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Tioga Factory DH 2.10 Tire

3.67/5 (90 Reviews)
MSRP : $29.49


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Factory DH 2.10


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Joe Hall a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: January 11, 2013

Strengths:    The most hard wearing tire I've ever used. Had the same pair for 10+ years, and still have a tonne of tread!
Climb on wet muddy trails really well, plenty of traction on the rear wheel. Descend and corner even better.
Very tough and thick, low amount of punctures.


Weaknesses:    A little heavy. Not the best for really hard packed trails... and tar-mac you may as well forget it.
Worth having a less aggressive tire for summer XC rides.


Bottom Line:   
If you do a lot of wet trail and singletrack riding, I'd recommend these tires.
Strong, strudy, meaty, grippy and a lot of fun!

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Duration Product Used:   10+ yrs


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by aproimage a Weekend Warrior from UK

Date Reviewed: March 15, 2011

Strengths:    Hard wearing, great on the trails, especially downhill, I don't recall a single puncture in all of the time that I've been running these, a good solid tyre and very wide for a 2.1"

Weaknesses:    These are a little bit on the heavy side for general riding. They can also make riding hard work on tarmac when moving travelling between trails.

Bottom Line:   
I've owned and run these on one bike or another since they first came out over 10 years ago, and even my original pair is still going strong! They were always great on my hardtail and despite being generally excellent on my Bullit, I found that they didn't appear to grip so well up hill.
I do a really broad spectrum of riding getting from one trail to another so with this and the opportunity to save some weight in mind I have finally swapped the Factory DH's for a pair of Maxxis Ardents.
Despite the swap I have to say that the Factory Downhills have served me so well that I must salute them, an excellent tyre that has found a place in my heart.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   Maxxis Ardent

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Bullit

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by boomforeal a Weekend Warrior from vancouver

Date Reviewed: March 9, 2011

Strengths:    cheap, durable, grip well

Weaknesses:    heavy

Bottom Line:   
great budget tire. all relevant characteristics are outstanding except for weight, but you can't have it all. i've run these in 2.3, 2.5 and currently have a set of 2.1's on my hardtail. they're great in all conditions, grip well and very predictable when leaned over, good in loose and tech, extremely durable but quite good in the wet, shed mud well. i've noticed that some newer fancy models are basically replicas of these, which i take as a good sign

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   various

Similar Products Used:   minions

Bike Setup:   hardtail

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mx2strokes a Weekend Warrior from Bridgend,South Wales,UK

Date Reviewed: January 10, 2010

Strengths:    Fat, good grip, good price

Weaknesses:    heavy, fair bit of drag

Bottom Line:   
I see quite a few people complaining about road grip!! its an off road tyre,on a mountain bike, for 'MOUNTAINS'...thats why they have suspension!!!

I have used these for a good few years, never had a flat,run 40psi and I weigh 98kgs, but I use decent quality tubes not tubes that come oem which are useless.

I have never had a problem with grip, rode today in 4 inches of snow and they still worked well, usually our trails range from mud to rocks.

I like them!

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Favorite Trail:   Whites Level

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Maxxis initor, scwalbe,

Bike Setup:   Giant AC2,Z150fr,truvativ,hayes 9,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by cobrian a Weekend Warrior from Colorado

Date Reviewed: September 10, 2009

Strengths:    Great in loose rock, tough tread, thick sidewalls

Weaknesses:    A bit heavy

Bottom Line:   
I bought these tires lightly used, I've had them for 2 years and they're still going strong. I ride mostly rocky Colorado trails, from XC to resort DH, and these handle it all. They're heavy for XC, but I have a big steel hardtail so a few extra ounces of tire don't make much difference.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $20.00

Similar Products Used:   Highroller, Swamp Thing, Hutchinson Scorpion

Bike Setup:   Azonic Steelhead

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeffro a Weekend Warrior from Trophy Club

Date Reviewed: April 1, 2008

Strengths:    For being a big, square knob, heavy monster I have been really happy with this tire. It's lasted over 1k miles, never had a flat (well thanks to slime & 2 tire liners) it's got great grip in rocks, dry & wet sand, hard pack clay and even muddy times surprisingly. Does well on pavement too with some road vibration but very very little.

Weaknesses:    Cracks after 4 years (yes I know time for new rubber) and knobs break/tear off on sides with heavy rock riding

Bottom Line:   
These were the most pricy tires I have ever used but well worth the coin, my front has miniscule crack but will make it another 2 yrs or as a spare. I will definately buy these again as they are tuff as nails for big square block tread. If you ride on pavement to get to the trails you will not be disappointed.

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Favorite Trail:   North Shore, Irvay, Rockledge, Knob Hill

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   cycle speed

Similar Products Used:   Kenda, Hutchinson, Geax, Michelin, Maxis

Bike Setup:   Basic build, Giant 21 XTC1 frame, Rock Shox SID Fork, avid dual disc's, cheap shimano components, Mongoose rims, XTC hubs. 23 lbs. with 2 bottles of slime ;)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jesmond a Cross Country Rider from China

Date Reviewed: February 19, 2008

Strengths:    Great grip off-road; any off-road: mud, loose, hard, gravel, anything.

Weaknesses:    Rolling resistance, smoothness on-road; but is not intended anyway.

Bottom Line:   
Great on any off-road. Very bad on tarmac. I have to cycle for 20km before I hit my trails. Guess what; I'm out-cycled by female riders on tarmac. But once hitting the trail, is monster like grip and speed. Fantastic for beginners like me..

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Malaysia

Similar Products Used:   Hutchison Bulldog

Bike Setup:   Decathlon 9.1

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Willie a Downhiller from Rapid City, SD, USA

Date Reviewed: August 23, 2007

Strengths:    Good in the grass. Brake OK when going down a hill fast.

Weaknesses:    dry rock, wet rock, dry dirt, wet dirt, pavement, mud. Looks like they should grab great in all the dirt and mud. But they slip and they don't grab when pedaling hard.

Bottom Line:   
Not worth the money. I should have spent 5 or 10$ more for something better branded.

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Favorite Trail:   South Of Heaven

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   Price Point

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Stock 05' Hardrock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by chuck walters a Cross Country Rider from lompoc, CA. Santa Barbara

Date Reviewed: February 3, 2007

Strengths:    Super value, hard to wear out on the dirt where they belong. These things get full of nasty cuts that never go completely through the casing.

Weaknesses:    Heavy, but thats what makes them last so long and eat up anything thrown their way.

Bottom Line:   
This tire will last longer than anything out there for next to nothing. The control is outstanding in all conditions...I bought cambria bikes last 6 tioga dh's 2 yrs. ago, ride them hard every day up and down a steep mountain with lots of sharp chert/rock and haven't had a flat yet.

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Favorite Trail:   John's ranch

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   cambria bikes

Similar Products Used:   lots of popular light weight tires that wear fast and cut and blow out to easy on sharp rocks.

Bike Setup:   spec. stumpjumper pro and s-works, both light hardtails with heavy tires= mean machine that climbs and decends excellent.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andrew a Weekend Warrior from Prospect ns Canada

Date Reviewed: October 30, 2006

Strengths:    soft, likes allmountan, freeride, looks big

Weaknesses:    thin for a dh tire

Bottom Line:   
great, i skid on the road, roks, anything and theese are the best

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Favorite Trail:   muddy, rough ones

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   ideal bikes

Similar Products Used:   k rad, kinitics, maxxis mobster...


Bike Setup:   khs dj 50

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by MUDHUT a Cross Country Rider from EN-GUR_LAND

Date Reviewed: August 28, 2006

Strengths:    eats mud goin up, trustworthy coming down, plus they are .....VALUE FOR MONEY.....

Weaknesses:    only petty little things. they are a bit scarey over wet smooth rock but i like MUD,MUD,MUD

Bottom Line:   
ive NEVER had any puntures/ rips or nobs falling off and these tyres are off my old hoss 2 yrs old, theyre a bit worn but still work ok for now,,,,, i'll get a winter out of them. Although i favour agro-XC these tyres suit me fine.
Agree with the lads on here moaning about wet tarmac, but who gives a F?, i didnt buy the bike to use on the road. Ive had diff' tyres over the years but (has been mentioned by another) i just seemed to prefere the tiogs for what i ride.
think theirs to many 'spec snobs' when it comes to mtb gear and that these people are falling for the mtb magazine brain wash (£££) and, regarding the weight comments.......DONT BE SO SOFT. .....over and out.....

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Favorite Trail:   every single one of them

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   old bike swap overs

Similar Products Used:   hutchinson cantremembers,???? and ...eeeerr...... its been a while

Bike Setup:   DAWG , skimmed the spec tyres for the old faithfulls, as they just didnt feel right.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Damian from Notts

Date Reviewed: March 26, 2006

Strengths:    Cheap , Good for learners ,

Weaknesses:    2 of these tires have blown out when riding DH trials I broke my Ankle 1 of these times very unrelieable.

you can find the limits on these in a couple of days and the limits dont go far,Not good in the wet,DH riders do not buy this tire they hate wet muddy DH fast conditions,cant get much speed around muddy DH corners at speed.


Bottom Line:   
If you buy this tire then be very carefull.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Nokian Gazza,Maxxis Swampthings,Continental Gravity,

Bike Setup:   Kona Stinky Deluxe,XTR,Raceface,FSA,MR T,Fox,Mavic,Hope setup

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by nima jafari a Cross Country Rider from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Date Reviewed: November 8, 2005

Strengths:    grips well in muddy conditions, takes time to lose tread, got it for cheap, thick

Weaknesses:    has some cracks

Bottom Line:   
good tire for any surface

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $14.00

Purchased At:   pushi

Similar Products Used:   irc tamashi 2.35"

Bike Setup:   Malvern star rocktrail, doube walls, tektro discs

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by B a Weekend Warrior from Chevy Chase, MD, USA

Date Reviewed: July 22, 2005

Strengths:    Cost efficient, durable, WIDE

Weaknesses:    Wire bead version is really heavy, poor rolling resistance on hardpack...but its a dh tire so who cares?

Bottom Line:   
I first bought a set of these tires to squeeze on to my Stumpjumper Comp hardtail as I was getting beat up pretty badly riding in Moab, UT. They definitely softened up the ride and provided decent, predictable traction in many conditions. Had a few pinch flats over the years but I can't make any complaints as I often ran them at 30psi (no, I don't weigh much). Overall, they are worth the $20 most retailers are charging but make sure you don't mind the weight.

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Favorite Trail:   Deadman's Trail, ID

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Pricepoint, Poison Spider (Moab)


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ez Az a Weekend Warrior from UHC

Date Reviewed: July 22, 2005

Strengths:    good as use to have maori racing sliks (bald tyres) but are good fo money paid and good at skate park 4 the bowl.

Weaknesses:    Muddy dwnhill turned too hard and went over handles but prob wanting too much 4 how much cost is

Bottom Line:   
over all they are great

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Favorite Trail:   Dwnhill

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   cycle center

Similar Products Used:   maxiss mobster cts2.1

Bike Setup:   haro 8.2

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