Tioga Red Phoenix Tire

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User Reviews (24)

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andy   Cross Country Rider [Dec 05, 2009]
Strength:

light

Weakness:

used all the different compound types, ust, ordered the same this time and the rolling resistance killed me, it's the tyres, honest.

All sizes are light, they do wear fast, never missed a line,sidewall dose give, espesially if you run no flats,but then you dont get flats, predictable tyre, will use again, the dogs.

Similar Products Used: wtb, intense, kenda.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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Latias93   Cross Country Rider [Feb 21, 2009]
Strength:

Good grip, soft compound.

Weakness:

Not as good as the Yellow Kirin.

There wasn't any stock in the Yellow Kirin so I grabbed the Red Phoenix instead. It lasted me well for about a year, but sadly due to my excessive skidding and 'drifting' on tarmac allowed the the tires to wear out fast.

Similar Products Used: Specialized Pro
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
adam   Cross Country Rider [Sep 03, 2003]
Strength:

grips well under EVERY condition. the rubber is soft and breaking heavily on pavement with nearly through you over the bar! well priced and very light

Weakness:

the unreal grip comes at a price. they wear out like pensil erasers! i have to cover about a mile and a half on concrete to get to my riding spot ( a big grassy park with a "few" hidden surprises in the deep grass). anyway, the rear tire rubbed away so fast, that when my legs were getting strong enough to push the crank hard during climbing, these boys let me down!

if you even touch pavement, look for another tire. otherwise, it is tough to beat. price is about right. a very specific tire; mainly for sand, dirt, mud, grass, you know the stuff you should be biking over.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Big Daddy K   [Mar 31, 2006]
Strength:

Small Profile
Not too heavy
Never flatted

Weakness:

Used once for Sea Otter Epic ... tread was gone by 50% +/- by the time ride completed - could not withstand big breaking. Better suited for short track (known distances).

POOR LITTLE THING JUST DIDN'T HOLD TOGETHER

Similar Products Used: All five Elements (except yellows) and DH -as a rule me likey Tioga.
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
Doug   Cross Country Rider [May 29, 2007]
Strength:

Super light. Great tread design. Sheds mud. Hooks up great in dry, wet, rooty, just about all conditions.

Weakness:

Light weight has given it a thin casing.

I've set up this bike to be as much of a budget racer as possible. Frame weight is an issue. The tires were terrific at a race this past weekend. The course was a good mix of dry dust single track with half a dozen stream crossings and some quick muddy sections thrown in here and there. Lots of roots and a few rocks. Nothing stopped this tire from performing! It took everything in stride and kept me going. Not once did I have to stop for loss of traction. Lots of tight twisty sections on the downhills and climbs. No loss of cornering confidence. I hung it out and they kept me in the race. Really impressed with the bite and weight of these tires. Ran about 35-40 psi with tubes. No flats. Great racing tire. Giving 4 chilis because the sidewalls could potentialy be compromised on really sharp rocky sections. But they aren't an all-mountain tire.

Similar Products Used: Specialized Fast Trak, Resolution. Panaracer Fire XC Pro.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
david tweeddale   Racer [Nov 03, 2006]
Strength:

Super Super Fast and Hooks up Well. Great for dry conditions. Best XC racing tire I've ever used.

Weakness:

Wears Fast and is very slippery in wet conditions. Not good for sharp rock gardens.

This is the best XC racing tire I've found. Super Fast.

Similar Products Used: 10 to 15 other various tires
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Ben   Racer [Apr 08, 2004]
Strength:

Sand, Mud shedding, Hardpack, Lightweight, Traction in general

Weakness:

Quick wear, suck on pavement due to extreme stiction

These tires are simply the best tires out there, im using the tubeless version with the stan's sealant. I have not found any condition in the dirt in which these tires did not preform better than any tire i have ever used. Truly the perfect all around tire and the only tire ive found that kick ass on the sand. However be forewarned these tires also wear faster than any other tire ive ever ridden. Two races was all i got out of them or about 100 miles before the lugs were severely worn down. 5 chilis for their amazing preformace for cross country riding/racing but only four chilis in value due to the equally amazing rate of wear.

Similar Products Used: Hutchi's, various maxxis tires(my sponsor. . .oops), kendas. . . . . .
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Skillit   Racer [Sep 12, 2005]
Strength:

Unbelievable Hook up on all terrain.

Weakness:

Fast wear

I raced these tires for three years at Sea Otter from muddy to dry. Trained on them in between races. I use Stans and have never had a flat. Recently I took the Scalpel and raced the Brian Head Epic 100 on 2.0's. I took them off my single speed so I could replace the brand new pythons that came on the Scalpel. Blew a seal on the Lefty at 32 miles and dropped pressure from 40 to 35 and finished the race without suspension. Cross Country Racers this tire is a must. I WOULD RATHER RIDE USED RED PHOENIX THAN BRAND NEW PYTHONS!

Similar Products Used: python light
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Ricardo Rueda   Cross Country Rider [Aug 21, 2005]
Strength:

Price, Lightweight, front and rear specific.

Weakness:

Wear fast on paved but they are not for paved roads anyway.

Great tires for mud and muddy hardpacks. Corner very well, haven't hard one single flat. They are great for thick mud, they just dig and rarely loose any traction. Haven't tried them on dry hardpack yet.

Similar Products Used: Ching Shen, Maxxis Medusa and WTB Velociraptor
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Kris Kern   Cross Country Rider [Apr 08, 2005]
Strength:

Fast tire, good grip in most situations.


Weakness:

No bite in slick mud and wet leaves.A little heavy(wire version)

Tese tires are great in the right conditions. Tried to ride them last spring and hated them. No control on wet trails in MI. Put them back on in the summer when it dried out and found them to be a great tire. One ride this spring confirmed they are not for the wet.When it dries out I will get the kevlar ones. Would recomend only for dry .

Similar Products Used: IRC, Conti
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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