WTB Bee Line TCS Tire - 27.5in $72.95
Built for speed.
Between the XC-focused Wolverine and the gnar-hungry Vigilante falls WTB's 27.5-inch Bee Line TCS Tire. It's UST compatible, it has a Dual DNA rubber compound, and a tread pattern that favors speed without sacrificing much in the traction department.
Key to this balance of control vs. rolling-resistance are ramped lugs along the center ridge. And because the ramped shape naturally fights deflection from pedaling forces, more of your energy is transferred into forward motion. This is reinforced with a harder 60a durometer rubber along these knobs.
Unlike the 50a found along the sides and transition knobs, the 60a holds its shape for increased efficiency and longer wearing properties. The side knobs are also shaped to handle loading from aggressive turns for consistent and predictable handling, while its 50a compound contributes to these traits by enhancing grip.
For the Bee Line 27.5in Tire, WTB employs its TCS (Tubeless Compatible System) in order to create a lightweight, sealant-based casing with a positive bead and rim hook joint that prevents both burping and air loss.
The WTB Bee Line TCS 27.5in Tire is UST compatible, with the use of sealant, and is available in a 2.2-inch width. Please note that this tire does not include either tire sealant or rim tape.