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Geax Sedona 200 Tire

4.16/5 (44 Reviews)
Weight : 540 grams (folding) MSRP : $39.95


Product Description

  • Front or rear tire, super fast in dry hardpack conditions.
  • Short stiff blocks widely spaced for greater flotation and mud clearing.
  • High strength-to-weight ratio of the knobs yields high traction while providing excellent driving efficiency and lightweight.
  • Designed to handle all cross-country riding and racing conditions, especially dry hardpack.
  • Available in tubeless rigid bead version.

    Folding 26 x 1.85 480g
    Wire 26 x 1.85 530g
    Folding 26 x 2.00 540g
    Wire 26 x 2.00 585g
    Tubeless 26 x 2.00 760g



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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by waldo wankerman a Weekend Warrior from Where-the-hell-is NY NY?

    Date Reviewed: June 19, 2009

    Strengths:    Inexpensive.

    Weaknesses:    Awful in mud.

    Bottom Line:   
    Front tire kept stepping out sideways in mud on these. Not confidence inspiring. Never again.

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    Favorite Trail:   tranquility base

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $30.00

    Purchased At:   eBay

    Similar Products Used:   Bonts, XC Fires Ritcheys

    Bike Setup:   santa cruz superlight. many upgrades for tight single track.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by zesty a Cross Country Rider from Annapolis, MD, USA

    Date Reviewed: July 6, 2008

    Strengths:    Price is right, weight is good. I use the 26x2.0 kevlar bead. The tread is reversable for hardpack or loose, but I've always ridden on the hardpack direction.

    Weaknesses:    None that I've found

    Bottom Line:   
    These tires are great. I've been riding them for over a year. They're lightweight and the price is right. I'm a casual biker and ride a lightweight hardtail. I don't jump off of loading docks or do 50' Pac NW backcountry drops. The tread is reversable and fits front or back rim. These tires are a great upgrade from wire bead tires. FYI: the stock photo shows a green sidewall. Mine are regular black.

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    Favorite Trail:   C&O Canal

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $35.00

    Purchased At:   local chain bike ret

    Similar Products Used:   IRC Serac.

    Bike Setup:   Cannondale F600

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Jake a Cross Country Rider from Pittsburgh, PA

    Date Reviewed: November 17, 2006

    Strengths:    Good all-around tire, does well in all categories other than extremes.

    Weaknesses:    Doesn't excel in any category. Seemed to damage easiy.

    Bottom Line:   
    They hooked up well in all but the kind of mud you shouldn't be riding in anyhow. They rolled well but not as well as even Mythos or Jones for being what looks like a non-aggressive tread.

    Puncture-damaged easily, but lasted FOREVER. Perhaps a more brittle rubber compund? Would explain some dry-rotting claims.

    I'v seen them for pennies on sites like nashbar... pick them up and you'll probably be happy.

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    Favorite Trail:   Fast and Dry

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Purchased At:   Came on bike

    Similar Products Used:   IRC and Panaracer semi-slicks and knobbies.

    Bike Setup:   XC hardtail, 27lbs, 27speed, midgrade (LX) parts.

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Jon Staldine from Bozeman, MT

    Date Reviewed: April 10, 2006

    Strengths:    cheap, tread worked well...

    Weaknesses:    bad quality control, excessive cracking like premature and unwarranted dry rot. Hideous teal sidewall color

    Bottom Line:   
    I ordered these from Nahbar in November. when aired back up to 45-50 psi for spring, bad cracking all the way around the tire where the tread met the sidewall occured. I'll never buy a geax tire again. Total waste of time and money.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $20.00

    Purchased At:   nashbar

    Similar Products Used:   Maxxis Larsen Mimo, a number of specialized tires, bontrager jones

    Bike Setup:   Bianchi Hardtail, lx/xt, manitou black, one (39t) by nine speed, mech discs

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Mike a Weekend Warrior from Jacksonville

    Date Reviewed: November 30, 2004

    Strengths:    Easy to put on wheel and change out. Great rolling resistance for street and trail riding. More cushion to implement the front shock!!

    Weaknesses:    A tad too thin. Got a flat in Guana on lite trail. Maybe it was bad luck

    Bottom Line:   
    These are more for dual purpose road/trial or lite trail adventure.

    I didn't like them on the heavier trails because they were washing out on me under 45 psi. But they pulled me through.

    These tires aren't bad for both the road and the trail. Pump them up to 50-55 psi and hit the pavement and dirt. Although the stubs are a little soft, they have worn nicely - and I do much street riding and commute 12 miles round to work.

    These thing are awesome since they have a balloon feel to them too! Too bad they don't make them any more. But still you can find them on ebay every once in while. 1.8" seem to be a more popular size on ebay though. I might go with that.



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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $25.00

    Purchased At:   Ebay

    Similar Products Used:   Kenda Semi Slicks, Tioga Psychos

    Bike Setup:   1996 Gary Fisher Mamba, Rock Shocks Mag 21, LX shifters, derailleurs and V Brakes.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Lance a Cross Country Rider from TX transplanted to OC, SoCal

    Date Reviewed: November 19, 2004

    Strengths:    Durability (0 flats in a year of moderate/heavy riding and the tread is STILL looking good!), cornering, climbing, versitility (can run either "soft" or "hard"). They perform will in sand, moderate mud, hardpack, slick rock, and gravel.

    Weaknesses:    Not the lowest in the rolling-resistance category...but I'm not setting any land-speed records as it is...
    Sidewalls starting to show some wear, some of the tread is starting to crack...but they are still running strong!


    Bottom Line:   
    Bottom Line: These tires rock! An underrated company and an underrated tire. I highly recommend them for a variety of terrain!

    The long answer:
    No question that these were an improvement over the Kona's aged stock tires on Texas trails. The handled the tight, twisty TX trails well. And they never hesitated on the variable trail conditions--rain, sand, dry, mud, hardpack, loose dirt, gravel, ROOTS, etc--that truely define Texas trails.
    But the real question was, could they perform well on a Full Susser out on the legendary trails of THE OC?!?!
    I ran with the Rocky Mountain's stock Pythons for ~1 month to give them an "honest try". After a month to get used to my new ride in it's stock condition, I swapped out the stock Pythons for the ol'reliable GEAX Sedona 200. Holy S%#T, what a difference that made! This is what prompted me to write a review after a year of riding with these tires!

    My only complaint is that the Sedonas have considerably more rolling resistance compared to the Pythons. Your body will compensate to the uniqueness of your ride, so that shouldn't be a complaint unless you are a racer or "weight weeny". And in every other category I am still blown away by their performance! Compared to the Pythons, I could climb considerably better, sandy patches were no problem (it was like ICE to those damn Pythons); I experienced enhanced cornering, they grip well on off-camber sections of trail. Gravelly rock, ruts, whatever, they eat it up! While some would argue that the Pythons handle slick rock better, in my experience this was not the case.

    Ultimately, it is the rider and not the ride that truely defines skill. Nevertheless, the Geax Sedona 200 tires demonstrate that components can and do effect the performance of your equipment.

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    Favorite Trail:   Each has its own personality...

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $30.00

    Purchased At:   Shop in College Station, TX

    Similar Products Used:   Tioga Factory (stock on Kona); Hutchinson Python's Air Light (stock on Rocky Mountain)

    Bike Setup:   Used on both 1999 Kona Lavadome Steel Frame Hardtail (with Marzocchi EXR Pro Fork and a few other upgrades) and 2003 Rocky Mountain ETSX-50 stock (Full Susser)

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Ed a Weekend Warrior from CT

    Date Reviewed: May 18, 2004

    Strengths:    tread pattern is great for climbing, it works well in muddy, dry, loose, and hardpack soil ; nice and thick

    Weaknesses:    sidewalls might be a bit thin

    Bottom Line:   
    A really great tire; made me feel faster and more confidant out on the trail

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $70.00

    Purchased At:   ...

    Similar Products Used:   Specialized tires - work well but not as well as geax tires

    Bike Setup:   cannondale f800, xtr/xt, lefty, all the good fixins

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by David Edwards from Tucson, Az

    Date Reviewed: October 14, 2003

    Strengths:    Good God y'all! This tire does act as a shock absorber. I have a hardtail, and washboard was really reduced on hard pack.Great grip, and I really tried to spin out while going uphill, and it held the trail like a champ.

    Weaknesses:    None so far, but I accept the fact that tires wear out.

    Bottom Line:   
    Best tire ever. I've been biking for a while, and I love all of the features this tire has to offer. Worth the few extra $$!

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    Favorite Trail:   Sonoita Ghost Town Loop

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $35.00

    Purchased At:   Full Cycle/Supergo

    Similar Products Used:   Velociraptors, Panaracers, Kenda, Tioga

    Bike Setup:   Raceface cranks w/ engagement rings, deore bb, mavic 231 rims, XTR rear, XT front, bontrager bars, answer titanium stem, bazooka seat, and a partridge in a pear tree.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by remora a Weekend Warrior from Laguna Niguel, CA

    Date Reviewed: December 1, 2002

    Strengths:    As a front tire (mud direction). Feels like a balloon and do float over soft surface. Of all tires I've tried, this one got the best grip, traction, and cornering, not sure if its the hooked threads or the rubber compound or both, but it works!

    Weaknesses:    Just speculation. Have not had any pinch flats or punctures so far but being of soft grippy rubber compound, I question its wear and durability when rolling over sharp edges and spins. I'd feel uneasy going below 30 psi on those tires.

    Bottom Line:   
    Had a lot of recommendations on Sedona as front tires. Tried it and I'm sold, will be sticking the these for a while... The balloon feel, instead of digging into soft surface, floats over it and let the hooks control the direction, also cuts down on rolling resistence. Very grippy over rocks and hard pack surfaces.

    And again, the weakness is just speculation, haven't experience any problems so far, haven't failed me on any technical abuse yet. Probably tougher then it looks.

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    Favorite Trail:   any OC trail

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $27.00

    Purchased At:   Rock'N'Road

    Similar Products Used:   WTB Velociraptors, Nanoraptors, Bontrager Revolt Super X, Panaracer FirePros, Tioga, etc.

    Bike Setup:   2001, Gary Fisher Sugar 2. Bontrager Revolt Super X for the rear.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Eric a Cross Country Rider from Tulsa, OK

    Date Reviewed: November 22, 2002

    Strengths:    They roll well, provide good traction, Are very predictable in corners and I have experieced good tread life, unlike some reviewers.

    Weaknesses:    None so far, but everyone's results vary.

    Bottom Line:   
    I like these tires. I have 400 or so miles on them, and they are still in good shape. I can count on them to hook up, and when they let go they always slide in a nice orderly fashion. I have been running them tubeless with liquid latex and vinyl tape for rim strip, like Stan's tubeless system. I run them at 28-30 psi and they rock. I don't know about the 12 year old who says he wore them out in two days, but I think he's just making stuff up so he can sound like a bad-ass.

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    Favorite Trail:   all of them

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $32.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   Any tire that comes through the shop where I work. I figure what the heck, I should try 'em all!

    Bike Setup:   Waterford 2400 ( a fine British steel hardtail, handmade in the great cheese state!) with a rigid fork and one gear only.

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by trottier winston n.c a Racer from st1222@aol.com

    Date Reviewed: March 8, 2002

    Strengths:    it is very slow rolling and i am just using it for traing and using hutchinsoins for races

    Weaknesses:    very quickly to wear down!!!!!

    Bottom Line:   
    THIS PRODUCT IS ok...i tihnk it rolls sort of slow and wears down quickly but gets great tracktion and it good in mud. if uyou have it hooked up to the right way. i liked these but they are heavy and i want my supercaliber to stay under 21 pounds so i ahve to go back to the huthinsons

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    Favorite Trail:   hobby park

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Purchased At:   a present

    Similar Products Used:   none

    Bike Setup:   SUPERCALIBER W/ CROSSMAX'S NEXTLPS AND FULL XTR MONKEY LITES AND ALL THE OTHER GOOD STUFF!

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Saucy Boy a Cross Country Rider from Tucson, AZ

    Date Reviewed: January 21, 2002

    Strengths:    Pretty light, fast, great traction on hardpack and rocks (southern AZ), cornering traction

    Weaknesses:    Durability on the rear. Within 50 miles the knobs were undercut, and with under 100 miles on the tire it's throwing knobs and showing cord. The front seems to be holding up OK. I do ride a lot of sharp rocks, but that's all there is here.

    Bottom Line:   
    I have the rear facing the hard direction and the front facing the soft direction (an atempt to maximize climbing on the back and braking on the front). When I threw these tires on I loved them. I would still love them if not for the severe rubber erosion on the back. Ripping off knobs is a common occurence where I ride, but my buddies seem to be having good luck with the green Michelins, so I try some of those next.

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    Favorite Trail:   Starr Pass

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $15.00

    Purchased At:   Nashbar

    Similar Products Used:   Other hardpack tires: Nanoraptors (don't corner well), Rocksters (don't climb as well as the Sedona, but had more like 500 miles before the knobs ripped off)

    Bike Setup:   Since my Sugar is down for a broken frame (I'll write about my impressions of Fisher's warrenty service after I get it back) I have borrowed my brother-in-law's circa 1990 Mt. Shasta. Rigid rulz, and 7 spds. shift no mater how unkept. I did have to install v-brakes to reduce the scary factor...

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Steve from Alpharetta, GA

    Date Reviewed: December 9, 2001

    Strengths:    Review is for tubeless. Used for rear tire with Python in front. Ran at 35psi and tire "sucked" ground, which was hard/soft terrain. Shed mud and never lost traction. Great looks

    Weaknesses:    None, other than weight, yet I have Mavic CrossMax rims that are light.

    Bottom Line:   
    Great alternative to Hutchinsons, which work great for dry trails. I needed something a bit more aggressive and this has filled the need.

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    Favorite Trail:   Oak Mtn/AL

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $45.00

    Purchased At:   Performance Bike

    Similar Products Used:   Hutchinson for rear, which did not get enough traction on climbs when out of the saddle

    Bike Setup:   Giant NRS Air

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Joe a Cross Country Rider from Thailand

    Date Reviewed: September 6, 2001

    Strengths:    Great tire for front and rear.
    Works everywhere.
    Reasonable weight.


    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    These are the absolute best tires I have ever used in all conditions. Mud, sand, hard pack, gravel over hardpack, on road. Very fast on road and off. Great traction and cornering. I use them front and rear in the hard direction ("C" facing forward), 50psi, with ultralite Vittoria tubes. No pinch flats at this pressure. Very few punctures. Very confidence inspiring on climbs, cornering, and descending. 550g is reasonable weight. I've tried lighter tires but the performance gap between them and the Sedonas was too big.

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Similar Products Used:   Hutchinson Python Gold and Air Light, Specialized Rockster, Bontrager Revolt, Geax Blade, WTB Velociraptor

    Bike Setup:   Giant NRS Air, Sid Race, Race Face, Thomson, Easton, Frogs, Sedonas

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by John Richmond a Weekend Warrior from NJ

    Date Reviewed: May 27, 2001

    Strengths:    good traction on any terrain when in the right direction

    Weaknesses:    the side wall on mine completely ripped open. wrecked everything, tube, wheel, brakes.

    Bottom Line:   
    pretty good for all around riding and traction. i'm still pretty upset about it trashin my bike, but overall alright

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    Favorite Trail:   cannon ball trail

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Similar Products Used:   panaracer smoke classic (sucked)

    Bike Setup:   K2 Zed V

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