The New Moto Tire From WTB

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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 tires. WTB is making them available in 26″ and 29″ versions immediately to bicycle dealers worldwide.

“The Motoraptor was a very successful tire for WTB,” says Slate. “With the development of the Tubeless Compatible System (TCS) and the advancement of Dual DNA rubber compound, it was time to modify the design to fit today’s five and six inch travel market. The Moto is the result of tons of testing and feedback from our world-class racers, and is the natural evolution in the WTB line of performance tires.”

The Moto features double center blocks for traction in wetter conditions, spiky knobs to penetrate the trail surface, good transition edge knob placement for control where control is hard to come by, and a more open pitch to get a grip on almost any surface.

The 26″ tires come in 2.1 and 2.3 widths with TCS, All-Mountain TCS, Race (folding) and Comp (steel bead) versions. The 29″ 1.9 model comes in a TCS version that weighs only 650 grams.

Click Here for more info on WTB’s new Moto All-Mountain tires.

About WTB:
Founded in 1982, WTB has been defining State-of-the-Art cycling products since its inception. With a profound focus on wheel, tire, rim, saddle, grip and accessory technology, this rider-owned and staffed company builds superior products through constant real-world testing and a ground-breaking passion for mountain biking.

Visit to get a glimpse into the next 30 years of mountain bike design.

Source: Steve

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