WTB Prowler XT 2.3in review

Soaks up landings and big impacts impressively

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £30.00 RRP | USD $50.00
WTB Prowler XT 2.3in

Our review

Super grippy with outstanding control, but seriously slow and heavy
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The new Prowler certainly manages to get its teeth into the trail very well indeed, with excellent grip and trail feel, particularly in the dry. It’s definitely no fast featherweight, though.

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At more than 900g even in this ‘Race’ version, and with a slow-rolling and growly tread pattern, it’s fair to say that speed is hard to gain and even harder to maintain.

Super supple, moulding feel and banded tread pattern make it impressively tenacious in loose or rooty/rockyconditions, though, and you can really brake and drive hard without it breaking free. There’s a bit of sideways slip when upright, but once over, it rails round outstandingly well. 

The oversize 2.3in carcass soaks up landings and big impacts impressively, although it tears up fast if you’re really pushing it hard.

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A tyre for riders who value control and confidence over easy speed

Product Specifications

Product

Name Prowler XT 2.3in
Brand WTB

Rubber Compound DNA Rubber compound
Tyre Width Sizes Available 2.3 In
Weight (g) 936
Tyre Measured Width 2.35