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I'm running WTB Weirwolfs front and back on my HT. Love them, but I'd like some better rolling resistance for XC racing. Can anyone comment on the Wolverines? They look like they might do the trick. Would you run the rear forward, or in reverse for XC racing? Thanks.
 

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I'm looking at getting those also. I was at my LBS the other day, he has those in stock as well as Nevagals, Mountain King, Trail King, and XC Pro's. He said the Wolverine's were the best in the shop hands down as far as rolling resistance, climbing ability and cornering.

He has them on his personal bike too....
 

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i went from wolverines to the weirwolfs-
to the they both felt the same as far as width goes- i know the weirwolfs are 2.3 but they just did not seem wider than the wolverines- however the weirwolfs are very tall compared- thats one thing i dont like about them.

as far as riding the wolverines are a fast rolling tire for what they are- they have a good about of grip and weight a bit less- however on hard corners the weirwolfs have just a bit more grab to them-

overall i think i may go back to the wolverines- my style of riding is trail to all mountain- and for xc the wolverines would be great- for racing just run them both foward directional-
 

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I just ordered the Weirwolfs with a 2.3 up front and a 2.1 in the rear. I went the same way as my LBS said they were thier number one selling tire and a friend of mine also said he liked them. I am still waiting for the thaw to occur here in MI so it's another couple of weeks of no riding. Then I will let everyone know how it goes.
 

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I have a few weeks before my new wheelset arrives, so I have a little longer to decide. I want the TCS version of which ever tire I get because I'm gonna run them tubeless. I have heard also that the Weirwolf's sat a little taller and had a little more rolling resistance vs. the Wolverine's......hence the better cornering of the Weirwolfs?
 

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I found the Wolverines to be lacking when wet. Wet roots/rocks they slid on easily. Other than that they were great. I'll put them on when it dries out for sure.
 

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Thanks, all. I ordered the Wolverines. I'll try those for racing when it's dry, the Weirwolfs when it's a bit sloppier, and I have my Nano raptors for street hard dirt paths.
 

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I do not like my Weirwolf on anything but dry trails. As soon as a tad bit of mud get in them they slide around like crazy. The tread pattern is too tight and does not shed the mud easily. I would think the Wolverine or maybe better the Bronson is better in the mud.
 

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I did a race today with Weirwolfs (muddy, greasy trail conditions) and they were horrible. I had no confidence and crashed like 4 times. I might as well used slicks.

However, they were great on the same trail last weekend in dry conditions.

So forget about Weirwolfs in wet conditions.
 

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About to mount some Weirwolfs soon. Will probably see a good bit of wet conditions in east TN though. Anyone that's commented on their wet abilities have a tire they like in the wet?
 

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On typical SoCal loose over hardpack, I tried the 2.55" Weirwolfs on my Giant Reign some years ago and did not care for them as a front tire.

Recently tried a 2.2" Wolverine on my 29er HT that I got second hand with about 60% tread left and loved it as a front tire.

As a rear tire, the Weirwolf was OK, but no better than most anything else that has knobs like that and there are other tires I like more.
 

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Trail conditions aside, I really like the wolverine, but I consider it to be an advanced skill level tire. Where it excels is enduro/super d style events because it offers tremendous speed while still retaining enough control to handle the corners. But it requires a higher skill level to get this performance out of it. Instead, I see a lot of riders use it as an XC tire so they can get close to the rolling peformance of a true xc/xc race tire like a nano, RaRa, race king, etc while retaining some increased control. The weirwolf (IMO) offers more control at a cost of speed. It's not a slow tire, but it is slower than the wolverine.

OP - for XC racing, I would not use the weirwolfs. I would use wolverines front and back on courses that are technical and or loose, with few long straight sections that require more straitline speed. I would use the wolverine front with something faster in the rear (RaRa, Race King, etc) on more tame courses that may have a difficult descent or two. I would use something faster both front and rear on anything dry, hardpacked, and or requiring extensive time on fire roads or other sections.
 

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I went out for a long ride on the new Weirwolfs 2.3 front 2.1 rear and they where amazing. you can lean in to the corner and push your way out and you get no slip what so ever. They rolled very well and help to absorb a lot of the little bumps. So far I am very very impressed.
 
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