Just after adding a couple wider options for their alloy rims, WTB has increased the width of their carbon offerings, too.
The new Ci31 gets its name from the material (C for Carbon) and the (i) internal width (31) in millimeters. Available now in 27.5 and 29er sizes, claimed weights are 455g and 490g, designed for tire widths ranging from 47mm to 72mm. They’re “floor pump tubeless friendly” and rated for XC, Trail and Enduro…
Pricing is $599.95 each, available on WTB’s website now.
Their Freedom brand is melding into WTB, which brings their classic looking ThickSlick urban tire under the WTB naming scheme. As such, the Race keeps its name, Sport becomes Comp, and the others (Elite and Deluxe) fuse into a new Flat Guard. Those will have three layers of various flat and puncture protection, the outer most simply being an extra (and extra thick) layer of rubber under the entire tire. They found that to be one of the most effective forms of protection, and it helps the tire last longer, too. Retail ranges from $29.95 to $36.95.