Behold…the revered Vigilante tread pattern, now with 2.8 inches of high-volume width. Why? Because it’s common knowledge that Fun Potential is positively correlated to tire volume. Backing this claim are tall, square-lugged knobs that deliver unwavering traction in loose, unpredictable terrain. Ample knob spacing allows the tread to remain clear through sloppy conditions, while the substantial knob height still protects the casing from spiteful rocks. WTB even slaps it on the front of their bikepacking rigs for those extra sendy overnight trips where they're not willing to sacrifice shredability.
Designed to meet ETRTO standards, TCS (Tubeless Compatible System) tires feature the best of both worlds: they boast the ride benefits & reliability of a tubeless tire with the minimal weight of a tube type tire. This versatile system combines WTB’s casing and tread compound of your choice, as well as a tubeless aramid bead.
All of WTB’s new mountain tires feature TriTec Compound, which utilizes three rubber compounds to provide different levels of traction, support and durability based on their placement within the tread. The entire tread pattern is supported by a base of high durometer rubber, which also transitions halfway into the height of the knobs and allows for the use of softer knob compounds without the tire folding due to cornering forces.
The top of the center knobs consist of a medium durometer compound to provide traction and durability without sacrificing rolling efficiency, while the outer knobs feature the softest compound to deliver maximum grip and slow rebound.
TCS Tough High Grip
Glue-like conforming rubber draped over two full layers of casing leaves no area unprotected. Developed through real testing during the Enduro World Series, TCS Tough tires can take some serious abuse.