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The Perfect MTB Racing Tire

Mountain bike riding is an art, although some of us our blessed with more skill than others straight out of the womb. It not only takes years of practice to master, but it also takes a technical understanding of the equipment you are using.

Most great riders not only posses the riding skills required to win, but they also understand the technical aspects involved in riding, and are capable of adjusting / tweaking / manipulating their bikes.

This site is dedicated to Mountain Bike Tires, which includes mountain bike tire pressure and all aspects of tires for riding on the dirt, or road.

Obviously key pro riders are actually involved in tire development, and get to use their designs. For those of us that can not have our own tires developed for us, we must select tires that are conducive to our riding style and the setup of our MTB bicycle.

While we focus on adjusting your tire pressure, you must first select the correct tires themselves for the trails and type of riding you partake in.

Here are is nice selection of tires to try at affordable prices. Many of these tires I have raced with or run during practice over the years and recommend trying these out. In order to find the best tires that work for you, many tires must be tested. Sometimes you find a tire you love, and they discontinue, it that is never any fun. Also during the testing of new tires, you might crash while mastering the tire, and that is just part of riding, so at least run the proper protective gear when your ripping it!

Mountain Biker Catching Some Air at Bootleg Canyon

Mountain Biker Catching Big Air at Bootleg Canyon

To get an idea of how high up in the air this guy actually was, take a look at the left of the pic. See that person holding the camera? Kinda puts it in perspective.

Dude- you rock! If this is you, or one of your friends, please comment and let me know because I’d love to properly credit the rider in the photo. The picture was taken Sat. Feb. 16 in Bootleg Canyon. I’ll be posting more Bootleg Canyon mountain biking & racing pics, so if you were there, please check back to see more!

Posted by: Amy S.

Todd Olsen/ Rider #4 @ Bootleg Canyon Downhill Mountain Bike Race Feb 2008

Rider #4 in Bootleg Canyon Downhill Mountain Bike Race Feb 2008

This mountain bike trail was more challenging than it looks in the photo you see here. I snapped this photo at a point that was pretty close to the finish line; it looks pretty mellow and scenic along this stretch.

Todd- hope you and all the other riders had a great time racing. 🙂

Everyone- please feel free to comment especially if you have any additions or corrections to this post. Hopefully all the info is correct but if it’s not I definitely want the “heads up” to fix it. Thanks! And remember to keep checking back because I’ll be posting a lot more pics from the Bootleg Canyon mountain bike races.

Posted by: Amy S.