Corratec Diamant Grip Tires Older Tires

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Corratec Diamant Grip Tires


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Günther Bayer a Cross Country Rider from Austria

Date Reviewed: July 15, 2001

Strengths:    low weight, fast tire, faster than other semi slicks tried so far.

Weaknesses:    life time compared to compeditors by far to low
downhill on gravel, as well as wet grass experienced to be dangerous.


Bottom Line:   
performance satisfying, except life time which is by far to low, try michelin jet next time.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   bikepalast

Similar Products Used:   ritchey speedmax wcs, michelin WG sprint, conti

Bike Setup:   low weight hard tail

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eric from Tennessee

Date Reviewed: April 11, 2000

Strengths:    Fast Fast Fast
Predictible
Light weight
Yellow


Weaknesses:    $49 each
hard to find


Bottom Line:   
Wow, what a fast tire. Very predictable in the corners and when climbing. The front tire seems to get great traction at all times. It actually works well in wet and muddy conditions too. I turned the front tire around to go in the oppisite direction of the rear tire. The only time I lose traction is if I'm riding on the side of a rut. I had hard time finding them in the US and ended up getting them at www.mountainhomebicycleco.com

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Favorite Trail:   Mud Hollow to Blue Trail

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   IRC Mythos XC
Michilen Wildgripper lite S (green ones)


Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Heckler

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Thomas Johannessen a Cross Country Rider from Nannestad, Norway

Date Reviewed: April 8, 2000

Strengths:    Light & fast

Weaknesses:    Diamondgrip pattern wears out quite fast.

Bottom Line:   
This is a very fast tire. The grip is ok, but I have fallen on my ass a lot more after starting using it... the speed is worth it though.

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Favorite Trail:   Norwegian mountain terrain

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Bike Setup:   Trek 8900

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Lightdevil a Racer from Belgium

Date Reviewed: March 14, 2000

Strengths:    Light tyres and very fast on hardpack. Just enough grip with diamond shaped center pattern and knobs on the side. Must have for racing in dry circumstances.
Predictable when cornering. Ok in sand. Rear tyre locks up nicely when braking.


Weaknesses:    Beware when the going gets wet or on technical climbs. You have to be really good and alert to get the max out of these tyres in these circumstances.
Average protection against punctures. Beware on gravel !


Bottom Line:   
These tyres are a must when racing on hardpack. When the track is wet, watch out or mount another tyre with center knobs (Ritchey Z-MAX WCS). On climbs they are good on all but the hardest/technical climbs where they tend to lose grip when you least expect it.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Bike Setup:   Cannondale CAAD 4 Team Volvo Full XTR, last year Cadex Carbon.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Flying Dutchman a Weekend Warrior from Rotterdam, Netherlands

Date Reviewed: September 10, 1999

Strengths:    
Very, Very fast. And I love the red colour.


Weaknesses:    
Not always enough grip, but when the surface is hard it's the best semi-slick.


Bottom Line:   
Very fast tires but sometimes they just slide away and then there's nothing to stop you from falling.
So it's Ride Fast, Fall hard.

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Favorite Trail:   
Bergschenhoek.

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
Vredestein grinder, IRC mythosxc slick, WTB Velocirapto, Michelin wildgripper.


Bike Setup:   
GT hardtail, RST, Kore, Plasma, XTR, Magura, Dtswiss, Mavic 517.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by RobInfo a cross-country rider from Pa

Date Reviewed: October 7, 1998

Bottom Line:   


Curse these tires, I'll never be happy with velociraptors again. I too bought these cheap from performance, thought I'd give some semi-slick tires a try. Holy bejezus, these things are fast! We've had a very dry summer back east, and the trails are HARD, so these tires are kicking ass. They slide a bit more in corners, but it's predictable. I'm sure once the trails get sloppy, I'll have to take them off (sigh), or end up in a body cast. The little diamonds on the tread get excellent traction it things aren't too loose, and on the hard stuff you can here them whispering faster, faster FASTER! I'm also fairly certain they're not going to last very long. Definitely worth a try.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Brad a cross-country rider from FL

Date Reviewed: September 26, 1998

Bottom Line:   


I Bought a pair of these tires on sale from Performance for 19.oo apiece. At 520 grams they are lighter than almost anything you can find, and still half the price. They've handled everything that I've thrown at them beautifully, and I'de recommend the to anyone looking for a good all around semi-slick. I wouldn't hesitate to buy them again. Plus I love the yellow color. I just wish I had found them before I bought my double fighters.....these are much better.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Henrik Bredenberg a cross-country rider from Stockholm

Date Reviewed: June 20, 1997

Bottom Line:   


This is the best tires i ever have bought, there fantastic and the grip is the best about them, and the resistance is just super.

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Matej Logar a racer from Slovenia

Date Reviewed: June 17, 1997

Bottom Line:   


I ride Team Bow with a pair of Diamant Grips. Rear works very good, front doesnt provide enough grip through faster corners (mud, gravel, sand...)

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Keisuke Fukai a weekend warrior from Yokohama,Japan

Date Reviewed: June 12, 1997

Bottom Line:   


I use Corratec Bow202 bike, of course,Corratec Diamant Grip Tires.
Good, Especially at pass climbing without 15%over downhill.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Manfred Kachler a cross-country rider from Nuremberg, Germany

Date Reviewed: May 26, 1997

Bottom Line:   


I use Diamant Slick and prefer them: very, very fast, sufficient grip, only on humid and muddy ground they loose control. Curve traction medium. It is now my fifth pair: I am happy with'em but they've only low resistance.
Facit: The best good weather tire you can get

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Pawel Gorzynski a weekend warrior from Lubin, Poland

Date Reviewed: February 21, 1997

Bottom Line:   


Corratec alu frame, Shimano XT group ( 96 ), Marzocchi XC 500 fork,
Tioga tires, Grip Shift 800

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Walter Strikkers a cross-country rider from Netherlands

Date Reviewed: December 24, 1996

Bottom Line:   


It's a very good tire for lose sand and a forest, but it doesn't ride well in gravel. In this situation the front tire slips away, and your hint tire doesn't have any grip.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Fredrik Rinnestam a cross-country rider from Västervik/sweden

Date Reviewed: December 14, 1996

Bottom Line:   


Great tyre with low resistance and great grip!

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Erik Gyllenstierna a cross-country rider from Stockholm, Sweden

Date Reviewed: November 14, 1996

Bottom Line:   


The best tires i have tried! I was a bit sceptical first but not anymore. They roll very fast but keeps the grip anyway. A lot of riders use them here in Sweden.

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