WTB Weirwolf 2.55 LT 29er 29er Tire

WTB Weirwolf 2.55 LT 29er 29er Tire 

DESCRIPTION

Based onThe very popular 26” WTB WeirWolf racingTire, WTB hasTransferredTheTechnology andTreadToThe 29” world. Originally conceived in 2002,The re-designed WeirWolfTire from WTB is a product of 5 years development betweenTop endurance downhiller Mark Weir and WTB chief designer Mark Slate.The product is aTire with unparalleled grip and predictability at any lean angle.TheTerraced side knobs feature an advanced progressive design.TheTread is soft on initialTurn-in and conformsToTheTerrain.The fas

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[Nov 19, 2013]
soulospeeder
All Mountain Rider

Strength:

Cushy, eats up dry conditions & has predictable cornering characteristics. "Cat on Velcro" grip on slickrock.

Weakness:

Not really 2.55, more like a 2.2 or 2.3...

This is for the OLD version of this tire, which unfortunately WTB no longer makes. I scored two of these at the LBS bargain bin for 20 bucks each. They seated well on Black Flag Pro's with 2 scoops of Stan's and a floor pump.

These tires hang on well in the dusty & loose conditions of Sedona. Also do a decent job in the May-June "moondust-over-hardpack" conditions in Flagstaff, and they rail it when the trail is a little tacky. They are my favorite for my rigid 29er SS as well. Ran the 26" version of this tire for years on a SS.

WTB, please bring this tire back!

Similar Products Used:

WTB Mutano Raptor (2.4) Kenda Nevegal (2.1)

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Nov 22, 2011]
Ryder1
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Volume, rolling resistance, tough, seamless handling, overall confidence.

Weakness:

1) Not light (but not heavy either) and 2) outer knobs are kinda meek but that's by design.

This is a solid tire that provides nice cushioning, consistent and natural grip, and reliablity at respectable weight and rolling resistance. I ran this tire tubeless for a while and also with tubes - with tubes I bottomed the rim about 5 times and never pinch flatted - is that the tire? I suspect so. I was going to buy an Ardent 2.4 but a few more rides on this tire (which I already owned) and I decided to stick with the Weirwolf for a while. No real complaints for regular trail riding. But if chosing a new tire, I'd go with an Ardent 2.4 (I like the 2.25).

Wet and mud performance is unknown to me.

Similar Products Used:

Rampage, Ardent 2.25, Resolution 2.3, Ewiwolf,Nanoraptor, Ignitor, Crossmark.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Oct 17, 2010]
zepp3lin
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Good grip tyre on my front 29er wheel.

Weakness:

WTB claim is not valid for the measurement of 2.55". 2.55" if convert to mm = 64.77mm and these 29er Weirwolf LT only measures about 56mm on my veneer caliper. It's a lose of about 9mm wide and it's a lot. It's only a mere 2.2 or 2.3" in size. I do not know why but I think WTB are using a made in China ruler to measure their tyre product or WTB engineering does not go for a basic measurement school. I felt cheated and dissapointed due to the size.

I trust WTB with their Exiwolf and Wolverine 29 tyres that I owned before. I felt cheated when I received the product that are not what they claim. Measure my rig? Whet kind of bull is that? Furthermore their price is very steep.

Similar Products Used:

Exiwolf and Wolverine 29er

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RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
[May 06, 2010]
DG_NJRIDER
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Grips like crazy, good construction, low tread pattern

Weakness:

None

I'm amazed at how well these tires grip, I was on a gravel rock road with a very steep incline. I stood up to pedal and these wheels didn't skip a bit, plus you get the the width of the tire to help the rim not get mangled when u hit rocks. Excellent!

Similar Products Used:

El Captain Control 2.0

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Feb 25, 2010]
AustinBiker
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Low rolling resistance, great grip in dry, dusty, rocky conditions, lightweight

Weakness:

Not as fast as the Small block 8, but grippier

These run great in a variety of conditions here in Austin where it's mostly dry, hot, and hot and dry. Lots of rock which they eat up. When it turns into twisty singletrack they shine as well. Despite some comments on the sidewalls, I have had zero problems in a year of riding ~50 miles/week. I run them tubeless on Stan's Arch rims, and have had to add sealant a couple times, and recently had a puncture through the casing - threw a simple glueless patch on it and presto! - haven't needed to add air in a week, still right at 28 psi.

Great tire, wish it didn't cost $50.

Similar Products Used:

Jones ACX, Ignitors, Nevegal, Small block 8

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 01, 2009]
MTBiker483
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

These tires are very fast, and offer very good grip on anything dry I have put them on so far.

Weakness:

They clog up in mud, and they are NOT 2.55", more like 2.25"

I ordered these tires online and I was disappointed in the size, they are not nearly as big as WTB claims. Riding on them however, I am very satisfied. I have been able to climb through trail sections I lost grip in before, they corner very nicely and roll fast. They are weak in the mud, but where I usually ride it's not an issue. I would recommend these tires, but don't expect 2.55" from them!

Similar Products Used:

A lot

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jun 25, 2008]
jmw
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Big

Weakness:

Not that big (measures more like a 2.3) not even close to 2.55

Haven't had a chance to get some real miles on it yet, but looks fast but I'm disappointed in it's size.

Similar Products Used:

Rampage, Exiwolf, Fastrak

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 20, 2008]
diekema
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

big volume

Weakness:

weight

Fabulous tire for rocks and deep gravel or sand. Rolls well anywhere. Not enough tread for loose or muddy conditions. Awesome run soft on a rigid bike.

Similar Products Used:

Bontrager Jones ACX, Maxis Ignitor, WTB Nanoraptor

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Feb 03, 2007]
David Cohen
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Volume, fast rolling, good grip

Weakness:

Size: check you can get them into your frame stays!

These are a very superior XC, hard-pack tyre that copes well with gravel roads, slippery pine needles and some mud clearance – but have enough volume to float over pretty well anything including sand.

Fast rolling, outstanding resilience, light for their formidable size and appear to be pretty durable, despite thin side walls. My bike is steel framed and unsuspended and these are the best thing I’ve done in the way of an upgrade.

Only things to look out for: You need a rim with minimum 21mm bead seat diameter to be really safe – I’ve got them on 18mm rims while I test them out but am keeping a close eye on the tyre pressures as don’t want them to roll off the rims when I get carried away. Use lots of talc when fitting as it lets the tube move round and set itself: important, given that most tubes inside this thing are going to be inflated above their normal design limits. Check your seat-stay width and fork clearances as well – these are WIDE and getting them home, fitting them and then finding they “ain’t going in there” would be a modern tragedy. Finally the volume: 200 strokes from a full-size Blackburn in-frame pump to get to 40psi: not a problem if you have a compressor to hand, but something to bear in mind in the field – take a decent pump.

Similar Products Used:

Assorted Spezialised and other tyres - but all 26"

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[May 22, 2007]
Big Chipper
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Very low rolling risistance. Good bump compliance due to large volume. Great grip for tires with low tread.

Weakness:

A little porky? Dunno what they weigh, but I'd guess they're around 800 grams a piece.

Great tire for most types of riding. Haven't had a problem with grip yet. Rolling resistance is among the best. Highly recommended!!!

Similar Products Used:

Kenda Nevegals

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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