Best 27.5 650B Mountain Bike Tires

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15 Responses

  1. Sam says:

    Which ones are made in America?

  2. Sam says:

    I thought the whole point of this site was to highlight American made bike stuff.

    • It is for the most part but some things are just not made here. I still want to focus on good parts for our American made bikes. From my About page “All of my articles will not be USA built only. In this day in age it’s not possible. I just want the site to have an American focus to it and hope you enjoy the content.”

  3. Peter says:

    Thanks for the review. New to 27.5 and my bike was delivered with Nobby Nic front and rear so looking for a faster tire for the rear. Lots of inspiration above.

    Br, Peter (Denmark – no tire manufacturers either)

  4. Chris Hurley says:

    Really appreciate the info, XC race series coming up and having a tough time finding 27.5 tires. And all the links worked! 🙂

  5. Jeremiah says:

    Thanks a bunch for all the info. It definitely helped with my new 650b tire purchase.


  6. Gabe says:

    I don’t suppose you logged height measurements?Which tire would you say with a ~ 2.2 width, had the smallest casing or shortest height? I’m looking for a good front tire around 2.2 and with good grip but a shorter height (even though I have a 650B fork). I have an Ardent 2.25 but it has a much larger volume than I desire.

    • No I don’t have any height measurements. The fast rolling XC tires will have less height usually than a more aggressive trail oriented tire. The Ikon or something Schwalbe would have less height.

  7. Steve says:

    This is a great review page, just what I was looking for as I’m looking to replace the OE tires (Bontrager XR3 Team) on my 2015 Trek Fuel EX8 27.5. Out of the tires you reviewed, I’m most interested in the Trail King and the Ardent, leaning toward the Trail King. I notice that the Trail King 2.4″ is pretty heavy relative to some of the others, and I’m wondering if I’ll feel the weight difference when cruising and climbing? I’m not a feather-light type of guy, I generally do not mod my bikes to shave grams, but I don’t want to feel like I’m dragging an anchor behind me either. Just looking for a more aggressive tread than what I currently have. What do you think?

  8. Chris says:

    Thanks for guidance – what are,you thoughts on Maxxis High Roller II 2.4 front, Continental Trail King 2.2 rear for 27.5?

  9. KJ says:

    Did you ride the Rock Razor in front?
    If so, how would the Slaughter compare for front?
    (I currently use Racing Ralph font and back. Looking to step up my cornering game. Mostly hardback trails).

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