WTB Mutano Raptor 29er 29er Tire

3.5/5 (2 Reviews)
Weight : 600 grams

Product Description

  • 29" x 44mm
  • Fast-rolling center tread with large cornering knobs
  • Folding bead with DNA rubber and light casing

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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by John a Cross Country Rider from SFMetro, CA, USA

    Date Reviewed: December 5, 2007

    Strengths:    Fattest tire my old touring bike will allow up front, nice cx tire for cushier ride and good traction on hardpack/street without too much rolling resistance.

    Weaknesses:    Loses traction suddenly
    No good for gravel, too many small knobs.
    Sudden transition in leans from tread to corner.

    Bottom Line:   
    I put it on to go singletracking, and left it on ever since. Cushy ride for my road bike, slows me down a little and I enjoy it! Front wheel skids off road aren't as uncommon as I'd like, and the traction goes out from under you all at once.
    Great for smooth trails, no fun in gravel.

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    Favorite Trail:   yours

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Bike Setup:   Nearly broken old touring bike finding new life off-road

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by ®andyA a Cross Country Rider from Dearborn, MI USA

    Date Reviewed: December 21, 2006

    Strengths:    For hardpack/dry conditions this tire is pretty darn fast. It handles sand pretty decent too, but not as well as a bigger volume tire. Great as a low volume, low rolling resistance, dry hardpack conditions race tire.

    Weaknesses:    Decent in wet conditions, but not good for sloppy mud. Being low volume it doesn't handle sand as well as the bigger tires.

    Bottom Line:   
    This is a great tire for hard terrain and dry conditions and anytime you want to run your tires with higher pressures like on road rides, bike paths, urban rides, smooth trails, and the like.

    Kind of mixed for softer conditions; not too bad in short stretches of sand, but nowhere near as good as bigger tires, and not good in sloppy mud.

    Works well at lower pressures too, but you might want to watch out for pinch flats since it's a low volume tire.

    Definitely a dry/hard conditions tire.

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    Favorite Trail:   Too many to list...

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $20.00

    Purchased At:   Spicer Cycles online

    Similar Products Used:   Panaracer FireCross
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    Bike Setup:   * Niner SIR9 f/f
    * Salsa Delgado Cross rims, Hope XC hubs, DT Comp spokes, 36x
    * Thomson post & stem
    * Airborne Ti bar, Odi Rogue grips, Cane Creek ergo barends
    * SRAM shifters & derailers
    * RaceFace crankset, PW BB, Wipperman chain, SRAM cogs
    * Avid BB7 calipers & SD7 levers

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