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WTB Bronson 2.1 Tire

4.75/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $29.99


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The Bronson Comp's wide spacedTread will shed mud and muck quickly and it's ramped center knobs roll fast makingThisTire great in all conditions. Intended Use: XC 27TPI Wire bead700 grams (26x2.1” claimed weight)


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tj

Date Reviewed: August 15, 2012

Strengths:    -Lots of bracking traction from xc tires.
-Great cornering traction (rear)
-Plenty of traction while on the saddle.
-Beefy sidewall.
-Really easy to setup as tubeless with stans and using floor pump.
-low rolling resistance. Maybe even better than Rocket Rons.
-Cheap!! Under $40!!


Weaknesses:    -2.1 version wears out pretty fast (2.3 lasts longer).
-A little heavy for XC tires, 600 grams on my scale. Other XC tires such as Rocket Rons at 2.25 size weighs in at 570 grams and that's 2.25 snake skin version.
-Off the saddle, the rear slips out a lot unlike the 2.3 version.


Bottom Line:   
Set up in the rear of my trail/am bikes.

Great tires for the price.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Irideon a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: May 29, 2012

Strengths:    Incredible traction in all types of soil from dry to clay to mud. Low rolling resistance. Mud does not cling. I am really suprised at the traction on the rear tire. I have gone out of my way on wet clay, deep mud and dry trails testing the traction and have nothing but good things to say about them.

Weaknesses:    Make sure you wear eye protection because when riding in wet conditions they throw an incredible rooster tail forward (and you ride into it) while in dry conditions you will have pebbles bouncing off your face.

Bottom Line:   
I really recommend them. I ride Annadel State Park (Northern Calif) three to four days a week year round and they seem to be made for that environment.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sandcritter a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: May 22, 2012

Strengths:    Very fast rolling, surprisingly grippy in the loose, Race version only 600gm

Weaknesses:    None yet

Bottom Line:   
WTB Bronson 2.1 Race. The criteria were three: all-conditions competent for XC/earth-bound AM, not over-weight, and suited to NC (damp loose sand, scree, pine needles and lots of roots over packed dry clay. It's jungle-lite). Suspecting that blocky treads are not the way to go here; use an old set of the versatile specialized kevlar team master/control 2.1 as my test "controls", and the bronson's absolutely smoked them. Was a little concerned that went 2.1 instead of 2.3, but proved unfounded. Not only quite fast rolling, but blasted along with high confidence and climbed like I've not climbed in a while. Have experienced a couple times a little dart/push on front end when not dug in on a turn/poor form on my part. Would like to try the Weirwolf (denser knobs) up front just to see if gave some added margin for error, but none the less, am smiling and happy. VERY happy. Thanks to those who recommended them.

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Bike Setup:   Gunner Rockhound steelie HT, marz retro 700SL, king/mavic717, sram x.0, xtr

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Baderass a Cross Country Rider from Phx AZ

Date Reviewed: December 3, 2011

Strengths:    Grips under load, easy to control in transition and full lean. Predictable slide out. Can be run tubless.

Weaknesses:    Gravel throwing sons of guns. Make sure you wear eye protection.

Bottom Line:   
As with all tires, riding on the right terrain produces the best results. Light loose over hardpack in Phx AZ, at the correct pressure these tires seem to grab the trail, and then throw it up at your face... High and low speed cornering is confident in transition and full lean, and the let off into slide is predictable. Beautiful example of a desert XC tire. But with only a month on them... We'll see how they hold up the nasty, tire killing rocks of Phx trails.

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Favorite Trail:   100

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   CRC

Similar Products Used:   not yet

Bike Setup:   Azonic AZ-7, Marzocchi corsa, Hope X2 brakes, Sun Ringle Black Flag Pro wheelset. Bronson race 2.1 tires front and rear, tubeless.

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WTB Bronson 2.1 ???

I'm in the market to try out some new tires. I am very interested in the WTB Bronson's in 2.1. Anyone on here have any personal experience with these? There are no reviews on these anywhere. Only on the 2.3 i think. I'd like to know how they are as a rear tire and as a front. And please specify what ... Read More »

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