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WTB Timberwolf 2.7 Tire

4.5/5 (10 Reviews)
Weight : 1780 grams MSRP : $55.00


Product Description

Featuring a self-cleaning, ultra-aggressive tread pattern, the Timberwolf tires are a great choice for taming angry trails. They provide your bike with more than enough confidence needed to go bigger and faster.

  • Casing: 58mm
  • Footprint: 68mm


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Reviews 1 - 10 (10 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ajaxpowder a Downhiller from Cochrane, AB, Canada

Date Reviewed: May 28, 2010

Strengths:    This tire is wicked in more ways then one. First it tracks well in Most terrain, it packs away easy as a spare, it is capable of gripping on anything, and most importantly its really light.

Weaknesses:    The knobs seems to be quit flimsy which results in bad traction on a few surfaces usualy slick rock and slippery roots.

Bottom Line:   
My kends blew up i needed a quick solution. This was teh cheapest tire avliable at the bottom of the hill so i went with it. I got home and read some reviews and saw a claimed weight of nearly 1800g!! So i decided to weigh it my dirty tire came in at 1140g it isn't the lightest tire out there but for its size and deep knobs its very respectable. As far as riding it makes a great front tire. I would imagine it would preform well in the rear (maybe a smaller size like 2.5). If you are riding a downhill or free ride bike you should really give these a look if you are in the market for a mud or loose terrain tire as this seems to have everything covered. Infact my only REAL complaint is that the price is a little bit on the high side(for a single wall tire that is)

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Favorite Trail:   A-line

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   Slope style cycles

Similar Products Used:   Kenda nevegal, Kenda blue groove, Tioga white diger, tioga blue dragon, vee rubber stout.

Bike Setup:   2008 Marin quake.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by rhadic a Downhiller from phillipines,cainta

Date Reviewed: September 22, 2009

Strengths:    fast,less dirt go on my clothes,nice grip in cement or asphalt

Weaknesses:    it just skid in dirt ,it's heavy,can't be used on trail

Bottom Line:   
good in road bikes not for downhilling

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Favorite Trail:   timberland

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $18.00

Purchased At:   jun's cycle shop

Similar Products Used:   maxxis,kenda

Bike Setup:   easton hardtail,fsa crank set ,deore rear derailluer,rock shox dart 2

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Justin a Weekend Warrior from Suffolk, VA

Date Reviewed: December 27, 2007

Strengths:    Great DH/FR tire. Light for the size. Massive knobs.

Weaknesses:    Doesn't fit in all forks. Must have a wide rim.

Bottom Line:   
Great tire for the Shenadoah MTNs. They really are versatile in the loamy forests and gravel fire roads. I am very confident with them at stream crossings. Too bad WTB doesn't make them anymore. I had them on a set of Havoc rims, but they were too narrow, put them onto Outlaws now, much better.

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Favorite Trail:   Gatewood

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $52.00

Purchased At:   Pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   Weirwolf 2.5

Bike Setup:   SC Bullit, Manitou Evolver ISX-4 in the rear and a Sherman Slider on the front, Avid Juicy 7 and SRAM X9

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by ernie from pasadena

Date Reviewed: June 17, 2007

Strengths:    Demo'd this Race Version tire already on a 06 Stinky Deelux and decided to buy a pair for my Santa Cruz. First of all, the width gives you a lil more balls to try things you wouldnt do on your cross country bike. And the tires deliver a safe landing. They corner very well and roll nicely though not as nicely as a Maxxis Highroller, Minion, etc. The kevlar version is light which pedaling up hills isnt as bad as you would think.

Weaknesses:    The sidewalls are thin (single ply) and sooner or later that may spell trouble for hucksters. However unlike a heavy dual ply, the lighter weight is heaven pedaling around on hot days. The gorilla snot soft tread spits out little rocks around on hardpack and I can image what that means on wet terra firma. Youre a dummie if you think you can ride around on the streets and not have the tread go bald quickly, this soft duro tire is only for off road.

Bottom Line:   
The tire is wide. Looks like a damn motocross tire taken off a dirtbike. Made for the 7" and up freeride/dh bike. You will be the last person to finish a group ride if there are any steep climbs involved. But you will be very competitive on a DH run. The soft duro will guarantee you a few months with this tire but it will be a blast. Its lighter than a 2.7 Maxxis Mobster so the climb is much easier and the width, again is insane and builds a false confidence. Just push the envelope a little further, do go overboard, they arent parachutes.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $34.00

Similar Products Used:   2.5 Maxxis High Rollers, Mobsters, 2.4 WTB Motoraptors

Bike Setup:   2004 Santa Cruz Bullit

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Hot Carl a Downhiller from UK

Date Reviewed: May 15, 2007

Strengths:    The grip and cornering is unbelievably good in all types of 'real' forest terrain situations - wet/dry, rocky, roots, soft & peaty etc. Even better that you can safely run this tyre across a huge range of pressures dependent on the conditions. It grips the ground like a claw when landing something big/sketchy ! NO punctures in the year I've been running them - a bombproof tank of a tyre that looks cool as . . . .

Weaknesses:    You could say it's heavy - but it's designed to do a certain job properly ! And of course it's not the greatest on fast rolling sun-baked hard pack - does it look like it was designed for that!!?!?!?

Bottom Line:   
This tyre inspires Freeride confidence like NOTHING else ! It was designed to do exactly that job and cannot be matched by any other tyre I've bought or ridden. Infact, this says everything - I have 3 spare pairs in the garage for this bike - I couldn't run anything else on this bike. If you are a hard gravity/freerider and do or want to go-big....this tyre will give you all the security you need. Proper kit for proper riders!!!!!!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   WTB Direct

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Chunder, Maxxis Minion, WTB Weirwolf

Bike Setup:   Specialized Demo 9 Pro, FOX 40RC2, Diabolous Bar/Stem + ODI's, Chris King Headset, full SRAM XO, Holzefeller Cranks + Howitzer BB + Raceface ring, E13 SRS, LAW pedals, HOPE 6 pot + Goodridge hose, SUN MTX rims, SAPIM blade spokes, Syncros post+SDG Grand Prix saddle

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by David Lowe a Downhiller from Nevada City CA

Date Reviewed: December 27, 2006

Strengths:    GReat TRAction good cornering and does well in loose conditiONS VERY GRIPPY ONE OF MY FAVORITE TIRES EVER!

Weaknesses:    none at all what so ever

Bottom Line:   
they kick ass go with them they will rock on the trails

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Favorite Trail:   BY

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Bike SHOP

Similar Products Used:   highrollers wierwolfs mobsters

Bike Setup:   kona stab 888 fork e 13 hayes 9 mavic 321 rims lx drive train

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ernie a Cross Country Rider from pasadena, california USA

Date Reviewed: December 15, 2006

Strengths:    DEMO'ED ---great traction, very wide and loved the sticky rubber for the turns. you would be a careless downhiller or trailrider if you fall off a turn using these.

Weaknesses:    though not heavy (kevlar bead) these tires roll slow pedaling up ANYTHING. Perhaps its the 2.4-3.0 tubes or I'm out of shape.

Bottom Line:   
Use for DH, FR only. Not intended for XC use or any activity where you will be competing with others to get someplace on time. These tires are insurance for that sketchy downhill or rocky descent you usually are scared of.

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $35.00

Similar Products Used:   2.5, 2.7 Maxxis Mobsters, Maxxis High Rollers

Bike Setup:   Demo'd on a Kona Stinky Deelux

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark from San Luis Obispo

Date Reviewed: September 20, 2006

Strengths:    Wide contact patch; can run at low pressure

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I run this tire mounted on a Sun Doublewide rear rim on my hillclimber hardtail (long live Aplinestars!). Gives fantastic traction when run at low pressures; very supple casing. Remarkably light for such a large tire. Of course it is heavier and floppier than a smaller casing tire, but if you need traction on really rough surfaces, this tire can deliver. My local trails are dry, rocky, steep, and loose, and I find this tire to be very predictable. Bottom line - I'll buy another when this one (my 2nd) is worn out.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $38.00

Similar Products Used:   Kenda Kinetics 2.3

Bike Setup:   Alpinestars with a Sun Doublewide rim on the back, Lefty fork up front with a skinny tire (a trials/hillclimbing bike)

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Steve a Downhiller from San Francisco

Date Reviewed: June 25, 2006

Strengths:    Used "race" folding.. FANTASTIC in wet, soft dirt, sand.. But

Weaknesses:    Roll hard for a DTC single ply tire..Dry hardpack, loose rocks, not this tires strong suit.. and unless you are wearing armor, don't make ANY high speed turns..Rolls under, slides unexpectedly.. Doesn't climb all that well for a big tire (in the dry) stops OK..Tires are "vague" on single-track.. don't steer too well ..just not that good a tire..

Bottom Line:   
Dissapointed in the WTB, used them in the past, but they don't seem to be keeping up.. tires were poorly made, tread wobbled on the casing.. will keep them for the mud.. Single ply tires, not particularly light, DTC, don't roll as easily as Nevegal DH tires, (2ply, wire) and they simply do not handle well in the dry..

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Favorite Trail:   any

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   Blue Sky

Similar Products Used:   KENDA, Nevegal 2.3-DTC. 2.5/2.7 DH, Blue-Groove 2.7..ALL better in the dry, pick up dirt with StickE, not to good in the mud..going to try some Michilen DH32 next..

Bike Setup:   06 HARO Extreme X7, 888RC2X, Prog 6w, ti spring.. ElCamino..

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andrew a Weekend Warrior from Orange, CT

Date Reviewed: May 30, 2006

Strengths:    agressive tread design, wide footprint, vey high traction even in wet conditions

Weaknesses:    a bit heavy

Bottom Line:   
i used this tire on the front and it gives UNBELIEVABLE control. rocky, rooty, slippery trails do not stand a chance. Looks wicked awesome too. i did have to buy the $10 "thorn-resistant" tube though, which was ALOT bigger and heavier. but i guess big drops and other crazy stunts demand the heavy duty stuff. I am very satisfied with this tire. I highly recomend it to everybody - novice or veteran! reccomend geting a large rim though, like a 1.5" or 2.0" to ensure the tire bead has alot of room to be seated properly.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Rad Robs bike shop

Similar Products Used:   WTB VelociRaptor 2.10, Panaracer Cinder 2.25

Bike Setup:   Shwinn S40 frame, rock shox judy J4, fox vanilla RC, SRAM X7 tranny, Hayes HMX1 8"

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New Timberwolf 2.7 tire.

Just mounted it. The tire that is. Fits fine on my zokes xc fork. Haven't had time to ride it yet. The reviews for the 2.5 seem good. The 2.7 should be great for our local desert riding. Might even try one in back. Bought the kevlar model which is suppose to weigh around 950 grams. Any others with ... Read More »

thoughts/fit on the Timberwolf 2.7?

So, this fat boy needs some new rubber for my 1x1, and, being a cheapskate, I am leaning towards the WTB Timberwolf Race tires in 2.7. As my 1x1 has a rigid fork, I am hoping the 2.7 has lots of volume in additon to being wide of tread so as to provide lots of bounce. Anybody run these? Do you li ... Read More »

Big Betty vs. Timberwolf 2.7

I am looking to replace my Weirwolf 2.5 up front for something a little bigger. I am running fully rigid, and feel like the Weirwolf bounces a little too much for my taste. I also do not want a full DH monster that weighs 1500 grams. Both of these tires are around 900 grams and seem to have a little ... Read More »

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