Geax Barro Mountain Tubeless Tire

4.63/5 (8 Reviews)
Weight : 810 grams


Product Description

  • "Rails Design" side knobs
  • Cutting-edge multi-purpose
  • "Tuned Spring Rate" casing
  • Great reliability and stability


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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by YU a Cross Country Rider from Poland

Date Reviewed: July 9, 2010

Strengths:    :] Grip on all terrain

Weaknesses:    ;] Only price and weight.

Bottom Line:   
HIGH PROTECTION TIRE
GREAT GRIP

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Favorite Trail:   LOT OF

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   2010

Similar Products Used:   MAXXIS IGNITOR

Bike Setup:   KELLYS MAGIC TUNED UP with
CRANK SET XT 2009
REBA SL 2009
XTR ONBOARD


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Paul1977 a Weekend Warrior from Australia

Date Reviewed: March 22, 2010

Strengths:    Grips all types of dry tracks that ive used it on. Very neutral handling tyre. I used the TNT version.

Weaknesses:    Expensive in Australia. Twice the price of a Maxxis tyre. This tyre wore out fast when used on the back.

Bottom Line:   
Grips and rolls really well for such a soft duro tread.

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Favorite Trail:   Anything challenging

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   bike shop

Similar Products Used:   Continental Vertical. Continental Race King. Maxxis Crossmark

Bike Setup:   dually

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Randall XC a Cross Country Rider from Carlsbad, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: March 4, 2009

Strengths:    durability, traction, light weight

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Of all the tires I have tried, these are the best for riding in the type of terrain I ride: mostly dry, soft over hard, rutty, occasionally rocky.
Super confident in corners, climb well, fast. I have been using the 2.1 fore and aft and just got the 2.3 from UPS today. Once the front tire wears a little more, I'll put the 2.3 up front.
If there is a "weakness" it's that they wear fairly quickly but I don't consider this a weakness at all because they really grip the trail. I'm a bigger guy (205 lbs, 6'3") and I ride 35 lbs up front and around 40 in the rear.
Bomber tire for dry, desert, hard pack, speed.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   bikesomewhere.com

Similar Products Used:   maxxis ignitor, conti vapor and vertical, bontrager tubeless

Bike Setup:   Specialized Epic marathon, Crossmax sl wheels

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mhoopes a Cross Country Rider from Novato, CA

Date Reviewed: July 18, 2008

Strengths:    Tough sidewalls, secure bead (these two characteristics are important for very low pressures), low air loss, fast rolling, round profile, good grip. Good for light wet sand and fine gravel over hardpack. 2.1s appear to wear well - don't know about the 2.3s.

Weaknesses:    Narrower than the average 2.1. Difficult to install. Rubber compound suited for dry conditions (get the 2.3 Sticky Soft for wet roots & rocks). Despite wide knob spacing, tread loads up in light muddy conditions.

Bottom Line:   
The 2.1s are a versatile XC/trail/racing tire that can be ridden most of the year, until things get moderately muddy or slick. The sidewalls and bead construction inspire confidence when pushing things laterally with lower tire pressures (I recommend running these on the low side - I'm 140 lbs and run between 25-30 psi with these). The 2.3s would be a better choice to run into the light rainy fall and spring weather.

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Favorite Trail:   Whatever I'm on

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $36.00

Purchased At:   BikeSomeWhere

Similar Products Used:   None.

Bike Setup:   2006 Stumpjumper 120, Bontrager Race X-Lite wheels, Geax Barro Marathon 2.1 TNT (speed f/traction r).

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Peter Smith a Racer from South Africa

Date Reviewed: May 3, 2007

Strengths:    Well spaced tread pattern dispearses both mud and loose rock with ease. The low rolling resistance is surprizingly fast for a 2.3 and the volume of the tyre is great.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I would recomend this tyre to any competitive Xc / trail rider. You will not be dissapointed once you have tried the tyre.

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Favorite Trail:   Braamfontein Spruit

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Westrand

Similar Products Used:   To be honest this tyre is in a class of its own...Tried The Schwalbe Fat Alberts, Racing ralphs, Black Jack and Jimmy. Conti Digger, Explorer. Maxxis Larsen TT and Cross Mark.

Bike Setup:   Merida HFS 5000 hardtail with carbon rear stays

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jake a Racer from West Chester

Date Reviewed: August 9, 2006

Strengths:    Killer Traction in all types of terrain, even wet. High volume (but small for a 2.3 inch... more like 2.1), corners as if it's on rails

Weaknesses:    Heavy, the low durro tread wears quickly, my free pair wore out in about 2 months.

Bottom Line:   
These tires were free, so I put them on my bike. They are great tires, but as with all performance tires, they wear fast. I ride almost 4 days a week, so the rear wore down quickly. The tires are great though. The stick to everything, including wet stuff. They clear mud fast, and fly on hardpack. The also hook up in technical sections. I might just buy another pair, but in the 2.1 size. 5 for value, and 5 for overall... great tire

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Favorite Trail:   Fair Hill

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Won from raffle at bike race

Similar Products Used:   Tioga Factory extreme XC, Roll-X, FireXC, Enduro Pro

Bike Setup:   XC Race/Marathon

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by eric heyl a Cross Country Rider from louisisana

Date Reviewed: August 9, 2006

Strengths:    very large air volume, rolls extremely fast for a 2.3, has plenty of grip. and it is also light. the tire in question is called the tnt version. stands for tbe no tube. can be used with a tube or with sealant. it has the same sidewalls and bead as a tubless tire. the tire weighs 700g.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
bad ass tire.

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Favorite Trail:   all

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   tested for geax

Similar Products Used:   everything out there

Bike Setup:   turner flux, fox talas and rp3, all xtr and crossmax wheels

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Pug Ugli a Weekend Warrior from Scotland

Date Reviewed: June 4, 2006

Strengths:    Grippy, plenty of scrabble before she goes, tough, good wear(so far anyway)

Weaknesses:    Not for the wet

Bottom Line:   
Bought the 2.3 tyre (on offer-why?) and run it on the front, with a 2.1 Panaracer Fire on the back. I find it a great tyre in the dry - excellent on fast dry singletrack and good on rocks/slabs/drop-offs. There's plenty of feel and you can drift much more than the Panaracer I had on the front before, so you get more feedback rather than the 'wheee - on the bike - ghad! - off the bike' Pana.

The wet is a different story, even a shower means that you skite aboot on rock and that throws your confidence for really hooning it into bends. Since, in Scotland, if you can see the trail it is going to rain (if you can't, it is raining already) this is a drawback.

I used to get pinch flats, and I'm running this tyre with a tube the noo, but haven't had any trouble, so seems resistant to snakebite.

Wear so far is good - the rubber is called 'stickisoft', suggesting that it will go quickly, but doesn't seem to be any quicker than other MTB specific hi-performance tyres.

If you ride dry trails a lot, maybe you would like this tyre.

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Favorite Trail:   Shane McGowan

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Chain Reaction Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Panaracer XC

Bike Setup:   Hardtail, Fox vanillas, Deore, SPDs, Magura discs all round

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I just got back from my first ride on the Geax Barro 2.3 TNT on my front wheel. A 5.5 mile test loop, loose over hardpack, moderate climbing and descending. I had been using a Conti Vertical UST up front. The Barro measures 2.25 at the tread, the same as the 2.3 Vertical UST. The Barro casing is ... Read More »

Geax Barro Mountain tnt for trail/am use?

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Early season report: Geax Barro Mountain

I'm running some new tires this season and pretty fired up on em. Barro Mountain 2.3 up front, 2.1 in back - tubed version. Very light tire and big volume, plus a nice round profile that I love. In the high desert of Bend the tire rips! Very grabby and great climbing tire. Cornering is superb. It ... Read More »

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