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Tyre suggestions for hardtail

26 June 2015 - 4:59pm
I've an old (1999) Orange hard-tail. For ages, it's run WTB Velociraptor's in 26x44/50, but my last set are now shot. A few online reviews suggest the current Velociraptor aren't anything like as good as the old ones. So, what to get ? The more I read the more confused I get !

Riding is mixed, though Cross-Country is perhaps the best description. I expect it to do mountains in wet and dry (including a few lake district bridleways), hills (eg. Derbyshire, N Yorks Moors), and bits of Scotland (though mostly using stalking tracks as access for walking). Locally its sandy or muddy bridleway routes, but I don't use those often. I have done routes a few made centres, such as Whinlatter, though that's not my usual choice. Road riding is only done to get between off-road bits, or very occasionally in local winter snow, so I am not really bothered about road performance.

Thoughts anyone ?


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