27 October 2009 - 11:06And on the Subject of X Rated…
How about the mysterious “Weapon X“, just recently released by WTB?
I’m talking, of course, about the WTB Wolverine 29er tire.
At Interbike 2008, my rep had told me that there would be a 29er version of their successful 26″ Wolverine tire coming out soon. Sadly, at the time he was mistaken, and the tire he showed me was actually slated to be a 650B (what???!! isn’t that platform dead yet?). Anyway, finally someone at WTB said WTF, and decided to make the tires I had been pestering them for since I first saw them, for almost an entire year. Good move on their part.
The Wolverine is touted as a fast rolling variable conditions tire, with knobs spaced far enough apart to dig into soft or loose soil, but shaped to roll as fast Logan on a beserker attack. It definitely looks like it would do the trick.
These tires I have in my mitts, are BIG, in fact, they’re almost the same size as a Weirwolf LTs that they replaced on Kermit. The sidewall says 2.2, but see how they compare to a Conti Mountain King 2.2.
Maybe this is a classic example of Euro sizing vs American sizing..?
The tire is less like this:
Than it is like this:
Or to illustrate further, less like this:
And more like this:
I can’t wait to get them dirty!