PRODUCT: WTB 27.5+ BRIDGER TYRE
WTB Targets Enduro with New 27.5+ Bridger Tyre
WTB's new 27.5+ TCS tread pattern called the Bridger 3.0 features an open tread pattern composed of square shaped blocks designed for aggressive riding applications including the enduro segment.
HIGH GRIP VS FAST ROLLING
WTB TCS Tough tyres feature WTB’s Enduro Casing, composed of two full layers of their sealant-optimized Lightweight Casing. TCS Tough tyres are then broken down into High Grip and Fast Rolling options, primarily intended for front (High Grip) and rear (Fast Rolling) uses.
“The Bridger shows that we are once again thinking beyond conventionality,” stated Chris Feucht, WTB’s product manager. “Rather than stick within the confines of traditional plus sized tyre applications, we are directly targeting aggressive riding. We are offering the Bridger 3.0 27.5+ tyre in a TCS Tough: High Grip option. Sticky Gravity DNA rubber coating a full 2-ply casing begs for technical descents. There is really no reason why this tyre size isn’t perfect for aggressive riding applications.”
WTB introduced TCS Tough: High Grip tyres first with the Breakout tyre just over one year ago. Existing applicable patterns within the line underwent the change over the past year.
“The Bridger 3.0 27.5+ TCS Tough: High Grip tyre marks quite an opportunity for bicycle brands,” explained Jason Moeschler, WTB’s global OEM sales manager. “It allows ground up design – the tyre has come before the bike, a capable full suspension needs a tyre like this. We started this size and we are continuing to drive it through broadening its application and usage.”
WTB Bridger 3.0 27.5+ tyres will be available in TCS Tough: High Grip and TCS Light: Fast Rolling options. WTB lists preproduction weights of 1235g and 1510g for TCS Light: Fast Rolling and TCS Tough: High Grip options with a projected availability of August 2015. Bridger 3.0 27.5+ TCS Tough: High Grip tyres will retail for $76.95 while TCS Light: Fast Rolling tyres will carry a $67.95 MSRP.
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