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WTB's new tire lineup has options available in both tough (double-ply) and light (single ply with Slash Guard) casings, with either fast or high-grip compounds, and either their Tritec or Gravity DNA rubber.  If that all sounds a bit confusing, it probably is, but the color-coded picture should help sort out which combo is best for you.

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In addition to the casing ad rubber options, WTB just released their rear-specific Judge 2.4 tire.  Featuring a more rounded profile, 1mm taller knobs, and prominent side knob configuration, the Judge is designed to provide excellent maneuverability, corner grip, and braking traction is soft, muddy, and loose trail conditions.  As with all of WTB's new tires it is also optimized for their preferred 29mm inner rim width.

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The Trail Boss and Vigilante tires have also some updates.  In addition to being optimized for wider rims, the Trail Boss is available in both 2.4 and 2.6 widths, while the Vigilante has seen subtle changes to the orientation of its side and intermediate knobs for better grip in a wider variety of trail conditions.

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Fresh off his Top 20 at the recent EWS in Slovenia, Marco Osborne's Cannondale was also on display. Send it Randy!

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sspomer sspomer 7/9/2018 12:31 PM

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Here's what I'd buy, in a heartbeat, if it were made:

2.4 Judge, light casing, grippy compound for the front tire.
2.3 Trail boss, 'enduro' (as in DD or blk dmnd) casing, fast rolling compound. 2.4 would be ok too I guess.

They almost nailed it!

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That color-coded chart is an absolute nightmare... where are the tire names so I know which tire is what? Or is every tire available in all of those confusing combinations?

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Keep in mind that Eurobike is a business to business event and they are communicating direct with people from bike brands, distributors and shops... and that is a photo of just a part of their booth. So yes, messy, but it might be what their business customers want to see (think dual compound for OEM and triple compound for aftermarket)

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Yeah, they are falling into Maxxis/Schwalbe confusing zone now. Doesn't make sense to have every tire available in 8 different compound and casing combinations.

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The chart shows how much of each material is in each tire. Some have softer outer edges while still remaining stiffer in the center. It is confusing but I get what they are trying to do.

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