HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR MOUNTAIN BIKE TYRE? 

Unlike a road tyre, mountain bike tyres are flexible so that they can adapt to bumps and different types of terrain. But there are other things to take into account when choosing your MTB tyre...

OUR CYCLING BRAND

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DECATHLON's cycling brand offers handy tips to help with your cycling practice.

You should choose your mountain bike tyre based on three criteria: your bike usage (the terrain you will be riding on), the tyre's diameter and its tread.

THE TYRE'S DIAMETER

To find out the size of tyre you need, you should look at your old tyre. Be sure to choose the right diameter (26”, 27.5” or 29”) and section (1.2 to 2.4) which you will find on the side of the tyres.

THE TYPE OF TREAD

FLEX BEAD

This type of tread is lighter and easier to transport (you can fold the tyre).

STIFF BEAD

A stiff bead tyre will be heavier but easier to assemble and more robust.

Nicolas

Cycling Specialist

Remember to inflate your inner tubes to the pressure recommended on the tyre at least once a month.

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