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WTB Crosswolf Tire

4/5 (2 Reviews)
Weight : 346 grams MSRP : $47.99

Product Description

The Crosswolf couples a fast center tread with a knobby outer footprint, to create a cyclocross racing tire that is geared for the knarliest conditions.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Cinderella Dirt Madame a Cross Country Rider from Oakland, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: December 8, 2008

Strengths:    Rolling Resistance: 3, Traction: 4, Mud Shedding: 3, Hardness: 4
This tire proves to have strategically placed knobs across the unidirectional cross-corrugated casing, providing a stable climbing and descending platform for rigid bikes. Even with the high-profile knobs, there isn’t a tremendous amount of squirm in the lower tire pressure range - which helps with sharp cornering. In loose terrain, the tire was entirely capable of cutting through to shallow hard-pack without sliding. The dual compound manages limited wear despite being ridable in a multitude of conditions, and would be the preferred tire for pine needles and/hard pack sandy conditions with occasional roots or rocks. It’s inspired me to tackle new challenges.

Weaknesses:    Its a great training tire, but might be a bit heavy for weight-weenie racers. If I had one complaint, it would be the fact that this tire doesn’t make as cool of a “zip” sounds as with the Interwolf.

Bottom Line:   
It's a great kind of all-mountain tire suitable for a fully-rigid or cyclocross bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Cinderella, Palos Colorados

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Cycle Sports

Similar Products Used:   More: http://velomuse.wordpress.com/2008/10/07/cyclocross-tire-review/

Bike Setup:   Independent Fabrications Planet X with Campy 9sp Chorus-Centaur components, Salsa Bell Lap bars, Open Pro rims laced to Campy (rear) and XT (front) hubs with double-butted spokes.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Nancy Henderson a Racer from Erie, PA, USA

Date Reviewed: August 15, 2007

Strengths:    grips well, rolls well, wide profile. Really nice too not lose traction in sand. I only ran this on my rear wheel and only in muddy and sandy cross courses when my Specialized Pro's or Tufo's slipped. These tires are a 32 and I run 30's on all other tires. These are notable chunkier. Corner nice on pavment...the side knobs on some of my other tires make for a slip-n-skip effect that stops me from tight turns. Took a beating and ran well at any PSI I tried.

Weaknesses:    Kinda chunky and lots of grip to slow down roll for dry days/

Bottom Line:   
I like it as my agressive rear tire. I paid too much for it.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Specialized race, richy pro, vitorria tigre cross, tufo's, kenda quicks

Bike Setup:   cross bike....jake d' Snake

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