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Put this one on the front of my Specialized FSR PRO
on May 7, 2012
I replaced Panaracer Fires that I had been using for several years with this Weirwolf 2.3. I immediately noticed better front grip and a better turning arc while I still had a Panaracer fire in the rear. So, I say to myself, if it works well up front maybe I will put one on the rear too. So I did (a 2.1) and I am not sure it is the best combination.
Other reviews say the tire is a little strange when you lean it hard into a turn first slipping a little and then biting well. I have not gotten past the squirreley feeling to get to the grip. It is very unsettling and while I did not notice it with the Panaracer in the rear, I do now. I rode an exposed side hill single track over the weekend and there were moments I was not comfortable with the grip.
The tire rolls great and is just as fast and the tires they replaced and I notice that climbing is better but that just may be due to the 2.3 replacing a 2.1 on the front. No tendency to "scritch" while climbing on the rear.
I am going to give the combination a solid try before I change anything again... maybe I am just uncomfortable with change.