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Geax Hook Tire

3.96/5 (46 Reviews)
Weight : 630 grams (folding)


Product Description

  • Rear-specific tread with tapered, medium-height blocks laid out in a chevron pattern for excellent climbing characteristics.
  • Multi-condition tire – good for varied terrain.
  • Excellent match for front-specific Warp.

    Folding 26 x 2.00 630g
    Wire 26 x 2.00 655g



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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by cammy roxton a Cross Country Rider from edinburgh, scotland

    Date Reviewed: October 8, 2007

    Strengths:    these tyres have great tread on them and they grip really good.

    Weaknesses:    dont think they are thick enough.

    Bottom Line:   
    great tyres

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    Favorite Trail:   the cairngorms

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $30.00

    Purchased At:   ?

    Similar Products Used:   panaracer 2.1 fire xc pro's

    Bike Setup:   marin bobcat trail with manitou forks and geax hooks.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by cammy roxton a Cross Country Rider from edinburgh, scotland

    Date Reviewed: October 8, 2007

    Strengths:    these tyres have great tread on them and they grip really good.

    Weaknesses:    dont think they are thick enough.

    Bottom Line:   
    great tyres

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    Favorite Trail:   the cairngorms

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $30.00

    Purchased At:   ?

    Similar Products Used:   panaracer 2.1 fire xc pro's

    Bike Setup:   marin bobcat trail with manitou forks and geax hooks.

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Craig from Midcoast Maine

    Date Reviewed: May 24, 2005

    Strengths:    They hook up well (not great) in soft conditions

    Weaknesses:    They are ok at hooking up but as another reviewer stated, they don't inspire confidence. I suspect the hard compound. Also the pattern does not serve the rider well on wet roots and we have many.

    Bottom Line:   
    Spend your hard (or as we say in Maine Haaad) earned money on a better tire, there are others out there.

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    Favorite Trail:   All of Ragged Mtn

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Similar Products Used:   Too many to list, I am a tire slut!

    Bike Setup:   2002 Turner XCE, XTR/XT mix, Avid Disc Brakes, RockShox Psylo Race, any tire but this one.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Miles O'Singletrack a Weekend Warrior from Waterford, MI

    Date Reviewed: August 8, 2003

    Strengths:    Great grip for the size, Lasts forever. NO flats.

    Weaknesses:    Wish I could get them in a 2.25 or 2.35

    Bottom Line:   
    Had these for three years (Hook-Warp) and didn't have one flat. Not that I don't ride em hard, as in that time I broke every other part on my bike, including the frame. After I got a new bike I cut the sidewall on the IRCs that came with it, so now my 4 year old Geax is on the the front. Damn good tires. Wish I could get another set.

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    Favorite Trail:   Laurel Mtn. -- Pisgah

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $20.00

    Similar Products Used:   IRC Mythos and Notos, Various others

    Bike Setup:   Tires lasted through 2 bikes -- SC Heckler and Marin Rock Springs.

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Domenico Gotto a Cross Country Rider from Sulmona.Abruzzo.Italy

    Date Reviewed: April 8, 2003

    Strengths:    Nice grip in different type of terrain like dry, stones and sands. Good performance during the downhill race especially from the front.

    Weaknesses:    Geax Hook are not performant in mud terrain. Because a lot of mud fill up the tire and loos one's hold.

    Bottom Line:   
    I am using these tires in hard modality (you can choose the modality: hard, and reverse modality: soft). In this modality I discovered a nice grip and a nice resistance to the abrasion, but I am not used these in soft modality yet.

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    Favorite Trail:   Abruzzo's Mountain

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $20.00

    Purchased At:   Center bike

    Bike Setup:   I use these: front and rear

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Mike a Cross Country Rider from Canada

    Date Reviewed: January 25, 2003

    Strengths:    Very aggressive tread design, excellent winter tire. Groovy
    green sidewalls.


    Weaknesses:    None when used as intended.

    Bottom Line:   
    Been using the Hook (rear) and Warp (front) set up on my winter mtb bike. At 28lbs air pressure front and rear they are unstoppable in the snow.

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    Favorite Trail:   Shorthills Provincal Park

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   E-bay

    Similar Products Used:   To many to list

    Bike Setup:   Mongoose (Heinz 57 setup)

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Chris a Cross Country Rider from Hawaii

    Date Reviewed: January 9, 2003

    Strengths:    Hooks up very well. Can run at a higher pressure and still maintain good traction. Good all around tire for mud, roots, rocks, and dirt.

    Weaknesses:    Haven't found any, other then the fact they don't seem to be made any longer

    Bottom Line:   
    I like these tires a lot. I'm on probably my fifth or sixth pair. I like them so much that I'm thinking about hoarding a pair or two.
    I run the Warp 215 in the front. Started running these tires around the same time I started to ride with a faster group of riders. The traction they provide is excellent.
    There are a lot of deep moto-X ruts where I ride, and I have no qualms about riding right along the lip of the rut, as I know that these tires won't wash or squirm .
    I've found that these tires edge very well, I don't have any worries about nasty off camber stuff, as the tire will grip. I've run the tire at 50psi on the trail and haven't had any problems. Of course, running it at a lower PSI gives you more traction, normally in the low 40s.
    Most of the riding I do has mud, roots, rocks, and nasty moto-X ruts in it. No problems with these tires. Wet roots and rocks? All good. Slippery clay like dirt? Sketchy, but controllable. Climbs like a fiend also.
    If it's really muddy, I'll throw a Blade 200 on the back, and that works very well.
    Perhaps a bit heavy, but it's a full knobby and quite durable.
    Can't say how these tires would work on sand, rocks, gravel, etc. Here, for where I use them, well worth it.

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    Favorite Trail:   here and there

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Purchased At:   various places

    Similar Products Used:   Lots and lots (actually, nothing different in quiet some time, only the Hook, Warp, and occasional Blade).

    Bike Setup:   Totally rad Huffy MTB with Wald gruppo

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by jo mamna a Cross Country Rider from charlotte nc

    Date Reviewed: November 28, 2002

    Strengths:    awesome on hardpack! with full (60 LBS)pressure, these tires will fly.

    Weaknesses:    if you are going to ride on wet rocks and wet roots, take my advise and walk through these aeras or be prepaired to pick yourself up from the ground.this tire on wet conditions will
    break your confidence in wet conditions in a hurry!


    Bottom Line:   
    great tire for dry conditions but for rainy seasons or winter riding, this tire will absolutely not serve you well.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $20.00

    Similar Products Used:   none

    Bike Setup:   moab 2 lx/xt now with irc mythos

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Chef Paul a Cross Country Rider from Telluride Colorado

    Date Reviewed: August 14, 2002

    Strengths:    Have been riding this tire on the rear in dry hard Colorado conditions. Performs well everywhere. Wear is good, but rubber is showing spider cracks.

    Weaknesses:    Spider cracks!

    Bottom Line:   
    Good tire for hard dry trail riding. Performs well on all trails.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $20.00

    Purchased At:   Universal Cycle

    Similar Products Used:   Tioga, Continental, Specialized, etc...

    Bike Setup:   Dakar pro

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by ddanj a Weekend Warrior from Hell

    Date Reviewed: June 9, 2002

    Strengths:    Climbs like a goat
    corners very well
    looks phat with the green sidewall


    Weaknesses:    wears quickly on pavement
    thin sidewalls


    Bottom Line:   
    This tire has never sliped on me on climbs... its amazing... unfortunately it pinchflats easily if you ride urban.. otherwise its great!

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $15.00

    Purchased At:   universalcycles


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Jim a Cross Country Rider from Boulder, CO

    Date Reviewed: December 25, 2001

    Strengths:    Great traction, ride and feel.

    Bottom Line:   
    I've been running the kevlar warp and hooks for a couple years now and they have to be one of the best tires I've riden. Great traction and handling. They handle all of the conditions that mountain riding offers. They climb over wet tree roots (as long you approach them correctly) and they take one hell of a beating on the rough & sharp rocks out here. Unlike another user, I've never ripped a sidewall and actually have never even flatted them. They've endured some really brutal and technical trails.

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    Favorite Trail:   that one up over there

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Purchased At:   Excel

    Similar Products Used:   Zed's and other's

    Bike Setup:   Voodoo Hoodoo Al comp

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Matt Grothoff a Cross Country Rider from St Louis

    Date Reviewed: February 13, 2001

    Bottom Line:   
    Alright, i am pissed off again. I was startin' to dig this tire. I mean, seeing as how I have only been riding around campus for the past 3 months, nothing really tough. And the trails aorund here aren't harsh at all. Then all of a sudden, my buddy points out to me that my tire has a big GASH in the edge of it. Not the sidewall, but the contact line. like big, inch long gash. I am now, thoroughly convinced that these tires are essentially thick tubes. i am going back to my trusty panaracer, and i will keep this the hook around for EMERGENCIES ONLY. And by emergencies only, i mean it will not be used to ride on if all m tires are ate up, but rather, if my best friend comes up to me dying and states that a torn up, P.O.S. Geax Hook tires that really sucks will save his life. But, that won't happen. maybe it can be used as a... uh, nevermind. it is worthless.

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    Favorite Trail:   Chubb

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $26.00

    Purchased At:   pricepoint


    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Matt Grothoff a Cross Country Rider from St Louis, MO

    Date Reviewed: January 5, 2001

    Strengths:    it is surprising me with the grip and mud/snow shedding, color

    Weaknesses:    like i said below, not fit for any kind of downhill at all, unless the trail is made out of cotton. nice soft, un-sharp cotton.

    Bottom Line:   
    update. i put this tire back on my bike because i had busted the wheel, and the geax was on a working wheel, so i just popped it on. i don't remember it to have this good of bit uphill and in sloppy conditions. but, unless you are carrying another tire with you on your ride, stay away from all downhills! to all those geax proponents, i DO realize that it is NOT a downhill specific tire, BUT, neither are the other tires i use, and they held up fine on the same hills. besides, you can't have a trial that climbs without going back down eventually! i don't consider myself a downhiller, but it is super fun, and i think everyone agrees. they are the places where we can push outselves and go mega-fast, so this tire should get a little more meat on the sides. unless Geax thinks that this is strictly for people who want to do climbing races. other than that, it works well, and i would recommend it CONDITIONALLY. fortunatly, the trails i am near 8 months out of the year are pretty tame, so i don't have to worry much.

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    Favorite Trail:   chubb

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $26.00

    Purchased At:   online, see below

    Similar Products Used:   see below

    Bike Setup:   99 trek 7000

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Curt a Weekend Warrior from Meridian, MS

    Date Reviewed: December 11, 2000

    Strengths:    Turned "soft," lives up to its name when climbing CHEAP! but great quality.
    Seemingly extra-long tread life.


    Weaknesses:    Hmmmmmmm, maybe the loud green sidewall. Get 'em in black if you can, ha!

    Bottom Line:   
    These tires hook up. Period. And if you get the set, don't forget to experiment with tire pressure. It made a huge difference for me.

    Don't listen to people slamming this tire because "it's not a downhill tire . . ." DUH! A tire isn't TRULY a downhill specific tire, in my opinion, unless it's at least 2.3 inches in width (that's small by DH standards btw), and the largest of the Geax Warp/Hook set is the Warp at 2.15, HUGE! Anyway, you get my point.

    The Geax Warp/Hook combo rocks, and for the price (you can get a set for as little as $25 bucks or less if you shop around), tread life (I've ridden these things 700 miles plus on pavement and off road, and they still have 3/4 tread left), comparatively light weight, traction, and overall value, you can't beat these babies. Five smoking possums, please.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   Lots.

    Bike Setup:   Badass Flyin' Monkey.

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Vince Pack a Cross Country Rider from Seneca

    Date Reviewed: October 28, 2000

    Strengths:    looks strong enough...

    Weaknesses:    Sidewalls??

    Bottom Line:   
    I rode this tire less than a quarter mile before the sidewall blew out. Light downhill conditions, not going very fast, not very technical (pretty smooth) and next thing I know, psst! Fortunately, I got off the bike instead of getting up off the ground. When I looked at the rear tire, there was one tear in the sidewall about an inch long. There was another tear nearly a quarter inch in length. I was riding the tire at 50psi. The rubber coating on the sidewall is cut through to the fabric all the way around just above the wire (immediately above the rim's edge). My rims have no rough spots on the edges. Sure, there are much more expensive parts that can break, but walking out of an easy ride is a real downer. If the shop replaces the tire with the same, I'll buy a different one to replace it with. At least the Warp on the front survived! One burnt stiffy overall, three for value just in case it was an isolated incident. After all, it wasn't THAT expensive.

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    Favorite Trail:   gee... tough one

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $22.00

    Purchased At:   Sunshine Cycles (LBS)

    Bike Setup:   Klein/Marzocchi, LX, XT, Profile, Easton, etc...

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