Geax Saguaro 29er Tire

4.75/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $51.99

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Product Description

Saguaro, the new tire from Geax is perfect for varied terrain. Low rolling resistance thanks to the central uninterrupted knobs that enhance speed on compact ground.

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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Michael Terrell a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: August 19, 2014

Strengths:    mounting options, tread pattern, tread life, durability

Weaknesses:    on the heavy side, not the fastest

Bottom Line:   
bought my first & current set 15 months ago. I have several long distance (60 + mile or longer) mtn bike races on them. Used them at Leadville, perfect for that course. And I have about 6 gravel grinders on them. I have even trained on the road with them when my road bike was not available. I knew nothing about Geax and was very hesitant to buy them. I needed a pair of tubeless 29ers for the Ouachita Challenge the upcoming weekend. My non-tubeless race kings would not work because of the screaming downhills sections on the rocks. Pinch flat city. My LBS only had these available so I bought them thinking I would throw them away after my race. I still have the same pair on. I have ran them tubeless the entire time. I even ride these in central texas where the cactus and thorns are prevalent. No flats, never. These are probably the best all around mtn bike tire I have used. Again, I have trained and raced them for over a year and never had a flat. I deflate them for the single track and I pump them up for the gravel grinders. Great tire and I will be buying the exact tire as replacement.

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Favorite Trail:   Any trail I am on, love to ride

Duration Product Used:   15 months

Price Paid:    $65.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Continental Race Kings, Kenda 8's, Maxxis

Bike Setup:   All carbon hardtail, 29er

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Forster a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: November 4, 2013

Strengths:    Dirt Cheap @ $27

Weaknesses:    Weighty

Bottom Line:   
There are so many versions of this tire, reviewing one without further deliniation is like reviewing Dr. Jekyls performance when you've only met Mr. Hyde. I recently installed the (presumably) cheapest version of this tire (2.2 Rigid) with the hardest compound that I purchased online for $27 each with free shipping. These tires mounted to Velocity Blunt Rims and inflated to 40 psi measure 2.120". Now, keep in mind that I've only ridden these a few times, but my initial impressions are pretty good for a budget tire. The dry surface traction seems very good, the ability of the tire to soak-up bumps and rocks (inflated to Geax reccomendations using their tire pressure App) seems really good and they don't seem much slower than the narrow Bontrager XR-1s they replaced (my 12.5 mile ride this morning was within two minutes of my normal time and that varies by a couple minutes each ride depending on traffic and weather). The ride is noticably different as they seem to generate more gyro effect at speed and I seem to notice the bike's hesitance to lean and turn as quickly as before (these are also the heavest version of this tire and I'm running tubes). We'll see how things change when the nubs wear off and the miles accumulate.

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Favorite Trail:   The one in front

Duration Product Used:   2 weeks

Price Paid:    $27.00

Purchased At:   REI

Bike Setup:   11 Paragon

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mtbdl

Date Reviewed: November 3, 2012

Strengths:    price, great grip, light weight, fast, low rolling resistance, easy tubeless setup. I'll be buying a new set next season.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
I had my doubts with the low profile tread but these things rock! It took a while to find just the right air pressure (30# for my 200#) but once I dialed them in, I have no complaints. Great grip while climbing over roots and rocks. High speed descents are very predictable and smooth.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by milletman a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: September 30, 2012

Strengths:    HOLY GRIPTION!! Rubber compound, grip, low rolling resistance, grip....easy tubeless setup (regular folding bead version) on Stan's or standard rim with Stan's conversion (I've done both with this tire), raceable weight, grip....did I mention grip!

Weaknesses:    None yet....could be lighter (but then might not be as durable.......)

Bottom Line:   
Love this tire, love it, love it. I've ridden wire bead and folding bead versions, logged thousands of miles on these. I ride a ton of pavement and trails, these roll FAST on both and LAST on both. The rubber compound is soft, yet lasts....must be the tread design. I weigh 190-200, and this tire inspires total confidence as a front tire, and is a great rear as well. It grips evenly and feels the same at all lean angles (set up tubeless @ 26psi for me). Fantastic on hardpack thru medium/loose dry soils, does well in sandy stuff, good on rocky fire roads. Works well on front with matching rear or an AKA in the rear......try it, you'll like it. Shames the other tires I've ridden, really, Vittoria/Geax/Italia is where it's at!

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Favorite Trail:   Dry Fast Ones

Duration Product Used:   2yrs

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Action Bikes San Ant

Similar Products Used:   AKA, Conti Xking, WTBWolverine, WTB NanoRaptor, Mutano Raptor, SB8.....

Bike Setup:   Raleigh XXIX+G, Time Pedals, Easton Carbon Bars/Post, Sun Black Flag Pro Wheels

Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

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Tire opinions: saguaro, ardent race, others

Hey all, I'm in the market for a new tire and was looking for opinions. I live in north Texas which is typically dry hardpack/loose over hardpack with some roots and rocks. Currently my setup is: Front: 2.2 Saguaro TNT Rear: 2.0 Mezcal wire bead I'm looking to upgrade the Mezcal for a tubeless ti ... Read More »

Front Tires (29", NM Desert Use) to pair with Geax Saguaro 2.2's

I'm trying to sort out what my next set of tires is going to be, and I've figured out that for my riding venues and style the Saguaro is simply unbeatable up front - has enough rolling resistance and durability for everything I need, and the rare occasions where it drops traction are already well pa ... Read More »

help help....i cannot take away geax saguaro from xt's solid with stan's...

Please how can i remove geax saguaro tubeless from my rim xt shimano tubeless.... it's more than a year that i'v putted inside the tyre stan' s works perfect but now i have a small hole and the sealing juice it' s not more working....i cannot leave the tyre from the rim.....i need to ... Read More »

Geax Saguaro - white

I've wanted to try some white tyres since the Panaracer Magics appeared in white in the 90's but they are either very rare or expensive or both. I got these for a pittance from on-one in the UK, basically to get my spend on a new helmet up enough to get free postage. :p Three folding Saguaro ... Read More »

AZT in Saguaro National Park East

I've heard conflicting things about riding the AZT in Saguaro National park East. My uncle hikes there and sees bikes on the trail frequently. What gives?Read More »

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