Being adept at the tire selection game requires a firm understanding of which benefits you sacrifice as you gain others. In other words, it’s all about the trade-off. You can’t have the rolling speed of an XC semi-slick and the traction of a DH race tire, so determine which is more important to your happiness and work backwards. If you want decent traction but have to be relatively quick uphill, the WTB Trail Boss is a good choice. However, if you crave the next level of grip and don’t mind being mid-pack during the climbs, you owe it to yourself to try a WTB Vigilante TCS Fast Roll Light tire.
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