I don't know the difference between hookless tire, tubular tire and clincher tire. When I choose the tire type how to make a professional choice? I want to know which tire type is best for me.

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    You don't really have a choice -- your rim determines what kind of tires you use.
    – Batman
    Commented Jun 6, 2016 at 3:55
  • Welcome to Bicycles @Helen. What do you mean by professional choice?
    – andy256
    Commented Jun 6, 2016 at 5:28
  • Could you tell us which use you are going to make of this tyres : XC, enduro, downhill?
    – Borissov
    Commented Jun 6, 2016 at 7:53
  • Yes I want to choose a kind of rim and tire. I don't know which is better for training and race Commented Jun 6, 2016 at 8:08
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    Is there a difference between XC, ENDURO and DH? Commented Jun 6, 2016 at 8:09

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You should use the tyres that fit the rims on your bike. If you were a professional you'd use whatever your sponsor told you to, so that's a bit of a side issue.

Tubulars are back in the MTB world, but they're still rare and it's unlikely your bike has them. I suggest not buying a tubular wheelset, let your sponsors do that when they decide it's a good idea.

Hookless rims have some advantages but not to the point where I would throw away hooked rims to buy them. That assumes you're running tubeless, the advantages of a hookless composite rim with tubed tyres are pretty imaginary.

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