Bontrager Mud X folding mountain bike tyre review

Decent all-round grip

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
£30.00 RRP
Bontrager Mud X folding tyre

Our review

Awkward to fit but still a benchmark XC tyre for mud and mixed conditions
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The Mud X has a classic spike pattern with a twist – well, a cut or two. The multiple block sipes (small cuts in the tops of the tread blocks) and softer compound on the shoulders give extra grip on roots and rocks.

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It’s light enough to be lively, and the mid-spaced, mid-height knobs still roll well enough that you can leave it on in mixed spring or summer conditions.

A large-volume carcass means it can be run at slightly lower pressure, for more grip, and a tubeless-ready bead and tough sidewalls – you’ll wear the tread out before these give up – make for an easy conversion to a flat-free future.

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The tight tubeless bead makes the Mud X awkward to fit straight though, so be prepared to over-pressure and then deflate to get it on nicely. Overall, it’s good value and one of the few 29er mud tyre options out there.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Mud X folding tyre
Brand Bontrager

Description Options 29in x 2.0in, 26in x 1.8/2.0in
Weight (g) 665
Additional Features * Designed specifically to excel in muddy conditions * Gum-Bi compound gives stellar grip without premature wear * Abrasion Resistant Casing (ARC) on the 2.0 protects the sidewalls from many trail hazards * Lightweight aramid bead