When riding a mountain bike it is important to make sure that you have tyres fitted to your steed that are up to the job that you are going to ask them to do.
Cheap tyres or worn tyres will lessen the quality of your ride and may even put your health at risk if they are dangerous.
So what should you look out for when fitting new MTB tyres to your mountain bike? MTB tyres need to be of a good quality as they generally take more of a battering than standard road bike tyres.
Rocks, tree stumps, rough terrain and mud are all in a days work for a MTB tyre so this is why it is important to ensure that the ones that you have fitted to you bike are up to the job.
A tyre such as the Maxxis Ignitor is a great example of a mountain bike tyre that covers many different tasks well.
One of the most important tasks that a MTB tyre should do well is clear mud from the tread, if it does not do this successfully then you can find yourself having to get off your bike to clear the mud from the tyre by hand.
This is a messy and not a very pleasant job to have to do especially when it is raining and very cold.
The Maxxis Ignitor has a specially designed tread pattern which helps keep mud out of the tread pattern and make your ride more enjoyable.
Safety should always be paramount when riding off-road as there are so many obstacles that can get in your way and injure you, for this reason you should fit a tyre that offers great handling qualities to make maneuvering around hazards that much easier, again the Maxxis Ignitor could well be the tyre for the job here as it has raised tread knobs on the side wall of the tyre to help give you maximum grip when cornering at high-speed.
This could be enough to help save you from injury.
And finally, the one thing that most people enjoy about riding a mountain bike is feeling the rush of wind through your hair as you build up a good head of speed but as many of you who have ridden a mountain bike before will know because of the weight of a mountain bike and the design of the tyres they are not the fastest of machines.
Although the Maxxis Ignitor cannot help you reduce the physical weight of your mountain bike it can help you to achieve greater speeds as it has been designed to offer minimal rolling resistance allowing you to transfer more of your power and energy into moving your mountain bike forward at a greater speed.
So in my humble opinion if I was looking to fit new tyres to my MTB the first choice for me would be the great all-round tyre that is the Maxxis Ignitor.