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Cheap mountain bike tires: Today's best deals on new tires for your mountain bike

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Upgrading bikes can be a pricey hobby, but one of the truly cost-effective ways to improve your ride is to upgrade to some of the best mountain bike tires you can afford. Whether it's a different tread you want to try, going up a size, or having the chance to try out some different ride conditions, fresh rubber is going to make a huge difference to how well your bike performs. 

Quality always costs more, and the advantages of grippier rubber compounds, lighter weight or better puncture protection allow you to ride as hard and fast as you want. However, there are always deals to be had and savings to be made. If you can find some cheap mountain bike tires in a sale, it's going to greatly increase the quality of rubber you can get for your money.

Luckily for you, we've spent time finding the best deals from various retailers and have separated them by wheel size so you can quickly find the tire you need.

Want to see what other deals are around? We've also put together a list of all the best places to find them below.

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Cheap mountain bike tires

29in tire deals

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E*Thirteen TRS Race All-Terrain Gen 3 Tire | 30% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $69.95 | Now $48.99
These all-terrain tires should see you through all your favorite riding spots, from hardpack to loamy trails.

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Michelin Wild AM Tire | 33% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $74.99 | Now $49.99
These 2.35in tires are all-mountain ready with dual-density Gum-X 3D technology that's claimed to make them stronger and grippier than ever before. They're exceptionally durable and e-bike compatible.

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Vittoria Terreno G2.0 XCR Tire | 23% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $69.99 | Now $53.99
The Vittoria Terreno is a smooth, fast-rolling XC race tire with aggressive side knobs for grounded cornering at speed. Their XC-Race casing keeps them lightweight, and they feature Graphene 2.0 compound for grip in the wet.

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Schwalbe Racing Ralph Evo Super Ground TL | 27% off at ProBikeKit
Was $83.49 | Now from $61.00
You can grab a Racing Ralph in a choice of sizes from 26-29in, with the best deal being the 29x2.35in option.

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WTB Ranger 29in TCS Light | 10% off at Jenson USA
Was $72.95 | Now $65.95
If you're looking for lightweight and durable tires for riding your local trails that can also double up as for some backcountry bikepacking, look no further.

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Maxxis Minion DHF 3C-Maxxgrip TR 2-Ply 2.5in| 45% off at Jenson USA
Was $95.00 | Now $52.25
Maxxis Minion DHFs are the go-to tire for loads of riders thanks to their tenacious cornering grip. This is a deal that's going to be very popular so don't hang around.

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Maxxis High Roller II Tubeless 2.3in | up to 17% off at Chain Reaction Cycles
Was $74.99| Now from $62.00
The High Roller tire has an aggressive tread that handles great on a wide range of trail conditions, which goes to explain the popularity this tire has seen over the years. 

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Schwalbe Rocket Ron Addix | 46% off at Jenson USA
Was $92.00 | Now $49.99 
A lightweight 29er XC tire combining grip with low rolling resistance thanks to Schwalbes proven Addix rubber compound.

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Maxxis Ikon 3C EXO TR | 27% off at Chain Reaction Cycles
Was $88.49 | Now $65.99
Simply put, Ikon's are fast. On a dry trail, they just stick to corners generating high G cornering and exit speeds that are truly terrifying.  These have no business in the winter months but at the height of summer, you will be hard-pushed to find a faster tire.

27.5in tire deals

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Maxxis Tomahawk 3C TR EXO Folding Tire | 55% off at ProBikeKit
Was $83.49 | Now $38.00
These 2.3in folding tires feature a low-profile center for fast-rolling, and aggressive side lugs to keep you planted. They're ideal for hardpack, medium and loose terrain and feature Maxxis' EXO technology.

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Continental Der Kaiser Projekt Tire | 44% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $79.95 | Now $44.99
With all the grip you need to tackle rock gardens, corner at high speed and land jumps, the Der Kaiser Projekt 2.5in tire is a great option for enduro and downhill riders.

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Continental Mountain King Tire | 37% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $79.95 | Now $49.99
The Mountain King is a versatile tire that can handle anything from desert dust to loamy forest tracks. It features Continental's BlackChili compound that balances grip with fast-rolling.

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Schwalbe Nobby Nic Evo Super Ground TL MTB Tire | 34% off at ProBikeKit
Was $83.49 | Now from $54.00
These all-rounders are on sale in a variety of sizes, with the 27.5x2.35in option being one of the cheapest at $55. You can also pick them up in 29in and 26in iterations if you prefer.

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Maxxis Forekaster EXO/TR Tire | 20% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $74.00 | Now $59.20
Available in size 27.5x2.6in, the Forekasters are aggressive XC tires built for making the most of wet trails, thanks to their dual-compound rubber that keeps them grippy while retaining low rolling resistance.

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Schwalbe Magic Mary Evo Super Gravity TL | 27% off at ProBikeKit
Was $87.99 | Now $64.00
Save almost a third of the price of these gravity-oriented tires in black, or grab a slightly smaller discount of 23% on the classic color option.

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Maxxis Rekon 2.4in DC/EXO/TR Folding | 30% off at Jenson USA
Was $90.00 | Now $63.00
These tubeless-ready aggressive XC tires feature 3C MaxxTerra rubber compounds for balancing grip and speed, and EXO protection against abrasions.

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Onza Canis Skinwall | 69% off at Jenson USA
Was $79.90 | Now $24.49 
Even by XC standards, the Canis is a bit narrow at 2.25in wide, however, in dry hardpack conditions, this will be a rapid tire. Plus it comes in skinwall which is obviously much cooler.

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Maxxis Highroller II 2.8in | 19% off at Jenson USA
Was $111.00 | Now $90.00 
Maxxis' very popular High Roller tire in a plus format for extra cushioning. Available in both 60tpi and 120tpi, the hard cornering Minion DHF tread pattern is also available with 16% off.

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Maxxis Shorty DH 2-ply 2.4in| 45% off at Jenson USA
Was $92.99 | Now $51.14 
A mid spike trail tire with a tough Dual Compound Downhill casing for charging hard on the trail. Jenson has Supertacky and 3C MAXXGRIP, both are discounted but the slightly longer wearing Supertacky gets a bigger discount.

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Maxxis Aggressor EXO 2.3in | 20% off at Chain Reaction Cycles
Was $77.49| Now $62.00
The Aggressor is a fast-rolling gravity tire designed as an all-rounder for riders who are regularly hitting warp speed at the bike park or trail centers. Best suited as a rear tire with grip levels between the slick Minion SS and a full-on Minion DHR.

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Maxxis Minion SS 2.5 2-PLY DH| 33% off at Jenson USA
Was $81.00| Now $54.00 
If you are in the northern hemisphere this is unlikely to be a tire that you are looking at for your next ride. When summer rolls around again and the trails dry up the Minion SS is fast-rolling rear tire that still offers a decent level of predictable grip.

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Continental Cross King Tire | 31% off at Backcountry
Was $79.95 | Now $54.99
Fast-rolling tires for XC or as a dry condition trail tire. BlackChili compound is grippy and is backed up with ProTection as well. Backcountry has 2.2, 2.3 and 2.6in sizes at the same great price.

Even more mountain bike deals

Not sure which tires are worth spending your hard-earned cash on, check out Bike Perfect's best mountain bike tires and best MTB mud tires guides which have all the information you need to choose as well as our pick of the best products available. Don't forget to pick up some tubeless tire sealant to get the most out of your new tires.

Looking for more deals? Check out Bike Perfect's other round-ups of the best deals available:

For more ideas on getting more performance from your mountain bike, check out our best mountain bike upgrades guide for some ideas on your next upgrades.

Haven't found what you want?

Below, we've put together a roundup of the retailers where we regularly find great deals. If our selection of deals picks haven't supplied you with what you need, we won't just leave you hanging. We're happy to provide you with the tools to help you find your own. While not all of the following retailers sell bikes, they all cross over into the world of cycling in some way or another, be that by selling clothing, components or tech. 

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Competitive Cyclist is one of the largest cycling retailers in the US. Their cycling sale is ongoing and there are deals aplenty. 

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BackCountry, the US outdoor sports retailer, is one of the United States' go-to online retailers for bikes, components, clothing and accessories. It doesn't limit itself to cycling though, with fishing, skiing, and even yoga in the range of sports catered for.

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Jenson USA is another USA-based retailer and always has thousands of offers available.

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Rei is an outdoor retailer based in the USA. There's always a sale, and you can currently get up to 64% off cycling products and even more in other categories.

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Gear sells a whole host of outdoor gear, but its cycling offering is what's interesting to us, such as these Smith Optics Flywheel glasses on sale.

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Gear Coop has a huge cycling section currently with discounts on Giro shoes and helmets. 

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Seshday has up to 80% off in its sale. It's not all cycling, but there's a good portion of tech that cyclists of both road and mountain bike disciplines will get excited about. 

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Clever Training is the go-to place for all-things fitness training. With everything from turbo trainers to track pumps, the Clever Training sale has discounts on brands such as Garmin, Suunto, Topeak and more.

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Moosejaw isn't a dedicated cycling retailer, but it sells a range of venerable brands. There's a heap of bikes on sale, including hardtail, full-suspension and gravel bikes.

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Eastern Mountain Sports is another outdoor retailer that also sells cycling products. You can save up to 60% on cycling gear, although they don't sell bikes. 

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Tree Fort Bikes has a range of mountain bikes, gravel and road on offer, including a number of bikes from Salsa, Surly and Giant. 

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Alchemy Bikes currently offering $1000 off select bikes, very limited stock left.

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Walmart might be a left-field inclusion in this list - even with the Walmart family buying Rapha. We certainly wouldn't recommend a typical supermarket bike, but Walmart has a huge range of electronics, a lot of which are useful to us cyclists - such as GoPro cameras, iPads or laptops for Zwift and Garmin computers.

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Wiggle is one of the world's largest online cycling shops, supplying over 70 countries with cycling deals. 

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Chain Reaction Cycles is owned by Wiggle, and therefore shares many of the same cycling deals as well as an international audience.

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Evans cycles is one of the oldest cycling retailers in the world, it is a British company that services the world via its online store. For even more deals, check out our Evans Cycles deals.

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Amazon isn't exactly the first retailer you think of when shopping for your bike but there's little the world's largest retailer doesn't sell, such as action cameras or Garmin computers.

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Tredz is another British retailer with international delivery options and a range of great cycling deals.

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Rutland Cycling is yet another British retailer that operates internationally.

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Tweeks Cycles is more UK-focussed, but there are still some great deals worth checking out. 

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Hargroves Cycles is a retailer based in the UK and regularly discounts mountain and gravel bikes.

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Cyclestore, one of the UK's lesser-known retailers, often has Specialized products at the best available price. 

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Leisure Lakes is another UK retailer. With 11 stores, it's a relatively well-known franchise, and will happily ship overseas.

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Halfords is discounting all sorts of cycling products. We'd probably recommend against their bikes, unless you're after something cheap and cheerful for the kids, but for your electronics and tools, you can't go far wrong. 

Graham Cottingham

Graham Cottingham has mountain biking at his core. He can mostly be found bikepacking around Scotland or exploring the steep trails around the Tweed Valley. Not afraid of a challenge, Graham has gained a reputation for riding fixed gear bikes both too far and often in inappropriate places. Rides: Canyon Strive, Surly Karate Monkey, Surly Steamroller, Dolan Seta