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 36 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (19)
  • Durable (18)
  • Lightweight (5)

Cons

  • Heavy (6)
  • Wears out quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (30)
  • Extreme sports (5)
  • Downhill (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (24), Casual/ recreational (4), Commuter (4)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (22), Comfort oriented (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (32)

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5.0

No nonsense tire

By T-Bone

from Katy, TX

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Extreme Sports
    • Mountain Biking

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

    Needed a more beefy tire for riding treacherous, clay and muddy technical trails. This tire grips like glue on roots and clay berms when filled to 45psi. A little on the heavy side, but is very stable at higher speeds through gravel and loose-pack. Haven't had a flat yet!

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

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    1.0

    so tough to put tire on rim

    By b

    from los angeles, ca

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

    so tough to put this tire on the rim.
    rear tire went on easily.
    no stars is not an option for this review process

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    4.0

    Massive Grip but @ a Weight Cost

    By XCFOOL

    from DORBA lands

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    Pros

    • Grip

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Downhill
    • Mountain Biking

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

    Even after seeing the weight specs they are much heavier than I anticipated no doubt due in part to the large knobs. If you need a ton of grip in wet and loose conditions these are great. But if you normally seek out climbs these will wear you out.

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

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    5.0

    Great tire

    By Raleigh Guy

    from Mpls, MN

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

    Great price on a great looking tire. The bike rides great through dirt sand gravel and really digs. I like it a lot.

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

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    5.0

    Still my favorite XC trail tire

    By Mikes

    from New England

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Traction Traction Tractio
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Not The Best Roller

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking
    • Wet Loose Sandymud

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

    Large knobs provide traction, not the best roller on hardpack. The front specific works great.. Nashbar price is good,better when on sale

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

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    5.0

    Great tires and a great price

    By Shagaru TREK

    from Manchester, NH

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    Pros

    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

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

      These were a great replacement for my Bontragers which lasted 17 years - hopefully these will too. The traction is very responsive - took some getting used to as my other tires had some slip and move. These hold their shape better and are a little bigger in all dimensions - definitely helped rolling over obstacles. My girlfriend has the new 27.5" bike and it's great for that.

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

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      5.0

      Great MTB Tires - Buying my second set

      By Steve L

      from Albuquerque New Mexico

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

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

        Just now replacing my first set of Velociraptors, which were awesome, so coming back for more.

        Weighed them on a digital scale:
        Front = 777 grams
        Rear = 726 grams

        I ride in the Albuquerque New Mexico area: Rock, sand, loose dirt, firm dirt, technical climbs and descents, fast single track and jeep trails. These tires handle all of these conditions GREAT. Love the rear tire traction for climbing and love the, at speed, corning control from these tires. I run these tires at 24 PSI. Awesome tires!

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

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        5.0

        Great tires

        By Keith D

        from Woburn, Ma

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Great Grip In All Conditi
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

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

          I rode these tires when they first came out. Bought my Giant DS3 Warp in 2003 that had motto raptors on them. They were decent tires but do not give the confidence on the trail like these tires do. I find these tires climb like a mountain goat and hold tight in the high speed turns. There is a reason they still make and sell these tires so get yourself a set.

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

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Setting the standard for 25 years.

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          By Fudloe

          from Dickson City, PA

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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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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good tire. Received as expected

          By Mrkazman

          from Chicago, IL

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          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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