WTB Reviews and News


WTB’s new Koda is made for all shredders (but mostly women)


The new Koda was designed as a high performance women’s saddle, but it’s similarities to the Volt have made it a favorite among men and women.

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Project Alloy trail bike


For the same money, should you go for a carbon frame with a budget build kit or an alloy frame with a higher end spec?

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5 trail taming mountain bike mud tires


While you should never ride multi-use or sensitive trails when they are wet, you might as well get ready for a wet, lift-accessed spring with a good mud tire set-up. Here are five great options.

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Is the new WTB Ranger 29+ the ultimate bike packing tire?


While plus tires are popular in the mountain bike arena for their ability to level terrain, they’ve also helped open up a new whole world to bikepackers.

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Mtbr Best of 2016 Awards: Mountain Bike Tire


Tire preference varies wildly depending on terrain and riding style, but our three favorites are tough, reliable, and stupid fun.

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WTB Galaxy saddle honors late Buddy Newman


Last year, WTB lost one of their own. To honor the young man’s memory, they’re released a beautiful new saddle bearing one of his incredible designs. All proceeds go to support high school MTB racing in Northern California.

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WTB Ranger 27.5×3.0” TCS Light/Fast tire review


One of the best all-round, XC/trail, plus size mountain bike tires we’ve tried with options for more aggressive riding.

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WTB goes wide with latest Ci31 carbon rims


The latest carbon rims from WTB features a 31mm inner rim width, can be setup tubeless with just a floor pump, and sell for a reasonable price (for carbon, that is).

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WTB Convict 2.5 tire first impressions


WTB has been on a tear lately with a host of product introductions in the tire arena. They’ve worked on tire volume, tire casings, rubber quality and tread pattern. Check out what we think of the Convict.

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WTB rolls out new Convict downhill tire


If you’re a fan of WTB’s Vigilante tire but wanted something a little burlier for riding downhill, the Convict might be just what you’ve been waiting for.

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WTB’s new plus sized Ranger tire


The new plus sized Ranger from WTB is equally at home on the trails or when fully loaded for a bikepacking tour.

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Mountain bike camp for military vets helps give back


Our military veterans have given us so much, so how can the mountain bike community give back? To start, how about a rowdy weekend with two Downieville legends.

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Hot new XC, DH, enduro, plus, and fat tires from Sea Otter


It’s a good time to be a mountain biker. Whether you want burly plus sized tires, or ultra fast rolling XC shoes, there was something for everyone at this year’s Sea Otter Classic.

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Most innovative new mountain bike components of 2015


The most innovative components of 2015 were almost equally divided between electronic and mechanical. Some are clearly the future of our sport. Others we’re not so sure. Check out the full list and then tell us what you think.

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Review: WTB Volt Carbon saddle


Top-of-the-line WTB saddle features carbon rails and provides comfort and durability.

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WTB showcases new products in WTB Throwdown


Following the success of popular new tires like the Vigilante and the Trail Boss, WTB reaches back to its roots to innovate with the new Trailblazer and Riddler Tires.

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Feature: 2015 DTS Enduro Race


Though invite only, the 2015 Dirty Sanchez Enduro Race is outgrowing its home-grown, family-oriented roots. The presence of Jerome Clementz and some of the best racers in the world is sure to put this event on the map.

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In the Queue: A look at what’s new in Mtbr’s review hopper


In the Queue: What rolled in to our office this week? Well, let’s see–new bikes from Marin and Ghost, as well as WTB’s feathery new saddle and a portable pressure washer called the MountainWasher.

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Interbike: WTB Trailblazer 27.5+ tire and Scraper wide rim


Interbike: WTB shoehorns huge 27.5 “plus” wheel into 29er diameter for fatbike light performance

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Good Deeds: WTB signs on as a Bronze Level sponsor of NorCal High School League


WTB has signed-on as a Bronze Level sponsor of the NorCal High School Cycling League, cre-ating a scholarship program supporting the Nevada Union High School Mountain Bike Team.

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Four cool, new school mountain bike saddles for enduro, 29er and 27.5 bikes


With the rise of bigger wheels, new geometries and longer travel, saddle manufacturers are responding with models aimed specifically at 29er, 27.5 and enduro targets. Click through to find out what makes these seats different from the ones you’ve been riding for years.

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First Look: New WTB Breakout, Trail Boss and Nine Line tires


WTB is on a roll this Winter, and is rolling out some new tires, namely the Breakout 2.5, the Trail Boss 2.25, the Nine Line 2.25 racer, and finally, the Gravel-Specific Nano 40c. We’ve had a couple of test rides on the Breakout and Trail Boss before the official release announcement at Frostbike.

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Interbike 2013: WTB Tires and Rims


WTB was showing their new aggressive Warden and Vigilante and cross country Bee Line and Nine Line tires, along with their lightweight race KOM and a wide and stiff Frequency Enduro rim.

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Review: WTB Vigilante Tires


The WTB Vigilante 2.3″ tire is sticky, durable and pliable, and its open tread design and square knobs, along with it large footprint and volume, offer great traction, braking and cornering.

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Review: WTB Volt Team Saddle


The WTB Volt is comfortable, durable, a great climber, and the shape and geometry offer good control and performance.

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Brian Mullin’s Walkabout – Sea Otter 2013


This is a short synopsis of my wanderings during the Sea otter 2013 festival, and captures some products that I found interesting…

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WTB Introduces the Vigilante 2.3″ Tire


Charles Bronson endorses the new WTB Vigilante Tire! WTB had a fun April Fool’s announcement the other day in which they had Mr. Death Wish himself proclaim his love for WTB’s new Vigilante Enduro tire.

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WTB Introduces Volt Saddle, 29″/650b Tires and Rims at Interbike


WTB Continues to Lead with Innovative Products at Interbike 2012 – Booth 12029 Volt Saddle, Nineline 29″ and 650b Wolverine Tires, 650b Frequency and Laser Disc i21 Rims Lead the Charge Mill Valley, CA (CFEpr+) Sept. 13, 2012 – As an introduction to WTB’s 31st year in the mountain bike business, Interbike 2012 will see […]

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Introducing WTB’s “Volt” Line of Saddles


Whale-Tail, Love Channel, and Comfort Zone Lead All-Mountain Evolution Mill Valley, CA (CFEpr+) August 22, 2012 – – Over 30 years of innovation has led WTB to create the latest in All Mountain saddles – the Volt. Ridden to podium spots as the official saddle of this years’ Downieville All Mountain World Championship, the Volt […]

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White Brothers, Pacenti, WTB, Rolf Prima, and more!


(a few non-builder highlights from NAHBS 2012 – White Brothers, Pacenti, WTB, Rolf Prima, Club Ride Apparel, VP Components, Rotor, Thomson) The focus of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show is definitely on the builders themselves, but several parts and accessory companies were on hand displaying their wares as well. Here are a few of […]

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The New Moto Tire From WTB


Introducing the New “Moto” Line of Tires Evolution of the Motoraptor Brings Open Spiked Knobs, Lower Profile Tread, DNS Rubber, Inner Peace Sidewalls and more to the WTB Tire Range Mill Valley, CA (CFEpr+) March 12, 2012 – WTB’s founder and leading rubber designer Mark Slate has developed the latest evolution of the Moto series […]

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Have You Felt the Frequency?


Have You Felt the Frequency? (Rims, that is…) First 50 Rimsets Were Nabbed in 15 Minutes! WTB Still Wants to Get Some in Your Hands Mill Valley, CA (CFEpr+) February 8, 2012 – Didn’t get one of the fifty free sets of WTB Frequency Tubeless Compatible System (TCS) Rims that we offered up a few […]

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WTB is Seeding America’s Wheel Builders with 50 Sets of Frequency TCS Rims


Respond ASAP, Get 2 Rims to Build All we Want is Your Honest Feedback (And Hopefully Some Future Sales!) Mill Valley, CA (CFEpr+) January 25, 2012 – Are your fingers gnawed to the bone from building mountain bike wheels that don’t have 4D drilling? Do you have to tape “tubeless” wheels double-time to seal them […]

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WTB Enhances Tubeless Rim Market With Frequency Rims


WTB Attacks Tubeless Rim Market With “Frequency” Compatible Integrated Design (CID), 4D Drilling, and TCS Join WTB’s Market Leading Rim Technologies fro Cost-Effective Tubeless Performance Mill Valley, CA (CFEpr+) November 30, 2011 – WTB is attacking the wheelbuilder market with its new FREQUENCY rim designs. FREQUENCY rims introduce new market-leading technologies that allow wheel builders […]

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WTB Riders Dominate Trans Provence 7-Day Enduro Stage Race


WTB-Equipped Riders Dominate Third Annual 7-Day; 26-Stage Trans Provence Enduro Race Clementz, Barel and Weir Finish in Top 5 Overall Using the Latest in MTB Technology from WTB Monte-Carlo, MONACO (CFEpr+) October 11, 2011 – – WTB racers Jerome Clementz (Cannondale), Fabien Barel (Mondraker) and Mark Weir (WTB/Cannondale/Fox) finished first, third and fourth in the […]

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Mark Weir and Jason Moeschler Team Up For BC Bike Race


Mark Weir and Jason Moeschler To Race BC Bike Race 2011 Vancouver B.C. – BC BIKE RACE welcomes the dynamic duo of Mark Weir and Jason Moeschler, Team WTB-Cannondale. They will be teaming up to compete in the ‘Ultimate Singletrack Experience’, coming July 2-9. These two mountain bike phenoms are widely known for their long […]

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WTB Aviator Review


Reviewed by Brian Mullin aka http://www.gramslightbikes.com/ When I was at Sea Otter this year I was highly intrigued by the new to 2010 WTB Aviator saddle. This Freeride and Downhiller saddle means business, from its durable canvas cover, to its grippy sides, and beefy Cr-Mo rails. When I got a Yeti ASR 7 as a […]

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WTB – All New Stryker Wheels – TCS


The all new WTB Stryker Wheelset featuring TCS (Tubeless Compatible System). Chris gives us all the details in this video: WTB Stryker Wheels Feature: -All Mtn version (23mm wide) or XC version (19mm wide) -TCS -tubeless compatible system -UST type hook bead -channel on rim -straight pull on spokes all the way to “swelbow” -bladed […]

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Sagebrush Safari 2010


race report and pictures from the first Pro State series race It was a dark and stormy night; actually it was about 4 p.m. in the afternoon and we were on our way to San Diego. The weather was some of the worst I have ever seen in Southern California. It was blustering so hard […]

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Pro Mountain Biker, WTB employee Mark Weir Escapes House Fire


(photo courtesy of Dave Pawlak, PawlakPhoto.com) With a career as dangerous as DH mountain bike racing, Mark Weir has had many close calls. But even the worst of these is nothing compared to what Mark endured two days after Christmas. Mark and his wife and son escaped a very serious house fire that completely gutted […]

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First Downhill-Worthy 29er Tire Now Available from Niner Bikes


The much anticipated WTB Kodiak tire is now available for purchase exclusively from the Niner Bikes online store and from the Niner Bikes dealer network. http://store.ninerbikes.com/Components “This tire is the result of our desire to offer the longest travel, burliest production 29er mountain bike, and WTBʼs help with the project has been invaluable.” said Niner […]

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Harlan Price Wins Sikkim Stage Race


Wilderness Trail Bikes, Inc., a global leader in bicycle components, is proud to announce that its star endurance rider, Harlan Price, claimed victory at India’s nine-day International Khachendzonga MTB Expedition. Dodging chickens, dogs, cars and other riders through the Himalaya foothills, Price managed to build a commanding lead throughout the 18 demanding stages. Due to […]

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WTB Riders Dominate Keyesville Classic


Wilderness Trail Bikes, Inc., a global leader in bicycle components, is proud to announce its smashing success at the Bionicon Keyesville Classic mountain bike race. WTB-sponsored riders won every pro race in the three-stage event, including the prestigious All Mountain Pro title. The weekend began with Max Plaxton (WTB/Santa Cruz) crushing the competition in Saturday’s […]

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Brian Lopes Chooses WTB Saddles


Wilderness Trail Bikes, Inc., a global leader in bicycle components, is proud to announce a new partnership with legendary mountain bike racer Brian Lopes. Lopes will be riding and racing exclusively on WTB’s high-end saddles. Each of Lopes’ team-issue Ibis race bikes will be outfitted with WTB’s Silverado SLT saddles. “I am stoked to ride […]

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Mark Weir to Join World’s Best Riders in Kenya


Wilderness Trail Bikes, Inc., a global leader in bicycle components, is proud to be send its PR manager and pro athlete Mark Weir to the Fabien Barel invitational, Urge Kenya Mark Weir is joining a select group of the world’s best mountain bikers in a race down Mt. Kenya this February. The event, named Urge […]

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WTB RIDERS OUT FOR BLOOD AT SSWC


Mark Weir, Rachel Lloyd, Jason Moeschler. These WTB-riders aren’t single speeders. They don’t even own single speeds. But when the Single Speed World Championships came to Napa, California—Team WTB’s home turf—Weir, Moeschler and Lloyd converted their everyday bikes into one speeds and set their sights on winning. When the dust settled, the WTB team achieved […]

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