WTB Wolverine TCS Tire - 29in $69.95
Fast and tenacious.
If you typically ride somewhere with dry trails, you needs a tire that rolls fast. But fast rolling tires aren't always grippy, especially when it gets dusty or wet. If your bike is rolling on the WTB Wolverine TCS 29-inch Tire, however, you have no reason to worry. The tightly spaced, ramped center knobs keep it rolling blisteringly fast when it's dry. And when grip gets harder to come by, the open side knobs and dual-compound rubber dig in to keep you in control when you're pushing the pace.
The key to the Wolverine is its progressive tread design. At the center line of the tire, you'll find tightly spaced, ramped center knobs that minimize rolling resistance, thereby preserving speed. The side knobs are staggered and open, which allows the working edges to dig into the dirt in order to provide more cornering bite than the low profile tread looks like it would provide. And with this being the TCS version, it gets a dual-compound tread pattern that features 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 strong Aramid bead and reinforced sidewalls. Meanwhile, the 60 TPI casing provides a supple and responsive ride quality of various terrain types. The result is a tire that weighs in around 805g, only with the support and durability of a heavier tire.
The WTB Wolverine TCS 29-inch Tire is available in the color Black and with a 2.2-inch width.