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WTB's new 38/38 tire: Interwolf(4 posts)

WTB's new 38/38 tire: InterwolfSlacker Joe
Oct 10, 2002 11:43 AM
From the kind folks at mtbr/rbr:



I'm looking for a tire to fit in the back of a converted mtb, and there's only clearance for about a 38-40mm tire, so this may fit the bill. I know nothing about tread design (or much else, for that matter) - does this look front or rear specific?
re: WTB's new 38/38 tire: Interwolfrichpierce
Oct 10, 2002 2:29 PM
Looks rear-specific, the side lugs are reminiscent of a Smoke. The center lugs should make it run smooth on hardpack and pavement.

Would work on the front as well, not optimal for some situations but if it's 700C you should be fine. I get away with a lot less. Seems like the longer contact patch helps a lot with cornering in sod and mud.

So you converted a 26"er to 700C? Did that raise the BB and slacken the head tube angle (is it slow steering and unstable in turns)?
re: WTB's new 38/38 tire: InterwolfSlacker Joe
Oct 10, 2002 3:17 PM
Hmm, thanks for info, I'll try one out when they're available. I just picked up a 44/44 Mutanoraptor I'll put in the front.

Unfortunately, the bike isn't anywhere near completion, I have yet to attempt to build the wheels. To be honest, I have no idea what to expect from the conversion. Yeah, the bottom bracket will be sky high. Head angle I'm unsure of. Should be interesting, at any rate. Thoughts in two months or so!
re: WTB's new 38/38 tire: InterwolfWheelz
Oct 11, 2002 12:31 PM
It is hard to tell from this photo. Unless you can see if it has a rounded crown/profile you won't know if it will make a good front tire. If it has a flat profile, I wouldn't run it on the front. The tread patern looks great for a rear tire, and should be good on the front too.

I run the Continental 1.5 Cross Tire both front and rear on my mtn bike. They work really well and are very light. In fact I like them so much, I run them year around, not just for cross.

wheelz