WTB Prowler MX Team DH 2.5in review

The big new buggers in WTB's DH line up, these are an all-round tread

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The big new buggers in WTB's DH line up, these are an all-round tread, but they work well enough in the wet to be worth putting in.

The multiple inline block tread holds sideways slides very impressively, and has a helpful habit of re-grabbing grip automatically on the front. The staggered design gives decent inline grip, too, and transition into turns is seamless, with buttressed side knobs handling side loads without squirming.
A super duty carcass with Inner Peace sidewalls keeps them stable and secure at low pressures and they suck up hits beautifully. They are, however, damn heavy.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 44
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster tfhan the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK
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