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  1. Wheels and Tires
    Kinda weird question... I bought a used 2015 Santa Cruz Bronson C that has some WTB i23 rims on it. Front tire is a Maxxis DH 2 (2.4) and rear tire is a Maxxis High Roller 2 (2.3). The rims are true when I test by indexing a pencil just barely off the rim (attached to the frame so it doesn't...
  2. News & Reviews
    The Best WTB Tires In the late '80s, owners Charlie Cunningham and Steve Potts fabricated off-road specific bikes as larger manufacturers like Trek and Specialized saw the rising demand and needed components for their sought after rigs. WTB's innovative products became the top component choices...
  3. General Discussion
    WTB has pledged to donate one-hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of these limited-edition saddles to the Sonoma County Resilience Fund. The western US is ablaze this season. WTB and the TDS Enduro are giving back by launching a limited edition of the popular Deva saddle to support...
  4. 29er Bikes
    Trying to find the breaking point in traction with WTBs new Verdict tire. WTB unveil Verdict and Verdict Wet Tires for the rowdiest conditions WTB comes flying out of the gate at Sea Otter, unveiling two new tires explicitly designed for the gnarliest conditions. The all-new WTB Verdict and...
  5. 27.5
    What is it Whether heading out on a multi-day bikepacking adventure or just a quick after work trail spin, the WTB Ranger Plus is billed as a do-it-all fast rolling tire. Dry to wet, hardpack or loam, the WTB Ranger Plus can handle conditions ranging from dusty boilerplate to gooey mud...
  6. 29er Bikes
    What is it With an armada of tightly spaced center knobs that are moderately ramped, the WTB Trail Boss is optimized to roll fast. The high-speed performance is complimented by tall blocky side knobs, which bite into the corners and grip over rocks. This tire is often found on the rear of...
  7. General Discussion
    Off camber and rooty trails were a good test for the Judge All photos by Abner Kingman and WTB What's New The tire arena is a tough category indeed. It's a very crowded field and riders tend to establish favorites and stick with them forever. Old tires like the Panaracer Fire XC, WTB...
  8. Misc Components
    WTB's newest saddle was based on the Deva, but shares many similarities with their popular Volt. The Koda is WTB's newest saddle. Based on the Deva, it features a short nose-to-tail, medium thickness padding, and a wide center channel. The inspiration for the new model came from female riders...
  9. 29er Bikes
    Why aluminum? Most educated riders will argue that you will get the best bang for your buck by dressing up an aluminum frame with the nicest components you can afford. That makes a lot of sense. Generally speaking, aluminum bikes share the same geometry and suspension kinematics as their...
  10. Wheels and Tires
    Editor's Note: This article is courtesy of the team at Art's Cyclery. The original post can be found here. Last year was supposed to be an El Nino of epic proportions, flooding the West Coast of the U.S. off the map and burying the mountains with snow. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a dud...
  11. 29er Bikes
    While plus tires are popular in the mountain bike arena for their ability to level terrain, they've also opened up a new world to bike packers. The big draw is that high volume tires help quell chatter without sacrificing much performance. When you're going for distance, being comfortable is...
  12. Wheels and Tires
    The Minion is the gold standard by which all other gravity tires are measured. Winner: Maxxis Minion Tire preference can vary widely depending on local terrain and riding style. There is no one perfect tire. But when it comes to choosing No. 1, we fell back to an ongoing joke in the car world...
  13. General Discussion
    Last year, WTB lost one of their own in a tragic car accident. His name was Buddy Newman. He was 24 years old. I never had the pleasure of meeting Buddy, but I know WTB. Every member of the staff I've interacted with over the years is the kind of person I'd be proud to call a friend. They're a...
  14. 27.5
    WTB's new Ranger plus tire has a great all-around tread for mixed surface conditions. Lowdown: WTB Ranger 27.5x3.0" TCS Light/Fast Tire One of the best all-round, XC/trail, plus size mountain bike tires we've tried with options for more aggressive riding. Stat Box Weight: 820g actual...
  15. General Discussion
    WTB has been dabbling in carbon rims for the past year, but their first forays were designed for cross country riding or drop bar exploration. Their newest product is the Ci31 (carbon internal width 31mm) and is built for tackling technical terrain. The rims have a 31mm internal diameter and...
  16. Wheels and Tires
    Summer is here and one of the biggest dangers to a rider's safety now is the front tire washing out, sending the rider onto the ground. What are usually reliable, high grip corners and berms are now a mixture of holes, loose rocks and dust. That's why we were excited to hear about WTB's new...
  17. 27.5
    The new Convict from WTB is the gnarliest tire the company has ever created. It has tall knobs with multi-direction channels for improved traction whether it's dry and sandy or damp and loamy. If you're a fan of their Vigilante tire, but wanted something that took things one step further on the...
  18. 29er Bikes
    The Ranger is equally at home shredding trail as it is fully loaded on a bikepacking tour (click to enlarge). With 27.5+ now a recognized wheel and tire standard, it's easy to forget it was originally designed to balance the needs of bike packing and shredding trail. The new WTB Ranger carries...
  19. General Discussion
    Our military veterans have risked life and limb in the service of our country and to try and give back, WTB partnered with the Semper Fi Fund to create a mountain bike skills clinic. Each of the sixteen participants at the inaugural event discovered a passion for mountain biking along their path...
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