Geax Grido UST Tubeless Tire

3/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $50.00

Product Description

* Front or rear tyre with all "paddle" style blocks widely spaced for good behaviour in muddy conditions. * Reduced knob height for lower rolling resistance and enhanced performance on smooth hardpack. * Side knobs specially designed to increase the number of working edges. * Designed to handle all soil conditions. * Also available in Tubeless version.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Uncle_Mike a Cross Country Rider from Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: September 24, 2010

Strengths:    Fast, clears mud, quality casing

Weaknesses:    Watch the roots! Very difficult to mount

Bottom Line:   
This was one of my first tubeless tires. I bought it for speed but wound up riding it most of the Summer on all terrain. This probably improved the smoothness of my pedalling and had no issues. But... after using knobbier tires I put this back on the front for a 24 hour race lap. Flew off the bike multiple times when it immediately slid out on roots. It has now become a spring, dirt road training tire.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Too many to list

Bike Setup:   2003 Intense Tracer, XTR level build (former bike)

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Mark a Cross Country Rider from Munchie, IN

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2006

Strengths:    weight

Weaknesses:    traction, durability

Bottom Line:   
I have only tried this on the rear tire but crap - it took a good 10% off my cornering speed b/c of its inability to hook up at all - if you are riding dry, hardpacked trails you will be fine with this on the trail but in a variety of conditions it is the pits.
Also - the tire developed a hernia after about a month which became so severe I could feel the wobble when I rode. Not good - still looking for that all around UST tire.

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Favorite Trail:   Cathedral Rock in Sedona

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $33.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   Maxxis High Roller, Continentals of various sorts, Panaracer Fire Pros

Bike Setup:   Enduro Pro - mostly stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Richard a Racer from San Antonio, TX

Date Reviewed: January 26, 2005

Strengths:    Good traction, low rolly resistance.

Weaknesses:    Too early to tell.

Bottom Line:   
Crazy how I wound up with this tire. I was at a 12 hour race and had a brand new $44 Michelin UST on the rear. Got a gash is the sidewall on one of my laps. Needed a new tire ASAP. Bike sponsor had a Grido on clearance for $10. Slapped it on and I road 10 miles with it. Was very impressed with it's preformance. So impressed that I bought a second one for the front. It's too early to tell what the treadwear is like but it can't be any worse than the Python or Michelin. These style of tires usually don't last very long. But $20 for a pair of UST's I'll take them!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $10.00

Similar Products Used:   Pythons, Michelin. Both UST

Bike Setup:   Specialized Epic.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Derek a Racer from michigan

Date Reviewed: September 17, 2004

Strengths:    Fast rolling, good traction

Weaknesses:    Tough to install

Bottom Line:   
I was always unhappy with the Python, yet continued to use them for years (lack of side knob and mushy feel regardless of pressure were my biggest complaints). The Gridos are great tires, they roll just as fast as Pythons, pedal light, etc. The rear will lose some traction as the knob height is shallow, but the side knob is great on the front. They are tough to mount, nothing like a Python. But they aired up easily once I got the tire on the rim.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Hutchinson Python UST, Mosquito UST, Michelin Comp S UST, many tires converted with Stans

Bike Setup:   C-Dale hardtail, all XTR, Crossmax UST, Magura Marta disc

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