Do You Use Light or Heavy-Duty Casing MTB Tires?

Keep it light or keep it tough? Tell us what type of casing you prefer when it comes to mountain bike tires.

Depending on the bike, the decision to use a lighter single-ply tire or a heavy duty, dual-ply tire is usually an easy choice. I’ve found that on cross-country bikes, I can often get away with a lighter tire because I’m not going into rock gardens or off jumps at ridiculous speeds, and I’m limited by my suspension travel.

On enduro bikes though, a heavy duty tire can mean the difference between riding or pushing your bike back to the trailhead if you manage a flat tire or broken rim deep into a trail. There is of course more options too with the advent of inserts.

Tell us which tires you run in the comments below.