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Geax Barro Race Tire

4/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $39.95


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The Geax Barro Race Tire excels where speed really counts. The low central knobs provide low rolling resistance and work best in dry hardpack conditions, and raised side lugs let you lay the bike over in the turns. Choose the super-light Aramid bead folding version when you're running tubes and low weight is the top priority, or grab the TNT version when you'd rather go tubeless and need a little more sidewall protection.


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tyrebyter a All Mountain Rider from New Mexico

Date Reviewed: April 1, 2012

Strengths:    Traction

Weaknesses:    Weight

Bottom Line:   
This review concerns the Geax Barrow Mountain 2.3 which came from Huck&Roll for dirt cheap. They replaced the Rocket Rons on my Spark which were getting a bit tired. The trails they see most are rocky, loose and dry as a popcorn fart. They weighed in at 620 grams on my postal scale, not heavy but not race light. That adds about 100 grams per wheel but I can't say I notice a big difference accelerating compared to the RRs. Measured 2.07" width mounted tubeless (Stan's) to Easton Havoc wheels compared to 2.04" for the '2.2' RRs, in other words, no effective difference. Big difference in traction, as these tires climb without drama. Even when re-starting halfway up a loose hill, they grab and go. When they do break loose, it is controlled and predictable. Excellent braking with the same predictability. Lateral grip is OK but again, very predictable. Very nice sidewall damping eliminating the ping, ring and bounce that always annoyed me with the RRs. That and the larger block tread are probably worth the extra 100 grams. Smooth rolling on hard surfaces. Aired-up right away and seated without a fight. Running 30psi front and 35psi rear. Highly recommend for tough duty on a cross-country bike being ridden too hard over unforgiving trails. My kid rides Kenda Nevegals on his All Mountain rig and eyes these Geax suspiciously; not enough meat there for him. My grandson rides Panaracer Fire FR which look like motocross tires to me and he laughs at my cute little tires. It's all about results, kids.

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Favorite Trail:   North Sandia

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Huck'n'Roll

Similar Products Used:   Conti Mountain King, Schwalbe Rocket Ron, Kenda Nevegal

Bike Setup:   Scott Spark 35

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Tyre selection: maxxis ignitor vs geax barro race

Hello! This is my first post, and I need your help! In 6 day I will attend my first MTB marathon. 200 km, 2.000m of climbing. 75% paved road, 25% macadam (macadam is only when climbing/descending two times on peaks with 1000m elevation) On my bike I have maxxis high roller , but of course ... Read More »

Tyre selection: maxxis ignitor vs geax barro race

Hello! This is my first post, and I need your help! In 6 day I will attend my first MTB marathon. 200 km, 2.000m of climbing. 75% paved road, 25% macadam (macadam is only when climbing/descending two times on peaks with 1000m elevation) On my bike I have maxxis high roller , but of course ... Read More »

Barro Race vs Aspen About to try them both

I have one of each should be here tomorrow. I'm going to try them both up front with a SB8 on the back. Anyone tried these two head to head?Read More »

Anyone try the Geax Barro Race up front?

Looking to shave almost a pound off my front tire alone! Riding a Nevegal up front w/ a SB8 on the back and intrigued by the Barro Race 29. I've heard great things about the tire and was thinking about putting it on the back w/ an Aspen on the front, but started thinking it might work well on the ... Read More »

450 gram folding Geax BARRO RACE 29'er run tubeless?

I really couldn't find any information about whether or not these tyres could be used tubeless or not. Guitar Ted had a few good reviews,but he was using the TNT version and not the folding version. I'm slightly worried about the thin sidewalls and possible weeping. I'll be mounting them to ZTR 355' ... Read More »

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