WTB TCS Tubeless and Low Weight
WTBs 2010 tire line looks to be the most promising in the companys 28-year history. The heart of the line, the trail tyres, includes many features like dual compound rubber, puncture protection, UST and TCS (WTBs Tubeless Compatible System).
WTB’s 2010 tire line looks to be the most promising in the company’s 28-year history. The heart of the line, the trail tyres, includes many features like dual compound rubber, puncture protection, UST and TCS (WTB’s Tubeless Compatible System). “TCS tires offer the best of both worlds,” says Katerina Rejchrtova, CEO of WTB Europe.
“These tires combine the benefits of tubeless with the minimal weight of an XC race tire.” This versatile system combines WTB’s lightweight, race casing with a certified UST tubeless bead. TCS tyres can be used with inner tubes and adapted to tubeless when combined with WTB-approved sealant and rim strips.
The most remarkable tire of the product line is the redesigned WeirWolf. The new WeirWolf is different from the previous version which was introduced more than five years ago. WTB’s all-mountain athlete Mark Weir worked with WTB’s chief designer Mark Slate for more than a year on R&D and testing of the new tread. The final tire incorporates an extra row of transitional tread between the crown and side knobs and the side knobs are terraced (or stepped), which creates a knob that’s progressive.
WTB states that the harder you push these side knobs the more they firm up, giving this tire a positive feel and consistent traction at any speed or lean angle. This complex tread is quite possibly the most advanced design on the market. Additionally, the WeirWolf is available with Inner Peace (WTB’s puncture protection), dual compound and TCS.