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Geax Arrojo Tire

4.54/5 (13 Reviews)
Weight : 500 grams (folding)


Product Description

  • Front or rear tire, super fast in all conditions.
  • Continuous center pattern for maximum speed.
  • Small tapered knobs for excellent grip at all lean angles.
  • Available in tubeless rigid bead version.
    Folding 26 x 2.00 500g
    Tubeless 26 x 2.00 740g


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    Reviews 1 - 13 (13 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by fgp a Cross Country Rider from Leon, Spain

    Date Reviewed: May 18, 2008

    Strengths:    Rolling. Light.

    Weaknesses:    Grip on loose terrain. Just awful!

    Bottom Line:   
    Good for rolling on hard pack, but no grip neither the front one nor the rear.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $20.00

    Similar Products Used:   Kenda Klaw. Maxxis Ignitor. Continental Explorer. Schwalbe Black Jack. Tioga Blue Gragon.

    Bike Setup:   Merida Mission Elite.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by hordeari a Cross Country Rider from Zagreb, Croatia

    Date Reviewed: September 2, 2007

    Strengths:    great perfomance in xc (dry&wet), for both hardpack surfaces and muddy conditions, awesome grip
    previous kenda komodo were a lot slower on all surfaces...


    Weaknesses:    heavy mud-very soft terrain..


    Bottom Line:   
    very good tyre for almost all conditions, also not expensive
    very fast, good grip and pretty silent on tarmac and gravel, only lacks perf in heavy mud and other soft surfaces
    not a dh tyre, only 2.0" ...but isn't for dh so its not a weakness at all
    4 flamin chilis for value of this great all-cond. tyre and 5 for the overall rating
    buy it&you won't regret it..

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $25.00

    Purchased At:   keindl sport

    Similar Products Used:   kenda komodo

    Bike Setup:   haro V4 06, geax 2.0 race 3d kevlar compound

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by andy a Weekend Warrior from el cerrito, ca

    Date Reviewed: September 7, 2006

    Strengths:    Tough, lightweight, great castings. Fast rolling tires that corner well and climbs well on most hardpack. Rides almost like a slick on street-doesn't have the noisy "knobby" sound. I have run other Geax tires over the years and have been very happy with all of them. Surprised they don't have a bigger following.They last a very long time.

    Weaknesses:    actual weight is 580 grams the factory claims 550. I don't know why they have 500 grams listed above. Also, More like a 1.9 inch tire than a full 2.0, so a bit skinny by today's standards.

    Bottom Line:   
    Great tires for all around cross country use. Mud slingers and the downhill crowd probably have better options.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $31.00

    Purchased At:   universal cycles

    Similar Products Used:   Geax Beumont-great tire, not as light or fast as Arrojo though

    Pythons. lightest tire I ever ran, but limited traction


    Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Superlight

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Mick a Cross Country Rider from Edmonton, AB, Canada

    Date Reviewed: July 12, 2006

    Strengths:    Good grip and cornering. Good on pavement if you have to ride a little to get where you're going.

    Weaknesses:    Only one narrow (2.00) size.

    Bottom Line:   
    Great tires - I didn't have to handle the fast corners with kid gloves anymore. Good on pavement if I have to ride in rain or bad weather conditions. Snappy and grippy.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $20.00

    Similar Products Used:   IRC Mythos XC II
    Hutchinson Bulldog Air Light


    Bike Setup:   Felt Q920 with upgrades

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Joe Stephenson from Albuqerque NM US

    Date Reviewed: September 3, 2005

    Strengths:    Fast. Excellent grip in most conditions. OK in sand given its narrow width. Quiet if you have to ride a bit of pavement, something I try to avoid. The first first time I used the Arrojo (front) my average speed on an easy jaunt on a norrow single track increased by about 15-17%. The bike felt more alive and snappy than before the change. The Geax, with a Contiental Survival Pro (2.1) on the back replaced a pair of Specialized Adreneline's (2.1 and 2.3). The smaller Conti added to the improvement, but I give the Geax a lot of the credit. It makes the front end of the bike feel secure and stable--a very nice feeling.

    Weaknesses:    None, unless you fault the tire's narrow width. It measured 1.95 inches when inflated to 40 PSI. Obviously a small difference, and perhaps I'm spoiled by some tires that are wider than marked.

    Bottom Line:   
    A great tire for general use, although I've yet to try it on serious rocks. For single tracks it's very good indeed.

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    Favorite Trail:   I love them all

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   Several.

    Bike Setup:   Specialized Expert SJ 120. No mods.

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Andy a Racer from Salt Lake City

    Date Reviewed: June 8, 2004

    Strengths:    Very, very, very fast. On firm stuff it corners, climbs and brakes well. Hooks up better than you'd think when you look at it.

    Weaknesses:    Kinda ricochets off rocks and bumps. Feeling of "rebounding". Not a plush feel. (Better if it's run soft) Got to be the skinniest 2.1 I've ever seen.

    Bottom Line:   
    Fast, fast, fast. Great for fast dirt, asphalt, packed hard conditions, medium soft stuff. Great cross country if you don't mind getting ricocheted a bit. Not plush. Very skinny for 2.1. Not a big hit or deep stuff tire.

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    Favorite Trail:   Porcupine Rim

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Similar Products Used:   Many

    Bike Setup:   Specialized S-Works FSR

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Buck a Racer from Upper Valley, NH

    Date Reviewed: May 18, 2004

    Strengths:    Grip, Feel, Speed, Toughness. Lightning fast tire that hooks up incredibly well as a race or fast X-C tire.

    Weaknesses:    For intended use, absolutely none. Deep mud and gnarly loose terrain are past this tires limits, but you have different tires for that, don't you?

    Bottom Line:   
    This tire rips for fast X-C riding in all conditions. Killer rolling speed, fantastic grip on hardpack, loose over hard, leaves, rocks, roots, wet, light mud, even reasonably loose & soft terrain. Delivers way more grip in wet and dry than you would expect from an almost semi-knob tire. Blows away all other racing use tires for grip, equally fast or faster, and delivers more traction that most full knobbies in all but the more extreme conditions. (Remember, this is a 2.0" race tire, not a DH tire)

    Huge fan of Geax tires in general- can't undersand why they aren't more popular. Have gone through two sets of Blades on my hardtail over 5 years, they last forever, and grip like crazy in the mud, soft, & loose where no one else can. Run the Sturdy on the back on my Slayer, great blend of climbing, cornering, braking traction in mixed East Coast freeride conditions. Needs a little grab @ high lean and sticky rubber to be perfect. All Geax tires have great feel, great grip in the wet, long wearing Kevlar rubber, and are a great value. Get yourself hooked up- guarantee you'll like them.

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    Favorite Trail:   Gnarly East Coast Snig

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $30.00

    Similar Products Used:   Geax Blade, Sturdy, Many brands- Specialized, Michelin, Maxxis, WTB, Panaracer, many types- Semislicks, X-C, Freeride

    Bike Setup:   Stumpjumper hardtail for racin, Rocky Mountain Slayer for playin

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

    Date Reviewed: February 15, 2004

    Strengths:    Very fast rolling tyre.This thing is fantastic on trails,i cant wait to test out in a race.

    Weaknesses:    The tyre lost traction in very sandy terrain and also in very loose thick gravel.

    Bottom Line:   
    Great tyre,rolls like you are on the road,i cant wait to race on it.All this far outweighs the handling in thick sandy conditions(which most tyres dont like).

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   LJS Macarthur

    Bike Setup:   Felt FS850-Full XT

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by tom hall a Cross Country Rider from phoenixville, PA, USA

    Date Reviewed: March 1, 2003

    Strengths:    good blend of positive qualities: corners well, sheds mud well, rolls fast, hooks up on wet rocks.

    Weaknesses:    probably flats easier than a deep tread tire. Not enough tread for grand canyon jump attempts.

    Bottom Line:   
    I think these are an undiscovered classic XC racing tire. All tires are a compromise of speed and grip, and I think these are one of the best designs I've seen. They are great for fast XC riding/racing but you would probably want something beefier for bashing around and jumping off houses, etc.

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    Favorite Trail:   porcupine rim/french creek

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   many

    Bike Setup:   dean hardtail/atom race

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by jeff rule a Cross Country Rider from columbus OH

    Date Reviewed: December 31, 2002

    Strengths:    cornering, rolling resistance, straight-line traction, durability.

    Weaknesses:    deep high water content mud

    Bottom Line:   
    What makes mountain biking fun for me is seeing how fast I can go through corners without hitting a tree. Out of all the above-mentioned tire, these are the best at keeping your speed through a corner. When they do wash out, they break away smoothly and recover well.

    The only tire I’ve ridden with better rolling resistance has been a semi slick.

    They also have surprisingly good braking and traction on hills for a tire that roles this fast. I ride them year around in snow, frozen rutted ground, mud and hard pack. The only apparent weakness is in deep, high water content mud, and they will go through that. They shed mud well and are good out of creek crossings and the like. They are better than any other tire that I’ve ridden on wet roots and wet leaf covered trails.

    The closet tire I’ve owned to these are the panaracer 1.8 fire XC pros. Somehow the geax role noticeably faster and have better straight-line traction at the same time than the panaracers, wet or dry. The panaracers also suck in mud, however, come pretty close to cornering as well as the geax in dry conditions.

    They have been one the best wearing tires, if not the best tires I’ve owned as well. I was considering buying some pythons or comp s just to try them out for my next set, but read too many negative reviews on the pythons washing out and the Michelins being weak. This is the first set of tires that I’ll buy a second set of. I’m surprised that there aren’t more reviews on them.

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $35.00

    Purchased At:   performance

    Similar Products Used:   Specialized ground control, Michelin wildgripper sprint, & hot s, wtb nanoraptor, panaracer 1.8 and 2.1 fire xc pro & pyro, geax blade 1.85 & 2.0 and hubi.

    Bike Setup:   2000 sugar 2

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Jim from Hilliard, OH

    Date Reviewed: April 10, 2002

    Strengths:    Very fast in nearly all conditions. I've run them in snow, frozen mud, dry hardpack, soft clay, light mud, heavy mud and loose gravel. Loved them in all but the heavy mud. Very light, excellent grip in the corners, Very predictible handling. Very supple on roots and rocks. I run mine with Performance Lunar Light tubes and have only flatted once and only to thorns.

    Weaknesses:    Heavy mud but, I've only ridden one tire that was any good in the sticky stuff (Panaracer Pyro).

    Bottom Line:   
    If you want an excellent XC tire, this is it.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Purchased At:   $35

    Similar Products Used:   Michelin Wildgripper Hot S, Panaracer Fire XC Pro, Panaracer Pyro, WTB Nanoraptors

    Bike Setup:   2001 Gary Fisher Sugar 2, XT, XTR

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by patrick a Cross Country Rider from budel, netherlands

    Date Reviewed: February 18, 2002

    Strengths:    light and a low rolling resistance, nice green colour on the sides ;)

    Weaknesses:    none discovered yet...

    Bottom Line:   
    These tires just keep on rolling.. :)
    You can go around corners very fast without losing tracktion in the front tire....
    They're also very fast on paved roads...

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Purchased At:   bike dealer

    Similar Products Used:   --

    Bike Setup:   specialized hardrock a1 comp fs 1999 (not very original any more)

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Leo a Cross Country Rider from Gothenburg, Sweden

    Date Reviewed: January 13, 2002

    Strengths:    Low rolling resistance, good grip in dry and works ok in muddy conditions.

    Weaknesses:    None really, just use it in the right places.

    Bottom Line:   
    The tyre is more knobby than a semislick. I had the the IRC Mythos XC setup(slick rear/XC front) on my bike, which worked perfectly, but I wanted to try something else for a change. The Arrojo weights 540gr, almost same as the IRC setup. Good all around tyre.

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    Favorite Trail:   Bockstensturen

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $30.00

    Purchased At:   CykelCity

    Similar Products Used:   Panaracer Smoke/Dart, IRC Mythos XC/Slick XC, Ritchey Speedmax Alpha/Omega

    Bike Setup:   Marin Mount Vision -99

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