WTB Mutano 2.4in TCS AM mountain bike tyre review

Ideal for classic trail centre loops

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £40.00 RRP | USD $56.23
WTB Mutano 2.4in TCS AM Tyres

Our review

A quick rolling, aggressive trail tyre that offers tonnes of traction
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On classic trail centre loops like the Wall at Afan or the Twrch at Cwm Carn these tyres are amazing. They’re fast rolling for an aggressive trail tyre yet grippy in the twists and turns with the voluptuous 2.4in casing that feels like it adds an extra inch of suspension.

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The TCS tubeless bead can be a tight fit on some rims but helps keep them airtight, and makes them easy to seal up and pop on with just a track pump. As with all tubeless-ready systems you still need to run some sealant. The Mutano AM’s sidewall has a very rigid insert, positioned just above the bead, which stiffens the carcass to help control tyre roll and should ward off rim dings too.

The stiff, low height knobs in the centre section of tread, combined with the large volume, allows you to run them at lower pressure, which means that they offer good traction on dry rocks, roots, hardpack and loose conditions, giving you a near perfect balance between grip and rolling resistance. The outer knobs are not only bigger in both width and height but are also a noticeably softer compound.

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On off-camber sections and through fast rough turns they grip tenaciously, allowing you to really rail round the trails. As fantastic as the tyres are, in dry to medium conditions, the low height knobs can’t cope in really wet and muddy conditions. The only other negative is at full sized 2.4in, they’re taller and wider than most, so you may struggle to squeeze them into your frame. We loved ours so much we trimmed them down to fit!

Product Specifications

Product

Name Mutano 2.4in TCS AM Tyre (11)
Brand WTB

Additional Features • Usage: All Mountain • Conditions: Dry, hardpack to loose • Weight: 781g • Compound: Dual DNA (62/50) • Casing: 60tpi • Bead: UST Aramid
Threads Per Inch 60
Tyre Width Sizes Available 2.4