Tioga Psycho Limited Older Tires

3.5/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $60.00


Product Description

Psycho K Limited 1.95 kevlar


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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Poida a Weekend Warrior from Melbourne, Australia

Date Reviewed: September 12, 2000

Strengths:    weeeelll, it is a light tyre, i'll give it that. Acceptable gripping i suppose.

Weaknesses:    This tyre will fall apart on you. I am pretty disappointed with them.

Bottom Line:   
I bought these tyres because they were a real bargain. 20 bucks for two-i got them off this guy i knew who works at a bikeshop. Sounded great, kevlar bead, foldable. Put them on, they didn't grip as well as the Velociraptor's i had had on i dunno i just liked them better, I know velociraptor's aren't really in the same class but i'm definitely going back to them. The Psycho's get punctured by anything, I once got a puncture from a little stick!!

Sorta alright but just don't offer enough protection from debris and aren't strong enough especially if you pay full retail.

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Favorite Trail:   Lysterfield

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   WTB velociraptor

Bike Setup:   KHS comp with wheels

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Bianchi4Me a Cross-Country Rider from Central, FL

Date Reviewed: June 28, 1999

Strengths:    
Light
Grippy
Light
(did I mention light?)


Weaknesses:    
Low Durability, Slippery when wet


Bottom Line:   
These tires are a weight weenie's delight. You sacrifice durability to get that low weight. Up to the rider to decide which is more important. Unlike some light weights, you don't have to give up much else. Traction and handling are good, (except in the wet) especially compared to the semi-slicks that make up this weight class. This tire does exactly what it was designed to do: give you full-size knobby grip and handling in a feather-weight, disposable package.

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Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
Specialized Hardrock'r
Kendas
Bontrager Jones



Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Duzzi a weekend warrior

Date Reviewed: October 2, 1997

Bottom Line:   


I have been using LTD for years and they work well for me (last quite long no flats, etc) possibly because I run them on a full suspension and I weight 145pounds.However I post this because after reading a lot of negative reviews on the Psycho K (which are identically shaped) I realized that something really simple can be done to improve the cornering ability of the tire.
using a razor blade I just cut the edge of the outside knob (on both sides) about 2/3 mm. The result is a profile of the outside which is rounder and makes (in my experience) the tire much more progressive in turns (the vertical edge of the knob on the original tire make for a somewhat abrupt transition from vertical to bent to losing traction). I thought to share this little trick (it takes about twenty minutes to modify the two tires) because it made a good tire into something better.Duzzi

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by RYAN a weekend warrior from LOUISIANA

Date Reviewed: April 24, 1997

Bottom Line:   


THE TIRES ARE OK BUT WAAAY OVERPRICED. DON'T HOLD UP VERY LONG. I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER PAIR. YOU CAN BUY 2 PANARACER DUSTERPROS (WHICH ARE A LOT BETTER OF A TIRE) FOR THE PRICE OF ONE OF THESE. JUST GIVE THE PANARACER DUSTERPROS A CHANCE. THE BEST TIRE YOU WILL BUY.

Overall Rating:2
Submitted by paul a weekend warrior from morgantown, wv

Date Reviewed: April 17, 1997

Bottom Line:   


This tire is so thin that the tiniest thorn gives you a flat. It sucks in any wet condition.

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Aleksandar Dimitrijevic a cross-country rider from Yugoslavia

Date Reviewed: April 7, 1997

Bottom Line:   


Tioga Psycho Edge and TT

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Neal a cross-country rider from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Date Reviewed: October 29, 1996

Bottom Line:   


They have the soft rubber and hold well on climbs but they wear rather fast. If you have the cash to pay for new ones (if you can find any) I would definitly get them!

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Nick a cross-country rider from Australia

Date Reviewed: June 14, 1996

Bottom Line:   


This tyre is very light but the weight savings do not add up for the tyres less than perfect performance. The tire wears fairly quickly and is not very predictable around corners.

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