Geax Barro Mountain Tubeless Tire

  • "Rails Design" side knobs
  • Cutting-edge multi-purpose
  • "Tuned Spring Rate" casing
  • Great reliability and stability

User Reviews (8)

Showing 1-8 of 8  
YU   Cross Country Rider [Jul 09, 2010]
Strength:

:] Grip on all terrain

Weakness:

;] Only price and weight.

HIGH PROTECTION TIRE
GREAT GRIP

Similar Products Used: MAXXIS IGNITOR
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Paul1977   Weekend Warrior [Mar 22, 2010]
Strength:

Grips all types of dry tracks that ive used it on. Very neutral handling tyre. I used the TNT version.

Weakness:

Expensive in Australia. Twice the price of a Maxxis tyre. This tyre wore out fast when used on the back.

Grips and rolls really well for such a soft duro tread.

Similar Products Used: Continental Vertical. Continental Race King. Maxxis Crossmark
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
Randall XC   Cross Country Rider [Mar 04, 2009]
Strength:

durability, traction, light weight

Weakness:

none

Of all the tires I have tried, these are the best for riding in the type of terrain I ride: mostly dry, soft over hard, rutty, occasionally rocky.
Super confident in corners, climb well, fast. I have been using the 2.1 fore and aft and just got the 2.3 from UPS today. Once the front tire wears a little more, I'll put the 2.3 up front.
If there is a "weakness" it's that they wear fairly quickly but I don't consider this a weakness at all because they really grip the trail. I'm a bigger guy (205 lbs, 6'3") and I ride 35 lbs up front and around 40 in the rear.
Bomber tire for dry, desert, hard pack, speed.

Similar Products Used: maxxis ignitor, conti vapor and vertical, bontrager tubeless
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
mhoopes   Cross Country Rider [Jul 18, 2008]
Strength:

Tough sidewalls, secure bead (these two characteristics are important for very low pressures), low air loss, fast rolling, round profile, good grip. Good for light wet sand and fine gravel over hardpack. 2.1s appear to wear well - don't know about the 2.3s.

Weakness:

Narrower than the average 2.1. Difficult to install. Rubber compound suited for dry conditions (get the 2.3 Sticky Soft for wet roots & rocks). Despite wide knob spacing, tread loads up in light muddy conditions.

The 2.1s are a versatile XC/trail/racing tire that can be ridden most of the year, until things get moderately muddy or slick. The sidewalls and bead construction inspire confidence when pushing things laterally with lower tire pressures (I recommend running these on the low side - I'm 140 lbs and run between 25-30 psi with these). The 2.3s would be a better choice to run into the light rainy fall and spring weather.

Similar Products Used: None.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Peter Smith   Racer [May 03, 2007]
Strength:

Well spaced tread pattern dispearses both mud and loose rock with ease. The low rolling resistance is surprizingly fast for a 2.3 and the volume of the tyre is great.

Weakness:

None

I would recomend this tyre to any competitive Xc / trail rider. You will not be dissapointed once you have tried the tyre.

Similar Products Used: To be honest this tyre is in a class of its own...Tried The Schwalbe Fat Alberts, Racing ralphs, Black Jack and Jimmy. Conti Digger, Explorer. Maxxis Larsen TT and Cross Mark.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Jake   Racer [Aug 09, 2006]
Strength:

Killer Traction in all types of terrain, even wet. High volume (but small for a 2.3 inch... more like 2.1), corners as if it's on rails

Weakness:

Heavy, the low durro tread wears quickly, my free pair wore out in about 2 months.

These tires were free, so I put them on my bike. They are great tires, but as with all performance tires, they wear fast. I ride almost 4 days a week, so the rear wore down quickly. The tires are great though. The stick to everything, including wet stuff. They clear mud fast, and fly on hardpack. The also hook up in technical sections. I might just buy another pair, but in the 2.1 size. 5 for value, and 5 for overall... great tire

Similar Products Used: Tioga Factory extreme XC, Roll-X, FireXC, Enduro Pro
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
eric heyl   Cross Country Rider [Aug 09, 2006]
Strength:

very large air volume, rolls extremely fast for a 2.3, has plenty of grip. and it is also light. the tire in question is called the tnt version. stands for tbe no tube. can be used with a tube or with sealant. it has the same sidewalls and bead as a tubless tire. the tire weighs 700g.

Weakness:

none

bad ass tire.

Similar Products Used: everything out there
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Pug Ugli   Weekend Warrior [Jun 04, 2006]
Strength:

Grippy, plenty of scrabble before she goes, tough, good wear(so far anyway)

Weakness:

Not for the wet

Bought the 2.3 tyre (on offer-why?) and run it on the front, with a 2.1 Panaracer Fire on the back. I find it a great tyre in the dry - excellent on fast dry singletrack and good on rocks/slabs/drop-offs. There's plenty of feel and you can drift much more than the Panaracer I had on the front before, so you get more feedback rather than the 'wheee - on the bike - ghad! - off the bike' Pana.

The wet is a different story, even a shower means that you skite aboot on rock and that throws your confidence for really hooning it into bends. Since, in Scotland, if you can see the trail it is going to rain (if you can't, it is raining already) this is a drawback.

I used to get pinch flats, and I'm running this tyre with a tube the noo, but haven't had any trouble, so seems resistant to snakebite.

Wear so far is good - the rubber is called 'stickisoft', suggesting that it will go quickly, but doesn't seem to be any quicker than other MTB specific hi-performance tyres.

If you ride dry trails a lot, maybe you would like this tyre.

Similar Products Used: Panaracer XC
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Showing 1-8 of 8  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

mtbr.com and the ConsumerReview Network are business units of Invenda Corporation

(C) Copyright 1996-2018. All Rights Reserved.