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    WTB Velociraptor Front For Rear

    Has anyone tried using the WTB Velociraptor front tire as a rear tire? Thanks.

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    Such an old design. IMO there is no reason to run Velociraptors anymore, plenty of newer tread patterns are lighter, faster rolling, and grippier.

    What are your riding conditions? That paddle rear tire is understandably slow to pedal and I cant imagine that the Velociraptor front tire would be any worse in the back but there are just too many nicely designed rear tires these days.

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    I like the paddle type tires for mud and snow type things. They have there place in the bike world.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mtngt View Post
    Has anyone tried using the WTB Velociraptor front tire as a rear tire? Thanks.
    This may be the only way to find a tire combo slower than Nevegals.

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    Thanks. My bike came stock with Nevegals. Had a sidewall tear on the front so I had to get something (cheap) just so I can keep riding for the meantime. Got curious with the different front/rear tread pattern. Long story short, I didn't like the Velociraptors that much, as it didn't seem to have the grip of the Nevegals, at least up front. Don't know if it was just the width. The Nevegals were 2.35F, 2.1R, and the 2.1 was significantly wider than the 2.1 Velociraptor. These are off the bike now, and I was just wondering if these can be used for the rear (for certain trails), paired with something else up front? Seem like this will stay in the parts bin as a back-up tire...

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    nope

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    The Velociraptor was an epic SoCal desert front tire in its day (1990's) because the side lugs will grip almost anything. The more current WTB Mutano Raptor has similar side lugs that make it a great front tire, yet with a better rolling center tread. They will roll much better than the Nevegals.

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