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Geax Hubi Tire

4.24/5 (17 Reviews)
Weight : 480 grams <br>(2.00) MSRP : $44.95


Product Description

  • Created for `97/98 World Cup Cross Country Champion Hubert Pallhuber, it's a race tire that is unbeatable for medium and hardpack trails.
  • Talon edging blocks house a new "Barb Block" that is small, very light and very efficient at maintaining directional control in straight line running.
  • 400 T.P.I. protective belt restores flat protection, which is diminished with other racing slicks.
  • Available in tubeless rigid bead version
    Folding 26 x 1.60 430g
    Folding 26 x 1.85 450g
    Folding 26 x 2.00 480g
    Tubeless 26 x 2.00 730g


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Michael a Weekend Warrior from Tokyo, Japan

    Date Reviewed: September 14, 2007

    Strengths:    Very fast but still strong.

    Weaknesses:    Wears rather quickly.

    Bottom Line:   
    I wish they still made these tires. I have ridden these things down stairs on several occasions. With these tires, I just point the front where I want to go and don't worry about it. In a year, not one flat (I'll probably get one tomorrow now...). I was so happy with these, now I am trying to figure out what to replace them with.

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    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $35.00

    Similar Products Used:   Only the Velociraptors that came with the bike.

    Bike Setup:   Bianchi Peregrine with some upgrades.

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by RoadRider101 a Weekend Warrior from Sydney, Australia

    Date Reviewed: October 17, 2006

    Strengths:    Fast and light tyre.

    Weaknesses:    Prone to punctures, tread wears very quickly...

    Bottom Line:   
    Fast tyre but much more trouble than its worth..


    Go Flat, Go bald, Go Geax... Go Hubi

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    Favorite Trail:   Ride to work

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $30.00

    Purchased At:   Came fitted to bicycle

    Similar Products Used:   These are tyres that came with bike, have tried to put up with them but they have demoralised me with punctures, looking around for other brands maybe contis?

    Bike Setup:   Giant MTB

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Robby a Weekend Warrior from Austin, Texas

    Date Reviewed: May 2, 2006

    Strengths:    Low rolling resistance-fast

    Weaknesses:    Low volume, Low pressure tire... more pinch flats than I care to mention.

    Bottom Line:   
    If you are looking for a slick/semi slick tire for hard pack or pavement this tire may work for you. For me, this tire was more trouble than it was worth.

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    Favorite Trail:   Walnut Creek, Austin Texas

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $15.00

    Purchased At:   Nashbar

    Similar Products Used:   Panaracer, Hutchinson, WTB

    Bike Setup:   Surly Singlespeed w/ mavic rims and Avid BB Brakes

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Gordo from New York, New York

    Date Reviewed: September 13, 2005

    Strengths:    Highly predictable grip on pavement - can confidently lean the bike way over on even the crappiet pavement and they stop on a dime.

    Weaknesses:    Me - over 40, expanding waist line, two kids and living in Manhattan!

    Bottom Line:   
    As long as its not pooring rain, I ride my bike to work most everyday. I have ridden several different types of slicks and they are typically just that - slick, with poor grip. For tough city riding (believe me, most fire roads are iin better condition than Manhattan's streets), these tires are it. I am going to purchase several more to keep as back-up.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $14.00

    Purchased At:   one of the usual online suspects

    Similar Products Used:   Generic slicks and knobbies

    Bike Setup:   '93 Merlin; mixture of SRAM XO, XTR and Avid

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by UberBill a Weekend Warrior from Denton, TX, USA

    Date Reviewed: September 10, 2005

    Strengths:    Awesome all-around tire, hooks up well in hardpack and roads, very resistant to punctures (within reason), low-wear

    Weaknesses:    NONE!

    Bottom Line:   
    I put these on my bike b/c i use it to commute to school in. Great for street (when properly inflated) and hooks up well enough on hardpack and rock trails. I am impressed at how durable these tires are.

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    Favorite Trail:   Any that i can find

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $12.00

    Purchased At:   nashbar.com

    Bike Setup:   Diamondback Hardtail w/ a few bells and whistles.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Phil a Racer from Hereford, AZ

    Date Reviewed: June 4, 2002

    Strengths:    Very fast! Awesome tractiona nd direction control. Give a "riding on rails" feeling. Light weight and does not pick up "goatheads"/thorns easly.

    Weaknesses:    Needs replacment often.

    Bottom Line:   
    This is an awesome Arizona race tire! Have a 3rd and 1st place win in these and will continue to use them on select courses. Work awesome on hardpack with light loose cover. Hard to get the front to break away. Rear traction on hard pack or hardpack with light loose cover is the best. Feels very secure in fast tight turns that make you think your riding on rails. Front washouts are felt before they happen and responds well to corrections. Works ok on rocky courses but not the best tire to use.....use something else. They are very resistant to thorns, goatheads, etc....a big plus here in AZ. Highly recommended.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $38.00

    Purchased At:   FullCycle

    Bike Setup:   '01 Fisher Sugar II

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by spaceman a Cross Country Rider from Arcata, CA

    Date Reviewed: July 10, 2001

    Strengths:    Great racing tire when new, ultra fast

    Weaknesses:    wears out SUPER fast

    Bottom Line:   
    I felt I needed to post a review on this tire because it is both so good and so bad. The reason that it is bad is that it wears down super fast. iT only made it about 6 races before going completely bald. that is weak, I only use it race day. The good part is that it is super fast, super light and has good good traction in everything except loose stuff, even did good in moderate mud. Now I guess I'll use it if I have to ride on the road. So weak. Basically If I was pro and could get a new rear tire every race then I would race this tire.

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    Favorite Trail:   tish tang

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $35.00

    Purchased At:   ?

    Similar Products Used:   WTB racing raptor

    Bike Setup:   Bontrager/Marzocchi/mavic 517/michelin front tire/avid brakes/sram/xt/Lx/canecreek headset

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by John a Cross Country Rider from Virginia via Utah

    Date Reviewed: April 24, 2001

    Strengths:    Unbelievable grip, light, VERY low rolling resistence

    Weaknesses:    None - within the tires designed use

    Bottom Line:   
    This is the BEST X-country tire I've ever ridden. Emphasis on X-country. It is NOT a downhill tire. If people like "Rob" would do a little bit more in-depth search about the things they buy, they'd know what they are supposed to be used for, and NOT buy and X-country tire for downhill use. What a complete idiot! He's probably looking to buy a "Big-Wheel" as his next downhill rig. The ONLY time I've had ANY problems with grip while on these tires was in deep sand. But then, they are not designed for those conditions. But, even when I've been in some nasty mud bog, they've done nothing but shine. And when it's hardpack, I'm flying around the trails with all the confindence of a pro! I'm easily riding in 1 to 3 gears higher than what I'm normally pushing while on the XC Pro's. I can't wait for the dry season to show up here so that I can slap these babies back on. Buy these tires and you will not be sorry.

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    Favorite Trail:   Porcupine, Moab

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $35.00

    Purchased At:   Conte's

    Similar Products Used:   Pana. Fire XC Pro, Michelin Widegripper Lite, Cont. Pro

    Bike Setup:   2000 Raven Lefty, Race Face Next LP cranks, Race Face Isis XS bottom bracket, SRAM 9.0 shifters, XT rear derailer, Thompson Elite seatpost, Time ATAC pedals

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Rob a Downhiller from Manchester, England

    Date Reviewed: March 21, 2001

    Strengths:    None

    Weaknesses:    Everything

    Bottom Line:   
    These tyres seriously suck, they are no good for anything. No one should even take a second look at these tyres.

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    Favorite Trail:   Ben Nevis

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   Freetown

    Similar Products Used:   Tioga, specialized, Nokian

    Bike Setup:   Intense M1, Boxxers

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by C-BALL a Racer from Seattle, WA

    Date Reviewed: November 27, 2000

    Strengths:    fast, grippy, predictable.

    Weaknesses:    ummmmm.... i give up

    Bottom Line:   
    these tires almost feel as if they are self propelled. rolling resistance is nil. static traction is a lot greater than i expected, or have experienced with other ss's. sliding traction is completely predictable, controlable, and strong... it's a lot harder to get these to break free than other ss's! cornering control is great, even on loose ground, because of the side knob design. i laughed, i cried, it moved me.

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    Favorite Trail:   dirt

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   multiple

    Bike Setup:   Azonic DS-1, White Bros, Grimeca System 8

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Jody a Cross Country Rider from East Tennessee

    Date Reviewed: April 20, 2000

    Strengths:    Amazingly fast, light, grippy in lots of terrain

    Weaknesses:    Pricey if you pay retail- don't.

    Bottom Line:   
    I just got the rear today and went for a spin on my local loop. The loop starts with a geavel road and I was immediately impressed with how fast this tire rolls. When I hit the singletrack, I was kinda skeptical because they don't look like they would grip all that well. Heading up the first climb, with lots of roots and rocks, the rear never lost traction. On the downhills, they braked (broke?) well and predictably. Carving turns was nice and grippy. Even the slippery, slimy creek crossings weren't a problem for the Hubi. I should mention that I got the 2.0 version of this tire, but I am sure the 1.8 is even quicker. All in all it's a great tire for fast cruising on dry trails. We will wait and see if things are as rosy in the wet.

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    Favorite Trail:   Sunset/Schultz Creek- Flagstaff

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   Many many tires, but Geax are fantastic (Hook, Blade, Warp- all good)

    Bike Setup:   Litespeed Unicoi, Z-2 BAM, Race Face, XT, Nuke Proof

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Bad A** Single Speeder a Cross Country Rider from Roseville

    Date Reviewed: April 15, 2000

    Strengths:    Light (487 grams exactly, both front and rear)
    Good traction
    Good looks (love that teal green sidewall on my red hardtail!!!)
    Hardly wears
    Easy to put on rim (Mavic 221's)
    FAST, FAST, FAST


    Weaknesses:    No directional signs on sidewall. Called customer service and they said for hardpack run the tiny dashes in middle of tread pointing in tire rotation. On loose stuff run them the other way. Experiment to see what works best for you.

    Bottom Line:   
    These tires fly! Excellent traction on all types of terrain. Rode them for my first mtb race (The Sizzler, San Jose, CA). It is mostly fire road. Going downhill I did slide a few times but was able to control the slide (I was going about 15-20 mph in pea gravel turns). It slipped some going through a couple mud patches but a knobby would probably slip too. They have excellent traction on smooth single track as well as rocky sections. Was able to power up hills with no rear wheel slippage. Thought for sure I would flat on the cow-hoof pocketed section but they held up fine. Would recommend them to anyone who wants to drop several hundred grams. Get them cheap at CBO for $35 each. RIDE HUBI!!!

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    Favorite Trail:   Brown's Ravine

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   No other semi-slicks used before

    Bike Setup:   Judy XC, Performance Ultra-light tubes (1.5-1.75) at 45psi, Mavic 221 rims, Schwinn Moab 1, 160 lb. Caucasian male power plant

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by M B a Weekend Warrior from San Francisco

    Date Reviewed: January 26, 2000

    Strengths:    Light, Fast, 400 tpi

    Weaknesses:    None I have found.

    Bottom Line:   
    Well rounded tire. I ride a lot on the street too so I was looking for something fast, but last weekend I rode up Montara Mountain (San Mateo County). Steep, not too muddy but it had rained the night before and was still raining a little. Traction was amazing. Much, much, much better than I ever thought or expected. My friends were shocked too and are now getting these tires. If you are looking for a slick, look no further.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   WTB Velocoraptors
    Thought about Bontrager Jones


    Bike Setup:   Bianchi Peregrine/Bomber/xt-lx

    Overall Rating:5
    Submitted by Steve a Cross-Country Rider from Minneapolis, MN

    Date Reviewed: November 25, 1999

    Strengths:    
    fast
    durable
    light
    respond well to tire pressure changes


    Weaknesses:    
    not much protection against glass shards;
    stay away from mud


    Bottom Line:   
    I was a little nervous about changing to semi-slicks, but my Hubi's have been great! If you're a reasonably smooth climber, Hubi's work fine as an every day tire. One important thing I discovered after considerable experimenting - Hubi's (and many Geax tires, from what I hear) are very sensitive to air pressure changes. I've found the following pressures just right for my 200lb frame:
    40 lbs - extremely technical trails
    50 lbs - general purpose singletrack
    65 lbs - on-road commuting/trailsI still have plenty of rubber left, after 6 months of regular riding. FYI - My only flats have been caused by small glass shards, so get used to brushing off your tires with a glove, after running over that stray broken bottle.

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    Favorite Trail:   
    anything tight & technical

    Duration Product Used:   
    6 months

    Similar Products Used:   
    many


    Bike Setup:   
    Marin Team Ti, Bomber z.2, XTR

    Overall Rating:5
    Submitted by Jason a Cross-Country Rider from Blacksburg, VA

    Date Reviewed: September 12, 1999

    Strengths:    
    light weight
    FAST
    you can get kevlar in both green and black sidewalls


    Weaknesses:    
    a little skiddish at high speeds on gravel fire roads


    Bottom Line:   
    I ordered one of these for the rear wheel one week before a race. At first I was trying to decide between the Sedona and the Hubi. The I was unsure if the semi-slick nature of this tire was going to be sufficient for the race which has a bit of every type of terrain (except mud). Worked wonderful on just about everything. Had to try hard to even get these to break traction uphill in loose stuff. Pretty good for (a wide) 1.85 SS. Placed first out of 65 with only one day of practice on it. Performed just as well as my Fire XC's but faster. Probably would have come in 2nd without it.

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    Favorite Trail:   
    any

    Duration Product Used:   
    less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   
    Panaracer Fire XC Pro (kevlar)
    Bontrager Jones tires (kevlar)
    Onza
    Panaracer Dusters


    Bike Setup:   
    Klein Attitude w/xt components
    Avid brakes w/koolstop pads
    weighing in at 24 lbs

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