I soon found out that the 44/50 on the tyre is a two-number system introduced by Wilderness Trial Bikes who make the Velociraptor tyres, and is called the GMS both sizes are in millimeters and refer to the size of the inflated tyre, I don't think that it was a popular sizing system I couldn't find much about it but this is what I found out.
---------figure 1----- These measurements are taken on a standard rim which is 20 mm wide at the bead-capturing point (inner measurement) , with a tyre inflated to 60psi (4 BAR) and maintained for 24 hours.
- The first number is the width of the inner casing in this case 44mm
- The second number is the width of the outside tread 50mm
The recommended pressure range is from 40-75psi on most WTB tyres.
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tyres sizes for all the WTB range.NOTE: > 14.50 psi = 1 Bar
Common BSD (also in inches) vs Actual Wheel Diameter check out my GMS Tip HERE
for more information on this critical Bead Size and Tyre size relationship622mm (24.5") = 29" - Large MTB622mm (24.5") = 28" - 700C590mm (23.3") = 26" - Standard MTB520mm (20.5") = 24" - Childrens MTB451mm (17.8") = 20" - BMX
NOTE: The BSD of the tyre is always 15% smaller than the Actual Measured Wheeel Diameter
The WTB tyres also have one rotation for the front tyre the treads usually point in this direction and a rear tyre can be used in both directions depending upon its use either Dry Mud OR Cross Country Downhill