WTB Wolverine Race 2.2in tyre review£41.99

Decent but too dear

BikeRadar score3/5

WTB’s fast and reasonably grippy round carcass makes a decent tyre, but the price doesn’t add up for single compound rubber.

The flattened arrow centre tread is a broadened version of the established WTB Weirwolf range and it rolls well for its size.

The rounded, lightweight casing makes it eager and responsive on the trail, and it’s got a buoyant feel at mid to low pressures.

Its intermediate and edging grip is good on looser ‘trail centre’ surfaces and not bad on damper/more random natural trails.

The outside lugs can slip if you push them too hard and the centre tread soon rounds off and tears. The carcass also gets stretch marks if you work it hard at low pressures.

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: 45
  • 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 than 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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