The VelociRaptors are legendary mountain bikeTires.They are quite possiblyThe most popularTires inThe history ofThe sport.The front is renowned for its steering control, whileThe rear grabsTheTrail with predictableTenacity. After 13 years of diligent service,The VelociRaptors still shine as dependable front/rear specificTires. 700g Aramid bead; DNA rubber; Lightweight casing
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: October 5, 2011
Strengths: This tire is front and rear specific and directional. The front tire has lots of bite. It really shines when turning in sand. the rear tire is great at climbing tons of traction. when climbing over rocks it rarely slips. grip feels instant. The tire is also very thick but it doesn't affect wheel weight much at all. tire compound is hard, that helps with wear. Cornering is incredible traction is still there even with off-camber corners. so you can push your bike far.
Weaknesses: The tire might be noisy on concrete but that is hardly an issue because its an Mountain tire and not a road tire. When first installed the rear wheel throws dirt but once the tire gets dirty its not and issue any more
Great tire. all around, great weekend warrior tire.
I would like to know a bit more of your experiences with this tire...are the knobs rather soft or are they hard and durable?...does anyone have the real world weight on this tire? will it do well on the Arizonan desert? thanks for all your input.
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