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

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WTB Ranger 29+ 3.0 Bikepacking Tire

Enjoy sampling the singletrack less traveled? WTB’s new Ranger tire will help get you there and back.

While plus tires are popular in the mountain bike arena for their ability to level terrain, they’ve also opened up a new world to bike packers. The big draw is that high volume tires help quell chatter without sacrificing much performance. When you’re going for distance, being comfortable is critical. The extra air volume also improves traction, despite carrying extra weight.

WTB Ranger 29+ 3.0 Bikepacking Tire

The Ranger is a fast rolling tire with plenty of cornering grip, perfect for trips where having fun on the descents is still a priority.

This concept led WTB to develop the Ranger. Designed to balance the needs of bike packers and shredding, it’s become a go-to for those who enjoy sampling remote singletrack. The only problem with getting that far out there? You’re screwed if you flat.

WTB Ranger 29+ 3.0 Bikepacking Tire

The beefed up Ranger tire is heavier than some DH oriented rubber. How much do you hate flats?

To help keep riders rolling, WTB is launching a 29+ version of the Ranger with the same TCS Tough sidewall casing used on their enduro oriented tires. At 1,140 g, these tires are stupid heavy. But they’ll get you there and back without worries. Sometimes, peace of mind is worth a little extra weight. These tires are shipping now. Price is $77.

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  • yakkoTDI says:

    1140 grams is now considered stupid heavy for such a large tyre? My WTB Graffiti SF Team DH tyre in 26×2.2 is 1497 grams.

  • alias says:

    err…..”The only problem with getting that far out there? You’re screwed if you flat”

    I learned how to fix a flat on my bike about 35 years ago, and I suspect I am not the only one with this ‘skill’.

    Something, something, low hanging fruit, bla bla…..

  • bong says:

    I put one of these on my rear tire about 200 miles into the AZT after my Chupacabra ripped at the bead. The grip was good and it was tough but the tread was gone by the end of the trip, around 500 miles on the tire.

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