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WTB Ranger 27.5+ mountain bike tire gets official & rolls in their first 29+ size

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WTB ranger 275plus and 29plus mountain bike tires
Photo Credit: Abner Kingman

Spotted at Sea Otter as an undefined 27.5 prototype and a 26×3.0 tire on several bikes from Jamis and Salsa, the new WTB Ranger is now official.

Meant as a fast rolling but tough tire for bike packing and hardpack trail riding, the Ranger will be sold aftermarket in 27.5×2.8/3.0 and 29×3.0 tires. The 29+ size is their first for that category and gives long haul bike packers looking for the fastest rolling tire an option that’s also reasonably light. Both are TCS tubeless ready and both are offered in their TCS Light casing. The 27.5 sizes also get TCS Tough casing options as well as various rubber compounds to prioritize high grip or high speed…

WTB ranger 275plus and 29plus mountain bike tires

WTB ranger 275plus and 29plus mountain bike tire specs and weights

WTB ranger 275plus and 29plus mountain bike tires
Photo Credit: Abner Kingman

Some TCS Light versions are available now for $67.95, the others are coming soon.

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Mark
Mark
6 years ago

Where is info on the 26+? This 26×3.0 size like the Jamis has is the most exciting yet I see no aftermarket mention.

ascarlarkinyar
ascarlarkinyar
6 years ago

Bikepacking with a 902g tire? Better start doing 1,000 lbs. leg squats at the gym now to get ready.

Spoke'n'Fly
6 years ago
Reply to  ascarlarkinyar

Pshhh, I’d take a few extra grams over a ripped sidewall in the backcountry any day!

Stu
Stu
6 years ago
Reply to  Spoke'n'Fly

902g 29×3.0 will be no more durable that a 2.4″ at 650g methinks…with more surface area susceptible to damage as well.

wunnspeed
6 years ago

I’m just happy to see another 29+ option out there in the reasonably light realm. Having ridden many thousands of km’s on 29+ in all sorts of trails & roads, they don’t appear to be any more prone to sidewall tears than any other tire. Granted, in 25 years of mtb riding, I believe I’ve cut one sidewall and that was on the Tour Divide…. in the middle of nowhere… thank you Clif Bar wrapper for a secondary use!

Von Kruiser
Von Kruiser
6 years ago

29 x 2.8 would be the money tire for sure. Have not seen it yet. When it comes, would like to see a square tread like the Maxxis Chronicle.

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