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WTB Vigilante All Mountain TCS Tyre Tyre Features: 26 quot; 2.3 Folding Buy WTB Tyres nbsp;from Chain Reaction Cycles, the worlds largest online bicycle store.

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

Date Reviewed: November 15, 2013

Strengths:    Grip

Weaknesses:    Heavy
"Slow Rolling" (see below)

Bottom Line:   
I've got a 100mi or so on these now so feel confident to write a review. Put these on for Winter riding (mud, wet leaves, rain). I ride all single track with lots of elevation changes in the Ozark's (sharp rocks, gravel over hardpack, hardwood forest, some rock garden). I ride in all weather conditions. I came off a well worn pair of Ardents onto these. The good: Love the GRIP! Strong technical climbers. Transition across the tread feels 100%symmetric at all lean angles (In some other tires I hate the good-oh crap, oh crap- oh good feeling, especially as much as you have to lean a 29er). My tire failure pattern here is the dreaded side wall tear, and there is not a mark on them, so they are hardy. The Bad: Yeah, in 29er land they are heavy. However, winter is training season so I load up the weight anyway. They are "Slow rolling". Again, though, this term is relative. They are much faster rolling on the steep and in the curvey stuff this time of year because they grab really well. I charge into things my riding buddies recoil from. Straight line I feel it, but I'm not planning on using them as XC rubber anyway (I like small block 8s for that). I would definitely trust them (and do) on long back country. Overall sense is confidence inspiring: look and performance.

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Similar Products Used:   Maxxis Ardent
Kenda Small Block 8
Stan's Raven
Specialized Ground Control
Specialized the Captain
Schwalbe Hans Dampf
S*!t I go through some rubber

Bike Setup:   SC LTc 29er XTR with Haven Carbon wheels.

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