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Old 09-27-06, 07:42 PM   #1
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Weirwolf tires?

Hi all Im in the market for new tires as my stock WTB moto raptors on my bike not only have no traction, but they are wearing down.

I dont know how the tire sizes go on bikes but im very interested in puchasing the WTB weirwolf for at least my rear tire and was wondering what size to get. My rim says 26x1.5 / 2.125 and my tire on there now says 2.14 (49/52) What tire size do I need for the rim? Can I go any wider?
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Old 09-27-06, 08:31 PM   #2
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just roll your ride into your lbs, they will show you what tires you need. And remeber...wider tires= slow tires
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Old 09-27-06, 08:56 PM   #3
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just roll your ride into your lbs, they will show you what tires you need. And remeber...wider tires= slow tires
Uh, how much are you willing to bet on that statement?

I wouldn't want to do DH or FR on a set of 26"x2.0" tires.

Probably just like I wouldn't want to do a xc race on a set of 26x2.7 dh tires.
Dpending on what the trails are like in your area, should decide on what type of tire one runs. I know for where I live, I wouldn't want to ride a set of tires narrower than 26"x2.3" and nothing over 26"x2.5." Sometimes with the terrain should go before rolling on pavement performance. For me, it is a 26x2.5 Maxxis High Roller on the front and a 26x2.35 Maxxis Minion DHR on the back.

I would avoid anything to do with WTB tires. Even for a narrow tire, they feel slow, as you have found they wear out quickly, and the sidewall strength is a bit suspect.

Based on not knowing what terrain you are riding and what type of riding you do, I'm assuming cross country. You would probably do well with a tire from anywhere from a 26"x2.0 to a tire that is 26"x2.2"
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I had Weirwolf 2.1's on my bike and they are being replaced after one weekend. Basically I liked nothing about them. The rear would spin like crazy on gravel and the front kept feeling like it was going to kick out from under me on turns. They did "ok" on hardpact and rocks but they just don't perform at all in loose stuff. Overall not recommended.
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I had Weirwolf 2.1's on my bike and they are being replaced after one weekend. Basically I liked nothing about them. The rear would spin like crazy on gravel and the front kept feeling like it was going to kick out from under me on turns. They did "ok" on hardpact and rocks but they just don't perform at all in loose stuff. Overall not recommended.
Missed that part.
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I had Weirwolf 2.1's on my bike and they are being replaced after one weekend. Basically I liked nothing about them. The rear would spin like crazy on gravel and the front kept feeling like it was going to kick out from under me on turns. They did "ok" on hardpact and rocks but they just don't perform at all in loose stuff. Overall not recommended.
Thanks, that helped. I was looking at the maxxis brand earlier and they look like a top quality tire. I just wanted to make sure the wider tire would fit on my rim.


As to the trail conditions, its mostly for right now going to be ridden on intermediate level hard packed/loose dirt with inclines, etc. I think Im gonna start researching the maxxis and forget about the WTB. Thanks guys.

PS-trail map if that helps-
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will these fit my bike?

http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.asp?id=25764
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or this....

http://www.blueskycycling.com/view_product.php?pid=1257
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http://www.mtbr.com/reviews/Tire/product_125975.shtml
this review touts their longevity - though I'm a bit skeptical of 1100 miles.

Look at the Panaracer Fire XC Pro 2.1s, they are a great tire off-road

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Old 09-28-06, 08:23 AM   #10
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Pricepoint usually has the Fire XC Pros on sale two tires for $35. That's a good deal on a good all around XC tire. They also have the Panaracer Cinder on sale now for $19.98 2.1 and 2.25's available.
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You really can't go wrong with Fire XC's or Cinders.
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