27.5" muni / off road tyre recommendations

Hi Folks,

Currently riding the Duro Crux - came on the Nimbus Oracle. Seems pretty good so far, but thinking it might be a little too much tyre for what I need. I mainly ride off-road trails and forests (roots, rocks and small drops), but nothing too technical.

Read quite a few good things about the Surly Dirt Wizard (bit pricey though!) and the WTB Ranger.

So just wondered, what’s your rubber of choice?

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Unless you are riding muddy, slippery slopes, just get a lightweight tyre with knobs. The exact kind doesn’t really matter in my experience.


I’m doing the same, and love the Duro Crux, but was wondering what else is “out there”. I found this article, which seems to be a good overview of what was available in 2017, and is separated into three categories: Aggressive, All-Round, Fast-Rolling.

While the list may not be the most current, it seems to be a good list (with descriptions and details) to give you ideas of which direction(s) you may wish to go.



I’ve used the Onza Canis as a Cross Country tire with 27.5x2.85" dimensions.
Runs really smooth and is available in skinwall too :wink: