WTB Wolverine 1.95 Tire

Wolverine 1.95

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.

User Reviews (3)

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XC Ian   [Jun 08, 2013]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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.

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
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Dcluley98   Weekend Warrior [Dec 17, 2011]
Strength:

Fast spin up, low rolling resistance, fairly lightweight

Weakness:

Cornering traction, confidence

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.

Similar Products Used: Wtb velociraptor, prowler, bronson, smoke/dart combo
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
phlegm   Cross Country Rider [Jul 11, 2011]
Strength:

Low rolling resistance.

Weakness:

Wet conditions, roots.

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.

Similar Products Used: Kenda Nevegal
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
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