Performance Forte Tsali Tire

3/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $25.00

Product Description

With its closely-spaced, low-profile center tread and grippy outer knobs, the dual-compound Tsali hits the sweet spot when it comes to rolling fast and smooth, yet with plenty of traction for cornering and accelerating.
  • Fast-rolling, low-profile tread design
  • Dual-compound tread provides optimum combination of cornering grip and straight-line speed
  • Folding bead

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by DuaneR a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: August 15, 2015

Strengths:    Price

Weaknesses:    Thin sidewalls, only a light duty tire

Bottom Line:   
This tire is OK if you're only going to ride very tame trails. Anything with rocks, roots, etc it will not hold up. The sidewalls just can't take the abuse. After 4 rides, the sidewalls were leaking Stan's fluid, and the cords were showing through the rubber. Kudo's to Performance, as they credited me the price of the tire towards something with more durability. On a good note, they did seat using a tubeless set up, but I needed a compressor to seat the bead.

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Favorite Trail:   Depends on my mood

Duration Product Used:   4 rides

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Perfomrance

Similar Products Used:   Maxis (overpriced), WTB (TBD)

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Tallboy LTc

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by California_Dave a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: November 17, 2013

Strengths:    Light, inexpensive, and they roll well.

Weaknesses:    With low knobs, traction isn't the best. They occasionally get cuts.

Bottom Line:   
I originally bought these tires to replace the race oriented tires that came on my XC bike so that I could save them for race day. I am very glad I stumbled upon the Forte Tsalis because I have really come to appreciate this tire.

Where I live I ride a lot of dry, hard-packed singletrack and fire roads. I also ride on the road. I occasionally ride sandy or loose trails. For this range of conditions, the Tsali performs very well. On the road, it rolls relatively well and corners well. On hard pack, it grips relatively well. In the loose stuff, it's predictable and gets me through, but is not the best tire. And when it gets a cut or wears out, I just throw another one on without thinking about it because they are so inexpensive. I have typically been getting about 1000 miles out of rears, and I haven't replaced a front yet.

I run these tires tubeless on Stan's ZTR Crest rims. I get them to seal up with with a floor pump and a little sealant, and then they are trouble free. I've run them down to 18 PSI in the dirt, and up to 40 PSI on the road.

Performance puts these tires on sale every so often, and so they can be had at around 1/3 to 1/4 of the cost of high-end tires.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   Maxxis Aspen

Bike Setup:   GT Zaskar 29er Carbon HT

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