WTB Velociraptor 26" Mountain Tire - Front or Rear

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WTB Velociraptor 26" Mountain Tire - Front or Rear
The WTB VelociRaptor is no newcomer to the mountain bike world. A game-changer when introduced in 1994, these tires have been shredding trails ever since with no signs of stopping any time soon. The front and rear-specific tread patterns are perfect for digging at the dirt to maintain traction in a wide variety of conditions, so you never have to worry. Try riding one of the most classic combos of all time - they just flat out work.
  • Large, directional tread pattern claws at the dirt and maintains a consistent feel for better cornering
  • Front tread enhances steering response and control while shedding mud
  • Rear tread digs in to help you climb and break with some serious power
  • Lightweight casing shaves grams and rolls fast to minimize resistance
  • Puncture-resistant tread protects against thorns and other trail debris
  • Folding bead sheds grams
  • Size: 26x2.1
  • Sold separately: Front or Rear
WTB Velociraptor 26" Mountain Tire - Front or Rear
  • WEIGHT Front: 700g; Rear: 675g
  • SIZE(S) 26 x 2.1"
  • TPI 27
  • BEAD Folding
  • MAX. PSI 65
  • Rating 4.5

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WTB Velociraptor 26" Mountain Tire - Front or Rear
 
4.6

(based on 53 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (30)
  • Versatile (27)
  • Lightweight (11)

Cons

  • Heavy (6)
  • Wears out quickly (4)

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (44)
  • Extreme sports (8)
  • Commuting/city (3)
  • Downhill (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (34), Casual/ recreational (8), Commuter (5), Competitive cyclist (4)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (28), Comfort oriented (16)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (46), Yes (5)

Reviewed by 53 customers

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5.0

velocipraptor

By Shelly T

from Billings Mt

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about WTB Velociraptor 26" Mountain Tire - Front or Rear:

    So far so good!!

    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    velociraptor 26" mountain tire rear

    By slow and steady

    from michigan

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Extreme Sports

      Comments about WTB Velociraptor 26" Mountain Tire - Front or Rear:

      I replaced my old tires as they had some age cracks on the side walls, I am 72 years old so I also have some age cracks all over, lol.

      • Cycling Style:
      • Speed Oriented
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Velociraptor 26" mountain tire front

      By joker

      from michigan s.w.

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about WTB Velociraptor 26" Mountain Tire - Front or Rear:

        unfortunately I put the front tire on the back and the back tire on the front so I had to ride my bike backwards on the mountain bike trail. lol

        • Cycling Style:
        • Speed Oriented
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Stick like a Lego (roll like a stop sign)

        By Garner

        from Columbia, MO

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

        • Chunky

        Best Uses

        • Loose trails
        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about WTB Velociraptor 26" Mountain Tire - Front or Rear:

        I have owned 3 sets of these tires going back twenty years. They hook up great in loose rock and gravel. They have more rolling resistance than most modern MTB tires, but it's not that noticeable on hardpack. When the hardpack gets a little moist I feel like a mouse trying to accelerate out of a glue trap. Great price on a good tire to have for the apocalypse. With 26" offerings getting fewer and farther between, I will probably buy another set to mothball for the future.

        • Cycling Style:
        • Speed Oriented
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Just like the smoke but softer

        By Albeast

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good construction
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Soft

        Best Uses

        • Trail

        Comments about WTB Velociraptor 26" Mountain Tire - Front or Rear:

        Good tire but a little soft. Low rolling resistance but noisey

        • Cycling Style:
        • Comfort Oriented
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        RE-PURCHASE

        By 409

        from socal

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Value+++

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about WTB Velociraptor 26" Mountain Tire - Front or Rear:

          Great MTB tire especially for the price. Instantly transformed my bike from sliding around to being planted.

          • Cycling Style:
          • Comfort Oriented
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          1.0

          Keep looking

          By Jim the Runner

          from San Jose, CA

          About Me Competitive Cyclist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Wears Out Quickly

            Best Uses

            • Commuting/City

            Comments about WTB Velociraptor 26" Mountain Tire - Front or Rear:

            The knobs on the sides of the tire are all ripping off exposing the bead of the tire. The width is not even close to what it is supposed to be. Don't waste your money.

            • Cycling Style:
            • Speed Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            Best front tire there is

            By fred

            from simi valley, ca

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • wish they made a wider version like a 2.3"

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about WTB Velociraptor 26" Mountain Tire - Front or Rear:

            best directional tire on the market

            • Cycling Style:
            • Speed Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Amazing tire; super price

            By Biking Mom

            from Kalamazoo, MI

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking

              Comments about WTB Velociraptor 26" Mountain Tire - Front or Rear:

              We bought a set of these for our avid mountain biking son's 16th birthday. He is so happy with them; he says they are the best tires and they perform extremely well. He wanted the foldable style and was completely satisfied with every aspect. He is thrilled to get such high quality tires and we are thankful for a reasonable price!

              • Cycling Style:
              • Speed Oriented
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              Beast of a tire!

              By Snow Cat

              from upstate New York

              About Me Commuter

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • attack with confidence
              • Durable
              • super grip
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting/City
                • Extreme Sports
                • Mountain Biking
                • varying weather conditions or terrain

                Comments about WTB Velociraptor 26" Mountain Tire - Front or Rear:

                I absolutely love these tires! I ride in varying weather and terrain, including snow and ice. I have had other tires in the snow, but these allow me to ride with confidence. They attack and grip the snow with very little sliding, unlike other knobby tires I've had before. They love the loose gravel on the sides of the roads too! Like their name, these tires are BEASTS!

                • Cycling Style:
                • Comfort Oriented
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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