Teach the trails a lesson.
There are tires that are engineered for exceedingly specific
uses — riding on sandstone between 7:30 and 9, say, or crushing DH laps within a 30-mile radius of Whistler — but the WTB Trail Boss TCS Tough FR 29in
Tire isn't one of them. With a tread that's blocky enough to dig into
loose ground but smooth enough to roll without excessive drag, it's
built to handle any terrain you ride, from sandy desert singletrack to damp loam to bobbly rock gardens.
Available in both 2.25-inch and 2.4-inch
widths, the Trail Boss uses WTB's Dual DNA rubber compound, which
employs harder 60a durometer rubber in the center of the tire for
low-resistance rolling and softer 50a rubber at the sides for improved
grip and cornering. It also doubles up on protection with a rugged
Enduro casing. The extra-tough casing, and a few grams of added durability, are the only differences between the Trail Boss TCS Tough and TCS Light.
Even on off-camber trails, the Trail Boss's staggered side knobs will
keep you from sliding out, while the rounded center knobs will keep you
rolling quickly over hard, smooth terrain.
- A mountain bike tire built for almost anything
- Fast-rolling center knobs give way to grippy shoulders
- Dual-compound rubber adds to versatility
- Reinforced casing wards off cuts and punctures
- Q & A
Admittedly I haven't put these tires on dirt yet, but was a bit disappointed in the volume as I don't feel like they measure a true 2.4 width. I was hoping to use them for a bit more aggressive trail riding, however looking at the tread pattern in person and how tight the lugs are spaced, these look like they are more suited for down country or standard trail riding (<130mm travel) on mainly hardpack terrain. Maybe my opinion will change once riding them, but they just didn't measure the width or volume I was anticipating out of the box.