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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Wilderness Trail BikesWTB Velociraptor 26" Mountain Tire - Front or Rear
 
4.6

(based on 28 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (16)
  • Durable (14)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

  • Heavy (5)
  • Wears out quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (24)
  • Extreme sports (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (17), Casual/ recreational (4), Commuter (4)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (17), Comfort oriented (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (25)

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5.0

Setting the standard for 25 years.

By Fudloe

from Dickson City, PA

About Me Avid Cyclist

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Super Grippy
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Paved Rolling Resist
  • They Aren't Free

Best Uses

  • Mountain Biking
  • Multiple Surface

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

I've been riding on WTB Velociraptors since the year of their introduction. After much experimentation with other tires, new releases and old stand-bys in the years since, I now ride WTB Velociraptors exclusively.

For the conditions and soil in my neck of the woods (North Eastern Pennsylvania- the land of loam, roots, deep and wet Autumn leaf carpet and round rocks) WTB Velociraptor tires offer the greatest control of the many brands and models I've tried.

Remembering to NOT OVER-INFLATE (especially the front tire) will result in an insane ability to corner and on loose-pack, mud, gravel, loam and hard-pack with equal precision.

I honestly can't recommend these tires emphatically enough. And Nashbar sells them for less than anywhere else I've looked.

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

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4.0

Good tire. Received as expected

By Mrkazman

from Chicago, IL

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

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

    Tires worked well and did a good job gripping the trail. Most on my riding is on loose gravel and the tires felt good first few times out. I wish you can pump them up a little harder as they did seem to slow me down on soft grassy areas.

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

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    5.0

    Had this before

    By mtbrider365

    from Western Mass.

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City
    • Mountain Biking

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

    Got this to replace my back tire the didn't work so well in the snow .

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Best Off-Road tires i've used!

    By 2A_Daddy

    from Tulsa, Oklahoma

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

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

        I have been using WTB Velociraptor tires since they were new to the market in the 90's! I swear by them!

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

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        4.0

        Great in snow

        By Cyclist doctor

        from Brooklyn

        About Me Commuter

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Deep Knobbies
        • Inexpensive

        Cons

        • Much Rolling Resistance
        • Not Great For Street Use

        Best Uses

        • Snowy Roads Or Mud

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

        Used these everyday in past until I put on more appropriate commuting tires. Put on a new set for a snow storm and was very happy. Riding was almost impossible with the commuter tires.

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

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        5.0

        Good tires, excellent value

        By Mac

        from Montgomery, AL

        About Me Avid Cyclist

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        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

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

            These were replacements for original tires on a 12-13 year old mid-level hardtail MTB. Made a huge difference in the ride and handling on some rough singletrack trails. Specialized front and rear tires made steering much more responsive and rear end grip significantly greater.

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

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            5.0

            great tires

            By Lacy

            from Goodland, KS

            About Me Commuter

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Grass
                • Gravel
                • Hardpack
                • Mountain Biking
                • Mud

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

                I have tried 50 different tread patterns, and this is the best it gets for offroad traction in a 2.1" tire. The back tire is especially good at forward traction and corners well. The front tire corners well. The only problem is that they are noisy on pavement and slow, but then again, they werent designed for pavement. They work awesome for what they were designed for. It is no wonder this tread pattern has been around for 20 years.

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

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                4.0

                Great Tire

                By Greg

                from West Jordan, UT

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Great traction
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Mountain Biking

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

                  We rode Jacob's Ladder in Corner Canyon, good traction on off camber turns, did great on the drop offs. :)

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

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                  4.0

                  New design. Picture not updated

                  By Zeke

                  from Houston

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Mountain Biking

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

                      These are great tires. However, WTB changed the design from the old version and the version shown in the Nashbar picture. If you want a matching set, you may need to buy a new set vs. just a front or rear.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Amazing performance/ Amazing price

                      By joos

                      from OHIO

                      About Me Avid Cyclist

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                      • Rolling Resistance

                      Best Uses

                      • Clay Soft Dry Mud
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Single track

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

                      These tires "murder" the single tracks around me here in the Midwest. Although I am "speed oriented" rider I would rather have no issues in the corners or wet climbs than be laying face down in the mud or foliage. These tires deliver a grip that I cannot say another tire for more money can compete with. A medium weight 2.1 wide tire, the rolling resistance can be felt but again you'll be almost guaranteed to be on your bike the entire trail. This tire has done well for me in both soft or mud and dry dust or gravel conditions. These tires wear down fast if road or ultra dry conditions are your normal rides.

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

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