WTB Mutano Raptor 2.1 UST Tubeless Tire

3.75/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $45.00


Product Description

  • Precision CNC bead
  • UST certified
  • 850g


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    Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Aaron W a Cross Country Rider from Needham

    Date Reviewed: April 10, 2007

    Strengths:    These tires are lightweight by All-Mountain standards and are well suited to damp and/or softer less "Leafy" conditions. The narrow angular tread design makes it excellent for professionally maintained hardpack/ dirt single track. This tire doesn't suffer from the horrid rollover inherent with UST tires being run at a lower pressure such as 20-35 PSI.

    Weaknesses:    Although this is a reliable and predictable tire, It simply isn't safe to be used in dry, rocky, and leaf laiden trails during autumn in New England. I nearly killed myself simply trying to correct a 1 degree turn going nearly 30 mph in an almost perfectly straight singletrack. I landed on my side, with my helmet about 1/4" away from a big friggin' rock.

    Bottom Line:   
    I don't use this tire any more for riding unless it's during spring time. I like it, but I simply can't afford to crash like I did because of its picky characteristics. I bought it for $5 new, so 5 FC'S, 3 Overall because of the mediocre experience with it.

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    Favorite Trail:   Hudson, Cabot Woods, Dover Woods

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $5.00

    Purchased At:   International Bicycle Centers

    Similar Products Used:   Maxxis Ignitor UST 1.95, Hutchinson New Python UST 2.0, Michelin All Mountain UST 2.2"

    Bike Setup:   2007 Gloss black Intense 5.5 w/RP23, XTR, Crossmax ST'S, etc... 27.5 LBS

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by James Hemphill a Cross Country Rider from Silver City NM

    Date Reviewed: May 3, 2006

    Strengths:    Roll fast, light, and grip

    Weaknesses:    Will probably wear out fast

    Bottom Line:   
    I was skeptical when I first got these tires. But after a week of riding them in dry, LOOSE conditions I am amazed.
    They hook up just as well as the Weir wolfs, and Kenda Nevegals in the corners and roll much faster. But I would keep them narrowed to X-country riding and racing, they are narrow, and would not be suited for free riding. they also look like they will wear out fast, but I dunno yet. Anyways, a much better tire than I was expecting. Got a set of them on e-bay for 33.00, cant beat that!

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    Favorite Trail:   CD North

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $33.00

    Purchased At:   ebay

    Similar Products Used:   weir wolfs, kenda nevegal's

    Bike Setup:   moots ybb

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Dave a Weekend Warrior from Breckenridge

    Date Reviewed: April 20, 2004

    Strengths:    Lightweight

    Weaknesses:    sidewall tread is lame. wash out way too much, not grippy enough for colorado trails, wear too fast

    Bottom Line:   
    have replaced this tire with continental ust's, and found them to be about the same weight and way grippier than the mutano's. they seem to be okay for tacky trails, but dry dirt... they sucked for a whole summer.

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    Favorite Trail:   monarch pass

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $44.00

    Purchased At:   colo cyclist

    Similar Products Used:   hutchison, continental ust

    Bike Setup:   sc blur x disc

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Tor Dahle a Cross Country Rider from Mill Valley, CA

    Date Reviewed: September 2, 2002

    Strengths:    Rolls well, holds air, great traction in most conditions.

    Weaknesses:    None yet, a tad heavy

    Bottom Line:   
    I run 32 lbs front and 34 lbs rear and have not had a flat. In am 210lbs and have ridden them in all conditions exept wet and muddy.

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    Favorite Trail:   Big Boulder/Second Divide

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Purchased At:   Lbs

    Similar Products Used:   Hutchinson Phython, Scorpion

    Bike Setup:   Giant NRS, X-vert Air, Crossmax Disc, Etc.

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