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.
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,
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.
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
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!
Similar Products Used: Michelin DH16, DH24 and Tioga DH
Bike Setup: Hardtail with 5" forks
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.
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.
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
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
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)
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
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
Weaknesses: Weight, but this is a full on DH class tire, so none.
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.
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
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
Bike Setup: coyote dh3, muddyu fox limited team edition duel slalom.
from BOZEMAN, MT
Date Reviewed: June 30, 2005
Strengths: TOUGH, STABLE AT HIGH SPEEDS
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.
Similar Products Used: FIRE FR 2.4, WTB WEIRWOLF 2.5
Bike Setup: SUGAR 2+ W/ Z-1 FR AND 6" HAYES HYDRAULICS.
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.
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.
I am looking for some new tires that are comparable in performance, width, rolling weight, wear, etc. as the IRC Kujo DH tires that I used to run and loved.. I am a cross country rider and enjoy the stability of a wider tire but need them to hold my weight in the corners and resist pi ... Read More »