WTB Bronson TCS Tire - 29in $69.95
For every trail.
WTB has a loyal following for its tires, and with the Bronson TCS 29-inch tire, it's easy to see why. Sitting half way between the fast-rolling Wolverine and the aggressive Weirwolf, the Bronson tread pattern easily holds its own from bone-dry hard pack to slick mud. And in the tubeless-ready TCS variety, this is one of the most versatile pieces of rubber that you could ever mount up to your trail bike.
The Bronson's spirit lies in its progressive tread design. Built off the dry conditions Wolverine, it employs meatier side knobs, and a more open tread pattern, in order to provide extra grip and mud clearing ability. Thankfully, though, this was done without sacrificing the fast rolling that WTB's rubber is known for. And with this being the TCS version, it gets a dual compound tread pattern, softer side knobs that bite hard, and stiffer center knobs that enhance the life and rolling speed even further.
WTB has a history as one of the pioneers of tubeless tires, so it shouldn't be a surprise that the TCS casing takes the best parts of the UST tire standard, namely the meaty bead and reinforced sidewalls. The 60 TPI casing is responsive and smooth riding, and with an Aramid bead, it's highly flat-resistant, too. The result is a tire that comes in under 800g, only with the support and durability that you need for tearing up aggressive trails.
The WTB Bronson TCS 29-inch tire is available in the color Black and with a 2.2-inch width.
What community has to say
Really Good Tire
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This is my 3rd set of these tires. they are a great all-around tire. They are a bit meatier then the WTB Wolverines but, according to the WTB web site,
they are a little lighter. They wear well and last quite a while. On the other hand, I have noticed the bead on the tire is very tight. Much tighter than other tires I have used. As a result it can be difficult to get on.