the list, if you care, the Peyote is where low rolling resistance and grip in dry conditions align. With an open tread design, these will keep you in control on casual trails and allow you to push even harder when you enter race mode. Especially fast on hardpack terrain.
Vittoria Mezcal III
A versatile all-rounder, the Mezcal III has an alternating centre-ridge tread for low rolling resistance in straight lines with directional siping tread on the outer edges giving effective grip on a variety of terrain. The Mezcal attains the holy grail of CX tyres; grip, durability, and low weight.
A wire beaded budget tyre with a fast-rolling tread from Kenda is suited to a mix of terrain without breaking the bank. With the most subtle tread pattern on the list, the K1153 is suited more to casual riding on trails rather than offering the grip and performance needed on expert MTB routes. A great tyre for beginners.