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. Enduro tires are the new hot ticket, offering the toughness of a downhill tire with the lighter weight, pliability and rolling resistance of an All-Mountain tire. It’s also great to see another 650B tire joining the burgeoning market.
The new WTB Vigilante is a 2.3″ Enduro tire, that comes in 26″, 650B and 29″ sizes. The All Mountain beef Meister uses an aggressive open block tread design, is TCS (Tubeless Compatible System), and utilizes their Dual DNA compound. It has a special nylon sidewall treatment for extra protection, and weighs around 940 grams and will retail for $74.95. The combination of the tough, thick and durable sidewalls and softer tread, should make for an excellent tire for Enduro racing and those that frequent muddy and rocky infused conditions. It reminds me a lot of the Muddy Mary? I like that they’ll be available in the all three tires sizes, since 650B (aka 27.5″) is the up and coming hot item.
Vigilante tires will be available for purchase in May of 2013 for 26”, 650b, and 29” wheel sizes…
There is some truth to this story. Vigilante tires will be available for purchase in May of 2013 for 26”, 650b, and 29” wheel sizes. Like Charles, Vigilantes perform best when things get rough and are armed with large square-edged open blocks and a propensity for rocks, roots, and demanding terrain. See your local WTB dealer to get a set of Vigilante tires in May.
- USAGE: All Mountain, Gravity
- CONDITIONS: Dry to Damp / Hardpack to Sandy
- SIZES: 26″, 650b, 29″
Born from the need to race in European enduro events, the Vigilante is our premier aggressive All Mountain tire, and first choice for Team WTB’s Mark Weir. The square-lugged open-tread pattern offers stability in loose or wet terrain, while the stiff outside knobs grip at lean angles like nobody’s business. With Dual DNA rubber, this is the tire to ride when you are giving it your all.
- USAGE: XC, All Mountain, Gravity
- CONDITIONS: Dry to Wet / Sandy to Muddy
- SIZES: 26″, 29″
This widely spaced, linked tread tire takes charge in a broad range of conditions from dry hard pack to mud. The Bronson’s ramped center knobs roll fast while square-edged side blocks bite tenaciously at lean angles. An open tread pattern makes quick work of muck as low rotational weights keep you rolling faster.