IRC Kujo DH Tire

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Kujo DH

The Kujo DH is a World Cup winning downhill tire. By combining motorcycle tread technology with insightful feedback from dozens of the world’s fastest downhill racers, our engineers have developed a tire with unparalleled strength and griping power at high speeds. Designed specifically for hard to intermediate conditions, the Kujo DH features MC Coil Casing technology, the PRF system and confidence-inspiring high grip tread compound. Plainly stated, the strongest, most flat resistant tires in the sport. Click on the image to the left for an enlarged photo showing tread detail and related product specifications.

User Reviews (121)

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paterjo   Cross Country Rider [Oct 02, 2010]
Strength:

Almost never gets flats, lasts a very long time, great traction.

Weakness:

heavy

A great tire if you ride a lot in rock gardens and if you don't like to fix flats and buy new tires every 6 months. Good in dry rough terrain.

They are discontinued, does anyone know if any stores still stock them for a reasonable price?

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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Yura   Downhiller [Sep 27, 2010]
Strength:

Has some good grip on tacky dirt and pretty good on sement.

Weakness:

Please do now buy this tire if you like to ride in mud or rain it is a big no NO.

This is a good downhill bike tire for the price and has a good resistance to the dirt.:)

Similar Products Used: Kenda tires.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
clj766   Cross Country Rider [Mar 31, 2009]
Strength:

durable as it should be its a downhill tire

Weakness:

heavy, send you slipping on slick spots,

No reason to buy this tire for cross country use unless you just want a good workout! I bought it thinking it was going to be the last tire I would ever need b/c of the reviews. I just replaced with Kenda Tinker Quarez much better for cross country fast, lightweight, grippy as hell. Now for downhill use im sure it is a good tire. I think the people that said it could be used for cross country dont know what they are talking about.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
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Marcu Bogdan   Downhiller [Jul 19, 2003]
Strength:

Good profile, good grip, pinch flat.

Weakness:

Quite heavy

I`ve got no flat tire so far, they do great in mud and wet conditions. I`ll buy them again ;)

Similar Products Used: Hutchinson, Kenda
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Boo   Weekend Warrior [Jul 08, 2003]
Strength:

no pinch flats (new funky foam sidewall), grips really well on various obstacles (spools, drop-offs, ledges, u name it), even wear, 2.26" pretty fat!, corners well, great for hardpack/pavement (if need b), grips roots pretty well too, will handle super low pressure (for trials or whatever u want)

Weakness:

not the best in mud, kinda heavy (but it IS a DH tire) -- Al's fatty must really be a fatty, cuz pinch flats are pretty non existant with this bad boy lol, it's a realli good tire for the price... comes with optional kevlar bead which is wierd cuz it's only a weight saving option -- for a DH tire???? :/

for the money, it's an awesome tire. i have yet to find a tire for as cheap as 40 or so canadian that performs better on urban hardpack and some loose stuff. sure maxxis and intense are the bigger names, but having to pay for school, it's a solution that is so obvious. pinch flats used to be a real pain before i switched over (i used to ride a IRC mythos XC), which isn't a bad tire either, but not fat enough for lots of rear wheel necessities i.e. lurching, manuals, wheelies, etc.

Similar Products Used: Nokian, Maxxis, Intense, Tioga, Michelin, Kenda, no-name, Specialized, Panaracer, Ritchey, WTB, Box, Hutchinson, oh so many
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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tyler All round trail rider   Weekend Warrior [May 30, 2003]
Strength:

reliable hook up
slow tread wear
pinch flat resistant

Weakness:

sort of heavy but i still ride them up hills for hours

I like this tire. I find that i can count on it as a front or rear tire.But i feel that these reviews mean very little because If one guy rates this tire as crap and it is always flatting or giving out on turns that tells me that the some guy can't ride light on his/her bike or has no idea how to corner.I have a friend with a set of Maxxis DH tires he's been riding for a few years he's got way more suspention than me {Kona Stab} but i could still beat him down hills on tech trails with semi-slicks because i know how to distribute my weight over my bike.
Anyhow i like this tire tred wear is great and they cost half as much as the new {freeride/downhill} trendy tires.
plus they have been around for years why change a good thing

Similar Products Used: Lots
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Bill   Racer [Jul 04, 2002]
Strength:

Grip in the wet and mud. Solid feel. Confidence booster just looking down on it. Read some other reviews from west coast based riders and it made the grade.

Weakness:

Weight may be a factor but, I'm not racing. Open book on this just yet.

I'm 170 lbs and run it at 40lbs with no fear of pinch flats. Both bike and I are more XC than a tire of this kind dictates but, I sure like it. Makes me work a bit more than Bontragers on the climbs but, coming down was pure pain management before and that's now corrected. Kujo up front now making me reconsider the rear. Thinking of Mythos 2.1 or El Gato. Highly recommend the Kujo to anyone interested in pushing their limits. Don't buy it if you are a weight conscious flatlander XC rider 'cause she's no speed demon.

Similar Products Used: Bontrager Jones AC that came stock on my bike. Tiogas on old Cinder Cone.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Jpinto   Downhiller [Mar 04, 2006]
Strength:

->Long lasting
->Pinch resistant
->Various sizes
->The tire absorbs quite well the terrain
->Its an amazing tire in rocky sections
->Works well under heavy braking

Weakness:

->I dont feel the same cofidence in corner that some Dh tire give
->they say that its a harcpack tire but its more a rock garden tire
->Don't even waste youre time tring to race this tire in muddy conditios it just doesn't work

These are good and durable tires for the commn user, for the racer these are robust tires and, in my opinion, this is where the problems with these tires begins they're awesome in strength but in corners they just dond keep up with most of the newer tires out there in the market(i don't know if these tires are still on sale) the tires have another problem in my opinion they say its an hardpack tire , i'd sai its its a tire that grips like hwll in rockfaces but its not a tire that preforms all that well in hardpack,it tends not to be stable if you dont brake in a straight line (i know that isn't the way to brake but sometimes it just has to done) most of the tires also feel unsafe under those braking situations but these are worse.this tire isn't also a preforming tire in offcamber situations.
This review seems like its just to say the tire doesn't work but thats not true when this tire was desinged it was among the best tires but now he is getting old. i've used more than 1 pair of these tires, i dont even know for how long i've been using kujos, but nowadays i still have a pair that i still didn't manage to destroy over the rocks.
I would't buy these tires now but a time ago i bought loads of them one got destroied i'd just put another equal.
If you get them on a bargain go ahead but dont hope for miracles.
And just to end if this tire rode on the worldcup and the pros used it thats a sign that it'll always be a good tire (in spite of all the bad things i've said about it)

Similar Products Used: nokian gazallodi 2.6/2.3 , hutchinson octopus 2.3/2.5,kenda nevegal 2.7, michelin 24 soft, michelin 11 soft, maxxis high roller 2.5, maxxis mobster 2.7, duro wildlife 3.0, tioga dh 2.3, and most dh tires in the market some oned some tested, but mostly oned
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Mookdawg   [Dec 11, 2001]
Strength:

These tires are sooo awesome, it's amazing. I use them for mainly dirt jumping, skate park, and urban, but they hold their own for trails too. The pinch flat resistance is great, sooo much better than any other tires i've tried. The coloring is awesome. I love these tires. While they arn't as great for trails as say gazzis, they do pretty well. I think that they best use is dirt jumping.

Weakness:

They are pretty heavy, but i don't care

These tires are the best for dirt jumping and urban. i wouldn't use any other tires. If u mainly do freeride you might want to look into gazzis or maxxis tho.

Similar Products Used: specialized holly rollers 2.3 (funny thing is the specialized were a lot wider than my 2.35 kujos), wtb moto raptors
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
ivan   Downhiller [Dec 17, 2001]
Strength:

read my previous review

Weakness:

--//-//-//-

yesterday im was doing some huge stair gaps and i acidentally hit my rear wheel on the very last stair, i ripped out 8 spokes, i got a HUGE flat spot on my new mamoth rim and tore out the dirraleur hanger, my wheel was so F U C K E D that it wouldn't even spin in the swingarm, but guess what???
NO Pinchflat!!!!
i was really surprized so now i'm waiting for a new wheel and i'm planning on using the same tire(i have 2.25 not evev 2.35)
now i can easelly say these are some of the best DH tires out there.
thay get five flamin' monkeys

Similar Products Used: -//-//-//-//
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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