Mountain Bike Suspension Parts & Maintenance : Select Tires for Mountain Biking in Wet Conditions

Mountain Bike Suspension Parts & Maintenance : Select Tires for Mountain Biking in Wet Conditions


For cross country use, you know just general
cross country racing going as fast as you can everywhere. You might find changing to
a semi slick style is going to help a lot. Because it basically doesn’t have any knobs
it doesn’t get clogged up. And because it has a pretty large contact path especially
if you are careful with what sort of pressure that you use. It may allow you to climb things
that wouldn’t otherwise be able to climb. Because the speeds are lower in cross country
the tire does not automatically shed just by inertia like a downhill tire would. So
consider it, experiment with it sometime if you can. If it works for you run these semi
slick tires it might mean the difference between pushing and walking your bike. I know I’m
in this sport to ride my bike not run. And then you know there is the old standby of
the mud tire and the extreme deep grass weird situations. And mud tires at full height like
this can be really good. If there more rocks and drier sections on the track what you can
do is you can take your snips and you can cut down the height of the center knobs. You
want to leave the side knobs intact but cut down the height of center knobs that means
the tire is going to roll faster cause its not going be these, it is going to a bigger
tread contacting the ground and it also means that instead of having your center knobs which
are higher than your side knobs. Your side knobs will be higher. That will be more predicable
in harder terrain.