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Tioga Factory DH Tire

3.62/5 (65 Reviews)
Weight : 1,200g kevlar MSRP : $35.00


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Product Description

  • 26" x 2.50"
  • 56mm casing; 63mm tread
  • Heavy duty sidewall
  • FAT66 ceramic casing
  • Weight: 1,200g kevlar; 1,230g steel
  • Diamond 'file pattern' tread knobs


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    Reviews 1 - 15 (65 Reviews Total) | Next 15

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by steeli a Downhiller from fort william

    Date Reviewed: June 8, 2010

    Strengths:    cheap and grippy

    Bottom Line:   
    i used these for DH for 3 month untill thay stoped griping. thay lasted longer than maxxis super tackys and provide a simoler level of grip. im a larger rider and find squre treads suit me better. if you have these and thay keep sliding out on you thare either at too high or too low a presure. stop being n. umpties and go change your set up

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    Favorite Trail:   lots

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $7.00

    Similar Products Used:   gazolodi. intense fro. maxxis high roller/ minnion

    Bike Setup:   bouncy and big

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by hbadra a Weekend Warrior from Norman, OK, USA

    Date Reviewed: January 5, 2009

    Strengths:    Grippy! Knobby! Deep sidewalls

    Weaknesses:    Umm...kinda fat for my bike...but its ok. A little bit of rub when the frame flexes. Obviously, not good for road...but you already knew that...or else you wouldn't have DH on the side of your tire.

    Bottom Line:   
    This tire is very good for the price. It's very grippy, it is nice and knobby for rocky downhills, and has deep sidewalls that will guarantee it will stay on.

    Ride it on the road and you'll wear it down in no time. Simple.

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    Favorite Trail:   Kelso, Ontario

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $30.00

    Purchased At:   PricePoint

    Similar Products Used:   WTB Moto raptor. Continental Gravity (bad!!!)

    Bike Setup:   Trek Fuel..free ride set up

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by tyler pezman a Weekend Warrior from San Clemente CA

    Date Reviewed: November 22, 2007

    Strengths:    It is extremely puncture resistant never had a flat not once. lasted me well over a year. it is also good in sand, dry conditions, NOT GOOD FOR STREET USE!!! hum and knobby. over all is a good tire especially for down hill striat doesnt corer as good as a like

    Weaknesses:    slides out when cornering in sand, or dirt powder, really heavy suck for ridiing up hill

    Bottom Line:   
    IS a good tire for going down hill or free ride not good for cornering at high speeds with no berm will slide out. ok tire

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    Favorite Trail:   xc rideing free ride

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Purchased At:   40

    Bike Setup:   haro shift 5 2008

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Finch Platte a Weekend Warrior from Stocktontucky

    Date Reviewed: January 14, 2006

    Strengths:    Fat, beefy, cheap, soft, fairly durable.

    Weaknesses:    A tad porcine.

    Bottom Line:   
    These tires are great. I WOULD be using the Fires on the rear, but they won't fit. The DHs fit snugly, but don't rub the stays.

    What I like best about these tires is that they are so cushy. They seem to be made of a rubber that is softer than most, yet they wear fairly well. I also use them for commuting *gasp!*, so they get a lot of mileage. When you can find them for $20 or less, they are a supreme deal.

    My thinking from the get-go was, yeah, they're heavy. But maybe I'll run these until I race (ha!) or go on a ride where I'll be struggling to keep up, and THEN I'll put on a lighter weight shoe. But either that occasion has never arisen, or I just like them too much to change (or I'm just too damn lazy to put something else on).

    I'm riding all sorts of terrain. Rocky gardens to soft, pine-cushioned trails. They hook up everywhere.

    I'm hoping that Tioga keeps making these. If not, I need to stock up. Keep me posted, Tioga. :^P

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    Favorite Trail:   Eyes lub dem all.

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $20.00

    Purchased At:   Online

    Similar Products Used:   Panaracer Fire FR 2.4 on the front.

    Bike Setup:   Special ed Enduro, a Fox Vanilla R up front, with a bar, a couple of pedals and some other stuff.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by alastair rimmer from calverley,england

    Date Reviewed: October 28, 2005

    Strengths:    cheap good quality tyres
    very grippy they are only slippy on wet mossy wood


    Weaknesses:    quite heavy
    they are quite slow on tarmac


    Bottom Line:   
    very grippy but heavy

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $36.00

    Purchased At:   woolly hat shop

    Similar Products Used:   2.0 specialized adrenaline
    1.95 michelin xc


    Bike Setup:   2005 specialized rockhopper disc

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Stuart a Downhiller from Abbotsford, B.C.

    Date Reviewed: July 21, 2005

    Strengths:    nice, thick sidewalls.....2.3 sits like a 2.6 on my rims.....Can last forever, depending on how you use them.

    Weaknesses:    The only time this tire works extremely well is in medium to dry conditions when its being used as a rear tire on a hardtail. I know this isnt saying much for the tire, but This is usually the conditions i rode in, so it worked great most of the time.

    Bottom Line:   
    I think that any rider that needs a cheap tire should look for this one, as it'll last a good while, and once it goes bald, like mine eventually did, you can use it as an urban or street tire! This tire performed unusually well while running at low pressure on my hardtail, and served as asweet street tire after balding when run at a high pressure. NEVER RUN THIS TIRE WITH A NARROW RIM!!! you should always run it with an alex dx32 or doublewide or similar to get the full effect of a good-gripping, well rounded tire! Narrow rims cut down on the ability to run at low pressures and suck for bigger hits when the landing gets gnarly. Everybody, enjoy your tires. See you on the trails!

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    Favorite Trail:   Anything not too steep with jumps

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $18.00

    Purchased At:   lbs

    Similar Products Used:   Gazzi Jr. 2.6(ultimate front tire), Intense 909 2.5(excellent back tire), Maxxis highroller 2.5(good)

    Bike Setup:   Started with an oryx dd66 hardtail where it served very well as a back tire, then moved onto a Balfa bb7, where it doesnt seem to like to grip very well....weird.....

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Deke from Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA !!!

    Date Reviewed: April 2, 2005

    Strengths:    Solid tread, holds nicely on rough terrain and on nasty sidehills...Very nice over techy spots and smooth over easier lines.

    Weaknesses:    Rolls kind of slow on pavement/urban riding.

    Bottom Line:   
    Solid tire, sweet buy at about 25$ CND. Don't Overpay!! Not that they are not worth it but i've seen sweet prices for this tire everywhere. If you are an all-mountain/freerider then get this tire...now!!!

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    Favorite Trail:   Sunset

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $20.00

    Purchased At:   Mountain Equipment Co-op

    Similar Products Used:   Maxxis Highroller, Minion, Swampthing

    Bike Setup:   Enduro w/ sun mamooth rims, Tioga Factory 2.3 DH front tire, Maxxis Swampthing 2.5 rear.

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by steve from bampton, oxfordshire, england

    Date Reviewed: December 8, 2004

    Strengths:    cheap

    Weaknesses:    cornering on road

    Bottom Line:   
    bought these tires as my others had totally run out of tread- my first mistake. My second mistake was trying to corner with them- they had the nasty habbit of sliding out from under me, particually on the road. I know they arn't designed to be used on the road, but it does help if it's safe to cycle to the local trails, instead of taking the car. Leave them alone.

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    Favorite Trail:   big dipper

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   tioga red pheonix, contis galore


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Quincy a Weekend Warrior from australia

    Date Reviewed: November 18, 2004

    Strengths:    great grip reasonable durability seen i ride my bike nearly every day. grips in everything from dry dust to soggy mud to hard compacted surfaces

    Weaknesses:    really only on is that it gets a little clogged up in the mud and price is pretty step here in oz

    Bottom Line:   
    it is an awsome tire that wont let you down. i have a 2.3 size as a 2.5 wouldnt fit on the rear of my bike but is still just as good as any 2.5 i have ridden. worth a look at for your next tire

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $60.00

    Purchased At:   bike shop

    Similar Products Used:   kenda kinetics(about the same quality and a lil cheaper here in oz)

    Bike Setup:   2004 haro extreme x2

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Kyle L a Weekend Warrior from new market virginia usa

    Date Reviewed: November 1, 2004

    Strengths:    good grip on everything; rock, mud, sand, wet grass, and even wet logs. nice in corners and helps soak up what my shox dont. great traction at speed. seem to be holding up good even riding on the road.good side walls that have prevented pinch flats so far. and i ride on some fast trails with sharp rocks hidding under leaves

    Weaknesses:    none so far

    Bottom Line:   
    great tire. i recomend it to everyone. if you love going fast and not want to worry about slipping or flats this is your tire.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $26.00

    Purchased At:   marks bike shop

    Similar Products Used:   wtb weirwolf (hated)


    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Duncan Tipton a Racer from Utah

    Date Reviewed: July 6, 2004

    Strengths:    Very good traction on steep, loose grinds.

    Weaknesses:    Extremely poor durability. Sketchy cornering.

    Bottom Line:   
    I rode this tire in the rear for exactly 22 miles, At the start of my ride I experienced very sketchy cornering characteristics. I even stopped because I thought I'd flatted. As the ride progressed I felt a noticable improvement in the cornering. Starting to feel better about my purchase, I rolled to the end of the trail, looked down at my new rear tire and to my suprise 80% of the knobs were ripped off.

    Take my experiance however you like, but I now question this tire's integrity and would never pay money for another one.

    P.S. To Mad Dog's credit, they took it back no questions asked.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Purchased At:   Mad Dog Cycles

    Similar Products Used:   WTB motoraptors 2.4, other thinner tires.




    Bike Setup:   Foes Weasel, more downhill specific.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by RonnieDobbs a Cross Country Rider from SLO, CA

    Date Reviewed: June 4, 2004

    Strengths:    last long on the east coast, great all around grip, corners great, no pich flats, look pretty cool, rips through berms

    Weaknesses:    seem to wear a little quicker in a more western, dry, not-as-eroded environment

    Bottom Line:   
    Love 'em. Great tires.

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    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Purchased At:   pricepoint, performance

    Similar Products Used:   lots o' WTBs

    Bike Setup:   bike that uses Tioga DHs

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by luke .s a Racer from Belper, Derbys

    Date Reviewed: June 1, 2004

    Strengths:    Cheap, grippy, good looking, great for dh, freeride, and xc, ok for street as long as it aint wet, s**t for skateparks.

    Weaknesses:    should last longer, but there cheap so why complain.

    Bottom Line:   
    Tese tyres are cheap and grippy and look like mx tyres, for £20, i just by em' every time i need new ones.

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    Favorite Trail:   Technical dh, streets

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $30.00

    Purchased At:   Roy Jervis.

    Similar Products Used:   Tioga 2.1 dh, Tioga 3.0 dh.

    Bike Setup:   02 Saracen Dirtrax with, 4" bombers, wingbars, v8's, Tioga dh seat, ea50 seatpost, Easton vice stem, mavic x139 xc rims.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Roger Arnold a Racer from Roanoke,Va 24018

    Date Reviewed: April 21, 2004

    Strengths:    Tacky,Hooks up well on off cambers.Remindes me of old Dunlop 752(great tire).

    Weaknesses:    They are not edible

    Bottom Line:   
    I DONT KNOW WHAT SOME OF THESE SQUIDS ARE BEAACHIN ABOUT BUT I AM A FULL ON TIRE DESTROYING MACHINE .I HAVE USED THIS TIRE FOR XC,DH AND THEY HOOK UP WELL IN SNOW.I CANT DESTROY THIS TIRE.SOME SAY THEY ARE HEAVY,WELL I AM 6'2' 210lb AND I DONT CARE ABOUT GRAMS.YOU WINERS NEED TO SHUT UP AND RIDE,THESE TIRES ROCK BUT I GUESS THEY DONT HAVE A COOL ENOUGH NAME TO BRAG ABOUT WHEN TALKING ABOUT YOUR LAST PURCHASE.I WILL BUY MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!IF YOU ARE AN ALL MTN THRASHER OR YOU WANT TO MEET AT SNOWSHOE YOU WILL LOVE THIS TIRE. O=00=O 02S RULE.

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    Favorite Trail:   steeper the better

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $38.00

    Purchased At:   East Coasters

    Similar Products Used:   All

    Bike Setup:   Fisher Sugar,Haro MX3,Cannondale.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by tom a Cross Country Rider from philly

    Date Reviewed: April 10, 2004

    Strengths:    good grip in all conditions. theyre usually on sale. last long

    Weaknesses:    a little slippery on rocks, i think they have a hard compound. probably why they last so long

    Bottom Line:   
    i usually run these tires caus for the price you can get them, and how long they last, the performance is outstanding. theyre really good in mud, shed real fast. also
    theyre are not that heavy for the size.

    im about 180 and run these at 25psi front 30psi back with no problems. of course, it is my freeride bike so i run downhill tubes.

    highly recommended for hard core trail riding.

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    Favorite Trail:   i dont dasciminate

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Purchased At:   online

    Similar Products Used:   too many to list

    Bike Setup:   these are on my gemini

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