The AKA was designed to dominate in situations where the knob must penetrate the ground without digging, and offer exceptional grip without slowing the wheel down. Even adverse terrains like gravel, sand, and grass aren’t a match for ...
Strengths: Lightweight, low rolling resistance, predictable breaking point, excellent traction regardless of the angle. Surprising climbing traction when mounted in the opposite direction.
Weaknesses: Aside from being an absolute nightmare to mount on Stans Arch EX wheels, the only negative aspect of these tires is how they handle wet rock. No exaggeration, the sensation is like riding on ice. Although I'm in Austin, I was born/raised in New Hampshire. Absolutely the same experience as riding on ice. Fortunately, it almost never rains here so not a deal-breaker.
Running the front in the standard direction and the rear reversed, this is an excellent combo for the loose over hardpack and rocky conditions in Austin, TX. These are stellar tires for anything except wet rock. If you're on these tires and see wet rock...prepare for potential disaster.
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Anybody have any experience with the GEAX AKA TNT 29er tire and a Flow rim? Do they fit any better than the Saguaro TNT or is it the same ol story? I would like to try the AKA's but not if they fit ( or dont fit ) like a TNT Saguaro. I am sure the non-TNT fit just fine.
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Just wanted to report my experience mounting the AKA TNT on Flows.
While not the exercise in futility that mounting the Saguro TNT on Flows they are still quite difficult. Took me about 20 minutes where a Captain takes about 1. Really hope they stretch a little because I can see an issue if I ... Read More »