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Geax Street Runner Tire

4.33/5 (15 Reviews)
Weight : 450 grams MSRP : $23.99


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Product Description

Geax Clincher Mountain Road/SmoothTrailTires are constructed of Aramid 3D Compound. Clincher Mountain Road/SmoothTrail Aramid 3D Compound Item Specifications Tire Bead Steel ISO Diameter 559 ISO Width 32 mm ColorTread/Side Black/Black TireType Clincher Tire Diameter 26"


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Reviews 1 - 15 (15 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by the other dude a Cross Country Rider from Australia

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2011

Strengths:    Durable. Very, Very durable

Weaknesses:    Not for use offroad - but then again it's designed for ON ROAD USE only

Bottom Line:   
I used these tires for over three years. For one year I was riding to work at least 15km every day and mostly took the MTB. Very durable tires. The roll pretty fast and as far as I remember didn't have massive issues with putting them on or off. They are Kevlar lined, so I never had any punctures on-road. However, I took them off-road a couple of times for a very short downhill section and INSTANTLY had a puncture. Every time! They are definitely on-road only and should not be taken off-road, unless you really put some pressure on (still risky).
Bottom line is: Use them if you want to turn yout MTB into a commuter. They will be perfect for that role and they will last ages. If you want to still go off-road, choose something else.

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Favorite Trail:   Not yet

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   some LBS in Australi

Similar Products Used:   No road MTB tires, I used racer road tires

Bike Setup:   Gian Rincon 2007 Stock (apart from the tires

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Benson Dimaulangan a Weekend Warrior from Tampa, Fl

Date Reviewed: July 18, 2011

Strengths:    Rolling resist is excellent. Very fast tire. Can transform any moutain bike into a fast commuter bike.

Weaknesses:    The 1.25 are very narrow and makes the wheel circumfrance very small. I feel as If the overall diameter of the tire much smaller so there for u might need to pedal more unlike a road bike.

Bottom Line:   
The 1.25 are very fast...if u want your mtb to ride almost as has fast as a road bike get these tires.

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Favorite Trail:   Alafia

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $21.00

Purchased At:   Outsider Outfitters

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   2005 Trek 4500 with disc brakes, topeak track and bag

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by gjc4997 a Weekend Warrior from Philippines

Date Reviewed: July 28, 2010

Strengths:    Rolling is good and quit puncture free.

Weaknesses:    Side wall showed cracks already.

Bottom Line:   
This product is weakly manufactured on the side wall.

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Favorite Trail:   road

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $13.00

Purchased At:   JBL bike store

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Hydrid MTB

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by timmy_666 a Cross Country Rider from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Date Reviewed: November 8, 2008

Strengths:    + Excellent rolling resistance - very low
+ Rated to 100psi (though can take more)
+ OK price (paid $40 AUD)
+ durable


Weaknesses:    - I found it difficult to get it on/off my rim

Bottom Line:   
Great tire; not too expensive, rolls smooth, pretty tough, handles really well. If you're communting or touring on tarmac then this tire is a good option - it works for me.

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Favorite Trail:   Wamuran-D'Aguilar trail loop

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Caboolture cycles

Similar Products Used:   Geax Evolution

Bike Setup:   Giant Iguana (2005) XC hardtail

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by stutho from UK

Date Reviewed: May 16, 2007

Strengths:    £20 for a PAIR, including tubes - BARGIN!!! I have put 6000 all weather miles on these and they are still going strong. They are also puncture resistant I have only had 2 punctures with them.

Weaknesses:    The rolling resistance is medium at best - compared to other road tyres. 450grams is a heck of a lot lighter than most MTB tyres but is you spend more then you can get even less – if you know what I mean.

Bottom Line:   
If you use you mtb on the road all the time then this is an excellent choice.

It is not designed for off road so don't take it there! If you are racing then there are lighter tyres but you know that.

Fantastic for general on road use!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Wiggle.co.uk


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Russell Grier a Weekend Warrior from Aberdeen, Scotland

Date Reviewed: April 29, 2007

Strengths:    £20 for a pair including inner tubes - bargain. So fast, what a difference compared to knobblies when riding on the road. Tread feels pretty solid, not expecting any punctures.

Weaknesses:    You will have poor balance at low speeds, but what do you expect on 1.2" tyres?

Bottom Line:   
Brilliant tyres, no complaints whatsoever. Converted my old mountain bike for commuting to work and these tyres do the job brilliantly.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Wiggle.co.uk

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Saracen Hard Trax, pretty bog standard basic bike.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ange sellan from Melbourne

Date Reviewed: December 12, 2006

Strengths:    Fast, very little rolling resistance, Light, Zero punctures

Weaknesses:    Don't put too much confidence in this tyre when cornering at speed

Bottom Line:   
Great tyre for commuting, you can coast by other pedalling riders down hill without even pedalling. Have ridden over the unavoidable ever present broken glass on paths and road and no punctures. Have ridden over 3000 km this year and still plenty of rubber yet. One draw back is cornering at speed, never felt right with this tyre. Have previously used a slick made by Trek (couldn't find any longer)felt much surer on turns.
If there is light sprinkling of debris on track i.e. gum leaf, thin layer of dirt, etc, front wheel will slide on cornering, so if your used to leaning into fast turns you may have to switch to conservative mode in these instances, or you will be picking asphalt out of your palms.
I have noticed others reviewing this product talking about a 1.6 tyre, I have the 1.25, so this could make a difference. I would have to concur with the others, go the 1.6.
Over all very good tyre for commuting.
Cheers

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Favorite Trail:   Any

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $24.00

Purchased At:   Rays Bike Store

Similar Products Used:   Trek slicks

Bike Setup:   Stock standard Trek 930

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by JE a Cross Country Rider from Santa Fe, NM

Date Reviewed: October 24, 2006

Strengths:    It may be the perfect commuter slick. Almost never flats, even with nothing but regular tubes, despite how frequently i'm picking out goatheads and glass from them. Fast enough.

Weaknesses:    None. Not the easiest tire in the world to seat, but they're not bad. Plus, no flats = no need to change.

Bottom Line:   
I've had the same pair of these tires for over four years now,commuting everyday (round trip 8 miles), and they are now on my wife's rigid commuter (her commute is virtually the same as mine). The Geax are unbelievably durable. They've performed so well, it would just feel like a waste of time / money to replace them with something else, if they ever do decide to wear out. The goatheads in NM are horrible this season, and the Schwalbe Big Apples I'm now running are flatting out much more frequently than the Geax. If Geax ever enters the world of 29'er fatty slicks, I'll be the first in line to try them.

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Favorite Trail:   windsor / atallayah

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   Schwalbe Big Apples, WTB Nanoraptors

Bike Setup:   rigid Surly Karate Monkey SS w/ the Schwalbe Big Apples (2.35)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ben from Houston

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2006

Strengths:    Low resistance, excellent rolling efficiency, great on uptake, durability, long tread life, comfortable, runs at 80psi (1.6), solid grip in dry or wet conditions, cheap.

Weaknesses:    None...unless you think a slick should be able to perform off road.

Bottom Line:   
Awesome tires, with over 5,000 miles on them and plenty of remaining rubber, zero flats, worth triple the money. Very fast, excellent cornering, even with 1.6's can roll with a lot of roadies, Will consider replacing with 1.25's, front and rear, saves a 1/4 pound off each wheel, or maybe just a 1.25 up front.

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Favorite Trail:   Hershey Park Trails

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Perfaormance

Bike Setup:   Marin hardtail with sun ringle lite wheelset

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Neil a Weekend Warrior from Auckland

Date Reviewed: July 27, 2005

Strengths:    Grippy and fast with comfortable ride (1.6" version)

Weaknesses:    Can be a bit awkward to fit and remove - needs good quality tyre levers!

Bottom Line:   
I use my Scott as a commuter bike and finally shelled out for slicks - a good move. The cheap and cheerful Innova tyres I got were OK-ish but would lock up under braking regularly and that's the main reason I ditched them (plus they were only 45 psi).

I am very happy with the Street Runners. I run them at 75psi and love the smooth rolling and great grip. A very sure footed tyre.

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Favorite Trail:   Woodhill

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   NZ$ - Bike Barn

Similar Products Used:   Innova slicks

Bike Setup:   2000 Scott Boulder, ZAC19 rims. The rest doesn't matter much...

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jdb a Cross Country Rider from burbank, ca

Date Reviewed: October 12, 2004

Strengths:    1.25" tire holds 100 psi and rolls FAST.
Soaks up road irregularities.
Inexpensive considering their great performance.


Weaknesses:    One nail-type puncture directly through the tread, but probably couldn't be avoided in industrial Los Angeles. Tires might benefit from kevlar under the tread, not just on the sidewall.

Bottom Line:   
The 1.25" Street Runners define what an urban/street tire should be. Pump 'em up to 100 psi, run ahead of clogged city traffic, and find the true speed hidden in that light weight MTB frame. Although it's a little more work than my road bike, I can keep up with many roadies when so inspired. Even at full pressure these float smoothly over potholes, railroad tracks and jointed pavement. I swerve for almost nothing, and ride as fast as possible on the commute to work. I will buy these again when the time comes.

BTW - if you commute more than a few miles, don't waste your hard eared $$$ on a low pressure tire. 100 psi is what you need in a slick.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Similar Products Used:   Tioga City Slicker (too low pressure).

Bike Setup:   KHS Alite 4000 hardtail with 2nd pair commuter wheels.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by adam a Cross Country Rider from orange

Date Reviewed: August 31, 2004

Strengths:    1. Much, much, much faster than a fat 2" knobby.
2. Also, a quieter and smoother (much smoother) ride than a knobby on the street.
3. Cornering on the street improves phenomenally.
4. Tire sidewall reads kevlar bead, so at 20 bucks not a bad value.


Weaknesses:    1. A compromise tire: not as light or fast as a true 700 cc.

Bottom Line:   
The product is great for what it is: a huge improvement in efficiency over a 2" knobby on the street.

Don't expect to be chasing down cars or passing them all of a sudden if you slap these onto a hardtail mountain bike, however. Wind resistance from an upright riding position due to a combination of a riser bar and suspension fork will have you crying and begging for a true road bike.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   700 cc road tires only.

Bike Setup:   Gary Fisher hardtail.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Steven a Cross Country Rider from Sydney Australia

Date Reviewed: February 3, 2004

Strengths:    Good fast tyre for road training with good wear aswell.

Weaknesses:    I can now feel the buckle in my rear wheel.The 1.25s look funny on a Mtn Bike.

Bottom Line:   
These tyres are awesome for road training on a Mtn Bike.Shure beats riding nobbies on the road.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   LJS Macarthur

Bike Setup:   Felt FS850-Full XT

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John a Cross Country Rider from Sydney, Australia

Date Reviewed: June 3, 2003

Strengths:    Excellent street tire - soft compound with minimal siping gives fantastic grip in wet and dry.

Weaknesses:    Rate of wear propbably related to compund density.

Bottom Line:   
Best street slick by a mile - for comfort and traction use 1.6"

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   BikeZone Penrith

Similar Products Used:   IRC Metro 2.0" and 1.5" - wire bead a bit hard and difficult to seat bead, doesn't roll as well. Michelin city just too square a profile to allow fast turns. Specialized Fatboy 1" really fast but just too skinny for everyday urban assault.

Bike Setup:   thrown together

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Matthew a Cross Country Rider from Milwaukee

Date Reviewed: May 13, 2003

Strengths:    Light, great traction on pavement, long wearing, cheap.

Weaknesses:    Not-so-great traction offroad, but it's not an offroad tire, so who cares.

Bottom Line:   
I have a second set of wheels when for commuting or road rides, and the Geax are a great balance of weight, durability, and traction. They grip great on pavement and hardpack, both dry and wet, but they're a little slippy on looser terrain. A good choice for a commuter bike, or if you just want slicks on your mountain bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Bonzai

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Wheel & Sprocket

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager Revolt SS, Specialized Hemishpere.


Bike Setup:   '98 Trek 8000 with lots o' goodies.

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