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
 
4.7

(based on 31 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (18)
  • Durable (16)
  • Lightweight (5)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (27)
  • Extreme sports (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (20), Casual/ recreational (4), Commuter (4)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (19), Comfort oriented (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (28)

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5.0

Great tires and a great price

By Shagaru TREK

from Manchester, NH

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:

    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

    Comment on this review

     
    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

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great tires

      By Keith D

      from Woburn, Ma

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      See all my reviews

      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

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Setting the standard for 25 years.

        By Fudloe

        from Dickson City, PA

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        See all my reviews

        Verified Reviewer

        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

        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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          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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

          Comment on this review

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              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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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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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