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

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For a truly budget orientated upgrade, getting the best mountain bike tires you can afford should be at the top of the list. 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.

Whether you want to try a different tread, have options for different conditions or fancy refreshing some old favorites, fresh rubber is going to make a huge improvement to how your bike performs. The best tires can cost a lot of money, but the advantages of grippier rubber compounds, lighter weight or better puncture protection allow you to ride as hard and fast as you want.

We have been looking around various retailers and have listed what we think are the best tire deals available. To make things a little easier, we have separated the deals by wheel size so you can find the tire you need quicker.

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

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Cheap mountain bike tires

29in tire deals

Maxxis Minion DHF 3C/EXO WT| 25% off at Jenson USA
Was $87.00 | Now $64.99
Maxxis Minion DHF's 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. They also have the 2.3in option, although CRC is cheaper at $44, if you are looking for something a little narrower.
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Maxxis Highroller II Tubeless 2.4in | up to 48% off at Chain Reaction Cycles
Was $72.99| Now from $34.00
The Highroller 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. View Deal

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.View Deal

Maxxis Ikon 3C EXO TR | 31% off at Chain Reaction Cycles
Was $84.99 | Now $58.99
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.View Deal

Goodyear Peak Ultimate | 42% off at Chain Reaction Cycles
Was $84.49| Now $48.99
Primed for XC racing in the dry, Goodyear has designed the Peak with a rounded profile and closely spaced knobs to keep the tire rolling quickly. View Deal

Hot tire deal

Goodyear Escape Premium Tubeless| up to 56% off at Chain Reaction Cycles
Was $77.49| Now from $33.99
Slotting in as the brand's all-around trail tire, the Goodyear Escape sees a bit more real estate between its knobs, which are considerably more squared off and aggressive than the Peak. Each block is siped for edge to edge group, and the round profile makes for predictable traction throughout.
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27.5in tire deals

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 Minion DHF WT 2.5in | 27% off at Chain Reaction Cycles
Was $84.99| Now from $61.99
If you have picked up some cheap MTB wheels that are wider than your old wheels you may need to get new tires. The Maxxis Minion DHF WT is specifically designed to work with a rim IRD of 35mm.View Deal

Maxxis Highroller II 2.4in | 43% off at Chain Reaction Cycles
Was $52.49| Now $30.00
The Highroller 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. Best deal is on the MaxxPro compound although 3C MaxxTerra gets a good discount as well. If 26" is still alive and kicking for you then CRC has you covered as well.View Deal

Maxxis Highroller II 2.8in | 33% off at Jenson USA
Was $101.00 | Now $68.00 
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 31% off.View Deal

Maxxis Shorty DH 2-ply 2.4in| 33% off at Jenson USA
Was $80.56 | Now $54.00 
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.View Deal

Maxxis Aggressor EXO 2.3in | 52% off at Chain Reaction Cycles
Was $79.00| Now $38.00
The Aggressor is a fast-rolling gravity tire designed as an all-arounder 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.View Deal

Maxxis Minion SS 2.5 2-PLY DH| 23% off at Jenson USA
Was $88.00| Now $68.00 
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.View Deal

Continental Cross King Tire | 29% off
Was $69.95| Now $49.99
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.View Deal

Schwalbe Hans Dampf Addix Tire 2.6 | 38% off
Was $103.00 | Now $63.81 
Popular and proven gravity tire that is great in mixed and muddy conditions. Backcountry also has the Tanwall but looking good will cost you more.View Deal

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. 

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

Rutland Cycling is yet another British retailer that operates internationally.

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

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

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

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

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.