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What does WT mean

steve_sordysteve_sordy Posts: 2,412
edited August 2018 in MTB buying advice
In the last few months, I have noticed a few incidences of people writing WT after a tyre description, such as "Schwalbe 27.5 2.4 WT" (I made that one up).

Will someone kindly tell me what the WT means please? :)

The best I can think of is Wide Tyre, but that seems superfluous.

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  • inkjinkj Posts: 93
    With Tube - that's a guess.... as I'm new to MTB

    Without Tube [so tubeless]?
  • CitizenLeeCitizenLee Posts: 2,227
    edited August 2018
    Wired Tire, as opposed to Folding?
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  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,123
    cooldad wrote:

    ...Ideal knob positioning... :D
  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,842
    Wide Trail
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  • steve_sordysteve_sordy Posts: 2,412
    Thanks guys, that was the answer I was hoping I'd get - very clear. :D
  • swod1swod1 Posts: 1,639
    wide trail, not tried them as i'm still old skool using 2.35 which seem wide enough for me depending on which tyres you run.

    Some tyres are larger than other makes etc.
  • jamskijamski Posts: 737
    It's a funny one, another marketing stunt? I run a 2.6 non WT Maxxis Minion, but you can also get a 2.5 WT version. Why even bother with the 2.6?!
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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,792
    This was covered by Doddy on a GMBN Tech video on YouTube recently, apparently the WT are designed for wider wheels (though there is no standard) so the knob heights are slightly different to give the correct progression from centre to side knobs with the different carcass shape you get with a wider rim.
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  • jamskijamski Posts: 737
    The Rookie wrote:
    This was covered by Doddy on a GMBN Tech video on YouTube recently, apparently the WT are designed for wider wheels (though there is no standard) so the knob heights are slightly different to give the correct progression from centre to side knobs with the different carcass shape you get with a wider rim.

    Yeah, I get that, but to run a 2.6 you'd need a 'wider' rim anyway, no? When I need a new one I'll go for a 2.5 WT and see if I notice any difference.
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  • swod1swod1 Posts: 1,639
    how wide a wheel rim are we talking 35mm + to use these wide trail tyres but then aren't you then getting in to plus size territory?
  • jamskijamski Posts: 737
    swod1 wrote:
    how wide a wheel rim are we talking 35mm + to use these wide trail tyres but then aren't you then getting in to plus size territory?

    Running my 2.6 on a 30mm. If I'm reading the DT Swiss PDF right, I can run up to a 3.5 on it! :shock:
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