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Intense 909 - EX DC Tire

4.5/5 (6 Reviews)
Weight : 1120 grams


Product Description

  • 55/60 Compound
  • 2 Ply 72 TPI Casing
  • Folding Bead


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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ChainGuy a Weekend Warrior from Germany

Date Reviewed: February 17, 2011

Strengths:    Plenty, plenty of grip. Very predictable in cornering. Badass motocross-looks. Dual-Compound rubber really works, tons of grip while cornering, yet reasonable rolling resistance. Takes some time 'till they pack up with mud, even when tacky. Reasonably priced, compared to competition.

Weaknesses:    Quite rubbish on tarmac. Heavier than competition. Average rolling resistance.

Bottom Line:   
Riding in SINGLEPLY (allmountain, ~950g) 2.5" on front wheel, paired with ITS/Intense Edge (2,35" singleply) on rearwheel. Awesome pairing.
Compared to Schwalbe NobbyNic/FatAlbert: Rolling resistance a good bit higher, yet tons more grip in every condition. Heavier but still don't feel sluggish. WAYS more predictable than NobbyNic when really sending it.
Compared to Conti RainKing/RubberQueen: About same in rolling resistance and weight, yet noticeably more grip up front when intermediate to dry conditions. Better on hardpack, quite similar in the wet.
Compared to Highroller/MinionR: Comparable in feel and rolling resistance, but a noticeable bit more grip on both ends. Ways wider footprint. Better in the dry than Highroller, better in the wet than MinionF.

Until now the best thing I came across ever. Grips like mad, easily controllable an predictable in corners. Rolling ang weight still go O.K. for longer touring but stay away from tarmac... (these things STICK to tarmac like somebody's pulling on 'ya. They roll ways better on fine gravel and hardpack.)
BEWARE! These things are HUGE! Even the 2,35"-version is bigger than a 2.5" Maxxis Minon/Highroller. Rather comparable to 2.4" Schwalbe Albert and Conti RubberQueen.
(2.35" version is 60mm at the sideknobs, 2.5" is about 64mm!)

Overall Value is plain outstanding. Even overseas in EU you can pick up a pair for less than 60,- EUR (~80 US$ / 50 GBP). That's as much as each top-of-the-line version of the Maxxis and Conti-pairings and a good bit less than a pair of Schwalbe Evos or a Maxxis EXO Minion.

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Favorite Trail:   technical sigletrail

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   wiggle-uk

Similar Products Used:   Similar? None! Comparison in bottom line to (Front/Rear each): Continental RainKing/RubberQueen, Schwalbe NobbyNic/FatAlbert, Maxxis Higroller/MinionR

Bike Setup:   Average 5" of travel allmountain rig.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by shannondix a Cross Country Rider from Murrieta CA USA

Date Reviewed: December 30, 2010

Strengths:    Haven't found anything that can compare

Weaknesses:    Haven't found anything that can compare

Bottom Line:   
Haven't found anything that can compare

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Favorite Trail:   Santa Rosa Plataue

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $34.00

Purchased At:   adsf sfa

Similar Products Used:   Haven't found anything that can compare

Bike Setup:   Haven't found anything that can compare

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Leon a Downhiller from swindon UK

Date Reviewed: August 22, 2008

Strengths:    Grip stability predictable drifting all weather use

Weaknesses:    weight maybe

Bottom Line:   
best tyres i have used i doubt i will ever change them now amazing in all weather/conditions SUPERB

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   CRC

Similar Products Used:   most DH tyres

Bike Setup:   Commencal Supreme DH

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by honda53rider a Cross Country Rider from Stanfield, NC, USA

Date Reviewed: August 5, 2008

Strengths:    Good for the up hills and soft trails.

Weaknesses:    It motto whips a little ezer than Id like it to.

Bottom Line:   
I don't think the tire is made any more so if you can get your hands on one grab it and run.

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Favorite Trail:   Keyoway

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   got off a frend dide

Similar Products Used:   This tire replaced a Specialized Resolution its hold so much better.

Bike Setup:   Allmost stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Leon a Downhiller from Swindon ,England

Date Reviewed: November 13, 2007

Strengths:    tough , grippy in every condtion apart from extreme mud , loves loose/rocky/dusty trails but is fine in most situations

Weaknesses:    pretty heavy expensive

Bottom Line:   
wicked tyre i have pushed it very hard in a wide range of terrains and it has been great , it especially loves very steep rocky loose stuff and it great for hard braking and drifts well too.
been riding it for 1 month now 2-3 times a week and the tread has still got its square edge too , looks like it will last well

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Favorite Trail:   any where steep fast fun

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   a wide range of DH/FR tires from maxxis mitchelin bontrager etc etc

Bike Setup:   bighit 888's D-tracks bla bla

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by hoserr a Weekend Warrior from Chual Vista, Ca

Date Reviewed: August 11, 2007

Strengths:    light for a 2.5 tire, rolls well, fair corning, strong casing, seemed to do well on rocky downhill's with allot of turkey eggs and shale

Weaknesses:    pushed in corners. especially very tight single track.

Bottom Line:   
this is a good tire. i used it hard for 5 or 6 rides. it did well at first but after it pushed in the tight stuff I lost confidence in it. braked well on steep hills, it shed mud well also. strong carcass that didn't tear or lug out.

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Favorite Trail:   Marbles

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Zumwalts cycling center

Similar Products Used:   Maxxis Minion DH, WTB Motorator 2.4

Bike Setup:   04 Ellsworth Moment, 07 Nixon, Fox DHX 5.0, all Saint

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