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    Weirwolf LT 29er 2.5" TCS

    Maybe old news...
    Great front tire. if you didn't get a chance to hoard a extra set...
    they're back...
    WTB » Products - Tires - 29er - Weirwolf 2.5 LT 29″ TCS

    pretty pricey...

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    I liked these but now they gained almost a half pound so Im trying the slant six's!
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    Curious to see some true measurements on one of these and how they compare to my current Purgatory 2.4 (which is HUGE)

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    Yep, it's back, but not quite as the same tire it was before. The picture on their site doesn't show it very clearly but the center tread is now slightly taller and the side knobs are a lot taller and a lot more reinforced, thereby squaring off the profile a bit and (hopefully) really giving it some ability to bite well and hold on in the turns (unlike the original on some surfaces) while still rolling great (like the original). I think the dual compound is new for this model too, but I could be wrong. It's definitely a more aggressive tire than the original, though they don't seem suited to the same type of riders as the original version

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    IMO 940 grams is not 'moderate' weight. Hopefully that's an overstatement, the old 2.55s weight seemed overstated as well since I found mine to be between 750-800 grams. I'm glad I hoarded a set of the old version since I didn't find them to lack traction, you just can't ride them like a large knobbed tire. I've had a single weirwolf lt 2.55 on the front of my rigid ss for over three years now, no complaints, the tire and tread has held up ridiculously well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by todwil View Post
    I liked these but now they gained almost a half pound so Im trying the slant six's!
    I thought the same thing so I bought the slant six. Hated them, terrible hookup as a rear tire.

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    Well, as has been said, the new Weir Wolf is really a completely different tire than the old one. I have ridden and loved the old WW LT and it worked great in drier, buffer single track, but it was limited in many other situations. This new tire is really what the Weir Wolf 26"ers were- a trail/AM tire. That couldn't be said of the older version of this tire.

    I've seen the new one and it has a much more aggressive look with lots of knobs. If the casing is a true 2.5"er, then it'll be bigger than the older WW LT too, which was barely a 2.4"er.

    Looking forward to seeing how these perform in the techy stuff for folks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by todwil View Post
    I liked these but now they gained almost a half pound so Im trying the slant six's!
    If you're looking for high volume and lower tread I'd check out the racing ralph 2.4s. High volume and more tread - ardent 2.4.

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    $75 What the Whaaa????

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    Pretty interesting if you watch the development video. Had watched that a while back and was waiting for them to be released to pair up with the old style out back. Check out the site WTB - WeirWolf Tires you can see how different it is. Hoping the knobs aren't too tall as that's one thing I didn't like about them in the 26er version - felt very squirrely, like how the Mtn.Kings do on hardpack.

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    Yes! Now I have a replacement for my ExiWolfs

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    I saw the new Weirwolf tire mounted and aired at Biketoberfest. I was expecting something fatter and more balloon like since the WWLT is labeled and marketed as 2.55 and I've had the 2.2 Race King, 2.2 Snakeskin and 2.4 EVO Racing Ralph, 2.1 Nano, 2.3 Exiwolf, 2.4 Ardent. A 2.4 Ardent is closest in terms of aggressive AM tread, yet it's 200+ grams lighter.
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    Would this fit as a front tire on my 2011 giant anthem?

    Anyone compare the weirwolf's to the rampage's?

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    I had the old 29er one and loved it. This new one is more like the 26er version I had on my old DH bike. I didnt like that one at all.

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    Have a old WWLT as a rear with a Ardent and I would say this is a much better combo then this heavy beast.
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    That right now is exactly the combo I was wondering about as I already have the old version and there's not a chance in hell I'll be giving anyone nearly $100 US for a frikin bicycle tyre. So how does the Ardent 2.4" stack up against the WW LT casing volume wise, about the same or slightly bigger?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pink57 View Post
    Have a old WWLT as a rear with a Ardent and I would say this is a much better combo then this heavy beast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx View Post
    That right now is exactly the combo I was wondering about as I already have the old version and there's not a chance in hell I'll be giving anyone nearly $100 US for a frikin bicycle tyre. So how does the Ardent 2.4" stack up against the WW LT casing volume wise, about the same or slightly bigger?
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    The volume is about the same but the sidewall is much weaker on the WWLT. I think I have skid on too many rocks as I have to fill it with air everyday tubeless.
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    Thanks for the reply. Which version of the Ardent are you running, the EXO or LUST?

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    The volume is about the same but the sidewall is much weaker on the WWLT. I think I have skid on too many rocks as I have to fill it with air everyday tubeless.
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    I have the old version of the Weirwolf LT 29er 2.5"

    I love these tires and hope they do't weir out I put them on the 1st of November 2009

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    my riding buddy had the new WW 2.55 fitted to his bike. They measured just slightly wider and taller than my racing Ralph 2.4 on the calipers a couble mm both ways) and the WW were slighyl worn, where the RR was new. Both fitted to the same wheel set.

    I have a set on order but will be disapointed if they weight a bunch more them my RR 2.4

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    Prepare to be quite disappointed then, unless by "much" you mean less than 300g more per tyre.

    Quote Originally Posted by ow595 View Post
    my riding buddy had the new WW 2.55 fitted to his bike. They measured just slightly wider and taller than my racing Ralph 2.4 on the calipers a couble mm both ways) and the WW were slighyl worn, where the RR was new. Both fitted to the same wheel set.

    I have a set on order but will be disapointed if they weight a bunch more them my RR 2.4

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    Where can you order these from?

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    Lt ????

    Quote Originally Posted by dimitrin View Post
    Maybe old news...
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    WTB » Products - Tires - 29er - Weirwolf 2.5 LT 29″ TCS
    ...wonder why WTB kept the "LT" moniker when they intentionally Increased the Tread Depths.. it doesn't really look LOW any longer based on the factory Web photo, i noticed they also DECREASED the casing width from 58 down to 57mm now, calling it a 2.5 now, down from the 2.55.
    ...Curious what Pressure WTB pumps em up to when THEY measure, maybe the MAX pressure? ...mine never measured 2.5 on a 35mm rim at 27 lbs. ...maybe at the max 50 lbs. they would, but they might be a bit bouncy
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    Quote Originally Posted by hitechredneck View Post
    Where can you order these from?
    At the price they want I would check Robb Report.
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    Hans Dampf | Schwalbe North America

    bought one of these lately? Seems like a $16 buck savings.

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    What is up with freakin tire prices?? are they nuts??

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    They took away all what was awesome about the WWLT. It basically looks like a Bronson now. I don't get how they're effectively much different.

    The Schwalbe stuff is expensive/racey and I doubt they would last nearly as long as the WWLT. I still may need to buy up the remaining local stock of WWLTs to put off the search for a new tire for while longer. The Ardent looks great, but also expensive.

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    Or if they would make the Rampage with a stronger sidewall like the Ardent it would be a lot better.

    And I think I snagged my front Ardent for around $40 online I think it was Tree Fort at the time and the WWLT I got on ebay for a decent price new. But these prices are starting to get to be a cheaper tubular pricing.
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    Does anyone have real width measurements for the new Weirwolf 2.5s on Velocity P35s? I'm considering them, the Ardent 2.4, and the Hans Dampf 2.35 for my Jones. I'm leaning heavily toward the Ardents, but could be swayed if the Weirwolfs measure wider.

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    A guy I ride with has a set of P35 rims with a set of Ardents and they're on a steel spaceframe Jones. He likes them a lot and they do have a lot of volume I did not get any measurements but the RR 2.4s he has on his Ti Jones are MUCH larger in casing volume. The Ardent seems to go wider but the RR is taller.

    The WWLT (old style) is still a great tire I think but the sidewall as I said I think is rather weak I can get it to rub my rear stays (09 Inbred) on a flow tubeless. Usually have to keep it around 30 psi so there is no rub. I snagged the new WWLT for a great price on MTBR so I will test this as a front and see if I can get a weight on it compared to the Ardent.
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    You bumped a mega old thread. I'd say that if your sidewalls are rubbing your frame, you are not running a tire with weak sidewalls. You're running a tire that's too large for your frame.
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    Necrobump, just bought a set of these from Nashbar @ $35/tire WOOT!

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    I ride on $30 tires, wont pay for a name.

    I never have a problem with traction,

    In sand,
    or In water,
    or In mud,
    or on rocks,
    or gravel
    or on roots,

    wet roots suck still.....

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    I have a set of these I got on a bike from Craigslist and love them. I agree, wouldn't pay $75, but $35 is a sweet deal, very supple tires. Ill pay the $5 over your rubber to get a great deal on the tire I want and share the info with others. Have fun out there!!

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