Aside from the bikes, I stopped in to chat with the crew at WTB. Lots of changes coming soon with entirely-new tread patterns, compounds and fundamental tire designs. The biggest changes are easily-seen in the Weirwolf and Mutano tires. Mark Weir and crew have pushed the limits of tire construction on the new Weirwolf 2.1 and 2.3 tires with some of their innovations trickling into other tires in the line.
With all that R&D and careful manufacturing, the resulting treads look solid and are sure to be even more versatile than ever. On top of all the changes, WTB was also able to cut prices across the board for 2010. Innovation and lower prices… cha-ching!
WTB Weirwolf – Changes for 2010
The changes to the 2010 WTB Weirwolf tire line are easy to spot. The tiered side knobs, dual-compounds and narrower gap between the crown and side knobs are just the beginning. Here are a few more details:
- Available widths: 2.1 or 2.3
- Tubeless Options: UST or WTB’s Tubeless Compatible System (TCS)
- 60 tpi casing to resist cuts and scrapes
- Reduced gap between crown and side knobs
- Weight: Approx 800g (2.3)
- MSRP: $60
- Availability: I’m told this Fall
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