FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW TAIPEI CITY, TAIWAN – March 5, 2014 – WTB released a new, tubeless cyclocross tire named the Cross Boss 35c during day one of the Taipei International Cycle Show. The tire features a rounded profile, high volume casing with a tightly spaced, fast rolling center tread pattern, and more open side knobs designed for speed over hard pack with the ability to still shed in intermediate conditions.
“We have been asked for a higher volume ‘cross tire for quite some time,” stated WTB’s Product Manager, Chris Feucht. “Many riders are unwilling to sacrifice comfort, traction, and fun to appease the UCI’s stringent 33c size requirement. The Cross Boss doesn’t penalize the speed hungry due to its plateaued center shelf yet still provides isolated and supported outer knobs for when it comes time to dig into a corner. Add Dual DNA rubber with a sticky side knob compound and enough volume to really get the benefit of tubeless usage and it’s pretty hard to not have fun on this [Cross Boss] tire.”
Cross Boss 700 x 35c TCS Light tires will use WTB’s lightweight casing and TCS bead for sealant retention and repeatable tubeless usage. The TCS Light version will feature WTB’s Dual DNA rubber, combining sticky cornering tread with a faster rolling center compound. As of now, WTB does not have plans for an inner tube version, nor a wire bead version, aiming squarely at tubeless usage with its new cyclocross tire. Cross Boss 700 x 35c TCS Light tires are projected to weigh 398g, will retail for $54.95 USD, and have a projected availability of September 2014.
WTB’s proprietary sealant tubeless system, TCS (Tubeless Compatible System,) revolutionized rims and tires in 2009 when combining ETRTO, ISO, and UST standards with light tubeless rotational weights. Never before had a standards-based tubeless system weighed so little. Certified as the first sealant-based tires for the UST system in 2012 by Mavic, TCS continues to push the boundaries of what’s possible through purpose-built tires and rims tailor-made for every discipline of cycling. Learn more about what’s possible at wtb.com/tcs
Founded in 1982, WTB was formed in the birthplace of mountain biking to design better bicycle products. Renowned for saddles, tires, rims, and grips, this rider-driven company continues to push the boundaries of what’s possible through an unrelenting spirit of innovation and passion for two-wheeled adventure.