The MTB Tyre Tread Quiz – how well do you know your rubber?

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How many times have you ridden along a trail and looked down to see tyre tracks that you could identify? Have you impressed your riding mates with call outs of "See that tyre track down there? That's a Magic Mary that is". Now you can put your tracking skills to the test with our tread pattern quiz. Please log in to access this quiz! It's free to do so - head here.

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  • The MTB Tyre Tread Quiz – how well do you know your rubber?
  • Premier Icon sillyoldman
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    9/11
    Don’t know if I should be miffed at getting two wrong, or ashamed at getting 9 right.

    Premier Icon Yak
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    9/11. There were a couple of lucky guesses but most were ok.

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    6/11

    At least 10 out of the 11 were guesses.

    Premier Icon schmiken
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    <span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>9/11 here!</span>

    Premier Icon one_bad_mofo
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    But where’re are the Tioga Farmer John, Panacer Smoke and Onza Porcupine?

    Premier Icon Riksbar
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    That’s not an Onza Porcupine…

    I remember the days when not only could I recognise the tyres, I would have known who’d been out riding that day.

    Premier Icon Kayak23
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    5/11
    Safe to say I’m not a tyre nerd.

    No Conti Vertical Pro? This place has changed…

    Premier Icon lawman91
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    Full marks here, I need to get out more!

    Premier Icon colin9
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    5/11. More of a nerd than I hoped.

    Premier Icon trailrunner
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    was this just an excuse to play with playdough? 😀

    Premier Icon Paul
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    5/11 – failed on most of the XC tyres and the non mainstream brands.

    Premier Icon sam dexter
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    6 and the only one I didn’t guess was the DHR2!

    Premier Icon kelvin
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    I only got 3/11. Haven’t heard of, never mind seen or ridden, most of the others.

    Premier Icon Name
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    9/11 = demi-nerd. To be fair most of these have way too much tread for my tendencies. Give us any xc race tyre made in the last 30 years and you’ll see full nerd alert.

    Premier Icon Gaspipe
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    Mainly guesses, got 5 correct but enjoyed the quiz. More like this please.

    Premier Icon chiefgrooveguru
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    9/11 – and my only two guesses were both wrong. Nerd.

    Premier Icon Ben
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    6/11. More than expected. A couple of educated guesses and lots of (mostly wrong) common or garden guesses

    Premier Icon nickc
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    6/11 about what I expected. I got the obvious ones. I’ve not even heard of some of those tyres though, let alone recognize their tread pattern

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    9/11 and the only two I got wrong were tyres that nobody should buy, so feel fine.

    Premier Icon tomparkin
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    7/11

    I think the multiple-choice approach makes it easier to guess right in some cases if you’ve got any idea whether a given tyre is a beefy mudspike or a svelte XC slipper.

    I got the Magic Mary right, which is main thing.

    Premier Icon jim-the-saint
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    10/11 – Bloody WTB Ranger ruining my 100%

    Premier Icon lawman91
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    Yeah the multiple choice makes it a lot easier, it’s more a process of elimination. Some I could guess without any hints, maybe 2 I only got because I knew it wasn’t the other options given, not because I knew what the tyre was actually in the picture!

    Premier Icon mulacs
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    2. Sigh.

    Premier Icon zbonty
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    2/11 Nearly all guess work. I do have some Maxxis DHR in the shed so that doubled my score!

    Premier Icon Tom Howard
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    4. Meh.

    Premier Icon reluctantjumper
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    7/11. Not bad but not great either. I am slightly out of touch with tyres though.

    I remember the days when not only could I recognise the tyres, I would have known who’d been out riding that day.

    I got busted for going out for a ride once when I was 13 and meant to be grounded by one of my dad’s friends. He wanted to know my route as my tyre tracks went in a different direction to the regular rides! Caught all because I used an odd combination of tyres at the time (Farmer John Nephew up front, Smoke rear)! Next ride I studied the other treads in the mud and the next tyres were what everyone else was using.

    Premier Icon landslide
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    I absolutely refuse to believe in non-round-knobbled Onza Porcupines.

    Premier Icon Adam
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    4/11 only one I was confident about was the DHR. Only tyre I actually have out of the list is a magic Mary and I got that wrong!

    Premier Icon P20
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    6/11. Fun little quiz. Thanks

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    6 correct.
    *Sigh*

    Premier Icon danieljohnreynolds
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    8/11 – happy at a decent level of nerdery but livid I got the Eddy Current wrong after it even being in the Hannah/Benji video. CST – who? And i missed one of the other randommer ones!

    Premier Icon belgianwaffle1
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    10/11 – not bad I’d say

    Premier Icon cynic-al
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    4/11. 20+ years ago I’d have nailed it

    Premier Icon BigBlackShed
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    0/10

    All I know is that tyres are mainly black and round and have some knobs on them.

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