CST Ouster 29er Tire

3/5 (3 Reviews)

Product Description

The Ouster is an excellent choice for tackling technical terrain. The tall, open center tread keeps the mud on the ground and off your tires, and grips roots and rocks while climbing. The aggressive side knobs give you the confidence to rail away.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by DianeWong a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: April 3, 2014

Strengths:    The CST Ouster 29 is being run tubeless using the Stan's system. It inflated and held air perfectly. At 725grams, it's a bit
heavier than the Maxxis Ikon that it replaced as a rear tire. Traction seems fine in dry conditions.
-Very affordable, around $17 ( I won mine at a trailwork event!)

Weaknesses:    -Seems to pedal heavy compared to my other more expensive tires ( well DUH!)

Bottom Line:   
The CST Ouster is a pretty decent tire for the price. I'm going to keep riding it to see how it wears.

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Favorite Trail:   All of them!

Duration Product Used:   first ride

Purchased At:   -------------

Similar Products Used:   Maxxis Ikon, Ardent,
Kenda Karma, Small Block8,
Schwalbe Racing Ralph

Bike Setup:   Niner Jet9,Stan's Arch Rims, DT Comp. spokes, Chris king Hubs,XO shifters and rear Der.,XTR front Der., Crankset,BB, andCassette, Thomson Stem and Seatpost, Salsa Pro Moto Carbon Bar.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by bbqdad a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: March 5, 2014

Strengths:    Price
Initial Traction
Initial Cornering

Weaknesses:    Wore out quickly
Did not "Shed Mud" as advertised

Bottom Line:   
Let me begin with saying I love CST tires. I think they are a great value, with a nice variety. With their low price, I feel that I can experiment with different models without breaking the bank.

That said, I was not in love with the Ouster. It was billed as a great mud tire. For me it wasn't

Full Disclosure - Our mud here in San Diego is more like STICKY THICK CLAY than loose mud. So, I'm not sure if any tire would be able to "shed" our mud. After one ride, the Ouster was totally caked with mud (as was every tire on every other bike in my group)

My biggest complaint is the wear. This tire wore down to nubs very quickly. I ride a lot of miles on rocky dry terrain. This tire wore out quicker than I like (maybe 400 miles)

I would say, if you are on softer, dry terrain this would be a great tire. If you are on dry rocky trails - maybe try a different CST tire ( I just purchased another Caballero)

As far a mud goes… maybe your mud is loose watery mud. Sadly I don't think any tire can handle San Diego mud :)

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Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   CST Caballero
Nobby Nic

Bike Setup:   Trance X29

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jdirt

Date Reviewed: July 16, 2013

Strengths:    rails corners
off camber grip
weight for a tire this size is good
tracks well over/in rutts
good volume
loose conditions
works well with stans

Weaknesses:    drags a bit on the rear

Bottom Line:   
really liking it and am consistently surprised with the grip this tire offers on the front of my rigid Superfly SS.

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