Thursday, January 27, 2011

Well, that's not going to work...



I'm not sure how John got this, but it's the biggest 29er tire I have ever seen by at least 10%. Check out the comparo - those are the same model and size, but one is 6.5mm wider and taller. Crazy.

Of course, since it won't actually fit in the fork, it's not such a good thing. Yes, that's almost a _2.7"_ tire, folks. Which makes it, actually, not a "29er" tire at all - this sucker measures 30" in diameter.

Poetic justice for all the years I spent harassing WTB to make a 29" DH tire?

11 comments:

NickS said...

Time to get the dremel out!

dicky said...

Good tire for a rigid rider.

Rob Young said...

Beautiful!

stenger said...

What tire is that?

Walt said...

It's a "2.5" WTB Dissent.

grannygear said...

I don't see how that can happen to just one tire? I mean the mold is the mold?

Guitar Ted said...

A portent of things to come.....

Walt said...

Has to have come from a different mold, in my mind. It's 10% wider/taller and also 10% heavier - I can't think of how you'd make this tire in the same mold as the first one.

GT, I agree. Maybe the time for DH 29ers has finally come!

Guitar Ted said...

Walt, we got ahold of Mark Slate. He says there is only one mold. Is there anyway you can get the 9 or 10 digit code on the inside of the casing to me? (Or just contact Mark Slate directly with that)

Walt said...

GT -

Looking at the inside of the tire, I don't see any codes or numbers. So unfortunately I don't think I can help with that. I actually wasn't aware that there were batch numbers (or anything else) on the inside.

MIClyde said...

I had to look up the word "portent" ... nice use