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Tioga Factory XC Tire

3.67/5 (76 Reviews)
Weight : 550g (kevlar) MSRP : $30.00


Product Description

  • 26" x 1.95" (48mm casing; 52mm tread)
  • FAT66 Casing technology
  • Weight: 550g kevlar; 580g steel


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by aballz a Weekend Warrior from SF, CA USA

    Date Reviewed: December 24, 2008

    Strengths:    good on dry/wet trails, dirt, anything offroad

    Weaknesses:    wears somewhat fast, lots of drag on pavement

    Bottom Line:   
    Great tire for the weekend warrior. Great tire for hitting your local state parks or trails over the weekend. Good traction off road and when you need to climb. Seems to wear down somewhat fast but I ride my bike on pavement on the weekdays. Lots of rolling resistance. But hey, it's a mountain bike, the tires optimizes it for what it's meant for.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Bike Setup:   2006 avalanche 3.0

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by james beaton a Downhiller from barsley

    Date Reviewed: March 18, 2008

    Strengths:    the tires have exellent grip on the mud and other places orund the woods.

    Weaknesses:    they are not very good on road use as they seem to slow down alot

    Bottom Line:   
    the tyres are excellent on the mud and around woods.
    they could be better on the road but for what you pay fot them they are excellent tyres.
    i would definatly concider buying a pair

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    Favorite Trail:   blu bell woods

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Purchased At:   came on bike

    Similar Products Used:   none

    Bike Setup:   claude butler rock

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Gerardo Chaves a Weekend Warrior from Costa Rica

    Date Reviewed: February 27, 2008

    Strengths:    Grip

    Weaknesses:    Wear

    Bottom Line:   
    These are good tires except for wear. I have used them for 1450kms (900 mi) mostly dirt (about 80%) and now they are weared out. Thinking about changing them for some Specialized Resolution.

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Purchased At:   Came with bike

    Similar Products Used:   Specialized Nimbus (road, 1.5x26)

    Bike Setup:   GT Avalanche 3.0

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Luke Dobson a Cross Country Rider from Outer London

    Date Reviewed: July 5, 2007

    Strengths:    Very good grip on mud and sheds all the cr@p off easily. Wear and everything is OK.

    Weaknesses:    front tyre seems to slip out at speeds on mud and loose surfaces. not a very high rolling tyre ether.

    Bottom Line:   
    very good tyre to buy if you like to do weekend trails but my bottem line is caution at high speeds on mud. Front tyre goes everywhere. Wear is very good and has lasted me ages considering i use the bike everyday.

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    Favorite Trail:   ANY!

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $500.00

    Purchased At:   Local Shop

    Similar Products Used:   Maxxis ADvantage.

    Bike Setup:   Claud Butler Cape Wrath Disc 06.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Alan Davidson a Weekend Warrior from birmingham,west mids,england

    Date Reviewed: April 17, 2007

    Strengths:    Nice looking tyre, with strong walls and good all round grip. Grips well on loose stuff, especially corners.

    Weaknesses:    Rolling on road, seems to slow down quite quick. Looses pedal traction going uphills quite easy.

    Bottom Line:   
    The bottom line is, for what these tyres seem to be sold for they are an absolute bargain. They hold their own well in most situations, i mentioned above that they don't roll too good on road surfaces..... But most of the time im ripping down trails, tracks and hills and they are superb for that! I never think twice about how they handle so i'd buy some more no problems. B++ product.

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    Favorite Trail:   St Margarets Downhill

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   Come with bike

    Similar Products Used:   None

    Bike Setup:   GT Aggressor XC3 standard factory

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Craig a Cross Country Rider from Ardmore, Oklahoma, USA

    Date Reviewed: April 12, 2007

    Strengths:    Great grip in corners, Seem to wear well

    Weaknesses:    Had something like 4 flats in the 3 months i used them. Mainly just thorns though, but still...

    Bottom Line:   
    I have been very pleased with these tires. They grip great in fast corners. Never have had a problem with my bike sliding out from me. Only reason these are being replaces on my bike is because i ordered a wheel set off E-Bay that are coming with WTB Velocaraptors on them. If your looking for a pretty cheap but good and dependable tire i would recommend these.

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    Favorite Trail:   Lake Murry

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   Came on Bike

    Bike Setup:   GT Avalance, Rock Shox Tora302, Avid BB7's,

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by G Hume a Cross Country Rider from uk

    Date Reviewed: April 7, 2007

    Strengths:    Grips OK

    Weaknesses:    I used these for a year and had 4 punctues, way more than i should have. Then i ripped the side wall on a easy section of trail.

    Bottom Line:   
    I got these as standard on my GT.
    These are pants. They grip and ride ok but they were verry quick to wear out, roll slow and are generally weak.I have switched to Specialized resolution pros as i commute on my bike. They are a million times better, roll much quicker and dont appera to grip any less.

    If you have GT, change your tyres!!

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    Favorite Trail:   Marin

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   Local shop


    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Ross Allan a Weekend Warrior from Brisbane

    Date Reviewed: November 14, 2006

    Strengths:    Long wearing, not one flat, can take punishment

    Weaknesses:    Front tyre can loose traction easily with higher psi

    Bottom Line:   
    Well wearing and reliable tyres, after 2000 ks, the rear needs replacing after 60% road 40% tracks, mostly XC. Not one flat, despite riding some pretty harsh tracks with sharp stones. I would buy this tyre simply because of its reliability.

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    Favorite Trail:   Gap Reserve

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   came with the bike

    Bike Setup:   GT avalance 2.0, no mods except rebuilt RST Gila fork

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by TOM nyland a Weekend Warrior from sydney

    Date Reviewed: November 14, 2006

    Strengths:    everything. ive never had a problem with them. they seem to roll nice and predictably and keep decent traction on almost all surfaces i ride on

    Weaknesses:    the tread on the rear tire wears fast(my fault-i skid to much)

    Bottom Line:   
    everyone seems to be complaining about these tires but i find them hard to fault. maby im just a better rider:D they edge well on concrete and on dirt. i feel safe and comfortable on them. the only time ive gotten a puncture was when i rode up 10 stairs.

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    Favorite Trail:   fun ones

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   maxis, some expensive red ones

    Bike Setup:   gt avalanche 1.0 disc

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Ash a Weekend Warrior from Elgin, Scotland

    Date Reviewed: August 5, 2006

    Strengths:    these day's going for a good price, Good wear rate, Good traction in Most conditions,pucture resistant....so far.

    Weaknesses:    Dont track too well in thick mud, cornering isn't too confidence inspiring, 1.95 isn't big enough, could do with a 2.0 or 2.1. rear not grippy enough pushing on hard pack

    Bottom Line:   
    For 90% of the time grip is never an issue with these ties on my current bike setup, Traction is normally pretty good, though cornering on anything slightly loose and especially off-camber I tend to be very carefull on, as the tires don't feel too positive under these conditions.

    In mud there fine, perhaps the front dosen't track too well in thick mud, so hitting a patch of mud at speed can be a little interesting at times. However the rear grips well enough in the gloop, and sheds the med well enough.

    On Hard pack they hold their own, but not as well as a Tire specific to those conditions, I've had the rear loose grip ascending hard pack, when mosts other's have held the terrain.

    On grass their good, and I've even come away supprised how well they've held onto wet roots & rocks at times.

    My biggest gripe with these tires is that they don't provide enough cushioning between you and the trial, they feel more like 1.8 or 1.7 tires at times. despite running them at around 30-35psi! (and still not flat's)

    As a slightly retro alround tire and at the sort of prices you can probably still get them at these would make a good x-country tire, though not for racing. There's too much rolling resistance and there a little heavy, but their more durable, so suit a good old fashioned all round MTB.

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    Favorite Trail:   Most of Scotland Right now

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $25.00

    Purchased At:   Truro Cornwall

    Similar Products Used:   WTB Velociraptor (F&R), Panaracer Smoke, Onza Rip & Rail, Tioga Psyhco, Specialised More Extreme 2, Panaracer Duster, Tioga Factory DH 2.3.

    Bike Setup:   Currently a Sintesi Hardtail, which they work well on, Previously had the tires on a GT LTS 2000 for which they just held the bike back, so had to put larger DH tires on it, to release it's potential.

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Spoon a Weekend Warrior from Ft. Wayne, Indiana

    Date Reviewed: July 23, 2006

    Strengths:    Good traction all around, Bites the ground very well

    Weaknesses:    A little squirmish on wet roots and rocks, but wet ground in general very good

    Bottom Line:   
    Not as bad as some of the other reviews led on to believe, overall a very decent tire. They are mountain tires, not street or downhill tires. If you want that, get those kind of tires instead. No compaints here

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    Favorite Trail:   Franke Park

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   Kenda Klaw

    Bike Setup:   GT Avalanche 2.0 Disc

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Jeff a Weekend Warrior from Nashua,NH

    Date Reviewed: July 5, 2006

    Strengths:    Good traction when new but not on wet objects.

    Weaknesses:    no loose terrian traction.

    Bottom Line:   
    Tires came stock on my GT. was good for the first 5 rides.poor wet tractions for my standards no cornering at all! no loose terrains traction would even slip on dry rock and did not last more then 4 months but rode them on the street till they were bald.

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    Favorite Trail:   Any in NEW ENGLAND

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   LLBEAN

    Similar Products Used:   Maxxis,Kenda,WTB

    Bike Setup:   Stock GT avalanche 1.0

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Aryn a Cross Country Rider from Michigan

    Date Reviewed: February 6, 2006

    Strengths:    Solid traction in most conditions

    Weaknesses:    Wet (larger)rock climb-ability, but what tire really can? One small loose rocks they are great.

    Maybe a little slow but I agree with the others who say traction over speed. If you want speed, pedal faster!



    Bottom Line:   
    Read some of the reviews below and had to help defend this tire. I have put over 2000 miles on mine and I could probably get another season out of them. I don't know what some of you are riding over or what psi you keep it at to be blowing out/ripping sidewalls on this tire. I have had one flat in the past 2000 miles.

    These tires have outrun my firend's Specialized Roll-X, Panaracers and Hutchinsons. Being taller than most of the people I ride with and having to lean into the turns more the Factory XC's have never let me down. Sure those other tires perform well on the straight and narrow but they don't compete with the cornering and climbing that these do.

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    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Bike Setup:   Kona Caldera and Kona King Kikapu

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Andy a Weekend Warrior from Essex, England

    Date Reviewed: February 1, 2006

    Strengths:    Decent looks. Rear tyre provides a lot of grip on steep climbs, even in the wet. Good test of nerves.

    Weaknesses:    Puncture very easily, heavy for an XC tyre, clog with mud often, high rolling resistance on road surfaces, unpredicatable behaviour (especially front tyre).

    Bottom Line:   
    I wouldn't recommend this product to anybody who likes their skin still attached to their body.
    Never before have I ridden a tyre quite as unpredicatable as these! From feeling like you're on rails to faceplant in a fraction of a second.

    As an added bonus, they puncture very easily.

    Not ideal tyres for places with weather, sharp stones, wet roots or corners.

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    Favorite Trail:   Danbury/Galleywood

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Similar Products Used:   Tioga Factory DH, Nokian Fat Hakka DH, various Specialized & Panaracer.

    Bike Setup:   GT hardtail frame, Marzocchi forks, mixture of components.

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Matt a Weekend Warrior from Ottawa, Ontario

    Date Reviewed: November 11, 2005

    Strengths:    - Good off-road (if you don't get a flat), wears decently

    Weaknesses:    - Horrible sidewalls, flat like crazy!!, noisy

    Bottom Line:   
    Crap! I have gotten over 10 flats with these tires because they are extremely thin! What was Tioga thinking???? Everything will puncture this tire, be careful off-road. Doesn't shed mud well, but thats not really a big issue. I don't recommend these tires. Try WTB, panaracer, Bontrager instead.

    Matt

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Purchased At:   Full Cycle Ottawa

    Similar Products Used:   Tioga, WTB, Kenda, Panaracer, Bontrager, Michelin,

    Bike Setup:   '03 Yukon (some mods)

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