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    WTB WeirWolf RaceTire for B-street?

    are these tires good for batchelor street?
    on bonktown.com theyre $14.99

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    I'd stay away from 'lightweight' casings in this area, unless you want to replace a tire every couple rides.
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    What are some suggestions for tires for b-street terrain? Am I suppose to be looking for tires with stronger sidewalls or something? Please explain because I'm new to all this and trying to learn as much as I can

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    There is a thread about 5 below this one that goes into tire details for use in the valley - search is your friend!

    In addition, go into the local shops and ask the guys what they recommend. Lots of free advise from riders there.

    I'd never buy a tire from an online source unless I could touch and feel it first. A bad tire / hard compound, insufficient corner knobs, flimsy sidewall doesn't show in a photo on a web site.

    For the roots and rocks of new england, you need - grippy compound, somewhat agressive knobs, good corner grip and a sidewall with more than a little toughness.
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    Are you riding 26" wheels or 29"?

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    26"

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    I've been running the Weirwolf Race 2.55 for a couple of years now. Best tire I've ever owned. I haven't ridden B-Street with them but I have ridden at rocky places like Highland, Nam, Boarderland, Harold Parker, Wendell, and Arcadia with them without issue. The sidewalls look and feel thin and I was very skeptical at first but they don't show any wear.

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    Beware, there is a WTB hater lurking around these parts; even claims they have a gender!

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    I'm not a hater, but I've seen/had plenty pissing stan's through the ripped sidewalls to be one.

    But I will say, better pissing Stan's than bulging tube - makes a heck of a bang when they go!
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    Hado: you are not the hater I was referring to (see the other post on BStreet).

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    Quote Originally Posted by A1Zero View Post
    Hado: you are not the hater I was referring to (see the other post on BStreet).

    Yeah I know. You're thinking of the distractingly handsome guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hado_pv View Post
    Yeah I know. You're thinking of the distractingly handsome guy.
    Perhaps. He/she knows a lot about the gender of rubber

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    Never knocked wtb as a whole brand, and there are plenty of macho treads in their tire line...but I did say that very light, weak sidewall low tread race tires (girly tires) are not the best choice (especially on a 26er) for B-Street. If that's what you have on your bike, you'll make do, but if I were buying a tire to ride B-street exclusively...well, I'd want something with more guts, a little tougher and knobbier. You know, a man's tire

    And anyway, the correct answer to 'the best tire for B-Street' on a 26er is the Maxxis Advantage 2.4.

    And...This is the second thread on the exact same topic--just so everyone is clear, no tire will make you a better rider, or even a better b-street rider. What a tire can do better is hold up to the rocky abuse of B-street. Durability and the ability to handle lower pressures are tops in my book---does the wtb weirwolf race tire you're looking at meet these two criteria??

    If it does, great, buy it. If not, even at 15 bucks, it ain't worth it.

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