Geax Gato 29er Tire

4.25/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $50.00


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by nameresu a Weekend Warrior from Moscow, Russian Federation

Date Reviewed: April 6, 2012

Strengths:    never used them, impossible to mount on BST rim

Weaknesses:    Impossible to fit TNT version to stan's or any other BST rim

Bottom Line:   
Bottom line. If you are owner of any BST rim ( ZTR crest/arch/flow, etc, Sunringle Black Flag or Charger ) - DO NOT BUY TNT version.

With regular tools it is impossible to mount. I managed to fit one side of tire on the rim with help of special tool, that can mount almost any rubber on anything, and with help of my friend. BUT it was useless - tire sat in the center of the bead. VERY TIGHT. So it was impossible to install valve or tube.

Decided to sell TNT and buy regular folding.

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $43.00

Purchased At:   local geax dealer

Similar Products Used:   kenda nevegal 2.3

Bike Setup:   banshee paradox, slx/x9, hope tech x2 evo, sunringle black flag expert

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by unezridr a Cross Country Rider from Far West, KY

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2012

Strengths:    Excellent grip in wet, conditions. Low rolling resistance. Tough sidewalls. Good value.

Weaknesses:    You could say weight, but most tires with this kind of grip are going to have some weight penalty. A bit difficult to get over the rim on my arches, but managaeble.

Bottom Line:   
I bought these tires for winter/spring (i.e. wet weather) riding and they have not disappointed. There have been several times when I felt like the tires let me get away with speed in corners where I should have wiped out, I felt the tires hook up and rail me through. They shed loose dirt and mud with ease and they have surprisingly low rolling resistance for the bite that they have. I can feel the bike slow a bit if I'm coasting and hit a soft spot, but I think you have to expect that with a tire that's made for gripping it wet conditions. For loose over hardpack, or even dry hardpack or frozen trails they have negligible resistance. I would definitely buy these again, and recommend them to friends in the area. They're also a great value considering some tires run over twice as much. Have been running them tubeless on Stan's rims with zero problems. I Have used them 3 months and do not see significant wear problems.

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Favorite Trail:   Devil's Backbone

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $37.00

Purchased At:   Price Point

Similar Products Used:   Specialized "the captain" Bonty 29-3

Bike Setup:   Nimble 9 SS, Stan's Arch rims, BB7s, etc..

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by edouble a Cross Country Rider from NY,NY

Date Reviewed: December 18, 2011

Strengths:    Awesome grip on wet roots and rocks, mud. Rolls smooth and fast considering its tread pattern and the ability to be run at very low pressures. rugged.

Weaknesses:    its a little heavy compared to the Sagauro, its stable mate.

Bottom Line:   
This tire is amazing in wet/winter conditions and rolls much faster than one would ever believe from looking it at. I could see this being a great enduro race or trail tire hear in the north east because it is very puncture resistent. I have been running Geax tires for 11 years now. They never let me down.

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Favorite Trail:   THE ONE I AM ON

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $37.00

Purchased At:   ON LINE

Similar Products Used:   Have used many 29er tires but none with the attributes of this tire. It is unique.

Bike Setup:   Voodoo Soukri ss with Rigid Wiley fork. Stan's converted Salsa Delgado-x's with xtr hubs, Raceface cranks 34x20 gearing. Avid v's, Raceface carbon post, Salsa carbon bar, PZ racing carbon stem.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by pa rider a Cross Country Rider from mechanicsburg pa

Date Reviewed: December 14, 2011

Strengths:    wet traction and rocks

Weaknesses:    know pattern on tire not great for heavy loose rocks. Tire width not like 2.3 but a 2.2 for size

Bottom Line:   
Great tire for snow or muddy conditions. Say tire is great all mountain tire as long you're not bombing downhill. Felt it grips as good as nevegal or cg tire. Had hard time getting it to not slide in heavy loose rocks.

i got a 29-4 bontrager tire same tire as this one and for both being a 2.3 in size this one seem small. I like it as front or rear. Won't fit on my flow rim for front hub so it on my back velocity 340 hugi wheel. like how it grips in the nasty weather we have now and side walls seem tough.

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Favorite Trail:   RCST raystown

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $37.00

Purchased At:   rothrock outfitter

Similar Products Used:   wtb tires, panaracer (cg and rampage), bontrage 29-4.

Bike Setup:   hard tail salsa el marchi

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