Manitou Fang Tire Older Tires

Manitou Fang Tire kevlar

User Reviews (15)

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John D.   weekend warrior [Oct 24, 1997]

I use the Fang on the rear. Light, with very little rolling resistence considering the sidewalls are so soft. This may be a problem with heavier riders. Cornering seems neutral and very, very grippy. Some slip when climbing wet roots and rocks, but as good as any tire I've tired. Climbing performance is generally excellent. Great bite when braking. Excellent tire overall. I got mine at Frankford Bicycle for $26.95. Pretty cheap for a kevlar rear tire.

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5
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Nicolas   Racer [Apr 22, 2000]
Strength:

good in hardpack, a lot of traction in mid-wet terrains, extra rear specific.

Weakness:

rocky terrain and too wet conditions ( mud mud mud )

If you ride in a semi wet condition this is the tire for you, the difficult part is find it, but if you see it in your neighbour bike store BUY IT !!, is a very long lasting tire. Try to use it with a high pressure, and go to your favourite trail, you will feel the difference, remember to use it on the rear. I use two of them rear and front and the front dont works good, only in the street.

Bye, Chao, adios

Es un super buen neumatico para terrenos semi duros y medios blandos usenlos con harta presion 45 o 50 psi o sii no no sentiran la diferencia, si no tienen suspension atras bajen la presion a 25 y veran como amortiguan.

Similar Products Used: kenda's, panaracer smoke, irc mythos
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4
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4
David   Cross Country Rider [Mar 23, 2000]
Strength:

Great for soft conditions
Grips corners like death holding a fat man
reasonable weight
Great wear

Weakness:

Holds mud better than corners
Can't find them anywhere

If you ride softpack, this tire rules. In back, grips well on climbs, up front, holds in corners so tight you may skin your knee before they give out. At moderate speeds, if they do give out, they hook back up with just a little verticle lean.

Wear has been fantastic. I've gone through two frames since i bought the pair I have now. That's only three years(how likely is it to get rear-ended on two separate occasions with your bike on a rack hanging out back?), but still. These tires have had thorns pierce them and been ridden on pavement for commuting (where they are noisy), but they have worn so well I'm riding them again this year.

Only downside is riding in mud. With the Fangs, plan on taking a good hunk of the trail home with you.

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5
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5
Mud Bug   weekend warrior [Nov 17, 1997]

Pros
- lite weight
- sheds ok, narrow profile allows for great frame clearance
- ok climber
- accelerates wellCons
- does not corner well
- does not like roots
- front washes in turns

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3
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John   racer [Feb 14, 1997]

I think this is a good tire but not for anyone over 170lbs. I weigh 195 and the knobs had a tendency to cave in a bit. These tire like to be pumped up hard. Another problem is the fact that they wear kinda quick. The tires offer excellent traction in most situations but I'm just to heavy for them. If you are a light weight and you have wide rims, this is a great all around tire.

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4
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Spanky   cross-country rider [Feb 02, 1997]

Greetings!
A great tire for the rear.....but no good up front. Keep it pumped up firm too!

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4
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Smoothrider   cross-country rider [Jan 01, 1997]

I have been running Fangs on my bike for about 8 months now. These tires wear incredibly well. I ride mostly on hard pack and loose gravel and these are some of the best tires I have found. I was sceptical at first about using a Fang on the front, mostly because it does not have the trendy directional look to it. But as a front tire I have zero complaints. Cornering and braking is very predictable on the front. As for the rear, this tire can climb with the best of them. Braking is superb on the rear also. I really enjoy being able to stick to the side of ruts instead of falling into them for a change! The weight and price are also reasonable. Two bar ends up for the Manitou Fang!!

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5
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walter Strikkers   cross-country rider [Dec 24, 1996]

The best front tire I have riden on loose gravel and rocky ground. Far better than Panaracer Dart/onza rip-rail. Very good!!

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5
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Chris Seymour   racer [Nov 03, 1996]

These tyres are really good, and cornering is one of their best traits. Although not a tyre for the mud (well not in my experience) in the dry, it excels on both hard pack and forest trail. An excellent first for Manitou.

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5
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Damon Kirchmeier   cross-country rider [Oct 29, 1996]

On my second ride on the Fangs, several of the side knobs tore right off of the casing and the retailer wouldn't replace them.

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1
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