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WTB Prowler 2.1 weight and Direction
Just weighted 4 Prowlers 2.1
755gr
693gr
657gr
644gr
The lighter ones measured about 54mm and the heavier one about 52MM On Arch rims 30psi.

I have not ridden them yet.

Direction on the rear is optional ,which way are you guy running the rear?

Looks like they could give the Ignitors a run for there money?
 

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That is a wide variance - do they put lot numbers on these things?
 

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I've tried a Prowler on the rear in the "forward" direction but have not been impressed....ok but nothing great. Tends to slip more on wet roots and rocks than other tires I've used.

flipped it "Backwards" but haven't tried it yet.
 

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I was running the Prowler on the rear in the forward direction, on Stan's Flow rims at about 28 psi. I found there was plenty of grip on roots and rocks. The widely spaced knobs punched through dry leaves and shed mud very well. Mine weighed in somewhere in the high 6s.
I think it is a great tire, especially when mated to a Bontrager Jones ACX up front. This combo won the VT 50 this year.
 

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Prowler rear

Prowler rear
Climbing grip should improve when flipped in optional direction.
and braking should decrease in performance.
But I have not tried it, Or ridden the tires yet.
 

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Put about 500--600 miles on the 26" XT version. Grip is excellent in most every condition, but have not tried them on wet roots yet. Great when paired with a Stout up front.

I run them in the normal direction for the rear, tried the other way but did not notice any difference in traction or braking.

Short story: Excellent grippy tire, tho a tad slow. The 29" version weighs the same as the 26" version, how about that.
 
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