Specialized Cactus Master Tire

3.75/5 (4 Reviews)


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Specialized Cactus Master


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Patrick Do Trong a Cross Country Rider from Canada, quebec

Date Reviewed: June 9, 2000

Strengths:    The tread pattern does hook up well on muddy and hard packed surface.
Strong sidewalls...
Kevlar...
Huge tire...which is sweeter 26*2.20


Weaknesses:    A lots of rolling resistance on asphalted surfaces
Knobs seems weak.they gonna come off after a while like the IRC Mythos XC


Bottom Line:   
These tires are good , i would even say excellent .
Overall the tires are way good except for its knobs, which tend to loose off after a sick ride!

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Favorite Trail:   Hard packed on the Mount-Royal

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   IRC Mythos Xc
Tioga Psycho
Kenda Klaw
Kona Itchy
Kona Scrathcy


Bike Setup:   Oryx HTA 250
Specialized Cactus MAster Kevlar Tires 26*2.20( f/r)
Marzocchi z.5 fork.sweet

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Richard a Cross Country Rider from RSM, CA

Date Reviewed: April 8, 2000

Bottom Line:   
This is a follow-up to my previous review.

Since writing that review, I have ripped several knobs off of my Cactus Master tire. What happens is a knob comes off and takes a little 1/2" circle of the outermost layer of rubber with it. Now I have several of these little round patches of cords showing. The tire is obviously ruined.

This tire would probably be fine in Florida (where I started riding). The Orange County semi-desert is a bit too much for this tire, it seems.

Four chilis for east coast and midwest riders.
One chili for rocky deset riders.

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Favorite Trail:   Santiago Truck Trail

Duration Product Used:   3 months


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Richard a Cross Country Rider from RSM, CA

Date Reviewed: March 25, 2000

Strengths:    Size (bigger than ordinary MTB tires), Weight (average weight in spite of the large size).

Weaknesses:    None noted yet

Bottom Line:   
Nashbar has these cheap as of 3/25/00. They seem to be discontinued. I think it's a great all-around tire for someone who wants to run lower pressures yet maintain rim protection. The casing is holding up well against SoCal's sharp rocks. It appears that the knobs-ripping-off problem that the Team Control is known for has been fixed with this tire.

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Favorite Trail:   Santiago Truck Trail

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Team Master

Bike Setup:   97 Rockhopper

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Harry a Weekend Warrior from Colorado

Date Reviewed: September 20, 1999

Strengths:    
Large volume casing
Good tread pattern
Light for it's size


Weaknesses:    
Knobs too shallow


Bottom Line:   
Because of it's size 2.2 and big volume this is a good tire for slamming stuff w/o pinch flatting. A great tire in the desert for sand and rock ledges. It needs taller knobs to be effective in the hardpack/gravel combo where I ride. It's a little skatey.

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Favorite Trail:   
Pikes Peak

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Specialized,Conti,Velociraptor,WTB,Bontrager


Bike Setup:   
Intense Uzzi SL W/ Z-1

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