What To Look For When Choosing A New MTB Tyre? | Everything You Need To Know

What To Look For When Choosing A New MTB Tyre? | Everything You Need To Know

What is the best width, weight, compound and tread for you? ๐Ÿค” There’s an almost endless array of tyre options from an increasing number of reputable mountain bike tyre manufacturers. In this video, we use examples from our tyre partner Vittoria to demonstrate just how much difference the rubber you choose makes!

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50 Comments

  1. Claudiu B. on June 7, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    Continental Cross King is my choice, it’s a mixt for almost every terrain type



  2. irvsstella on June 7, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    GMBN, you seem to forget everyone doesn’t have sponsorship. You reel off all these tyres for each condition, wet, dry, rock, mud, xc, dh. Some folks just ride the weekend for their enjoyment, fitness and to get away from the missus for a couple of hours!
    I love my biking and have done since the early 90s, but to push these choices on impressionable youngsters is a mountable to bullying, if you don’t buy these, you’ll fail!
    Teach these younger riders to ride, to shred, to appreciate the conditions, then let them make to conscious choices, I applaud your channel and love the advice but please don’t push these high end goodies on a cash strapped young un.



  3. Sqausht Suspension on June 7, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    So we are just watching the same videos now? No new info ….but hey YW for the view.



  4. Kostoglous Alexandros on June 7, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    Hi.
    So I am making the transition to tubeless and I need some advice regarding the tyres. I kinda want a little bit of everything, an all arounder. I’ve been looking at Continental Cross King, Mountain King and Vittoria Barzo/Mezcal. What would you recommend?



  5. Paul Geraghty on June 7, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    reallly starting to like amber walls again



  6. Reid Overturf on June 7, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    I love you guys! Thank you for all the good stuff you do, day in, and day out. You folks rock!



  7. Ride4life Fit4life on June 7, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    Iโ€™m experimenting with tire types with my stable of bikes all the time. One thing that I like about the lighter casing high volume tires is the supple feel. Of course you have to but them on wider internal width rims i30-i35 with 2.4 to 2.6โ€ tires. Another thing is if you run tubeless, make sure to get tubeless compatible tires. Most brands are now realizing and making high volume tires with different casing and tread designs. I usually choose 120tpi for a more supple tire and on my more aggressive tread thicker durable sidewall tires itโ€™s 60tpi.



  8. Simon Bevan on June 7, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    Three different size nobs lol



  9. R. O. F. on June 7, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    10:34….so uncool.



  10. Migatron1 on June 7, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    What To Look For When Choosing A New MTB Tyre: Does it say Maxxis DHRII on the sidewall



  11. EL TROOPER on June 7, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    Poor bycicle after that fall 3:45.



  12. Skankhunt84 Ich on June 7, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    2.8 tyres are must have"!



  13. stuart saville on June 7, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    What size is that reactor and how tall are ya if you don’t mind me asking ๐Ÿ‘



  14. eugene gutierrez on June 7, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    Vitoria tyres are affordable and light , but careful not to use the too light unless your doing cross country.



  15. JMoll Outdoors on June 7, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    My bike is old does anyone know of some good 26×2.0 tires



  16. Chuck Walters on June 7, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    It’s TIRE



  17. toy7521 on June 7, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    Does anyone know a company that makes a 20โ€ MTB tyre that is tubeless?



  18. Pedro Solipa on June 7, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    Hi guys

    First and foremost, great, I mean really great channel youยดve got. You address all the aspects of MTB, really well.

    I suppose no one could ask for more… well, maybe a chip or something for us do download and ride as you do ๐Ÿ™‚

    Could I count on your help regarding tyres?

    I ride mostly cross country and have been using X-King 26*2.2 and Race-King 26*2.2 all along.

    And I love them. I think they have good puncture resistance, last long and have good grip.

    But it’s getting difficult to find tyres 26" and numbers not always correspond exactly from one brand to another.

    What options for identical tyres 26*(+/-2.2) do you suggest or recommend?

    Thanks a million and please keep up the wonderful reviews and tips and teachings.



  19. Rupert Wenn on June 7, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    Love that slo-mo suspension movement…. cool



  20. ใƒใƒฃใƒชEL [ChariEL] on June 7, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    It was helpful!
    Thank you!



  21. Randy H on June 7, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    What about for my uni cycle. She rides like a champ!!



  22. Lump and Loam MTB on June 7, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    2.4 front and rear for enduro stages?



  23. Assam Express on June 7, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    Great



  24. Dhruv Verma on June 7, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    "It’s the only contact you have with the trail"

    Me: Are you sure?



  25. Alvaro Besnier on June 7, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    What would you recommend for slippery mud situations



  26. SuperYamaGucci on June 7, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    My $0.02:
    Grip – essentially friction – relies on one material deforming to the other.
    So soft compound for hard ground, and hard for soft.
    Flotation – width:
    Wide and low pressure for sand.
    Medium/medium for rocky.
    Narrow, high pres. for mud.
    Tread pattern:
    Deep, high density (hard) widely spaced for soft soil and mud.
    Deep, any density (hard lasts longer) very widely spaced for sand.
    Med depth, low density, medium spaced for rocky.
    Low depth, very low density, close spacing for hard dry smooth surfaces like summer clay.
    Summary: Iโ€™ve had a few beers and arenโ€™t articulating myself too well, but I think that all made sense.
    Give me a Like ๐Ÿ‘ for trying anyway, itโ€™s been a long week!



  27. TxJonathan on June 7, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    New rider here, I’m just starting out on beginner trails and my bike is constantly slipping and has no grip. I ride on hard packed dry dirt with lots of rocks and gravel. Would the cross county tire be good for my situation? Also I go slow and lots of tight turns so I’m not looking for speed. Also I’m tubbed



  28. KillingAuraPvP on June 7, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    Letโ€™s be honest, we all know they only made this for the Vittoria sponsor…



  29. Izamelotovich Izamelotovich on June 7, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    Ali G on mtb



  30. Rupert Wenn on June 7, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    Good, balanced informative video for a paid promo ๐Ÿ‘



  31. ChompChompNomNom on June 7, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    So I want to ride on the road to get to my trail, is it better to use the cross country?



  32. Andre Ricoy on June 7, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    The tires are great, but I think the suspension is a little soft. I’ve saw lots of bottom out in the front in the slow motion images.



  33. Cristรณbal Muรฑoz on June 7, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    A poy yuor desichon of the so ide of the cambi of thes news tyres in yuor #moutainBike bike guy nils of the #GMBN nice the session’s ๐Ÿ‘ #muntaiBiking. From the Chile ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ



  34. cossiep on June 7, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    What a crock o’shite in real life terms, Vittoria = 90’s retro rubber, all the presenters and most serious folk are running Maxxis or Schwalbe and now here comes Vittoria as they are a supporter, GMBN selling out for the pound notes



  35. Rupert Wenn on June 7, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    Before even watching this, I cant be the only one thinking ‘right tyres, especially for muddy berms…hey Neil’ ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ™ƒ



  36. Andy Beal on June 7, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    Valuable info, thanks!



  37. Blair Righton on June 7, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    Been using the geax barrow mud 26′ 1.7′ on the rear of my steel xc hardtail for years and haven’t looked back. Up front I find a maxxis ignitor 26′ 2.1′ does well for me and both tyres compliment each other well on most trail conditions and terrain

    In the end it all comes down to the type of rider you are, the style and type of riding you wish to experience, and the bike choice of which there is a plethora of choices out there…. all the best and have fun figuring it all out!



  38. Global Mountain Bike Network on June 7, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    Do you experiment with tyre choice? What’s your favourite tyre setup? Let us know ๐Ÿ‘‡



  39. Curtis F.R on June 7, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    Helped alot thanks Neil๐Ÿ‘ just to clarify…. if im riding something loose, then I should go hard with bigger the knob, to penertrate deeper, to gain better purchase, for better satisfaction? Roger that๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Ž



  40. Joe Ronaldsโ€™ Bricks on June 7, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    Just a dude rubbing his hand across bike tires



  41. quinn foley on June 7, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    The peyote tires let you ride in space ๐Ÿ˜‰



  42. Shaun Parker on June 7, 2022 at 9:42 pm

    Really enjoyed that video and learnt a few things also ๐Ÿ‘



  43. Seanfilprince Foz on June 7, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    slim tire but taller tread
    or wide tire but shorter tread??



  44. Marc Baroud on June 7, 2022 at 9:45 pm

    3:46 the bike fell



  45. Vancouver Island Go Pro Adventures on June 7, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    Is it really a choice, Maxxis always



  46. Juan Lizardo on June 7, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    #askGMBN Hi, my name is Tony, love your channel, i have a Scott Aspect 940 hardtail what do you recommend for tires both front and back, i live in the Dominican republic the climate here is hot mid to high 80’s all year round, most of the year is dry with the exception of Hurricane season which is from the beginning June to the end of November which is the rainy season. I use my bike mostly to commute to work on asphalt, but on the weekends i hit the trails which depending on which part of the country i ride in it could be dry or muddy. I cant afford to have two wheelsets so i’m looking for a set if tires that i can use for commuting as well as going off road with my friends whether it be on dry sandy dirt or mud. what do you recommend. The terrain varies from roots, mud, rocks, hard pack dirt to loose soil. it varies depending on the region



  47. Stoon Dydel on June 7, 2022 at 9:55 pm

    always a blast to see neil ride. is it me or is neil made to go fast. ๐Ÿ™‚



  48. Rupert Wenn on June 7, 2022 at 9:56 pm

    I do love a new tyre…any tyre..car, bike, tractor, …so long as its new…just something about them…mmmm



  49. Jeff Noble on June 7, 2022 at 9:56 pm

    I am looking to move from a XC tire to a more aggressive one. The ones I on the bike now are the ones that came with on it. My question is and I think you guys can give the best answer. The tires wall say 29 x2.0. I am having a hard time finding that exact match. Most tires I find are just over the 2.0 size. more like 29×2.35. I know if the tire is to big it won’t fit my rim but how much wiggle room do I have on tire size and still have it fit the rim? Thanks in advance



  50. House Mixes - David Soretic on June 7, 2022 at 9:56 pm

    youve made this video 10 times already