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Geax Lobo Loco Tire

3.83/5 (6 Reviews)
Weight : 750 grams MSRP : $112.95

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Geax made the Lobo Loco Mountain Bike Tire to handle burly DH race courses, nasty freeride trails, and basically the mankiest of the mank. Square knobs provide incredible braking performance when you get into the steeps, and you can run this Geax tire with high air pressure to reduce the chance of a pinch flat. Or go with the UST option to do away with the tube all together.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Glenn a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: March 26, 2014

Strengths:    Lots of grip

Weaknesses:    Worst tryes i have ever had, these are dangerous. I have three tyres all with the same fault, the tyre separated from the beam resulting in explosive decompression. I had a big crash and lost loss of skin when it happened the 1st time. It was near new and replaced reluctantly, company rep saying it was not a fault and must have been due to damage i caused. ( there is no visible damage and how could i damage the tyre under the rim bead?. replaced same tyre seperated from bead lucky for me climbing this time , same story replaced reluctantly. Finally the front tyre went this time ( didnt bother trying to get replaced) went for hand damph this time.

Bottom Line:   
not worth the risk.
watch for exploding tyre

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Favorite Trail:   you yangs victoria

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Bike Setup:   pivot carbon

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by hotrod69 a Weekend Warrior from Mahomet

Date Reviewed: December 17, 2011

Strengths:    good sticky compound, wears well, good traction

Weaknesses:    a little heayv but not bad for a cross country tire

Bottom Line:   
I've used this tire on a varity of surfaces and they perform well espically on dry to loose surfaces, stick well in both front and rear, keep the pressures on the lower side and you will really like the way they stick, good rooling resitance on the road and have not shown much wear with about 75 miles on them. I really like them for an all around tire that has a good foot print with good puncture resitance.

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Favorite Trail:   Kickapoo,IL

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Kenda's

Bike Setup:   Specalized stumpjumper FSR Comp

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rob a Cross Country Rider from Phoenix, AZ

Date Reviewed: August 18, 2007

Strengths:    Great grip, good lifespan, excellent transition into turns

Weaknesses:    All the great gripping knobs affect speed

Bottom Line:   
Desert biking is full of sharp rocks and cactus needles. The Loco Lobo tires do well here. They might be a little more narrow than advertised. They are absolutely fantastic and going up, down, and turning. I have had great longevity with them- I got 6 months of rides from my first pair. They can even be used with tubeless kits. You will not win races on these tires, they are fast everywhere except a straight line. But I sure love them.

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Favorite Trail:   FINS

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   EBAY

Similar Products Used:   Nevegal, Fire XC Pro, Conti Slash

Bike Setup:   Singletrack rims, Hadley hubs, XO and Bomber fork

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by haggis a Weekend Warrior from dunedin

Date Reviewed: August 6, 2007

Strengths:    Strong tyre, good at most things esp loose soil & rocks. Very good wearing, even with the sticky compound.

Weaknesses:    Not great in mud.

Bottom Line:   
This was for the 2.3 sticky compound. (2.3 is smaller than the 2.35 Nevegal but larger than the Conti Vertical). Tried them up front and on back. Weighed ~800g from memory. Good rolling for the size and the versatile tread pattern lends itself well as a rear tyre IMO. Not quite as good up front on more extreme angles as a Nevegal, but more efficient roller.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $50.00

Similar Products Used:   Nevegals, Blue Groove, Kharma, Fat Albert, Wildgripper, Hot S, Mythos, Spyder, Explorer, Vertical

Bike Setup:   Reign

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Christopher a Cross Country Rider from Kansas City

Date Reviewed: July 25, 2007

Strengths:    Looks cool, feels solid, fairly fast with moderate grip.

Weaknesses:    Traps mud and holds it like super glue! High PSI causes slippage on every obstacle.

Bottom Line:   
I puchased these with the hope that I could get some good, all around traction in the Kansas City area. The mud WILL NOT come out of these things, even at 25mph on the road. They do hold well and are fairly fast when the conditions are dry and sandy. I could see them being great for Moab type riding but stay clear for the sticky mud terrain. Keep the PSI LOW! When you run it high, it will slide off roots and rocks!

I dropped the PSI and the grip improved dramatically. They feel solid and can take a good beating with big drops being no issue. The cornering is moderate with better than average stability. I would say these are best for solid downhill and freeride. Cross Country riders... look elsewhere.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   Mountian High Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   Kenda Nevegal, Bontrager something or others...

Bike Setup:   Cake 1, Magura Phaon fork, Avid BB7 Disc, Thomson Stem & post, Profile carbon bars, Mavic 819 with DT Swiss comps & Hope hubs. Race Face atlas cranks, Sram X-7 shifters with X-9 derailures

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brian a Cross Country Rider from Westminster, CO

Date Reviewed: April 13, 2007

Strengths:    Deep lugs, good rolling resistance, good traction in all condiitons

Weaknesses:    couldn't be mounted to a UST rim in ghetto fashion, but that wasn't what it was made for.

Bottom Line:   
I have had the tire front and rear for 6 weeks now. It has been a solid tire. Only one flat, a high speed pinch flat that i probably deserved, running too low pressure with a tube. I tired to mount this tire to a UST Mavic 819 rim and was unsucessful. I'll be getting the TNT or UST version shortly to replace the regular version that I a currently running with tubes. Been out to Moab, it was fantastic on slickrock, great in muddy conditions on the front range as well as the regular dry conditions I am use to here. I've personally had and seen too many failures with the contis and have found my new favorite all around tire.

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Favorite Trail:   Longhorn

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $32.00

Purchased At:   jenson

Similar Products Used:   conti vert pros

Bike Setup:   yeti 575

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