Intense DH Comp 60 Older Tires

3.82/5 (17 Reviews)
MSRP : $49.95


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Intense DH Comp 60


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by haro boy from bc

Date Reviewed: June 22, 2004

Strengths:    wears REALLY well and grips any surface like... um... some kinda surface gripping thing... it has really thikc sidewalls that make it almost un pinch flatable and it has a nice stread

Weaknesses:    there is only 1 kinda terrain that it sucks for and thats wet/muddy.. but im talkin riding into playland at powers water-much-muddy... also its pretty heavy and the sidewalls make it pretty hard to put in new tubes if you sum how do pop it

Bottom Line:   
really good tire .. pretty good value wears very very little and grips like a eskimo grips a ice berg (i no that was bad but im 2 lazy to makeup a good 1)

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Favorite Trail:   powers

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   outbound

Similar Products Used:   02 specialized big hit expert tire

Bike Setup:   haro extreme......

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dave . a Downhiller from new zealand

Date Reviewed: September 25, 2001

Strengths:    This tyre works well in all conditions apart from extreme mud. compared to a 2.3 or smaller it feels like u have an extra 1 inch of travel. u can run stupidly low pressures. in one race i ran 5 psi in the front 2.7 and 8.5 psi in the rear 2.35

Weaknesses:    stupidly heavy. if u race dh the course needs to be pretty extreme for these tyres to be an advantage. if the course is peddly and non technical a smaller tyre will be better.
if u used this tyre for every day use it would wear out within a month. however i only use this tyre for dh racing, and i have used the 2.7 as a front tyre for every dh race in the last 2 years about 20 dh's and its still good.


Bottom Line:   
this tyre is designed for a specific purpose. extreme style dh tracks. in this area its is near perfect. for other activities eg street riding, easy tacks its too heavy and would wear out fast. i'd even go to if u rode this tyre on the road repeatedly and braked hard the nobs would rip off!
but thats not what this tyre was design for.

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Favorite Trail:   to many to list

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   hawii

Similar Products Used:   2.65 gazza, 2.5 high roller, 2.7 mobster, geax 2.25 sturdy

Bike Setup:   elsworth dare, 7" boxxers, hayes, d max, mrp, race face, 9spd 11-32

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Terry Brenton a Downhiller from Arvada, Colorado

Date Reviewed: August 26, 2001

Strengths:    Good Traction. Bigger tire will allow you to run lower pressures.

Weaknesses:    Seems to wear rather quickly, even using the 60 durometer.


Bottom Line:   
This tire works well in all the conditions I've tried it in. It has given me consistent, predictable traction and performance. This tire has been run on everything from single track to sloppy mud.

I've read that this tire seems to have some issues with a short tread life. While the wear I've seen isn't as bad as some of the other reviews have indicated. The knobs on my tire didn't rip off, but it is disturbing seeing a gaping chunk in your tire with no "tire". This shouldn't pose too much of a problem for frequent, burly riders since we usually go through tires in less than a month. However, anyone looking for a long lasting tire for the buck will probably be better suited looking elsewhere.

Nutshell, this is one of the best all around performing tires I've used, but there is some quality issues dealing with long life.

I'm giving this a lower value rating because of the durability, but it is a very good performing tire so it's overall rating is higher than the value rating.

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Favorite Trail:   All of them

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   Some internet bike place

Similar Products Used:   Nokian Gazz 3.0, Kenda Kolossal 2.6, Maxxis High Roller 2.5's, Tioga Fat 66, Continental 2.3 survival pro

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Bullit built to free ride.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Zoom a Downhiller from Many towns, USA

Date Reviewed: May 19, 2001

Strengths:    Has a really cool look. If you're stuck on having a tire with a popular label, this tire's for you! I think if you buy a pair you also get a free Abercrombie & Fitch T-shirt and a Backstreet Boys poster!

Weaknesses:    Knobs fall off VERY fast, yes, FALL OFF, not wear off.

Bottom Line:   
Okay, all jokes aside. The guys at Intense really do make some incredible products and I have a great deal of respect for them. However, this tire really struggles to keep up with its competitors. This review is of the front and rear combo, 2.7 & 2.6 respectively, 60 Duro.

It does offer great pinch-flat resistence and the ability to run very low pressures. But many tires also stake this claim.

The problem comes in two areas:

1) After a month of riding there are probably only about a dozen lugs left on the sides of my rear tire. This is rediculous. I don't know why they fall off so easily but this virtually eliminates all hope of keeping traction thru the turns. A friend of mine has one rear tire that is virtually without tread altogether and it's only two months old!

2) The tire's slip angle is such that when you just begin to lean the front tire, the tread pattern is aiming the tire at an angle so opposite from where you're wanting to go that you loose traction very easily. So forget about using your front brake with this tire.

My advice? Wait a while until Intense comes out with a tire that addresses these issues, as many other people and shops share my views, and then give them a try again. Intense does take pride in all of their products, this one just comes up a little short.

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Favorite Trail:   That other one over there

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   LBS


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Hunt from Beverly, MA

Date Reviewed: May 5, 2001

Strengths:    Sticky - TOO sticky and soft

Weaknesses:    See above

Bottom Line:   
These tires SUCK. After one month of use, lugs are peeling off and I've had about 10 flats. Just returned them to my LBS and they've had several other returns for same reasons and are sending their whole stock back to manufacturer. You've been warned - look elsewhere for your treads!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Similar Products Used:   many

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Heckler...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark McInnes a Downhiller from British Columbia

Date Reviewed: January 5, 2001

Strengths:    Very stiff sidewall, you can ride with zero pressure. Great traction in wet and rooty conditions.

Weaknesses:    Wear out quick.

Bottom Line:   
I can't think of a better tire for the North West! Best tire I have ever riden. Every one deserves to ride these at least once, and if you react like me, you'll never buy anything else!

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Favorite Trail:   any flowing DH with nice stunts

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Trails End Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Panaracer, Mitsubishi, Tioga etc

Bike Setup:   Balfa BB7 team issue, Monster T, Intense rubber.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Toby Cooper a Cross Country Rider from Sacramento,Ca.

Date Reviewed: December 20, 2000

Strengths:    this is for the Intence xc tire. very fast,low rolling resistance. Corners like a ferrari! Predictable and suprizingly tough sidewalls. holds 70 lbs. of air,which is nice on dual suspention.

Weaknesses:    wears quickly

Bottom Line:   
These are obviously high performance race tires even though they are over 500 gr. each. I would not buy these for every day use unless you can afford a new set every 750 miles, but if you can, your in for a hell of a ride! They are fast, quick side to side, hook up in ANYTHING, and most of all, FUN!

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Favorite Trail:   Brown's Ravine

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   performance

Similar Products Used:   velociraptors-slow and heavy,Mythos irc-forget it,panaracer fire xc-loved em,Maxxis minatour-nice but wore out quick

Bike Setup:   Intence Tracer,xtr drivetrain,King & Easton components.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by AL'S FATTY from 3R

Date Reviewed: September 4, 2000

Strengths:    TRACTION, TRACTION, TRACTION

Weaknesses:    WEIGHT, BUT IF YOU DOWNHILL, TAKE STEROIDS AND YOU'LL BE JUST FINE.

Bottom Line:   
ONE OF THE BEST FOR ALL YOU FREAKY FREERIDERS/DOWNHILLERS!
FINALLY A TIRE OFFERED IN DIFFERENT DUROMETERS! PRAISE THE TIRE LORD ALLMIGHTY! .....AMEN. GOBBS OF TRACTION WITH THIS WELL BUILT BATTLESHIP OF A TIRE. THE 60D IS GOOD FOR ALL AROUND. USE 50D FOR ROCKS, HARDPACK, RACING (WEARS FAST BUT REAL STICKY). 70D FOR LOOSE DIRT, WET STUFF (LASTS THE LONGEST). THIS TIRE IS THE ONLY COMPETITION THAT NOKIAN COULD HAVE. I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE IF THEY RELEASE THE NEW INTENSE TIRES MADE WITH STEALTH C4 RUBBER (RUBBER FOR CLIMBING SHOES). THEN, TRACTION WILL BE PUSHED TO A NEW LEVEL. THEN, WE WILL ALL QUIT OUR JOBS AND RIDE FOREVERMORE.......BUT HEY, FOR NOW, USE THESE GUYS, THEY WILL MAKE YOU MORE HAPPY THEN LIVING ON A SMALL ISLAND WITH CINDY CRAWFORD AND CASE OF WINE.........OH YEAH!!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   NOKIAN, TIOGA, IRC, PANARACER

Bike Setup:   AL'S FATTY W/ EXTRA ANCHOVIES

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by MIKE a Downhiller from Knoxville ,TN

Date Reviewed: March 16, 2000

Strengths:    Big and heavy This is the 2.7 70 duramater -- No flats--Sticks great--better than a 2.3--

Weaknesses:    Noticeable weight 2.7 tube + 2.7 tire

Bottom Line:   
Rode in the "wet" twice,more confidence over the 2.3 = faster-you can air it down & carve-or pound rocks faster..But it takes more energy to pedal for sure-I can't justify taking it back off to the 2.3 -- go with the 70 dur.

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Favorite Trail:   Long and narley ones

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Panaracer DH 2.3

Bike Setup:   Marin B-17 Mavic 321's -Monster T -- Hope 04 brakes--40 tooth MRP setup--

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mathieu landry a Downhiller from montreal

Date Reviewed: March 9, 2000

Strengths:    -the best pinch flat resistance ever
-the 2.7 comp 60 is a great front tire, gives you control, lasts longer than the 2.35


Weaknesses:    -pain in the ass to install
-knobs wear out really really quick
-a bit heavy
-not really good in muddy conditions
-expensive


Bottom Line:   
the bottom line is that they wear out too quickly for the price, you'll have to change them each 3 months and if you ride on hard pack they'll were out much quicker. At low pressure they give you incredible traction, but not in muddy conditions, so the decision is yours.... want a pinch flat resistance tire, it's the one!!! want a the best tire for every riding conditions, try them but, switch to different compond, maybe you'll find the best!!!!!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   tioga dh

Bike Setup:   99' specialized fsr dh limited edition
x-vert carbon
xtr dh drivetrain
gustav disc brakes
azonic stem & riserbar
dee-max wheelset

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Lance a Downhiller from Vancouver

Date Reviewed: January 10, 2000

Strengths:    
Just about to impossible to pinch flat - these tires are great for jumping and wheely drops or bashing through rock gardens as they will not flat even at really low pressures. Also, the very stiff sidewalls have allowed me to run super low pressures (close to 20 psi) for incredible traction and shock absorbtion. For me at least they seem to absorb rather than bounce. And, they have been durable. The rear has about 2 months left but the front while the front is almost as good as new - that said I ride in softer conditions.


Weaknesses:    
Just about impossible to mount and they really pack up with mud. Also, on hardpack and loose over hard conditions they are not the best as the knobs are a bit unstable. Also, of course, the weight.


Bottom Line:   
These are great tires if you want something for jumping and wheely drops, for very rough terrain and for loose soil conditions (but not mud).

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Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
Tioga Factory DH which didn't last, pinch flatted all the time (but do weigh less than 1/2) and offered less traction (as could not run pressures as low)and were bouncy/unstable in hard cornering compared to the intenses.


Bike Setup:   
Kona Stinky with Z1 drop-off.

Overall Rating:2
Submitted by A.S. a Downhiller from NY

Date Reviewed: September 8, 1999

Strengths:    
-Stiff
-Pinch flat proof


Weaknesses:    
-Expensive
-Traction sucks
-Durability sucks


Bottom Line:   
(This is a follow up review) I was running the Intense 2.35 in the rear and the 2.7 in the front. The 2.35 SUCKS! It can't hold a line in anything but smooth hardpack. The knobs were ripping away after two weekends of riding. VERY DISAPPOINTING. The 2.7 up front is holding up well but the knobs are too big for most riding conditions. The pattern has to be changed for better feel and control. Intense should get it right next year. In the mean time, I have put a Gazzi. 3.0 in the rear (custom frame modification). I'll let you now how it works for me in 6-8 months.

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Favorite Trail:   
Plattekill Mountain

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
-IRC Kujos
-Wildgripper DH
-Tioga DH


Bike Setup:   
-Custom Santa Cruz Super-8
-BoXXer
-Hayes
-XTR DH

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Tim a Downhiller from Il

Date Reviewed: August 13, 1999

Strengths:    
The 2.35 is big and
aggressive. It has great
pinch flat protection
and can be ridden home
on a flat.


Weaknesses:    
Heavy-combined with the
DH tube you can feel the
pig flopping around when
riding wheelies. Makes
manuals a workout. Not
as noticeable on the
trail (except uphill)


Bottom Line:   
The 2.35 was too big for my judy fork but I rode
it anyway. It wore the tire down a little but no
endos. I own a QR20 now and will soon put it on
with the Intense 2.7 tire just for fun. The 2.7
is basically a motorcycyle tire while the 2.35 is
a scaled down version. The 2.35 is so impressive
that i've watched the tire slam up against a wedge
of glass that basically stabbed the tire no flat.
I actaully make it a point to ride through glass
now. I'll post a review of the 2.7 in about 3
months. Hopefully I'll get a new frame so I can
test their 24x3 tire on the rear. I give the
2.35 four flaming scheists (the 2.7 may be better)

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Favorite Trail:   
technical

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Intense DH 2.35 60
Intense DH 2.7 60
Michelin wg DH soft
WTB velociraptor


Bike Setup:   
'96 GT avalanche le
rockshox judy xc

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by A.S. a Downhiller from NY

Date Reviewed: August 11, 1999

Strengths:    
-Nice traction in most conditions
-good pinch flat resistance


Weaknesses:    
-threads wear out really quickly
-expensive
-difficult to install


Bottom Line:   
I'm a little disappointed in these tires. They work fairly well but wear down REAL quick. For $60, that's not good. In defense of the tire, it's my 2.35's that a falling apart. My 2.7's are in good shape. Still, next time I think I'll try the Gazzollodii.

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Favorite Trail:   
Plattekill

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
-IRC Kujo
-Tioga factory DH
-Mich. Wildgrippers


Bike Setup:   
-Suped up Santa Cruz-

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Stuart a Downhiller from Tasmania, Aust.

Date Reviewed: August 6, 1999

Strengths:    
~brilliant pinch-flat resistance.
~Great compound
~two sizes available
~Will grip awesomely on nearly every surface
~lay it down as far as you want on soft dirt and still rail the corners.
~looks groovy
~can come with DH tubes aswell!
THESE TIRES ARE JUST AWESOME, IF YOU RACE DH AND DON'T HAVE THEM YOU'RE MAD!!!!


Weaknesses:    
Well there isn't any major ones just:
~a bitch to put on and take off
~not great in gravelly, harpack like surfaces


Bottom Line:   
These are absolutely sick tires and they are capable of anything at any speed. JUST GET THEM AND SEE.........

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Favorite Trail:   
technical and windy

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
Kujo DH, Tioga DH, Hutchinson Squale, On the rocks, Coyote, IRC el-gato, IRC missile and Panaracer DH


Bike Setup:   
'98 Kona Stab w/ Stratos MX-6 and FOX Vanilla R

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