In 2017, my neighbour Kevin convinced me to try mountain biking. I did, and it stuck.
I bought a Vitus Sentier 29 VR back in 2017. In 2019, my neighbour Kev gave me his old Salsa Mukluk for some time. In 2020, I replaced the Vitus' XL frame with a size M Pole Taival, so my daughter can ride, too. And I built a fatbike myself, based on a Pole Taiga frame.
I am new to Mountainbiking. My main fear is that I would lose traction while going down. I guess it is about not feeling quite in control.
As a result, I have always looked for tyres that are grippy. This led to ridiculous experiments, like riding a Maxxis Shorty front and back. I do not recommend that.
I have listed the tyres that I have tried on a separate page.
Most of my favourite trails are on the Blauen, a local hill south of here.