WTB Vigilante TCS tyre review

A tyre that rewards fit, aggressive riders

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £45.00 RRP | AUD $85.00 | USD $67.95
WTB Vigilante TCS

Our review

A bit much for trail centres, but for fast, tricky natural trails they’re really very good
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The Vigilante is another new tyre from WTB, which is slowly moving away from its traditional V-shaped treads – squint and you can still make out the hint of a V on this tyre though.

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The inspiration and intention for the Vigilante is European enduro racing – fast, technical, loose trails where any sort of weather can occur. WTB pro racer Mark Weir has been a key figure in this design, and it’s most definitely one that rewards an aggressive and fit rider.

The tread is extremely grippy, with a wonderful predictability and reassuring feel to it. It has a lovely progressive performance – you always know where you are in terms of the limit. When the tyre does break away it’s gradual rather than sudden, and the carcass is a spot-on compromise of support, durability and feel.

The shoulders aren’t all that pronounced, but the Vigilante performs really well when cornering or when attacking off-camber trails at speed. Braking performance is excellent too.

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It’s perhaps a bit too draggy to use as a rear tyre on drier, firmer terrain, but as a front tyre it’s a top all-rounder for aggressive enduro racers and trail riders alike.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Vigilante TCS (14)
Brand WTB

Description Weight: 850g. Sizes: 26x2.3in, 650bx2.3in, 29x2.3in (tested). Tubeless compatible: Yes. Compound: Dual DNA (60a/50a)