Tioga Pyscho Edge Older Tires

4.4/5 (10 Reviews)


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Tioga Pyscho Edge


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by andy bliss a Cross Country Rider from st stephen, cornwall,england

Date Reviewed: November 20, 2001

Strengths:    Grip (encouraging that!), durability, cheap (through mail order), look the biz!

Weaknesses:    Heavy, discontinued (aren't they?)don't shed thick mud too good

Bottom Line:   
I really rate this tyre. These were the first proper tyres I had and have served me well on my starter bike (rigid Giant Chicago)and progressed onto the Marin. I can't really fault them for outright grip and always inspired confidence particularly carving fast, rooty turns. Used to clog up a bit when the trails got really claggy, but so do most deep tread tyres. They're a tad heavy so the rolling resistance was quite considerable, so I think they would be a pain to race, but there's not much racing round my way anyway. Front eventually blew out on a rocky, steep downhill and the bead came away from the rubber. This puppy still had enough life to go back onto the rim and get me home. Replaced by Tiogas Factory xc now (tyres that remind me very much of the psycho) and so far no complaints. Review on xc coming when I've had a chance to really test them.If you can get these tyres cheap (and I couldn't find replacements - hence I think they may be discontinued), then do so. You won't be disapointed.

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Favorite Trail:   chacewater, cornwall

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   merlin cycles

Similar Products Used:   irc notos, tioga factory xc

Bike Setup:   y2k Marin East Peak, stock set up

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Anton a Cross Country Rider from Sydney,Australia

Date Reviewed: January 14, 2001

Strengths:    Never flatted on it, ,Great in mud and sand.

Weaknesses:    Man, it's wide for a 1.95, the rear tire is skinnier than the front.A heavy set of tires as well.

Bottom Line:   
I like my WTB's better than this but this set came with the bike so i had no choice really

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Maxxis, WTB

Bike Setup:   Giant MCM

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matt a Cross Country Rider from Australia

Date Reviewed: July 7, 2000

Strengths:    - Grips well in everything that I throw at it. (E.g. gravel, mud, asphalt, sand, rock, wet grass etc.)
- Not really too heavy considering the size of the tyre.
- Is still going after 700 km's with very little wear.
- Very cheap ($35 Aus)


Weaknesses:    - Not too puncture resistant.

Bottom Line:   
This tyre is great for the everyday rider or just a weekend rider. The tyre has given me plenty of riding time and lots of fun. It would be great for anyone who rides off road sometimes. Highly recommended

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Favorite Trail:   Mt. Macedon

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Psycho K, Psycho TT


Overall Rating:5
Submitted by GProv a Cross-Country Rider from Scottsdale, AZ

Date Reviewed: November 19, 1999

Strengths:    
Great dessert tire
Corners well in loose conditions
Fast rolling
Quick handling


Bottom Line:   
One of the best front tires I've ever used for dry, loose, rocky conditions. I have the 1.85 and it weighed in at 560 grams.. Had the 1.95 and it was much heavier (700+grams). I didn't notice any loss of performance with the smaller tire. My 1.85 actually measured 2.1 across at its widest point. This is one of the best cornering tires I have ever used. I get best results if I press into the front end (not lean) on fast corners, driving the edges into the ground. If I lean my bodyweight into it, it tends to break loose, so I lean in the opposite direction of the turn and drive the edges with my arms. You can really feel the edge grab and carve. Very confidence inspiring. It's a little bouncy on fast, loose rocky decents, but very controllable, unlike the Mythos. I'm running a Panaracer Smoke classic in the rear and this has become my favorite tire combo to date. They come close to the Tyranoraptors for tracktion and stability, without the rolling resistance and weight. It's a very nimble handling tire, great for tight singletrack, and it's light and fast enough for racing. It's become my favorite all round tire.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Mythos IRC
Maxxis - Helter,Skelter,Incisor
IRC Backcountry
Panaracer Duster Pro
WTB Tyranoraptor


Bike Setup:   
Aluminum HT, Gianni suspension seatpost, 97 manitou FS with speedsprings

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Roberto Porter a Racer from Mexico

Date Reviewed: March 15, 1999

Strengths:    
Durability, traction


Weaknesses:    
weight (heavy for xc racing), not so good in soft terrain (loam, soft dirt) or mud


Bottom Line:   
Good tire but did not feel as secure like the Specialized Team Control. The front of the bike feels a bit uncontrolable when there is mud, clay or loam. Heavy for xc racing.

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Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Specialized Team Control Kevlar/Yellow line 99.


Bike Setup:   
45 psi

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Richard Styron a cross-country rider from Branson, MO

Date Reviewed: February 8, 1999

Bottom Line:   


I have had this tire for around 9 months now, and put about 900 road miles and 500 off road miles on it, and the wear is minimal. It says 1.95, but with the massive side knobs, it is more like 2.1 or 2.2. It is not so much the knobs that are wide, but the tire itself has a large round profile. However, the knobs are not to be understated. I have a really hard time getting my wheel in and out of my fork, a Manitou SX with XT v's. Supposedly there are some spacers to put in the brakes to help get the wheel out, but I am not going to invest money in something that doesn't affect the riding. It is very pinch flat resistant, I have gone off 4-5 foot drops with varying landing success and to my knowledge I have never pinched it. This is good, because it is a pain in the ass to remove. I have the steel bead, picked it up at my local shop for 12 bucks, and I haven't been disappointed. It tracks well in all conditions I have taken it in, mostly loose rock and gravel, and doesn't squirm overtly on the pavement. I have only once had it slide out from under me, and that was on a parking lot sprinkled with gravel. It inspires confidence on technical loose descents, and I trust it more than other tires I have used, such as my VelociRaptors. 5 flaming dead horses.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Joël Vingerling a racer from netherlands

Date Reviewed: December 1, 1998

Bottom Line:   


I've got the tioga Edge and i must say it's a real good tire there'
s nothing wrong with the traction but my brother say he's slipperly
but that isn't true The tire can be used at every terrain.
So I give it five chillies

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by J Keith a cross-country rider from Lubbock, Texas

Date Reviewed: November 18, 1998

Bottom Line:   


The Tioga Edge tire is a very good training / general use tire. It is wide for the claimed 1.95, at least as wide as most 2.1's. Like the TT rear tire, the Edge has large knobs that grab the dirt as good as any tire that I have used. The draw back to this tire, again like the TT, is the weight. It is heavy. But, it wears extremely well, the price is great, and the added weight will just add to your training effort.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Benedict Patajo a weekend warrior from Caloocan City, Philippines

Date Reviewed: February 8, 1998

Bottom Line:   


The best Off road tire I have ever used. The traction is good and the breaking power is really magnificent. Except for the Color which is Gray Smoked I don't love it much - in total the tire looks really wild and it's for wild riders. The cost is also cool, and most of all is the weight and the material is has a stronger resistant to functure compared to other rubbers.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Jeff Wu a downhiller from Hsin Chu, Taiwan

Date Reviewed: February 4, 1998

Bottom Line:   


Their 1.95 widths look more like 2.2's. These tires are good for high speed riding. Stability and braking
are very good. Cornering traction at high speedsis very good, but you need to weigh the front end to
get the best performance. Low speed turning is sluggish. The tires have have level of absorption and
durability.

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