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WTB Wolverine 1.95 Tire

2.67/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $55.00

Product Description

In the wild, wolverines are known to attack anything, often preying on much larger animals. On the trail, the Wolverine confidently tackles dicey descents, flies across flats and devours steep climbs. This fast-rolling tire’s moderately-spaced tread pattern combines plentiful working edges that cling to hardpack and outside knobs that let you shred corners. Like its namesake, the Wolverine’s slight profile belies its fierce bite. Usage Cross Country. Conditions Moist to Dry / Hardpack to Loose. $60 Race / $75 UST.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by XC Ian

Date Reviewed: June 8, 2013

Strengths:    Good grip on most terrain - from sandy soil to damp roots.

Weaknesses:    the UTS version is a complete failure. Very difficult to mount (seems to be a WTB thing), and impossible to centre correctly after a puncture on on a ride. The seal to the rim is poor, when new the tyre would go down within a couple of days requiring the difficult re-mounting procedure before a ride. Gave up with UST and now run it with a tube, which is a weight penalty on a weighty tyre.

Bottom Line:   
75+ PSI, lots of liquid, and some man-handling to mount = scary! Does not hold pressure more than a day due to poor rim seals. Heavy, but on the plus side it has great grip on all surfaces other than mud, as it does not shed mud.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Dcluley98 a Weekend Warrior from Palmetto, FL

Date Reviewed: December 17, 2011

Strengths:    Fast spin up, low rolling resistance, fairly lightweight

Weaknesses:    Cornering traction, confidence

Bottom Line:   
This tire is good at what it is made for and that one thing only-going fast in a straight line in dry hardpack xc conditions. It's fairly lightweight and despite the agressive looking tread, the knobbies are small and roll with low resistance, and ok traction. It is not a good trail tire, imo cornering was really sketchy, traction ok, but not when wet. The small size up front on narrow race rims was pretty scary on some downhills. I eventually took them off and threw them on my old backup bike a 1998 spec rockhopper to ride around my neighborhood on dirt roads, fire road, powerlines grass, and pavement mix. Works great for that purpose, as I don't have to worry about cornering and descending.

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Favorite Trail:   Balm-boyette

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Online somewhere

Similar Products Used:   Wtb velociraptor, prowler, bronson, smoke/dart combo

Bike Setup:   2001 zaskar le xc hardtail old school sid fork, spinergy xyclone race wheels

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by phlegm a Cross Country Rider from Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: July 11, 2011

Strengths:    Low rolling resistance.

Weaknesses:    Wet conditions, roots.

Bottom Line:   
Tire was easy to setup on UST rims (Crossmax SL) with sealant.
Fast rolling, and quick in dry conditions.
Somewhat scary in wet conditions - also the 1.95 width is probably not helping here either.
Typical tradeoff: weight and rolling resistance for wet weather handling and confidence.
Tough call to make as for rating as they are fantastic for dry under true "XC" conditions, but a bit scary when wet. WTB says OK for "moist", but I'd really lean to full out dry conditions as best bet for these.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Kenda Nevegal

Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

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WTB Wolverine(1.95)bad choice??

just got a pair last night to install on a build i am doing.i am amazed at how small these tires are.they look like cyclocross tires almost. anyway they are going on a steel hardtail and i have a feeling i may be in for a rough ride considering they may require a decent amount of tire pressure to ... Read More »

wtb wolverine 1.95...is it enough?

I've been running the 2.2 Wolverine for a while; I really like them.But I would like to shave some weight(almost 100 grans per tire) & gain some speed. The terrain I ride/race on is typical...roots, rocks,sand, hardpack; a mix of everything but nothing to vicious. Can't find very much info on this t ... Read More »

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