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IRC Kujo DH Tire

4.59/5 (121 Reviews)
MSRP : $40.00


Product Description

The Kujo DH is a World Cup winning downhill tire. By combining motorcycle tread technology with insightful feedback from dozens of the world’s fastest downhill racers, our engineers have developed a tire with unparalleled strength and griping power at high speeds. Designed specifically for hard to intermediate conditions, the Kujo DH features MC Coil Casing technology, the PRF system and confidence-inspiring high grip tread compound. Plainly stated, the strongest, most flat resistant tires in the sport. Click on the image to the left for an enlarged photo showing tread detail and related product specifications.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by paterjo a Cross Country Rider from San Diego, CA

Date Reviewed: October 2, 2010

Strengths:    Almost never gets flats, lasts a very long time, great traction.

Weaknesses:    heavy

Bottom Line:   
A great tire if you ride a lot in rock gardens and if you don't like to fix flats and buy new tires every 6 months. Good in dry rough terrain.

They are discontinued, does anyone know if any stores still stock them for a reasonable price?

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Favorite Trail:   Cannel Plunge, Kernville

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Beyond Bikes

Bike Setup:   Specialized Enduro

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Yura a Downhiller from California

Date Reviewed: September 27, 2010

Strengths:    Has some good grip on tacky dirt and pretty good on sement.

Weaknesses:    Please do now buy this tire if you like to ride in mud or rain it is a big no NO.

Bottom Line:   
This is a good downhill bike tire for the price and has a good resistance to the dirt.:)

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Favorite Trail:   Crack/Boyscout, in Pacifica

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Store

Similar Products Used:   Kenda tires.

Bike Setup:   Specialized big hit 2005 Fsr

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by clj766 a Cross Country Rider from Charlotte NC. usa

Date Reviewed: March 31, 2009

Strengths:    durable as it should be its a downhill tire

Weaknesses:    heavy, send you slipping on slick spots,

Bottom Line:   
No reason to buy this tire for cross country use unless you just want a good workout! I bought it thinking it was going to be the last tire I would ever need b/c of the reviews. I just replaced with Kenda Tinker Quarez much better for cross country fast, lightweight, grippy as hell. Now for downhill use im sure it is a good tire. I think the people that said it could be used for cross country dont know what they are talking about.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   cambria

Bike Setup:   f600 cannondale

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Sir. Swish a Cross Country Rider from Somerset, GB

Date Reviewed: December 3, 2006

Strengths:    Lasts a lifetime! Look and grip like no other tyre

Weaknesses:    Not 100% pinch flat resistant

Bottom Line:   
I do XC and nothing more but these DH tyres suit me perfectly, They're fat a$$ tyres, Their red walls make the whole bike look awesome, they grip like no tyre I've ever used before, Bit edgy on wet rock and mud but will otherwise keep you stuck to the ground, My only reservation would have to be puncture resistance, which can be a nightmare, If you run these tyres on low pressure expect it to be as flat as a pancake by the bottom of the trail!

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Favorite Trail:   Strawberry Line

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   eBay.co.uk

Similar Products Used:   Maxxis High Roller, Conti Verticle

Bike Setup:   Spesh Hardrock, Magura Julie Rear, Hope M4 Front, RockShox TORA 302, Mavic D321's on 2.35 IRC Kujo's

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gaffer a Downhiller from Nannerch, North Wales

Date Reviewed: October 20, 2006

Strengths:    Pinch flat resistance, weight, grip on dry rock, hardpack, compact soil, drier mud and grass

Weaknesses:    Wet rock and clay rich gloopy mud performance

Bottom Line:   
Buy it if you ride mainly dry courses.

Dont if you ride mainly wet rocky/mud courses.

(Michelin DH16's will be better for the wet stuff)

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $14.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Michelin DH16, DH24 and Tioga DH

Bike Setup:   Hardtail with 5" forks

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by steve a Weekend Warrior from hendersonville NC usa

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2006

Strengths:    extremely strong sidewalls;can run very low tire pressure without the worry of pinchflatting;long tread life; very good feel on high speed rocky terrain

Weaknesses:    not the best mud tire.

Bottom Line:   
if you enjoy riding real fast over loose,dry,hairy terrain then buy this tire. After 6 months my kujos are still kickin. I run down to 20 psi and very seldom pinch flat. Not the best mud tire, but not many tires are, unless you are running a mud specific. I have to say hands down that my kujos have been the best tires that I have owned. Don't worry about ripping the sidewalls; they are next to indestructable. You won't be disappointed with this tire.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   wtb velociraptors; kenda nevegal stickee; maxxis minion; various michelin tires;wtb mutanoraptors; too many tires.

Bike Setup:   Ellsworth joker;38lb. heavy hitter trail bike

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jpinto a Downhiller from portugal

Date Reviewed: March 4, 2006

Strengths:    ->Long lasting
->Pinch resistant
->Various sizes
->The tire absorbs quite well the terrain
->Its an amazing tire in rocky sections
->Works well under heavy braking


Weaknesses:    ->I dont feel the same cofidence in corner that some Dh tire give
->they say that its a harcpack tire but its more a rock garden tire
->Don't even waste youre time tring to race this tire in muddy conditios it just doesn't work


Bottom Line:   
These are good and durable tires for the commn user, for the racer these are robust tires and, in my opinion, this is where the problems with these tires begins they're awesome in strength but in corners they just dond keep up with most of the newer tires out there in the market(i don't know if these tires are still on sale) the tires have another problem in my opinion they say its an hardpack tire , i'd sai its its a tire that grips like hwll in rockfaces but its not a tire that preforms all that well in hardpack,it tends not to be stable if you dont brake in a straight line (i know that isn't the way to brake but sometimes it just has to done) most of the tires also feel unsafe under those braking situations but these are worse.this tire isn't also a preforming tire in offcamber situations.
This review seems like its just to say the tire doesn't work but thats not true when this tire was desinged it was among the best tires but now he is getting old. i've used more than 1 pair of these tires, i dont even know for how long i've been using kujos, but nowadays i still have a pair that i still didn't manage to destroy over the rocks.
I would't buy these tires now but a time ago i bought loads of them one got destroied i'd just put another equal.
If you get them on a bargain go ahead but dont hope for miracles.
And just to end if this tire rode on the worldcup and the pros used it thats a sign that it'll always be a good tire (in spite of all the bad things i've said about it)

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   nokian gazallodi 2.6/2.3 , hutchinson octopus 2.3/2.5,kenda nevegal 2.7, michelin 24 soft, michelin 11 soft, maxxis high roller 2.5, maxxis mobster 2.7, duro wildlife 3.0, tioga dh 2.3, and most dh tires in the market some oned some tested, but mostly oned

Bike Setup:   dh bike-> mondraker petrol evo2:888, dhx5.0
4x/urban bike-> 24 le toy:Z1 freeride, 24' wheels

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by achilles from britsh columbia canada

Date Reviewed: January 14, 2006

Strengths:    tread doesnt wear down really quick, it is a downhill tire but i love to ride urban/freeride, they work great for both of those

Weaknesses:    a little heavy, but its worth it, thats why its so tough

Bottom Line:   
just s sick tire, good grip good wear

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $50.00

Similar Products Used:   gazza jr

Bike Setup:   double track 26 front 24 dx32 rear, banshee morphine junior tee

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nathan from Ky

Date Reviewed: January 10, 2006

Strengths:    Traction, Pinch flat resistance, treadwear

Weaknesses:    Weight, but this is a full on DH class tire, so none.

Bottom Line:   
In-de-structible. I have ridden this tire for about a year and a half with zero pinch flats. It is mounted to a sun Rhyno lite and I run 20 or less psi in it at all times. Every time I make a move, you can hear the rim hit, and still no flats. Anyone I ride with is amazed as soon as I make a move that it didn't pinch flat. And I've been doing this to it for well over a year. On top of all that, after a year and a half of nothing but riding street about half of the tread is left. The traction is great in dry to medium conditions, but it gets loaded up with mud easily in extremely wet stuff. Again, that's not what it was made for. This has been one of the few components that has been absolutely, 100%, problem free. If you want a fairly large bombproof tire, look no further.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint.

Similar Products Used:   None similar

Bike Setup:   The urban beater/trials bike

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Filipe Nunes a Weekend Warrior from Estoril - Portugal

Date Reviewed: November 28, 2005

Strengths:    This is a review for the El Kujo XC 2.25
Really light, excelent traction, and it seems wider than a usual 2.25


Weaknesses:    a little slow, not for downhillers,or agressive freeriders

Bottom Line:   
I don`t know if it`s lack of luck but every time I rode, i had a puncture, with this tyre, really frustrating.I`ll give it one more chance, and then we`ll see. But apart that, i think it`s a really good tyre for the price (about 20 €),it´s light, and soft, you can mount or dismount it with your fingers, it grips really well, it corners well, it has great traction, and it`s not bad at all on muddy conditions.One thing i really liked is it`s looks, cause it seems wider than a normal 2.25.I`m using it as a rear, but it would work fine as a front, although it will brake you a little.5 chilis for theprice, and only 4 cause of the flats

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Favorite Trail:   Kill `em all - Downhill Sintra

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Similar Products Used:   Tioga blue dragon (STAWAY FROM THESE)

Bike Setup:   gt i-drive 1.0 2001, marz exr pro, fox r pro pedal etc

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike a Weekend Warrior from Costa Mesa, OC

Date Reviewed: November 19, 2005

Strengths:    Everything about it bomb proff tire, i ran over thorns, glass no leaks, i run really low psi and no pinch!!!! 2.25 :)

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
These tires are super smooth and they bite like no other if your sick and tired of tires that dont grip then get these, very awsome tires. I will never buy another brand. kujo all the way.

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Favorite Trail:   Woods, Rocket

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $19.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint.com

Similar Products Used:   Panracer fire xc pro 2.1/ 2.3

Bike Setup:   GT LTS 98 K-mart special!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Graham Coe a Weekend Warrior from Liverpool

Date Reviewed: August 3, 2005

Strengths:    Soooo strong. cant pinch flat this at all. the tread keeps me going where i wanna go and no slipping or washing out at all. doesnt feel like a 2.65 when riding.

Weaknesses:    the weight is a bit much but not too much of a problem. think of it a helping to build up the leg muscles when your starting off.

Bottom Line:   
Great tire. hard as nails. maybe run as a 2.35 front and a 2.65 rear as the perfect setup.

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Favorite Trail:   Delamere

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $30.00

Similar Products Used:   Tioga, specialized.

Bike Setup:   coyote dh3, muddyu fox limited team edition duel slalom.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by JASON EBERT a Downhiller from BOZEMAN, MT

Date Reviewed: June 30, 2005

Strengths:    TOUGH, STABLE AT HIGH SPEEDS

Bottom Line:   
THESE TIRES ARE UNREAL FOR ALL-MOUNTAIN RIDING. NEVER PINCH FLAT. I RUN 20 PSI WHEN I DOWNHILL. GREAT ON HIGH SPEED SINGLETRACK. CAN RAIL CORNERS AND NOT WORRY ABOUT WASHING OUT. WEIRWOLFS AND FIRE FR'S WILL WASH OUT AT HIGHER PSI'S AND PINCH FLAT EASILY WHEN RUN BELOW 30 PSI. MANY COMPLAIN OF ADDED WEIGHT, I THINK IT HELPS KEEP THE FRONT DOWN WHEN CLIMBING HARD ON STEEP TRAILS. ALSO, THE KUJO'S WEIGHT IS PART OF THE REASON THAT IT PROVIDES SUCH EXCELLENT STABILITY.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   SUMMIT BIKE AND SKI

Similar Products Used:   FIRE FR 2.4, WTB WEIRWOLF 2.5

Bike Setup:   SUGAR 2+ W/ Z-1 FR AND 6" HAYES HYDRAULICS.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Max Mielke a Downhiller from Nanaimo, B.C., Canada

Date Reviewed: June 4, 2005

Strengths:    Traction in all conditions. Mud, dirt, rock, slippery logs. No flats what so ever.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Pinch flat resistant foam is incredible. I have never had a single flat with these tires. Running low tire pressure on whistler, I often bend the sidewalls of my trail pimps hitting jagged rocks. None of which have resulted in a flat. Simply the best tire I have ever ridden. They're worth the hours of work.

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Favorite Trail:   Whistler

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   The Realm

Similar Products Used:   Maxxis, WTB, Specialized

Bike Setup:   Cheeta Pro Line DH, Atom Lab - Trail Pimps wheel set, Boxxer, Azonic...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Greg a Downhiller from Winter Park, Florida, USA

Date Reviewed: June 1, 2005

Strengths:    flat protection, not that heavy, wears decent for the grip they give

Weaknesses:    none worth mentioning

Bottom Line:   
Buy them. These days everyones switching to Maxxis Minions, but I've ridden Minions and these tires are just as great and not as heavy. Great value and awesome red sidewalls.

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Favorite Trail:   anything dangerous enough to do something stupid on

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint.com

Similar Products Used:   Kenda crap, minions, holy rollers


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Comparable tire to the IRC Kujo DH

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