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Maxxis Larsen Oriflamme Tire

4.17/5 (6 Reviews)
Weight : 585 grams MSRP : $29.95


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Maxxis has developed a specially formulated compound with lightweight casing, excellent for crosscountry riding.The Larsen Oriflamme is not suitable for every race, but whenThe course is hard packedThisTire will propel you downThe course quickly. Intended Use:  Crosscountry- hard packed dirt Low resistance diamond-knurled center Race use only


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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Scuzzlebutt a Weekend Warrior from Saskatoon, Sk, Canada

Date Reviewed: November 4, 2005

Strengths:    FAST!!! Huge volume for a 2.0 - nearly as big as my overstated conti 2.3's

Weaknesses:    As soon as that waffle pattern wears off the center they get kinda useless in anything other than dry hardpack conditions.

Bottom Line:   
These things are just about as fast as my panracer 1.25 slicks that I run on last year. As an added bonus they don't have to be skinnies to do it, so your rims don't get pooched that one time you miss the hop onto the curb. Tons of cushion, still fast as heck, and a wee bit of side knob, which seems to be too far down the sidewall to be of any use to catch you if you decide you need to take a soil sample. Mabee those side knobs contact in soft stuff... either way these are great for dry hardpack, and perfect for commuting. If used as intended, it's a good place to cheap out.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $12.00

Purchased At:   Jenson

Similar Products Used:   never tried a semi slick before.

Bike Setup:   commuter, built with stuff good enough to be reliable, ugly enough to be there when I go home.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rob Ching a Weekend Warrior from Sydney Australia

Date Reviewed: October 10, 2005

Strengths:    fast, light, puncture resistant, stable

Weaknesses:    no grip on loose surfaces,

Bottom Line:   
fast tyre, well price, wears well, good for XC riding on fire trails

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Favorite Trail:   LCNP

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   closed down

Similar Products Used:   first semi slick

Bike Setup:   GiantVT3 '04 stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mervz a Weekend Warrior from Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Date Reviewed: March 21, 2005

Strengths:    Really massive volume tire for a 2.0(rivaled only by Specialized's), cheap, lightweight, looks unique,real fast roller

Weaknesses:    none that i know of. it's starting to wear down but then i've been using it for quite some time already. thought twas not real grippy on loose over hardpack but i realized that it may have to do more with my bike handling skills

Bottom Line:   
I bought this tire coz i was looking for a suitable rear tire for my then set-up: a heavy freeride/DH type FS Haro frame which i use as a play/urban/trailbike. i needed something light and fast rolling for daily use and the Oriflamme definitely fit the bill.It didn't looked out of place side by side with a 2.35 TT Larsen on a big trail bike. there were times i felt like the rear would wash out but i realized that it hd to do more with my developing skills then.

i eventually replaced it with a more meaty and knobby tire for more technical terrains but kept it and am now using it on my HT bike and it still rocks and rolls real fast

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $5.00

Purchased At:   Paulina's bike shop

Similar Products Used:   Maxxis Highroller, Instinct, Mofo, Larsen TT, WTB Motoraptor

Bike Setup:   HT trailbike: Kona Pahoehoe, Zokes MZ-Comp, da bomb parts and other cheap components. previously a Haro monopivot DHR knock-off

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lloyd Opolentisima a Weekend Warrior from Cebu, Philippines

Date Reviewed: March 20, 2005

Strengths:    Looks cool... a really fat tire...

Weaknesses:    None...

Bottom Line:   
This rig is primarily used as commuter (home and office route only). Had inflated the tire to 85 psi... feels like a road bike... mainly used this rig on paved roads.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $5.00

Purchased At:   Limbros

Similar Products Used:   Maxxis High Roller Type R, Maxxis Kraken & Maxxis Mimo

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Killer V 900, Rigid Pepperoni fork, all Shimano XTR (8 speed) groupo except the V -brakes, Avid 1d 20 V's, Control Tech Stem and handle bar, Mavic 217 Sup wheel, Maxxis Oriflamme (26x2) tires, Ritchey seat post, Active saddle

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike a Cross Country Rider from Flower Mound, TX

Date Reviewed: January 21, 2005

Strengths:    Great traction, rolls fast, large volume, Great price, good racing tire.

Weaknesses:    Heavy

Bottom Line:   
Great price and a need for a racing slick to compete with on the LB Houston trail attracted me to this tire. It stuck like glue in the corners and provided good braking traction. The tire is really fat and I'm used to 1.95 tires so it felt kind of awkward at first. If they could get the weight down to 400gms it would be a great race tire.

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Favorite Trail:   Johnson Branch

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $12.00

Purchased At:   Jenson

Bike Setup:   RM Element, SID, AD-10, King hubs, Extralite bars, RF cranks

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joel from Sacramento

Date Reviewed: September 26, 2004

Strengths:    - Grip on hardpack
- Easy rolling on street
- Great deal at $12
- Foldable
- Look good on my P2


Weaknesses:    - None, for what I ride on

Bottom Line:   
Great tire at a great price... buy them while they last!

Ride hard everone, and hardtail pride!
-Joel

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Favorite Trail:   Pecan Park

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $12.00

Purchased At:   Jenson!

Similar Products Used:   Maxxis High Roller / Semi-Slicks

Bike Setup:   >2004 Specialized P2
>2004 Dirt Jumper III
>E-Thirteen Bashguard
>Gusset Single-Speed
>ODI Ruffian Lockers
>Maxxis Oriflamme 2.0 in the front
>Maxxis High Roller Semi-Slick pulling up the rear
>Lizard Skins protection

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