Tyre Sizes?

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Posted: Sep 8, 2018 at 15:07 Quote
I'm looking for a tyre upgrade on my bike. It currently has 2.25 wide hans damph tyres (sorry for butchering the spelling) by shwalbe and I'm looking for an upgrade in the rear tyre..
Could you put a wider rear tyre on a mountain bike then the front tyre?
And would it be worth it? Or would that be a useless upgrade?
Thanks!

Posted: Sep 9, 2018 at 1:24 Quote
If you were using something like a wtb vigilant, magic Mary or a maxxxis dhr 2.4 or 2.5 you would definitely have a noticeable traction boost but that’s the only benefit. I don’t know anyone who puts a bigger tire in the back than the front but I don’t see why you can’t. if the tire isn’t shot I would recommend running the tire you have until it’s toast and then upgrading because you have a good tire on there now.
Only thing to worry about is you may have a narrow rim and you won’t have this issue with most bikes but some companies like evil have tire clearance issues where it would rub on your seat stays if the wheel isn’t perfectly true.
(I personally would recommend a wtb vigilant or a magic marry, i enduro race them and love them)

Posted: Sep 10, 2018 at 15:47 Quote
Thanks, that was helpful.

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