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Old 02-09-11, 07:30 PM   #1
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Poll: Smoke, Fast Trak or Weirwolf - Which is the Keeper?

I have these three tires laying around; I'm keeping one for the rear.

I'm a bigger rider, dry hardpack, gravel and asphalt, don't bomb downhills. Have a Nanoraptor on the front, want a little more hill climb traction in the back without sacrificing too much in the weight / speed department. OK pros, which of the three:

Panaracer Smoke (Classic) ?
Specialized Fast Trac ?
WTB Weirwolf ?

Oh yeh: I've never side wall ripped or torn a tire (knock on wood)
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Old 02-09-11, 07:52 PM   #2
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Out of those 3 specialized fast trak. You can also look at maxxis crossmarks, kenda small block 8's, wtb vulpines, Continental Race King.
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Race King has zero off-camber and cornering traction...but its faster than hell, going straight!
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I really like my WTB Velociraptor on the rear. It is old school but has great traction (especially when you mount it backwards), and you can get the folding ones for $24 at performance. I have a Maxxis Crossmark on the front and love it, but have never run it on the rear.

A friend of mine tried the Weirwolf but was not that impressed and has switched to something else.
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+1 for the Maxxis, I run both Crossmarks and Ignitors I had better luck with them than the Weirwolf I love the tread on the Weirwolf but, I cut 2 sidewalls on those in just a couple of weeks. May have been just bad luck, but knock on wood the Maxxis have held up great.

but for your Poll, I would keep the specialized of the 3.
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