Arrow Racing Prime Wide Older Tires

Prime Wide

Arrow Prime Wide

User Reviews (16)

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Kaku Ito   Downhiller [Jul 02, 2002]
Strength:

This is for Arrow Racing Prime Wide 2 (02) 24 x 3.0 57 Duro. It bites, at the same time, the threads last long time. It rolls fast for the wide width (24 x 3.0 57 duro). Not expensive. I never got a flat tire once, yet eventhough I use light IRC DH tubes.

Weakness:

Heavy as usually DH tires are. I wish Arrow makes this with Kevlar bead.

I read the previous reviews, but I think everyone who had bad experience should try the new slow react versions (57 duro). I had the Prime Bite 24 x 2.75 67 duros before and they were too stiff for the downhilling in Japan.
Now, even the Prime Bite 24 x 2.75 is available with 57 duro version, so I'm planning to change the rear to Prime Bite 24 x 2.75 57 duro, while keeping the front to Prime Wide 2 24 x 3.0 57 duro.
I really trust these tires.

Similar Products Used: High Roller 24 x 2.7 (50 duro). I tried High Roller after using Prime Wide 2 (57) and got hurt from sliding side way. I put the Arrow tires back to my bike. High Roller is lighter, but the new Prime Bite would be simular to the High Roller. Prime Wide 2 is beefier.
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5
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5
DHaniel Bustos   Downhiller [Mar 16, 2002]
Strength:

mmmmmmm if you are going for a altitude drop record and use them with a little amount of air, its ok....

Weakness:

not for DH, just like that....

if you like to run, and ru fast, get intense or maxxis tires....

if you like to drop...get this and use it with a little amount of air..

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2
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2
Karl Outerbridge   Racer [Feb 08, 2006]
Strength:

Arrow Luanch SRS 2.25: Very, very sticky compound, strong side walls, low ride ability, mega traction, price, slow react (not bouncey), light mud traction great, weight to strength ratio good.

Weakness:

Weight+/-

Arrow Launch SRS 2.25. This tire is great for fun riding or if you are riding very rough terain, off camber, small to large rocky surfaces and you need serious traction, great as front tire. Almost did not fell the road as tire absorded every thing. On sandy surfaces the sand sticks to the tires and then is thrown off. It sounds like your riding on a freash ashpalted road, use a fender and shades. This compound needs to be on the Schwable Super Moto!!

Similar Products Used: Schwable Super Moto, Kenda All Tereain
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5
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5
Garson   Downhiller [Nov 08, 2001]
Strength:

This is the 3.0 and the 2.7. They're meaty, reasonable weight for the size, awesome traction, sick.

Weakness:

Um, maybe a slightly soft sidewall, but it makes for better traction

Sweet tires. I love them for freeriding. Can't wait to race DH on them. Nuff said.

Similar Products Used: Kujo, Nokian Gazzie 2.6, Maxxis mofos
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5
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5
Jean Boilard   Weekend Warrior [Sep 21, 2001]
Strength:

this is for the 24 2.5 Good braking power

Weakness:

side wall are too skiny. the tire didn't last one ride. Arrow guarantee is the worst.

Don't buy it, get maxxis

Similar Products Used: specialize big hit pro 2.5 maxxis high roller 2.7
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1
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1
chad   Downhiller [Feb 26, 2004]
Strength:

grips up nice, you can run way low air pressure, nice round profile

Weakness:

these suck to get on the rim but effort is worth it

these are the best tires I have ever had. I have a pair of maxxis and intense that i am interested in trying those also but these will be on my bike for a while since they don't wear out fast and grip nicely

Similar Products Used: kujo(who hasn't)
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5
VALUE
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5
Reindeer Blower   Downhiller [Aug 08, 2001]
Strength:

Review is for the 3",24-in regular-wall version:
This tire is simply the most capable I've ever mounted to a bike.Accelerates and brakes like no other DH tire,awesome dry and pretty good wet weather performance.Lighter and better-wearing than the 3" Gazzoloddi(the Gazz is better in wet conditions though).Awesome front and rear!

Weakness:

Need a WIDE rim to mount these puppies!May not fit some frames.Need to run higher pressure than the Gazz if you want it to last(at least 30 psi).It has great grip up to the(REALLY high)limit,but when it breaks loose it will break real fast and land you right on your surprised ass(this happened more than once).

I give you a test:Ride your DH machine with just about any other tire there is.THEN throw the 3" Arrows on.Notice how much faster your bike is?
These are totally kickass tires,better than the Gazz in most every frickin' way except wet weather performance and MAYBE ultimate cornering grip(a little more predictable).Aside from the Gazz,every other tire is left totally lacking by comparison!The pinnacle of 3" tires so far.Too bad few people have heard of 'em..
5 nuclear sh%ts

Similar Products Used: 3"x24" Gazzoloddi,IRC Kujo and Missile 2.35",Maxxis High Roller 2.5",Intense 2.5"x26
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5
VALUE
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4
Noah crary   Downhiller [May 24, 2000]
Strength:

Big footprint, good cornering, great braking

Weakness:

soft, wears fast, pricy

Excellent rear tire, I don't know about 24" up front. They wear fast so buy 2 at a time.

Similar Products Used: Maxxis, Intense, IRC kujo, Gazzalodi
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5
VALUE
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4
Donnie   Downhiller [Jan 01, 2001]
Strength:

Excellent grip in loose over hard conditions and bullet proof side walls

Weakness:

not so great for hard pack or slick rock, can be hard to mount and not enough sizes in the 24"

These tires are excellent for any kind of loose or muddy conditions. I have yet to tear a sidewall and they come in 24" size the only size to run.

Similar Products Used: nokian,irc,tioga
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4
VALUE
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5
Fred Rufino   Downhiller [Oct 19, 2000]
Strength:

Accelerates fast! The regular wall version is light(skinwall version is even lighter!) at about 1120g. Round profile and 24 size makes it handle quickly even though it is a 2.6in tire! Lowers BB height so making cornering better. works wellon dry surfaces.

Weakness:

Measures less than claimed on my 32mm rims(not 2.75 but 2.6). The DH wall version is heavy ~1350g. Low profile lowers BB height signifcantly and can cause u to hit so rocks with pedals. Does work well on wet and muddy surfaces. Climbing on loose surfaces is not the best. Wears out fast on hard surfaces.

this is a review of the Arrow Prime Bite 24x2.75. These are great tires for dry surfaces only, their preformance on wet surfaces is poor. The Dh Wall version allows u to run lower pressures(20psi) but since it is heavier it will accelerate slower. The Regular wall version needs more pressure(30psi at the back, 25psi front) but accelerates much faster(it feels like almost like a semi slick!). Cornering is very good due to the large side knobs. they do wear faster than most other tires but the advantages by far out weigh the disadvantages. I will try to get the skinwall version(it is even lighter ~1035g) and will see if it is even better than the Regular wall version. This tire works great both in the front and back.
So i would only recommend the DH wall version if u are a heavy or very agressive rider. For regular folk sticking with the Regular wall will be fine.

Similar Products Used: Gazzaloddi Jr 24x2.6, Duro Wildleopard 24x3.0
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5
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5
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