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    WTB Wolverine 2.2 650b free shipping, in stock

    Today the free shipping ends at Nashbar: WTB Wolverine 650b Team XC Mountain Tire - Mountain Bike Tires

    addendum: When I posted the price was $34 and free shipping.
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    I picked a couple of these up, I am glad I did because the price is back to normal now. But I gotta tell you, mounting these up tubless is the biggest PITA I have ever experienced. I have mounted many tires tubeless and never had this much trouble. Mounted on a set of AC 650BXC rims the beads are very loose. To get it to fit properly I had to put a tube in it and let it sit for a while to take shape. Then I put a Stans rim strip in and I had to use LOTS of soapy water and spend a lot of time pulling and tugging on the tire to get it to seat right then it finally filled up with a compressor.
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    I think Nashbar should be ashamed of themselves pricing those tires at $65 a piece.

    I picked up a complete set of WTB's from another online retailer and only paid $75. It's almost like Nashbar is jacking up the price because they seem to be the only game in town with the 650B's in stock right now. I guess maybe I wouldn't be quite so outraged if I didn't know there are solid deals (like the one Nashbar offered 3 days ago) to be had on those tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratman View Post
    I think Nashbar should be ashamed of themselves pricing those tires at $65 a piece.

    I picked up a complete set of WTB's from another online retailer and only paid $75. It's almost like Nashbar is jacking up the price because they seem to be the only game in town with the 650B's in stock right now. I guess maybe I wouldn't be quite so outraged if I didn't know there are solid deals (like the one Nashbar offered 3 days ago) to be had on those tires.
    I don't think WTB makes these tires anymore, so they probably figure if someone likes these tires that they will pay full MSRP. I would not have, but at $34 with free shipping it was a great deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ljsmith View Post
    I picked a couple of these up, I am glad I did because the price is back to normal now. But I gotta tell you, mounting these up tubless is the biggest PITA I have ever experienced. I have mounted many tires tubeless and never had this much trouble. Mounted on a set of AC 650BXC rims the beads are very loose. To get it to fit properly I had to put a tube in it and let it sit for a while to take shape. Then I put a Stans rim strip in and I had to use LOTS of soapy water and spend a lot of time pulling and tugging on the tire to get it to seat right then it finally filled up with a compressor.
    I have run these tubeless on the Velocity Blunt rim with Stan's strips and aired them up dry with a compressor. No soap at all. I guess the rim really makes a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterat Pat View Post
    I have run these tubeless on the Velocity Blunt rim with Stan's strips and aired them up dry with a compressor. No soap at all. I guess the rim really makes a difference.

    Me too. I dont remember having any issues mounting them. I recently broke the bead to replenish the sealant and got them off & back on without tools.

    Mounting 29x2.4 Specialized Purgatory's on Stan's Flow rims made me lose my religion though

    Is it true that WTB isnt making the 650b Wolverine anymore? Shame, it's my favorite all-around 650b tire.
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    Are they really available from Nashbar, because the select menu only show the 26" version....?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JC822 View Post
    Are they really available from Nashbar, because the select menu only show the 26" version....?
    Straight from the folks at Nashbar online help.....


    Richard Thomas : Item # YT-WW650B
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    (19:20:19 PM)[You are now chatting with Josh.]
    Josh (19:20:25 PM): Hi Richard ! How may I help you?
    Richard Thomas (19:21:58 PM): I was wondering if this item is really a 650B sized tire? The selection drop down menu shows only a 26X2.2 size in stock.
    Josh (19:22:08 PM): Yes, it's actually 650b

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    Thanks for the heads-up. I currently have the WTB Moto Raptor, which I have been extremely happy with. I just got a set of the Wolverine, I was in luck since I needed a 26".

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    They're back at $34. No free shipping, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by los36 View Post
    They're back at $34. No free shipping, though.
    Thanks! Just placed my order.
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    So how would you Wolverine fans rate these tires for aggressive trail riding in dry, mixed conditions with LOTS of rocks, in terms of:
    volume
    climbing grip rear
    cornering grip front
    rolling resistance
    wear
    or any other aspects that come to mind

    vs.
    Nevegal 2.1 and 2.3
    NeoMoto 2.1 and 2.3

    Would be running them tubeless on a 140mm FS bike.

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by doismellbacon View Post
    So how would you Wolverine fans rate these tires for aggressive trail riding in dry, mixed conditions with LOTS of rocks, in terms of:
    volume
    climbing grip rear
    cornering grip front
    rolling resistance
    wear
    or any other aspects that come to mind

    vs.
    Nevegal 2.1 and 2.3
    NeoMoto 2.1 and 2.3
    VERY good question mate. Anxious for some replies from folks who've ridden all 3.

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    [QUOTE=doismellbacon;8879025]So how would you Wolverine fans rate these tires for aggressive trail riding in dry, mixed conditions with LOTS of rocks, in terms of:
    volume- High as big as 2.3 Neo or Nev easily
    climbing grip rear- very good
    cornering grip front- not so good up front I use a 2.3 Nevegal
    rolling resistance- right up there with the Racing Ralph
    wear- center knobs do wear fast but hey you want everything

    Very tough tire I have ridden them in the Sierras with lots of rocks tubeless and had no issues. If you want a high volume low rolling resistance rear tire this is the top choice kinda like the 2.3 small block 8.

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    [QUOTE=Waterat Pat;8881138]
    Quote Originally Posted by doismellbacon View Post
    So how would you Wolverine fans rate these tires for aggressive trail riding in dry, mixed conditions with LOTS of rocks, in terms of:
    volume- High as big as 2.3 Neo or Nev easily
    climbing grip rear- very good
    cornering grip front- not so good up front I use a 2.3 Nevegal
    rolling resistance- right up there with the Racing Ralph
    wear- center knobs do wear fast but hey you want everything

    Very tough tire I have ridden them in the Sierras with lots of rocks tubeless and had no issues. If you want a high volume low rolling resistance rear tire this is the top choice kinda like the 2.3 small block 8.
    I agree with everything WP said too.
    The key word is 'dry'...wet roots/rocks, and mud are where it suffers a bit, so if that is not an issue for you, you are good to go. It does have a lot of volume, rolls for the amount of grip.

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    SOLD OUT at Nashbar as of 10AM on 1/5/12

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcmtnbiker View Post
    SOLD OUT at Nashbar as of 10AM on 1/5/12
    I'm not sure these are going to fit in my frame/fork. If not, I'll gladly sell the brand new set for what I paid to anyone interested.
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