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WTB Vulpine 2.1 Tire

5/5 (3 Reviews)
Weight : 530 grams


Product Description

A semi-slick XC racing that excels in dry, hardpack conditions.


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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Edgar Arellano

Date Reviewed: January 15, 2013

Strengths:    Extremely Fast!! Perfect Cornering. Perfect for tarmac. Very light.

Weaknesses:    Not very good for gravel. It goes off very quickly.

Bottom Line:   
I use this in my rear wheel and a WTB Raijin 2.1 on the front. This combination gives me speed on tarmac and grip on gravel. Very efficient.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kstatman a Racer from Longmont, CO USA

Date Reviewed: June 4, 2009

Strengths:    FAST!!!

Weaknesses:    Longevity, Wet conditions

Bottom Line:   
This tire is fast. If you are racing a fast hard pack course that requires ultimate efficiency then put this guy on your rear wheel.

I have it set up tubeless running around 25 psi and it was worked great, hooks up beautifully on climbs and just spins up like a road slick with some good cornering knobs.

If you are not a racer this is not a tire for you. I do not use this tire in training, only for racing, as it wears down very quickly.

As a fast cross country race tire this baby excels and would suggest it to anyone looking for a tire of this sort!

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Favorite Trail:   Sourdough

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Hutchinson Piranha

Bike Setup:   unbranded carbon hard tail, race face flat bars, full sram drive train, avid juicy 7 brakes, rock shox reba fork, Stan's ZTR olympic rims on sun ringle disc o flea hubs

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jason from Modesto, CA

Date Reviewed: March 10, 2008

Bottom Line:   
I have 60 miles on this tire (rear). It's my first semi-slick and I was skeptical. It's very fast and provides enough grip on smooth hardpack. It also corners pretty darn well. Not a tire for loose conditions (obviously). The sidewalls are tough for a 495 gram tire. Use for it's intended purpose (XC racing and pump tracks), and you will be very pleased. Bought it for the Sea Otter XC course. I am running a Nanoraptor 2.1 up front. I will buy another Vulpine for the front when the conditions are right.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Heckler...slightly beefy XC/trial riding set-up.

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