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Rokko DH240 Tire

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Rokko DH240


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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by sean a Downhiller from port moody

Date Reviewed: May 4, 2005

Strengths:    tread doesn't wear easy

Weaknesses:    the side wall is terrible really terrible very flimsy and thin

Bottom Line:   
the sidewall sux.

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Favorite Trail:   a-line

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   sports junkies

Similar Products Used:   nothing with such a flimsy sidewall

Bike Setup:   matrix 2, 03 super t's, double tracks

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by sean a Downhiller from port moody, canada

Date Reviewed: April 12, 2004

Strengths:    the side wall is strong, and doesn't pincha flat when not pumped up fully, good grip doesn't wear easily

Weaknesses:    not a good front tire

Bottom Line:   
strong good side wall and doesn't pinch the tube

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Favorite Trail:   Nicole's

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   sports junkies

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   devinci hucker rock shox psylo xc

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by æon a Weekend Warrior from Vancouver

Date Reviewed: September 10, 2002

Strengths:    Nice strong sidewalls
Doesn't weigh too much
Aggressive tread for the loose stuff
Very grippy on (dry) pavement


Weaknesses:    Hard to get on to the rim
Might not be able to corner hard on hardpack due to tall square side knobs


Bottom Line:   
I needed a cheap front tire to replace my (AWFUL) Maxxis Harddrive 2.1's that came stock on my freeride fs. These fit the bill, and they're very popular here in Vancouver. So far I'm happy, I haven't had a flat although I've bottemed on the rim a few times.

It's been unusually dry here, so I can't comment on performance in the wet yet. I have noticed that these bounce around in the fast fist sized rocks more than I'd like, although so far it's the best I've seen.

There have been two times I almost washed it out, and on a front tire that is a scary thing. Once was on a very steep, very loose, very dry, very rocky downhill, where I was getting tossed all over the place. Second time happened today going down a very steep hardpack chute where you need to keep all your speed, and you have to kind of turn into it. Both times I was fine.

Overall, pretty good so far.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Aka The Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Motoraptors, Maxxis Harddrive, Kenda Kinetics

Bike Setup:   Iron Horse Ginsu, mostly stock. WTB motoraptor 2.4 rear.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by pete a Weekend Warrior from sparwood

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2002

Strengths:    climbing, dropping, rough technical- mountains

Weaknesses:    dunno, still has the little hairs on it.

Bottom Line:   
Only 2 rides, was travelling train tracks at night with headlight and didn't see the bottle. Front tire bounced over it, then the rokko ceramic hit it. Boom! The bottle exploded and almost cut that tire in half. I miss that tire.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $50.00

Similar Products Used:   tioga 2.1, 2.5, pana fire xc, wtb raptorsomethings

Bike Setup:   stinky 02

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Steve-o from Vancouver, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: May 16, 2002

Strengths:    Strong sidewall.
Wear very very well.
Squishy.
Pretty good grip


Weaknesses:    Tend to wash in corners at 40+ km/h, even at 15 PSI.
Not a good front tire.


Bottom Line:   
Good tire. Super strong sidewalls allow you to run tire at extremely low pressures (sub-8 PSI) without pinch flatting. I prefer 15-25 PSI though. Grips well on roots, rocks, what have you.

Looses a lot of grip at speed. Doesn't fold, but tends to wash out on you when cornering at high speeds on most stuff.

Best used for a rear tire. Could be used front and rear on an URBAN ONLY bike. Handles casing very well, and if you like to ride up those stair sets now and then instead of going down them, these tires aren't going to pinch flat on you.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Cove Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Tioga, IRC, WTB(Crap), Vee Rubber.

Bike Setup:   .243 Racing 4130, shore/do-all set-up. Axiom cro-mo cranks, Avid discs front and back, Bontrager XXX DH Crowbar, Axiom flats, Alex Supra Sigma rear rim, yadda yadda yadda... a 38 lb do-it-all hardass.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dan tree a Downhiller from victoria bc canada

Date Reviewed: May 8, 2002

Strengths:    lasts a long time

Weaknesses:    too many flats

Bottom Line:   
it's one of the best tires out there

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   chain chain chain


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Steve a Weekend Warrior from Vancouver, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: February 9, 2002

Strengths:    Sidewalls are extremely stiff. Rides well.

Weaknesses:    Sidewalls are too stiff! Hard to get the tire off/on. But hey, I guess that's not really a weakness.

Bottom Line:   
These tires are a 2.35, by the way. They fit in the back of my bike beautifully.. with the Tioga's I got tire rub on the seatstays because they're just a little over 2.4 in reality. The sidewalls are too stiff in these tires, doubtfull that I will ever pinch flat again.

Make sure you get the ceramic version sidewalls, they're stiffer than you would ever believe.

One problem: They need to come in bigger sizes. I wouldn't mind getting one of these in 2.8 for the front of my bike, but I'll have to settle with a Kujo or the likes.. maybe.

Way better than tioga's! they actually grip, unlike tioga tires.

Buy these, you won't regret it.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   $30 At the cove.

Similar Products Used:   Tioga Fact. DH 2.10, with the weakest sidewalls ever.

Bike Setup:   2001 Kona Scab/Marz. Z5 5"/Axiom Road Gap Flats/SRAM Centera shifters/SRAM 9.0 levers/Titec Berzerker DH saddle/Matrix CNC'd stem/Tioga 2.1 Fr/Rokko 2.4 Rear

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matt Fitz a Downhiller from DRUNKEN DUNCAN

Date Reviewed: July 11, 2001

Strengths:    Sweet tires. they are reeeeeeeeal fat. good pattern very grippy. hasnt worn one bit, after tons of ridin.


Weaknesses:    so big that small rocks get squeezed into the pattern. looks kinda funny.... but who gives

Bottom Line:   
These are great tires. They're grippy and look cool too. Also a good price
2 tires for 90 cdn.

Buy them!!!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   iguana cycles

Similar Products Used:   panaracer fire dh, tioga

Bike Setup:   Ceramic sidewalls

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by billy a Weekend Warrior from nelson

Date Reviewed: April 23, 2001

Bottom Line:   
These tire rock. I got the ceramic ones with the bomb proof sidewalls. I ran them hard with about 25 pounds pressure over slick rocks, jagged rocks, mud, logs and everything else I ecountered on the weekend. They performed great and held on on the nasty corners when I was riding entirely too fast for conditions and my ability. I highly recomend these tires.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $23.00

Similar Products Used:   panaracer smoke, maxis mofo dh,


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joe Bob the 16inch bikerider a Weekend Warrior from Vic, BC, Can

Date Reviewed: November 17, 2000

Strengths:    Nice and big, not heavy, takes edge off hard hits on my rigid fork....

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
This tire is great. I luv it. I went from a Panaracer Smoke 2.1 to this tire, and noticed a huge difference in weight. The Panaracer was pretty heavy, but this tire is really light for a "DH" tire. I own a rigid bike, and run this tire up front, so it takes the edge off of some hard hits. I luv it. All the better that I got it for free. 5 cayennes.

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Favorite Trail:   anything urban

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   irc el gato, maxxis highroller,

Bike Setup:   1999 Norco Katmandu, Rokko fr, irc El gato rr, selle italia nitrox saddle, amoeba bar, oury grips, rapidfires, rest stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Silicon Munky a Weekend Warrior from Victoria BC Canada!

Date Reviewed: August 24, 2000

Strengths:    The tyre feels as great as it looks. Doesn't slide out like other weak tyre's it floats out smoothly, no more face plants.

Weaknesses:    The other's say it has thin sidewalls, but I haven't had any problems yet.

Bottom Line:   
I got a great deal on them and were totally worth the money, best tyre's I've ever riden.

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Favorite Trail:   The Highlands

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Marty's Mountain Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Tioga 2.3DH

Bike Setup:   99 Brodie Energy(HT)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by space cowboy a Downhiller from kamloops

Date Reviewed: July 10, 2000

Strengths:    holy cow this tire rules the price is lower than a maxxis and it works better. 2.45 on a double wide

Weaknesses:    soft compound

Bottom Line:   
buy the ceramic side walls there worth the $7 extra put this tire on your front only as it is a slider

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Favorite Trail:   peterson creek

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   high roller,mobster

Bike Setup:   y2k warp ds/1

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by dave a Downhiller from MA, USA

Date Reviewed: July 7, 2000

Strengths:    -Semi-round profile
-Good weight for the size
-Excellent grip as a front tire


Weaknesses:    -No need for a Kevlar bead for DH
-Paper thin side-walls that aren't very stiff
-Not really 2.4 inches wide


Bottom Line:   
This is a good tire for the money. It works very well as a front tire. It grips well on tight leans and doesn't want to break away. I have a few problems with it though. First this has a very flimsy side wall and only time will tell of how well it will hold up. This also isn't 2.4 inches wide. It's probably closer to 2.3 or 2.25 inches.
I don't have the ceramic version which might explain a little on why the side walls a so thin, but why can't Rokko add a little more rubber?
The product is exceptional and it really is a good deal, but reliability is going to be a major issue. So lets say 4 flamin' chilies for value and 3 for overall.

P.S. - To all you Canadians. I'm not a hater of Canadian products. Maybe you guys own the Ceramic versions which I guess are tougher. I'm just rating the product based on my experience. If another couple months go by and I don't have any problems then I'll give it another rating.

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Favorite Trail:   Vietnam

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Hutchinson Coyote's
Tioga DH 2.3"


Bike Setup:   Sunn Frame, Magura Quicksilvers, Rhyno-lite wheels, ESP 9.0, 99 Manitou XVERT, Hutchinson Coyote rear and Rokko DH 240 front.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris"The Milkman" Benjamin a Downhiller from Kelowna,BC Canada

Date Reviewed: June 16, 2000

Strengths:    Good stiffness,awesome tracking traction is good in the berms as well as the steeps.price is right at kelowna cycle.,they look good too.

Weaknesses:    I pinched with them once and blew out a 20 dollar downhilll tube,but overall they are pretty dope.

Bottom Line:   
They are awesome in all conditions I've been in,a little snaky in the wet but the rider makes the tire not the tire makes the rider RIGHT!.They are good for high speed bermin and I like them in the steeps,super stiff,which is just what I need cause I am so frikkin fat and worthless,get this tire and go win the kamakaze.Lata skatas.

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Favorite Trail:   anything downhill

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   tioga dh 2.4,crappy soft side wall,panaracer.

Bike Setup:   99 Kona stinky with 2000 Mr. T,Hope discs,mavic D321 front,d521 back.rokko front and rear.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Jeff a Racer from Whistler

Date Reviewed: May 12, 2000

Strengths:    Like the Big Tire feeling, overall good traction

Weaknesses:    3rd ride of the year, standing off the bike looking for a trail head, I dragged the front end across some rocks......
Bad move.......side walls are like paper thin, cut the tire in half.......I couldn't believe it!!


Bottom Line:   
Had a great experience with the tire, until it blew up. Side walls are surprisingly paper thin.

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Favorite Trail:   HomeBrew

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Bike Setup:   G-Spot

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