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Tioga Terra Firma Tire

3.45/5 (11 Reviews)
MSRP : $40.00


Product Description

> 66 TPI casing > 550g folding bead; 580g steel bead


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Reviews 1 - 11 (11 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: September 30, 2013

Strengths:    fast rolling, good grip on soft surface and snow, light

Weaknesses:    could be better on wet tarmac

Bottom Line:   
Thread pattern cleans off mud and snow, rare knobs bites good into softer surfaces. Grip on tarmac is poor, especially when it is smooth or wet, so you must be carefull in city. I buy them for 15$ each, i think that for this price they are very good.They are good all season xc tyres, no matter where you live.I recommend theese tyres for all cross country riders. Dont recommend if you like to ride aggressive or you spend many time on tarmac. I was surprised how good they roll at middle or higher pressure, rolling resistance feels like on my old all terrain semi-slick tyres. ir you got puncture you can unmount ant mount them with fingers without any tools.

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Duration Product Used:   1 year


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Matt a Weekend Warrior from Ottawa, Ontario

Date Reviewed: November 11, 2005

Strengths:    -Looks good, good traction for very light off road terrain, wears well

Weaknesses:    - Poor traction in anything other then mild off-road conditions, price

Bottom Line:   
There is something about Tioga's and cheap sidewalls, very flimsy and thin. This one isn't so bad, but overall I would just stay away from Tioga. These have been good tires but there are better ones out there.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   Full Cycle Ottawa

Similar Products Used:   Many many many. Tioga, Kenda, Maxxxis, Bontrager, WTB, Panaracer .... you name it.

Bike Setup:   '03 Yukon w/ some mods
'99 Trek 800 (what these tires were riden on)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Michael a Weekend Warrior from Louisiana

Date Reviewed: May 9, 2005

Strengths:    Good all around tire. Seem to do well in all conditions. Did great in the mud for me. After 100 miles, show no wear.

Weaknesses:    A bit loose in the turns

Bottom Line:   
have been great tires for me, good in mud and sand. Slid some in loose over hardpack. All in all great tires

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   OEM

Similar Products Used:   some bontragers and michilens

Bike Setup:   04 Kona Kikapu

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dalton a Cross Country Rider from Austin, Texas, USA

Date Reviewed: August 4, 2004

Strengths:    Have lasted a very long time thru a lot of rough riding, have only had 1 flat and that was my fault for not dodging the cactus. Fairly good hold on rocky and hardpack.

Weaknesses:    Doesn't hold track worth diddly squat in loose conditions. Cornering is scary at speed on these tires. Get really slick in the mud, but they do shed it fairly well.

Bottom Line:   
Good tire if you live in the desert and don't ride on anything but hardpack or rock, can climb fairly well. Absolutely NOT the tire for tight twisty trails, do NOT inspire a great deal of confidence when cornering. Actually writing this review as I'm reading other reviews for a good XC Tire. Giving 5 Chili's since they've lasted so long and were OEM on my bick, but overall only a 3 since they loose traction so often

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Favorite Trail:   Madrone Trail on Canyon Lake

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   OEM

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   02 Kona Blast, original except for the Shimano M440 crankset and Eggbeaters

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Paul Greenfield a Cross Country Rider from Gales Ferry, CT

Date Reviewed: April 26, 2004

Strengths:    Lightweight, easy to change tubes when you get a flat.

Weaknesses:    Lightweight, easy to change tubes when you get a flat, which has been twice in one week. The thin sidewall has been the problem. Both flats were due to something going through the sidewall.

Bottom Line:   
OK tire, but just seems to easy to get flats on. I've been on the same trails with other tires and never had a flat, but 2 times in one week with these tires. They look cool with the green lettering, but just don't hold up as well as others. Think it's time to upgrade to a better, wider tire.

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Favorite Trail:   Bluff Point

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Kenda Enduro

Bike Setup:   Stock 2004 Kona Kikapu

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by zeb from greenville SC

Date Reviewed: March 3, 2004

Strengths:    i didn't know there were any...

Weaknesses:    there isnt enough space here...

Bottom Line:   
dont buy these. you might as well put slicks on and go for a ride in the mud. no traction, developed this huge bulge in the sidewall, no traction. i guess if you enjoy slipping and spinning if there is any moisture on the trail, you should buy these. otherwise, buy kenda klaws, cheap as dirt, and have never given me any trouble.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   stock on bike

Similar Products Used:   kenda klaw xt

Bike Setup:   kona kahuna, azonic bars, stem, seat, wheels, avid discs, evil ghainguide

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eric a Cross Country Rider from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: June 25, 2003

Strengths:    Corners very well, excellent climbing tire, sheds mud instantly: works well in mud and sand, traction is awesome in all conditions... Very good in wet conditions... rolling resistance is low, doesn't slow you down too much.

Weaknesses:    thin side walls, can fold over if bad landing... wears fast... thin side walls make tire unstable on wheel, there's lateral play (makes steering kind of wonky)

Bottom Line:   
this is a nice starting tire... its lightish, it handles corners very well... Keep it inflated higher than you'd usually put your tires, Maybe an extra 10 PSI. eventually it will wear out and you will need new tires - get other ones, the sidewalls are thin and flimsy... traction seems soft and mushy... get something with stronger sidewalls, it'll make the tires more laterally rigid and provide better traction in highspeed/downhill situations.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Bike Setup:   Kona blast

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Gunnar from Tallinn, Estonia

Date Reviewed: May 29, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Rear is exellent climber on not too loose stuff, wears fast, gets flats on every surface you can imagin :(

Front, not good on loose stuff but average roller, traction is limited and doesnt warn you before it slips

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   got with bike


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by ken hoffman a Cross Country Rider from hobart

Date Reviewed: May 12, 2003

Bottom Line:   
very swell tire

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Duration Product Used:   6 months


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Adam Karabin from Bellingham, Wa

Date Reviewed: March 27, 2003

Strengths:    Grips well and can handle slick roots

Weaknesses:    to skinny cant get good grip in mud.

Bottom Line:   
Pretty good i give it a 4.5

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Bike Setup:   Kona Cindercone

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Adam a Racer from Port Macquarie,Austrralia

Date Reviewed: January 15, 2003

Strengths:    Fast rolling,grippy in most things

Weaknesses:    Wears out to quick.Front is to skinny

Bottom Line:   
It is good for most things except sketchy down hills.Great for cross country racing.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $40.00


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Dry Terra Firma Around The State?????

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