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WTB Wolverine Tire (discontinued)

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Fun tire for XC/trail riding

Rating: Featured Member Review
The Good:

Corners well. When it does break loose, it's very predictable. Rolling resistance is decent - not on the level of a pure XC tire, but low enough that it won't feel like you're dragging bricks.

The Bad:

Does not track well in muddy/wet conditions

Overall Review:

This is one of my favorite tires for riding dry, relatively firm terrain. I've used this tire in both 26" and 29" versions and always been satisfied. I prefer to run this tire in the rear. The lower rolling resistance allows you to get up to speed, and it drifts predictably, so you can slide through corners without feeling out of control. One of my favorite pairings is a Wolverine rear with a WTB Bronson up front. I also used this tire for some XC racing. It's not as light or as quick as a true XC tire, but it can do the job if you want to race but don't want to ride semi-slick or super low-profile race tires. I rarely had any issues with flats, even when I hit rocks hard enough to make me sure I would pinch the tube. But be warned: This is not a good tire for wet conditions. On wet roots, it slides all over the place. However, if your local trails are dry, rocky, and generally hard-packed, this is a great tire.

Best all around tire

The Good:

Rolls very fast, perfect width, has thick rubber on top of the tread for the best flat protection, perfect for drier conditions.

The Bad:

A little on the heavy side, and not the best for wet rocks/roots, but it isn't a wet tire anyway.

Overall Review:

When the spring comes, and it gets to dry out a little, I will put this son my bike and leave it all summer. It is predictable, and does exactly what it's supposed to do.

Outstanding Tire in the Dry

The Good:

Fast. Grippy. Pretty durable. Easy tubeless.

The Bad:

Not great on wet rocks & roots

Overall Review:

REAR review:

In the dry they are very fast & grippy, and one of the few tires I've tried that is very fast, but still does not give up on steep & techy climbs. Breaking is good as well.

I use them on my single speed (standard 60tpi 630g) & AM bike (special 33 tpi 775g)

Does great on both valley hardpack trails and high elevation soft & loose trails - a rarity. Outstanding rear tire!

FRONT review:

I use them on my single speed (standard 60tpi 630g) as front.

The front has released suddenly on me multiple times in high summer loose over hard terrain. Not a hit-the-ground slip. Just a kick out. I tried dropping pressure which fixed it, but then they get foldy on high G turns and some jumps.

Otherwise outstanding.

I probably will buy again for the front as they are so fast and good elsewhere & I am solving the issue with more front focus.

the woverine

The Good:

great when used as a front, works for every thing from dirt to skatepark.

The Bad:

a lil too knobby, they're better when they're worn down

this is my one and only tire

The Good:

this tire is my favert tire ever. This tire excels in every condition wet to dry, grecy to concret this tire kills. i run it on my DJ bike my trail bike and even one the back of my DH bike. The tire is vary fast rooling and hooks up like a champ. but you can still let it slide around corners. I love this tire i run it one 5 out of my 6 wheels and on the front of the DH bike its all about the bronson 2.3 AM TCS.

The Bad:

you can set them up tubeless with a hand pump, o whate my bad thats grate.

Overall Review:

if you want to go fast get on some WTB wolverine 2.3 AM TCS tires

this isnt a wet tire....

The Good:

idk, i have only been able to ride the wet this winter... Cali has been raining exceptionally alot in the past couple months and the dirt hasnt been dry enough to see any good things.

The Bad:

NOT for rainy riding...fact. even 2 days after. i use it as a back tire, maybe that might be it, but it is way too low of profile to ride in wet dirt/mud.

Overall Review:

Only for dry hardpack. not for rocks, mud, or slippery conditions.


Product WTB Wolverine Tire
Riding Type Cross Country, Trail, Freeride / Bike Park, Dirt Jump / Slopestyle
Wheel Size 26", 27.5" (650b), 29"
Tire Width
  • 1.95 inches
  • 2.2 inches
Tubeless Compatible TCS and UST
Bead UST Aramid Bead (TCS and UST)
Durometer Dual DNA (AM TCS), DNA (Race)
Sidewall Inner Peace (AM TCS), Race
  • 1 lb 0.7 oz (474 g)
  • 1 lb 13.9 oz (848 g)
  • 1 lb 6.9 oz (649 g)
  • 1 lb 7.3 oz (660 g)
  • 1 lb 5.3 oz (603 g)
Price $60
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