Bontrager Mud X folding mountain bike tyre review

Decent all-round grip

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £30.00 RRP | USD $46.99
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.


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.


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


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