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Intense Edge Fro Lite Tire

3.5/5 (2 Reviews)
Weight : 1100 grams

Product Description

  • S50 Sticky Rubber Compound
  • 2 Ply 36 TPI Casing
  • Foldable Bead

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ron m. a Weekend Warrior from Alameda, CA

Date Reviewed: February 26, 2010

Strengths:    Unbelievable grip!

Weaknesses:    Heavy at 1183 grams (2.61 lbs)

Bottom Line:   
If you classify yourself as more of a cross-country rider (which I do), then this tire is a trade-off between increased downhill speed versus a more laborious uphill (weight). I can definitely feel the 2 extra pounds of rotating mass, especially in steeper sections. BUT, this tire shines going downhill. Where my old tires used to skitter on some turns with marginal cornering angle, these tires would stay put even with the bike pitched almost 45 degrees.

Five chilis for value (it's only $17 per tire)
Three chilis only because it's a pig of a tire

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Favorite Trail:   Lake Chabot

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $17.00

Purchased At:   Jenson USA

Similar Products Used:   Mythos IRC, Panaracer Smoke/Dart

Bike Setup:   2002 Marin Rift Zone

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ricardo from AZ

Date Reviewed: February 11, 2008

Strengths:    Strong casings - no sidewall tears, even in extremely rocky DH race setting. GREAT rolling resistance! Excellent bead. Good weight for a 2-ply tire as tough as it is!

Weaknesses:    Not a wet-conditions tire!

The center knobs are very low profile, so it slides easily, even on dry. The side knobs catch when leaned, and i've grown to love this!

Bottom Line:   
FRO Edge Lite rear / FRO DH Lite front

I like these tires a lot! Single sidewalls are worthless for me, even on an AM bike. I've worn out at least a dozen sets of 1300+ gram 2-ply DH tires in the last few years. Every "promising" lighter tire has ripped in the first few weeks of use.

Not so with these Intense tires! They're holding up as well as my "old stanby" Maxxis DH tires which weigh 200-300 grams more.

I'm runnin these TUBELESS with UST rims, WITHOUT a rim strip!!! Never have they burped, and I run them @ no more than 22psi (I'm ~ 180 w/ armor).

One of the best aspects of these tires is their reletively low rolling resistance.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   lbs

Similar Products Used:   Maxxis Minion DH & Mobster DH - worn out many sets over the years! Nevegal DH - worn out a few... and a bunch of UST & single wall tires...

Bike Setup:   These are on 35lb heavy 6x6 "am/fr" bike - everything from double black @ resorts to 40 mile singletrack rides!

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