Tioga Factory Mud Older Tires

4.6/5 (15 Reviews)
Weight : 550g <br>kevlar


Product Description

  • 26" x 1.95" (46mm casing; 50mm tread)
  • FAT66 casing technology
  • Weight: 580g steel


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    Reviews 1 - 15 (15 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by randy flores a Cross Country Rider from kailua, Hi

    Date Reviewed: October 18, 2005

    Strengths:    Great traction during / after rain. Cut through the slop and sheds quickly. $10!!!!!

    Weaknesses:    not for road use

    Bottom Line:   
    Used them during our local 24 hour race, never hit the dirt.!!!! Granted it wasn't THAT muddy, but there was enough to go around. Our weekly ride (Mililani) is always muddy, and it works great there as well.

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    Favorite Trail:   Mililani

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $10.00

    Purchased At:   Cambria Bike

    Similar Products Used:   Hutch. Python, Pana. Fire XC Pro, irc Serac, Kenda Karma.

    Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Superlight, SID Team, Fox Float RL, Easton MonkeyLight Bars, Easton 110mm 10deg Stem.,

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Murray a Cross Country Rider from Mannington WV

    Date Reviewed: April 17, 2004

    Strengths:    slice though the slop

    Weaknesses:    hard to get on and off rims, yet to have a pissing rain mud puncture, but not looking forward to it.
    Encourages you to ride in abysmal conditions, trashing any moving parts on your bike.


    Bottom Line:   
    I rate these tyres.

    I ride a trail that is rutted by motorbikes and 4-wheelers, so you can imagine the problems when it is bog city.

    These transformed the trail. I never realised it was possible to ride down the ridge of a rut and not slide into the trough at some stage. They track like demons, and let you ride crazy lines, even where the rut slopes away into the bog.

    I haven't tested them in the hell-sticky-clay, but what tyre will handle that anyway?

    I suppose other mud specific tyres do a similarly good job. If you have a bog in your neck of the woods they are well worth getting for those sloppy days.

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    Favorite Trail:   blowhard track

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $20.00

    Purchased At:   ebay

    Similar Products Used:   no other mud specific tyres

    Bike Setup:   steel hardtail

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Aaron a Cross Country Rider from puyallup, washington

    Date Reviewed: March 9, 2004

    Strengths:    these tires really hook up in slick muddy conditions I ride at capital forest and the mud there is very unpredictable these tires knived right through even thick clay like mud

    Weaknesses:    front shold only be used for mud.

    Bottom Line:   
    the rear has such tall tread that it has actually improved my climbing. The combination of these tires are very mud worthy. The rear can be used for drier conditions but the front is mud specific. I am very impressed.

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    Favorite Trail:   the ones that Blaine makes

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Purchased At:   old town bikes

    Similar Products Used:   many different tires

    Bike Setup:   Turner XCE avid mech. disc spinergy Xcyclone disc

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Sedated from uk

    Date Reviewed: July 15, 2003

    Strengths:    [Front tyre]Superb cornering, Excellent grip, deep tread, decent weight & Price £15

    Weaknesses:    wet tarmac = ice (which I find fun :)

    Bottom Line:   
    I have the front version & thrash around woods alot. These puppies are perfect at digging in with deep tread on the loose surface, making cornering a real pleasure giving confidence to the rider + keeping the skin ON your body.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $30.00

    Purchased At:   wiggle.co.uk

    Similar Products Used:   Specialized & Panaracer 'Duster Pro'

    Bike Setup:   Giant ATX

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Simon a Downhiller from Blue Mountains, Australia

    Date Reviewed: February 10, 2003

    Strengths:    Excellent puncture resistence and traction in the bush,mud,rocky terrain.

    Weaknesses:    DEFINITELY do not use this tyre on the ashphalt! It is just downright INSANE, and if you're unfortunate enough to ever be caught in rain, well, it was nice knowing ya!

    Bottom Line:   
    Love this tyre in the trails...have now adopted their 2.5 White Tiger Kevlar beaded tyre which is basically a stronger & bigger version with the weight benefit of kevlar.
    It grips like no other with strong sidewalls.
    Didn't clear all mud by any means but then show me a tyre that can!

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    Favorite Trail:   Oaks/Anderson trails in the Blue mountains of Oz

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $25.00

    Purchased At:   online bike shop

    Similar Products Used:   WTB Velociraptors, Michelin Wildgripper

    Bike Setup:   DZX6000, 5" F&R, Dice Rims/Discs, XT groupset

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Mark Eyre a Cross Country Rider from Banbury, Oxfordshire, England

    Date Reviewed: January 2, 2003

    Strengths:    These tyres are great for riding in the heavy winter mud of Oxfordshire! Went out yesterday on our local run riding across freshly drilled fields - all my mates ending up dragging their bikes across the field so clogged up but I just carried on riding!

    Weaknesses:    Slightly heavy. Very scary on tarmac!

    Bottom Line:   
    Great tyre - well worth the money £25 a pair. You will not get bogged down by mud with these.

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    Favorite Trail:   Anywhere wet & muddy!

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Bike Setup:   Coyote HT3, Z3 light forks, full XT, 517 mavic rims.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Warren a Weekend Warrior from Charlotte, NC

    Date Reviewed: April 26, 2002

    Strengths:    Good traction in mud and over roots.

    Weaknesses:    Definitely not a tire to use on asphalt.

    Bottom Line:   
    In the Charlotte-area, a lot of the soil is clay. When it gets wet ... it's nasty. This tire does an excellent job of gripping the soil and self-cleaning the mud.

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    Favorite Trail:   Poplar Tent

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $24.00

    Purchased At:   Cambria (online)

    Similar Products Used:   IRC Mythos, Michelin Wildgripper

    Bike Setup:   Schwin Mesa GSX

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Jeremy a Racer from Ohio

    Date Reviewed: May 26, 2001

    Strengths:    Great mud tire. Ideal for that muddy race or winter racing. Cleans good. 1.85(good frame clearance)

    Weaknesses:    Doesn't seem to clean as well in really sticky stuff (but hey, what does?) Really hard to get off of rim.


    Bottom Line:   
    I got these tires as a Christmas gift to use for winter racing. They worked very well in snow. I use them with my Continental Snake-Bite tubes for muddy spring-time races and they really hook up on the climbes and leave the pack behind. I've also had good use of these for downhill and dual slalam.

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    Favorite Trail:   Ceasar Creek State Park

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   Wilmington Bicycle Company

    Similar Products Used:   This is my only mud-specific tire I've used.

    Bike Setup:   Homegrown (XTR, SID, Sun rims)

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Josh a Cross Country Rider from Haslett, MI, USA

    Date Reviewed: April 17, 2001

    Bottom Line:   
    I've ridden these tires for over a year and am very happy with them. They provide substantially more traction that non-mud tires, even in mud that is several inches deep. Have rarely lost traction with these puppies on. Downside is that the rear sometimes doesn't clear all that well. Have also used them in 6" of unplowed snow and they still provided traction.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Bike Setup:   Litespeed Owl Hollow MTS

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Lee J a Cross Country Rider from Quincy, MA

    Date Reviewed: March 28, 2000

    Strengths:    Great traction, clears well, doesn't bog down, strong tires

    Weaknesses:    Rear doesn't clear exceptionally well.

    Bottom Line:   
    These are a great set of tires for muddy conditions. I've got the 1.85 kevlar beads, and would easily buy them again. They ride through the mud without bogging down, they provide good traction, and the front tire clears mud almost instantly without throwing mud all over you. I've used them in cake-batter type mud, as well as wet puddle mud, and I haven't experienced any slipping or traction loss yet. In fact, these may make you OVER confident and you might start to think you can ride these over anything- even stuff you can't do. I ended up getting tossed off my bike once trying to ride along the side of a muddy hill when the front tire washed out and I went running off the bike. Something I really should have been doing. Only complaint- the rear doesn't clear mud as well as the front, but it still manages to get traction since the knobs are so tall. 4 for value since they were like $28 ea, which is pretty cheap, but I like 'em cheaper than that (mythos are like $20), and 5 for overall since they work so well and make me happy.

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    Favorite Trail:   Trail of tears

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   Geax Hook/Warp, IRC Mythos, Panaracers

    Bike Setup:   7005 HT w/z2 Bam fork

    Overall Rating:5
    Submitted by Tim Tucker a Cross-Country Rider from England

    Date Reviewed: July 13, 1999

    Strengths:    
    Excellent grip in even the gloopiest mud, clear well, light.


    Weaknesses:    
    Bit nervous on tarmac (especially when wet).


    Bottom Line:   
    If you ride in mud a lot, try these tyres!

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    Duration Product Used:   
    3 months

    Similar Products Used:   
    WTB Velociraptors, IRC Mythos, Tioga Psycho, Continental Cross-Country.


    Bike Setup:   
    98 Marin Mt Vision

    Overall Rating:5
    Submitted by Mo a Cross-Country Rider from portland

    Date Reviewed: May 19, 1999

    Strengths:    
    Grips and goes through mud like no other tire


    Weaknesses:    
    none yet


    Bottom Line:   
    I decided to buy this tire after reading the reviews on this site, They were right on, this tire goes through mud great and sheds it well too. its great on corners and really grabs the trail. i would totally recommend it to anyone looking for a good mud tire. I give it 5 flames.

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    Duration Product Used:   
    less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   
    specialized master and extremes


    Bike Setup:   
    speacialized ground control comp with indy Rock shock front, RS delux in back, xtr wheels, mavic rims

    Overall Rating:2
    Submitted by david a Weekend Warrior from Marietta, GA

    Date Reviewed: May 8, 1999

    Strengths:    
    They do very well in technical loose terrain. Climbing up loose rock face was significantly easier


    Weaknesses:    
    Don't clear the mud


    Bottom Line:   
    Basically I bought these when I was in Kansas. The area was pretty muddy and a bike shop guy recommended them. The first trail I tried was fairly muddy and the tires just collected the mud and didnt clear. The knobs are long enough that I still had a little traction but I was rather disappointed in their mud performance. They did do pretty well though on another trail that was loose and rocky they seemed to climb real well. Two stars for these since they don't do what they are suppose to do very well. I would give them a 4 for loose rocky terrain though.

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    Duration Product Used:   
    3 months

    Bike Setup:   
    Yeti FRO

    Overall Rating:5
    Submitted by Jamie a cross-country rider from Mud plugging UK

    Date Reviewed: January 29, 1999

    Bottom Line:   


    These tyres are great for Mud plugging. I origenally bought the rear, having found it grips on slippery climbs like no other tyre I've used. It wears a bit quick but for the tenatious grip on fast slippery corners & under braking in mud, it doesn't bother me. Having noticed all this, I decided to replace the Mich W/Gripper DH Mud I had on the front which was good but just to bloody heavy & wide for sensable XC work, I bought the front. When on the bike it looks a little thin (but then again I was used to the 2.2 W/Gripper) & makes u unsure as to wether to hammer it in muddy bends. But boy does it grip on bends, so much so I turned a little to hard on one down hill bend, but I didn't follow the bike. Arse over Tit . Top tyres, but don't use them to much on Tarmac.

    Overall Rating:5
    Submitted by Freaky Styley a weekend warrior from Pittsburgh, PA

    Date Reviewed: March 1, 1998

    Bottom Line:   


    A great rear traction tire. It really digs in when climbing or cornering hard (maybe a little too much on
    cornering) in loose mud. Much more grip than my Conti Cross Country 2.0 and much, much , much more
    than Ritchey Mud Max. I couldn't afford both so I am running the rear with a Missile 2.25 up front....a
    blast.Confidence inspiring. Really sticky mud shedding is OK, not great, however knobs are long and stiff
    enough that they manage to poke through the mud layer.

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