My problem with wtb seems to center around how much these damned things weigh. That dhf knockoff weighs 100g more than the dhf in the “light” format. The dhr2 wannabe is 1400g.If I were buying tires and wanted to try something new I'd absolutely consider those. Other than the centerknob sipes that are angled dumb, that tire looks like it would work pretty damn well.
This is how I know people buy tires based on brands and not whether they know what makes a good tire design.
truly dumb is this
or thisAggressive, premier and unwavering…those were words we used to describe the highly esteemed Vigilante 2.3 and they still ring true for these wider brethren. We simply dreamt of ripping trails on wider versions of our favorite aggressive mountain tire. We wouldn’t hand you spineless claims...www.wtb.com
This is the #1 tire choice for Tour Divide, the longest mountain bike race in the world, stretching from Canada to Mexico along the Rockies. An iconic tread design paired with proven tubeless technology come together as one solid tire that will go the distance. FEATURES: Minimal rolling...www.wtb.com
But that first one looks pretty legit. And it's made for dirt. Allegedly.
the tires I ended up with are around 1200g per side. I didn’t think it would be so noticeable, but if I can get two tires around 900g, that’s over a half a pound of rotating weight. The vigilante front seems okay as a trail tire, but I am unimpressed with the trail boss so far. Maybe if there was more dirt and fewer leaves, or maybe if it were warmer, but if I’m adding weight then I better be adding traction.