A tyre specifically designed for XC racing, where speed and low rolling resistance are key factors. For dry and hard packed conditions. Aggressive side knobs (Rails Design profile) for safe cornering, low height central knobs for a lowest rolling resistance and low weight. The low weight of the TNT version is the ideal choice for racers. A light race tyre for dry courses. Soft compound, race specific 55 Shore A in the TNT version.
a Cross Country Rider
from Vancouver BC
Date Reviewed: June 4, 2010
Strengths: 55 SA compound (TNT version) gives the minimal tread some grip. Light for a tubeless. As with all the Geax I've tried, good quality and relatively inexpensive.
Weaknesses: That same minimal tread will slam dunk you on gravelly, loose over hard back conditions.
Good enough grip with the 55 SA compound. Next to no tread means sketchy in the loose stuff.
If your rides or races are likely to be more in moist conditions, this is a decent choice. Not recommended for dry/desert-like conditions
For an upcoming race, I've decided to go pretty low profile for what I presume will be a super fast race.
The race will be in the high desert of Oregon, and I'm assuming that it will be hard and not too rocky. I'm a smaller guy at 65kg, so I don't need much volume to float over sandy sections tha ... Read More »