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.
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.
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.
For more info, visit www.wtb.com.