WTB Prowler XT 2.35in review

A proven classic, with state-of-the-art performance

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
USD $39.76
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Our review

Superb all-round grip but slow and heavy for trail use
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One of two Prowlers from WTB, but the all-mountain XT is much more than just a smaller version of the MX [page 122].
The tread looks like a very simple paddle arrangement until you realise that it’s actually a lot of arrow treads in a line, which separate as the tyre rolls and moulds to the trail. This means as well as digging out serious braking/ driving grip, it’s a lot more tenacious in corners and messy root/rock situations, and faster clearing than we expected it to be. Add a soft stick 50 duro ‘DNA’ compound and a very fat carcass for its nominal 2.3in size and this is a great gripper for aggressive riders.
The downside is that it’s very heavy for general trail use, and the sticky compound and bar tread slow it down too, so you’ll de?nitely enjoy it going down more than going up.

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Product Specifications

Product

Name Prowler XT (US)
Brand WTB

Wheel Type Mountain
Tyre Tread Square
Bead Aramid
Rubber Compound Super Track DNA
Tyre Width Sizes Available 2.3 In
Weight (g) 860
Additional Features Lightweight casing
Colour Black