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Maxxis Calibos Tire

3.6/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $37.00

Product Description

Front specific semi-knob for hardpack to loose-over-hardpack terrain. Angled and ramped center knobs with diamond-knurled center surface rails corners on hardpack to loose over hardpack terrain. Slightly higher side lugs offer traction in areas where the earth is softer as the tire sinks into the soil. Hard 70a durometer for low rolling resistance.

Kevlar - 639 grams
Wire - 669 grams

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by fatcat a Cross Country Rider from pasadena, calif USA

Date Reviewed: December 16, 2006

Strengths:    this is a great XC tire, rolls fast and is kevlar bead, so the weight is low. Has aggressive side knobs for cornering. Reminds me of a skinny Maxxis Highroller or Mobster because of its low rolling resistance.

Weaknesses:    Not good for east coast rooty, wet conditions. But great for west of the Rockies, hard pack, rocky, dry and rutty singletrack. The 1.9 width kinda is too small and a 2.1 would have been better for psychological reasons when descending.

Bottom Line:   
great for hardpack, not good for wet conditions. But if youre a good bike handler you can ride with semi slicks. This is a good high rolling tire with big side knobs for cornering. You wont win any XC races with the tires though, they are heavier than most kevlar beaded ones. Great for all purpose West Coast riding.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $20.00

Similar Products Used:   Kenda Kinetics, Michellin Wildgrippers , IRC Mythos

Bike Setup:   Turner Flux (yes I make a good living)

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Kilroy from Misty Mountains

Date Reviewed: March 29, 2004

Strengths:    black walls for looks, front specific semi-knobbed

Weaknesses:    red stripe, weight, overall performance

Bottom Line:   
I wouldn't recommend anyone buying this tire for aggresive xc. There are better, lighter and cheaper tires out there. This is a good tire if you need semi knob action. Basically for mostly road riding with the occasional dirt action. If slicks would better suit your needs but you want a more aggressive look then just maybe you'll like this tire. Or if you only do super hard packed where less knobs is advantageous.
I've used it extensively and I have wished for more traction in certain conditons. Skids endlessly on severe carves, especially in loose terrain.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Bike Setup:   this came stock as front tire with kraken as rear

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Gordon a Cross Country Rider from Cairns, Australia

Date Reviewed: February 15, 2003

Strengths:    Keeps the rims off the ground

Weaknesses:    Don't get me started...

Bottom Line:   
Someone else said they were great in snow - I'd believe that because they are pretty hopeless on dry tar, abysmal on wet tar, useless in mud and unuseable in sandy dirt; they have to be useful *somewhere*. No, I don't like them at all, in case you hadn't guessed. I only put them on the bike because my IRCs were worn out and I've got a new bike coming, and I didn't want to spend money on tyres prior to getting it. Like I said, they keep the rims off the ground and that's about all.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $35.00

Bike Setup:   Kona Pahoehoe 2002

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chado a Racer from Australia

Date Reviewed: March 21, 2002

Strengths:    fast rolling, great cornering traction

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
awsome tyre for hardpack, in the loose over hardpack the tightly grouped outside knobs penetrate to harder ground with a little force on the handle bars. Once you have the bike leaned over I trust it to commit to the turn. Had a few front washouts but hey too fast too much angle. Roll some weight onto the front and these tyres will turn hard for you.

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Favorite Trail:   behind the bushes with a babe

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Maxxis Krakken,MOFO,Harddrive,Mobster,Panaracer Trail blaster 2.0

Bike Setup:   Intense Tracer Works Burger with the lot(hold the onion)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by oytun a Cross Country Rider from Istanbul, TURKEY

Date Reviewed: December 16, 2001

Strengths:    GOOD IN SNOW

Bottom Line:   
Really good in snow and mud

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

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