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  • We wrapped our 29-inch rims with some relatively new WTB rubber for this test. Up front we ran the WTB TCS Vigilante 2.5 Light / High Grip, and out back we slapped on the TCS Trail Boss 2.4 Tough / Fast Rolling tire. The Pivot Firebird 29 was our chassis of choice for this review, and the tires ...

    Posted by SomeGuy on 1/30/2019 8:52 AM

  • The Good:

    -Durable and easy to wash cover
    -Comfortable for long rides
    -Simple graphics/design
    -Good rail length for adjustment
    -Can be bought in many options to suit everyone's preferences

    The Bad:

    -The only thing I could think of is that it could be made with recycled and recyclable materials

    Overall Review: Five or six years ago, I bought a used WTB Devo saddle to fit on an old commuter bike, thinking that it would do the job for that old bike. After a few commutes, it made its way on my main bike, and then I started looking online to see if I could find some more so I could have one on all of my b...

    Posted by nature.culture on 11/27/2018 8:37 AM

  • The Good:

    Great shape, great padding, comfy cutout.

    The Bad:

    None as of yet.

    Overall Review: I ran the WTB Pure V for many moons and loved it, but it was big and ugly so I switched to the Volt. I ran the mid sized Volt and liked it at first, but soon found on longer rides that it was giving my sit bones grief. I thought I liked the volt, so I bought the wider one and after a season on t...

    Posted by Amart1500 on 5/14/2018 6:27 AM

  • The Good:

    Price, grip, tread life, casing reliability, mud shedding, quality control

    The Bad:

    At 2.3" wide, it's on the narrower end of today's offerings. An update for the modern 30mm rims would be nice.

    Overall Review: I can't say enough about how much I like this tire. It's phenomenal especially when things are loose. Sure on pavement and hardpack it's going to roll a little slower - but on most trails in Colorado and elsewhere, where conditions are usually anything but, it's the best tire I have ridden. I of...

    Posted by t.martin on 3/26/2018 5:39 PM

  • The Good:

    best tire I've ridden for lose over hardpack
    super durable very predictable ride quality excel on a variety of terrain cheaper than most other tires

    The Bad:

    roll very slow on pavement

    Overall Review: The Vigilante kicks ass. Last year a local sponsored really fast kid hooked me up with a tire because he had some spare 27.5 tough casing tires and I continually put holes in Exo casings and was over it. Fast forward and I have now bought a set after running one. Also I wanted to try a non maxis...

    Posted by NWDommen on 2/1/2018 5:54 PM

  • The Good:

    Great on trail performance / Easy tubeless setup / Harder compounds available in beefier casing (looking at you Maxxis and Schwalbe)

    The Bad:

    Sub-par puncture resistance on "light" casing / Light casing heavier than competitors

    Overall Review: This tire stands up with the best on trail and is one of the easiest tires to set up tubeless I have worked with. However, DO NOT buy the "light" casing option if you consider yourself an aggressive rider or frequent terrain with sharp exposed rocks. Frankly, it's sub-par. It's not "light" with ...

    Posted by 7willmorris on 12/28/2017 12:48 AM

  • The Good:

    Very firm and light

    The Bad:

    Very firm, sharp corners hit thighs

    Overall Review: I'll start off by saying that I loved this saddle. Everyone that got on my bike would complain right off the bat how rigid the saddle was, but for me, it was perfect. I definitely do remember thinking it was uncomfortable for the first few rides but quickly got accustomed to it. If you are loo...

    Posted by anospa on 12/27/2017 11:26 AM

  • The Good:

    Fast rolling, good rear tyre tread pattern.

    The Bad:

    Sealant leaking through sidewalls.

    Overall Review: I fitted a brand new vigilante recently and set it up tubeless, any time I pumped it up beyond 25psi the sealant started pouring through the porus sidewalls. Very disappointed. 

    Posted by Davefw on 12/27/2017 6:49 AM

  • The Good:

    The WTB Trail Boss 29 2.4 is probably my favorite tire to date

    The Bad:

    Difficult to break down the bead if used with a WTB TCS rim profile

    Overall Review: If your 29er will fit a larger than normal tire, then the Trail Boss should be at the top of your list. After being in search of a great all-rounder for many years, I feel like the trail Boss is the one. The TCS Light/Fast version has proven to be tough enough in the side walls, yet offer a resi...

    Posted by Willis24 on 12/27/2017 5:35 AM

  • The Good:

    Can move around on it easily, cover is durable and doesn't absorb water, long nose to get forward on the climbs

    The Bad:

    Flexy rails, after long rides can be a bit uncomfortable

    Overall Review: Hop on the Silverado and take it for a ride around the parking lot and you probably won't have much to complain about. It feels like a very generic mountain bike saddle to me, which is a good thing. The nose is longish and curved down so you can get forward on steep climbs. The cover is syntheti...

    Posted by NMK183 on 4/9/2017 9:00 PM

  • The Good:

    Simple one piece design with a protective sleeve and padded bar end combo that feels just right. If a shop tried to tell you to swap to another brand/style bar/grip combo, they'd not have a benefit to point out. Bare handed riders will love them.

    The Bad:

    Anyone afraid of cutting their expensive bars to mate them has no way to demo them to feel the benefits. That is a hard sell, but I argue...worth it. Only four grip pattern choices, along with SRAM's Blackbox & Boobar pre-cut bars, today Pivot introduced their own grip pattern Padloc bar & grip combo plus more are on the way.

    Overall Review: Let me preface this review by saying I was open to this concept before it ever hit the shelf and was on a waiting list to get them. I was hoping they would prevent the numbness in my hands from decades of palm parking myself in the dirt. I couldn't get them fast enough. I come from the old days ...

    Posted by bizutch on 2/7/2017 6:56 PM

  • Review by Nick Zuzelski // Photos by Carl Gray We put our trail bikes through some serious terrain these days as modern geometry and capable six-inch suspension brings us to terrain that not too many years ago was considered downhill-bike-only. This leaves riders searching for that better conn...

    Posted by Zoomlinski on 10/28/2016 2:24 PM

  • The Good:

    Price, Shape

    The Bad:

    Shape, Build Quality

    Overall Review: Like most of the users on this site, we have all at one point or another fallen prey to the saddle trap that is the Rocket V. Was it at one point a great saddle? no doubt, but recently the saddle game has progressed and left the Rocket V in it's dust. Sure the SLT has titanium frame rails and is...

    Posted by kstrongin on 3/30/2016 10:22 AM

  • The Good:

    Thin, attractive shape, good looking

    The Bad:

    Durability

    Overall Review: Alright here is the deal, I have had a lot of saddles over the years, and WTB seemed to be the most popular brand for me until recently. I bought one of these saddles for my downhill bike about a year ago; I was going to use this saddle for my race season, and  as you can probably tell from...

    Posted by kstrongin on 3/30/2016 10:13 AM

  • The Good:

    Narrow and long profile promotes changing positions while riding. Doesn't catch shorts, and has softer foam with a conforming shell to be a very comfortable saddle.

    The Bad:

    Slightly flexible rails.

    Overall Review: Looking for a replacement for a worn out WTB Laser V, I mounted up a WTB Silverado Team to my dropper and never looked back. It's slender profile provides an long area to sit allowing the rider to slide up on the saddle for those steep climbing efforts. When descending, the narrow rear of the sa...

    Posted by whilgenb on 2/15/2016 8:57 PM

  • The Good:

    Shape is very neutral
    Durable cover
    Strong rails

    The Bad:

    Stiff foam
    Longer break-in period

    Overall Review: After multiple years of riding a WTB Laser V saddle, it was finally time to accept that a replacement was needed. Unfortunately, WTB ceased to manufacture this model of saddle. In pursuit of a replacement, the WTB Rocket saddle was purchased and mounted up. The Rocket was recommended as a repl...

    Posted by whilgenb on 2/13/2016 3:49 PM

  • The Good:

    Rounded profile
    Predictable grip
    Excellent cornering

    The Bad:

    Easy to slice the tire in the thinner compound
    Difficult to mount and remount on certain rims

    Overall Review: Up until recently, tire design has been focused on providing substantial side knobs for plenty of grip. However, these kinds of configurations require quick transitions to lean angles and often break away without much communication. In pursuit of a tire with a more predictable transition and bre...

    Posted by whilgenb on 2/13/2016 3:34 PM

  • The Good:

    Rolls fast, Durable, Great sidewall, Plenty of grip.

    The Bad:

    Not the best in soft stuff.

    Overall Review: If you have ever ridden in the desert, you know that there just never seems to be the right tire. Tires that are tough with good sidewalls have huge lugs and roll like a tank. Tires with low lugs are so flimsy the razor sharp rocks and spiny cacti kill them in a few rides. When I was riding 26" ...

    Posted by Vegas Jekyll Rider on 5/14/2015 6:17 AM

  • The modern all-mountain or enduro racing bike is quite an achievement, possessing almost impeccable downhill manners while still being a relative joy to grind up hill or rally day-long on the trails with your friends. Tire options, however, have taken a bit of time to catch up. In their defens...

    Posted by general lee on 3/5/2015 7:36 AM

  • The Good:

    Comfortable and lite

    The Bad:

    tears easily

    Overall Review: Have ridden on WTB seats for 10+ years and have always loved them. Picked this seat up on sale and to replace an old seat that getting uncomfortable. When I got it I was happy with the construction, comfort, and weight. On rides it feels good and when you are in the saddle it soft enough to not ...

    Posted by awol12 on 4/9/2014 6:24 PM

  • The Good:

    Saddle shape "propels" you forward, I literally feel faster with this saddle.. Comfortable enough for the long rides. Stitching on the front of the saddle provides good traction when doing technical climbs.

    The Bad:

    Bit heavy. Not my first choice for an epic ride. CroMo rails need to be tweaked occasionally

    Overall Review: Bottom line: This is an excellent saddle for the money. I have had several over the years and continue to be impressed.

    Posted by Max_Power on 7/10/2013 12:50 PM

  • The Good:

    Light, great shape, comfortable, simple design and color scheme, wide rear platform, rounded shape does not snag shorts

    The Bad:

    Weak rails

    Overall Review: I really liked this saddle, until a single fall ended its career by bending it WAY out of shape. I now have a Fizik Tundra and its taken the same sort of spill with no damage. It has a nice shape and design to work with any build. really comfortable when you need it, thanks to the wide rear and ...

    Posted by JamesSavage on 7/9/2013 11:59 PM

  • The Good:

    Due to the tight center knobs, it rolls incredibly fast. Corners amazingly. love the 2.4

    The Bad:

    a tad unpredictable.

    Overall Review: If the dirt is a little wet to dry, then this tire is perfect and will definitely put a huge smile on your face. Not the best in sloppy or powdery conditions however.

    Posted by reptar on 5/8/2013 1:17 PM

  • The Good:

    Rolls incredibly fast. Super light weight. Hooks up like no other cross country tire I have ever ridden before.

    The Bad:

    Possibly could be a little wider?

    Overall Review: This tire is incredible! I don't think I will ever ride another tire in a cross country race again. For now on if I want something fast rolling that is light, and will hook up, then this will definitely be my tire of choice.

    Posted by reptar on 5/8/2013 1:12 PM

  • The Good:

    It rolls surprisingly fast for how well it hooks up. Corners amazing in drier conditions.

    The Bad:

    Tighter knobs make for not so good in the mud.

    Overall Review: This is an amazing tire in dry conditions. Will hook up no matter how hard you lean the bike. Don't run it in mud though because it wasn't designed as a mud tire.

    Posted by reptar on 5/8/2013 1:07 PM

  • The Good:

    Hooks up beautifully. Really shows its potential in the mud, or blown out dry conditions.

    The Bad:

    A little flexy in hard pack conditions.

    Overall Review: I use this tire on the front about 80% of the time. It is a great tire and will hook up on anything loose.

    Posted by reptar on 5/8/2013 1:02 PM

  • 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.

    Posted by reptar on 5/8/2013 12:51 PM

  • The Good:

    rather cheap

    The Bad:

    Super heavy
    bent the whole thing 2" off true in 3 months
    super narrow

    Overall Review: when i got these, I thought that they would last, and was willing to suffer the weight penalty. these wheels suck. the damm rim didnt last as long as my tires im over these rims.

    Posted by Siderealwall2 on 3/20/2013 7:25 AM

  • 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 gre...

    Posted by Mr. P on 10/29/2012 9:16 AM

  • 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

    Overall Review: http://www.pinkbike.com/video/140353/

    Posted by MTBmiller on 10/28/2012 10:54 PM