WTB WeirWolf 29 x 2.55 LT 29er Tire

4.65/5 (17 Reviews)


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WTB Weirwolf LT Kevlar Tire 29 x 2.5": Lower profile fast rolling knobs, large volume casing; TCS: Tubeless Compatible System combines the ride benefits of a tubeless tire with the minimal weight of a race tire; Dual DNA: centerline compound


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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by zepp3lin a Weekend Warrior from Singapore

Date Reviewed: October 17, 2010

Strengths:    Good grip tyre on my front 29er wheel.

Weaknesses:    WTB claim is not valid for the measurement of 2.55". 2.55" if convert to mm = 64.77mm and these 29er Weirwolf LT only measures about 56mm on my veneer caliper. It's a lose of about 9mm wide and it's a lot. It's only a mere 2.2 or 2.3" in size. I do not know why but I think WTB are using a made in China ruler to measure their tyre product or WTB engineering does not go for a basic measurement school. I felt cheated and dissapointed due to the size.

Bottom Line:   
I trust WTB with their Exiwolf and Wolverine 29 tyres that I owned before. I felt cheated when I received the product that are not what they claim. Measure my rig? Whet kind of bull is that? Furthermore their price is very steep.

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Favorite Trail:   Anywhere in the forest

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $55.00

Purchased At:   Jenson USA

Similar Products Used:   Exiwolf and wolverine 29er

Bike Setup:   Niner WFO9

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tasselhof a Cross Country Rider from Moscow, Russia

Date Reviewed: September 28, 2010

Strengths:    Volume, traction

Weaknesses:    Weight

Bottom Line:   
My favorite tyres for summer time.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   CRC


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by kestrel242 a Cross Country Rider from Pasadena, CA

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2010

Strengths:    Fast!, Grips well, Cushy

Weaknesses:    Likes to pick up small pebbles between its knobs

Bottom Line:   
So far, this tire is my new all-time favorite. It's the first and only tire I've experienced that rolls like a proper race tire yet sticks and behaves predictably like a trail tire. I just wish they offered a 650b size!

My conditions in So. Cal are either dry hardpack or loose over hardpack. I've used them in Mammoth Lakes on rockier and looser conditions without needing to change a thing.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Bike Setup:   Niner Rip 9, Stans tubeless on Arch rims

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by BeerBikeBerm a Cross Country Rider from Fort Collins, CO

Date Reviewed: April 3, 2010

Strengths:    Excellent performance that went beyond my expectations. The ultimate front tire for a rigid bike. Durable, reliable, light, fast, grippy, and TUBELESS (warranty void, of course)

Weaknesses:    I am grabbing here, but: So large it actually catches wind and throws me off course on blustery days. Holds on to mud better than some tires. I don't even want to mention it, but the promise of a 2.55 tire can be disappointing if that is what you expect (I was not expecting after reading the reviews below). After running this tire, I am not sure I would actually want a 2.55 tire... That would be in the 1000+ gram range, and would catch too much wind, which adds up on a single speed, even on the front.

Bottom Line:   
The ultimate compromise in high-volume 29er tires. It is light (enough), fast (enough) and grippy (yes, enough). Very durable running Stans tubeless. The volume exceeded my expectations, however, I WAS aware they were not 2.55 when I purchased them. Not sure why WTB called them that? Feels like 2.55? Will rub your frame and fork if you are unlucky? That's how big they are after mud puddles?

Ran them front and rear until I picked up a Nano-Raptor for the rear. Running the nano in the reverse direction, I think I have found my SS rigid tire combo for as long as WTB makes these tires.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $38.00

Purchased At:   online bike-porn ret

Similar Products Used:   Nevegal 2.2 29er, Nano Raptor 2.1 29er, Exiwolf 29er, cyclocross tires. Tons of 26er tires.

Bike Setup:   Dual rigid single speed Raleigh XXIX (2007 non-suspension corrected), ZTR flow rims, 30t x 17t (yes, I am a SS gearing wuss!)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by goldsbar a Cross Country Rider from New Jersey

Date Reviewed: November 22, 2009

Strengths:    Plush, fast and good grip

Weaknesses:    2.55" based on some stretched ruler
No thorn resistance


Bottom Line:   
With a rigid bike, I wanted the biggest tire I could find up front. While this tire is wide, it's not nearly 2.55". More like 2.25-2.30". Still, it's plush and offers up some really good grip (haven't tried on the back, though) with low rolling resistance. A combination that's tough to find. One of the best all-around tires I've used whether 26er or 29er.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   LBS

Bike Setup:   Niner SIR 9 Rigid

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by zebulon a Cross Country Rider from NJ

Date Reviewed: September 25, 2009

Strengths:    big round tire delivers great suspension and flotation. fast and rolls well, light for it's size, and reasonably tough. best for a rigid set-up (required where I live)

Weaknesses:    barely fits the frame (occasional rub), unpredictable cornering at the lowest pressures the big volume allows, requires attention match the pressure to the conditions

Bottom Line:   
I hope it stays on the market forever, otherwise i'll have to get a pugsley

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Favorite Trail:   Lewis Morris

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   conventional heavy shoulder tire

Bike Setup:   rigid

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by SSRG a Cross Country Rider from wasatch front, ut

Date Reviewed: August 14, 2009

Strengths:    big, grip in dry conditions

Weaknesses:    none yet

Bottom Line:   
as part of my quest to get the best 29er tire set up for wasatch summer conditions (dry, dusty, gravelly and ROCKY!) been using the prowler on the rear of my fully rigid, SS for about 10 rides. can run it at low pressure, ~25 psi with a tube and no pinch flats yet and feels super plush which is nice on a rigid front end. grips really well in the dry, dusty, rocky stuff - better than i thought given the nob size, but there are a lot of knobs. replaced a conti mtn king which is an ok tire until things get loose then it seems to wander around a lot and i could never get the pressure dialed. it was either high and bouncy or too low then i'd flat. the weirwolf is bigger and much more point and shoot due to grip and plushness. don't know what it's like in the mud since i usually don't ride the mud too much. but in the rough and dusty conditions in the wasatch in summer this is an awesome front tire.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   mtn. king, saguaro, prowler, exiwolf

Bike Setup:   fully rigid, ss, 29er

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by hairylegs a Cross Country Rider from Denver

Date Reviewed: December 11, 2008

Strengths:    This tire is so big that my bike computer's diameter setting doesn't go up that high. It is huge.
It's also very plush! You can dial down to 25 psi with tubes, 20 tubeless. Hands down the best front tire on a rigid bike. The big size is great, turns trail chatter into a plush ride. Cornering feels really stable.


Weaknesses:    Three problems with these tires, none of which have anything to do with how they ride-
First, the casing pierces easily. Before I converted to tubeless, I started calling these tires "the incredible goat head location device" because I got an unreal number of flats. Stan's tubeless solved this problem, but it was a major headache with tubes.
Next- Because it's a big tire (which is a strength) and because it has a thin casing, it's hard to convert these tires to tubeless. It can be done for sure, but the initial inflation is a bear.
Finally- when you're on a single speed and climbing dry to dusty trails, you can overwhelm the rear wheel traction too easily. It's surprising because the traction is so good on this tire everywhere else.


Bottom Line:   
Until there's more big fatty 29er tire, these are the only tires I'll consider rolling on the front of a rigid bike. I'm less impressed with the back tire performance but I'm not looking to replace the rear immediately because it's still a very good tire.

I give is a slightly lower value rating, because I feel like if I say it's a good value, WTB will figure they should hike up the price.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   These were on the bi

Bike Setup:   Salsa El Mariachi- rigid, single-speed, tires converted to tubeless.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by AK47 a Cross Country Rider from Folsom, CA

Date Reviewed: September 26, 2008

Strengths:    Awesome traction, rolls so fast for a big tire, cush

Weaknesses:    None, I mean NONE.

Bottom Line:   
This tire goes like stink! I am blown away at how fast it rolls for a big tire. The traction is absolutely off the charts as well. I've only tried it in the bone dry conditions we have right now in Nor Cal, but in those conditions, it's velcro like traction. Really. For a big tire one would think it would be heavy and slow. Not this tire...

I am running it with an WTB Exiwolf rear. I can't imagine using any other front tire for my Niner. It's awesome.

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Favorite Trail:   South Yuba

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Maxxis Ignitor

Bike Setup:   Niner MCR9, Reba SL fork, American Classic wheels, XT shifters and derailleurs, On One Fleegle bar, Oury Lock-on grips, Thompson seatpost, RaceFace Deus stem, WTB Laser V saddle, RaceFace Deus crankset, Avid BB7's

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jaeger_shot a Cross Country Rider from Lynchburg, VA

Date Reviewed: September 4, 2008

Strengths:    The massive air volume has tamed all of the wild rooty trails I've been on here in central VA. Who needs a rear-suspension?

The grip is ridiculous...better than any other tread pattern I have ridden. Best all-around tread for dry to wet clay and wet to dry roots.


Weaknesses:    None yet...not as far as my riding style goes.

Bottom Line:   
"WeirWolf LT 29? is the biggest tire in the 29-inch world. It features a wide and supportive 58-millimeter casing, fast-charging center tread and rows of teeth-like side knobs. It’s so big you need to measure your rig before riding it, and it’s so plush you’ll never opt for another 29er tire."

That is what they said on their site...I happen to agree, 100 percent.

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Favorite Trail:   Candlers (any), Peaks View (any)

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   on the web

Similar Products Used:   Doesn't matter anymore...I forget.

Bike Setup:   GF Xcal

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Plats a Weekend Warrior from Austin

Date Reviewed: July 26, 2008

Strengths:    Fast, good grip on Hardpack, good steering

Weaknesses:    Some Vibration due to "drum-like" effect

Bottom Line:   
Been messin with tires of late, experimenting with large volume tires. I think vibration goes up when you use "balloon" tires, saw it with my 2.3 Eskars on my 26er, now with the WeirWolf 2.55 on my 29er. That said, I really like this WeirWolf tire. The tire flies on hardpack, the momentum is so good I stand up in the pedals on some long slight downgrades and the speed never seems to scrub off. The momentum also helps transitioning from short descents to short ups (I still suck at shifting), this helps me a lot. Only put it on the front tire, I have an S-works 2.0 on the rear. I hear the tire may suffer in certain loose conditions, but I got a Nevegal I haven't used yet in case that becomes an issue on a particular trail. For now I see this tire as good match to the style I ride my 29er bike (fast and faster).

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Favorite Trail:   Walnut

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   S-works, FastTrack, Eskar

Bike Setup:   Rockhopper Comp 29er

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Charles a Racer from Atlanta, GA

Date Reviewed: February 1, 2008

Strengths:    Huge Volume, Rolls Fast, Easy to mount, Looks badass, No flats yet

Weaknesses:    Isn't nearly close to a 2.55" barely a 2.3.

Bottom Line:   
This tire rocks up front on a 69er. Could just be because its my first real ride on a 29er front end. I'm running it with tubes at around 28 PSI and no flats yet. Nowhere even close, I've only felt it really bottom the rim once and that was when I hit 8" tall root at like 15 mph.

I'm running this with a 26" Standard Weirwolf in the back and the traction is awesome. Front tracks and steers beautifully, rear grips like duct tape. Plus, I like having matching tires, even on a 69er.

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Favorite Trail:   Conyers

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   First ever 29er tire

Bike Setup:   Jamis Dragon 69er rigid singlespeed. WTB Speedisc rims, Zion fork... not too many parts on a singlespeed lol.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Anthony from Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada

Date Reviewed: January 25, 2008

Strengths:    Wide, cushy, fast roller.

Weaknesses:    Not as grippy as some other tires.

Bottom Line:   
This is a sweet tire up front on a rigid SS, it rolls amazingly quick and has good shock absorbtion. On the downside, traction isn't the greatest, especially in the back where I lose traction too easy on climbs and sidehills.

I'm sold on this as a front tire, but they jury is still out on the rear, I might go back to a Rampage for more traction. It's hard not to love how fast this tire rolls though.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Rampgage, Exiwolf, Ignitor

Bike Setup:   Rigid SS with a big clyde riding it.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike from PA

Date Reviewed: January 7, 2007

Strengths:    Fast roller. Corners well for how fast it rolls. Plush. Reasonable weight for the size (aprrox 750g).

Weaknesses:    Not a weakness but is not a mud tire.

Bottom Line:   
A little story behind this one. Last season I blew out a kevlar bead on a 2.5 26" WW. This year I sent it back to WTB with a little letter for consideration for a warantee replacement with the 29" 2.55 LT. Within a few days a nice new 2.55 LT was on my door step. Grear job WTB.

Great fast rolling, plush tire. Good for more aggressive trail riding. Maybe a bit too much for pure xc though. Great combination between fast rolling on good grip on th e corners. You can't have it all you know.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   TNTC

Bike Setup:   Used on the front of my rigid ride.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by RANDY a Cross Country Rider from the "M.V.", CA

Date Reviewed: December 26, 2006

Strengths:    Other reviewers give fair description - my review concerns using this tire with Stan's No Tubes ZTR29er rims, yellow spoke tape, and olympic valve.

Weaknesses:    Would be nice if the tire manufacturers could just put out tires that are actually the width they claim - every company seems to have different measuring tapes. As another reviewer noted - Kenda's idea of a 2.3 is same as WTB's idea of a 2.55 - what gives???

Bottom Line:   
No Tubes does not recommend any kevlar bead tires for their 29" wheels with tubeless system - there is the possibility of blowing the bead out.
I tried this combo anyway because I had had such great results with the WTB Mutano Raptors (kevlar bead) on my 26" bikes and was desperate for a fat tire that didn't cost me two extra pounds over Stans "Crow" tires.
I'm thrilled with the results. It's a pound heavier (total both tires) than the Crows, but with the extra size I was able to clean three loose, steep sections and one deep sand wash that I had not been able to clear on the Crows.
I subjected the tires to high speed down hills, rock gardens, and plenty of off camber forces with no bead failure (I weigh 210 lbs geared up ). This tire helps unleash all the benefits of riding big wheels.
The Crows would still be unbeatable dry condition race tires - but for every day and all mountain these WTB's rock.

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Favorite Trail:   anything the nature nazis haven't closed

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Bike29

Similar Products Used:   Mutano Raptor 2.4 (26")& No Tubes "The Crow" 29er

Bike Setup:   Zinn Mega

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