Geax Barro Race 29 29er Tire

DESCRIPTION

Hard-packed, dry conditions call for a set of fast-rolling Geax Barro Race 29in Tires. Race-tuned all the way down to the thread count, rubber compound, and knob profile, the Barro Race Tire puts down ultra-fast times when the conditions are right.TNT: Tubenotube technology uses a Talon bead that grips both standard and UST rims, use in conjunction with Pit Stop latex sealant for added puncture resistanceTNT: reinforced sidewalls and a high tread count ensure puncture resistanceXC Casing uses a 120tpi nylon casing for ultra-low rolling resistance and a super-low weight (450g) not tubeless compatibleAramid Racing 3D compound is modified from the standard 3D compound for reduced rolling resistance and weight

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 06, 2014]
RichSTL

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

Very fast rolling and predictable in turns on hard pack. Transitions nicely as it is leaned over. Surprisingly good on wet rock or grit because thread is so low it seems to get a lot of contact but not load up. Because it was what I had that was new, I rolled with this one at Syllamos Revenge this year, and it was wet and heinous and most everyone else had more beef up front, understandably. No flats and no more slipping around than everyone else. Had to do one save in a loose gravely corner. Raced it on hardpack in a short track format, which was mostly singletrack and twisty and it went where I wanted to go and really rolls well.

Weakness:

Narrow tire makes me ride a little cautiously whenever in a loose turn. Lower volume makes for a less cushy ride. Because the tread is low, it looks like a one season race tire to me.

I got it cheap at a swap meet, mounted it and thought it was too small, but so far it's been a fast and reliable tire with predictable handling up front. Surprisingly OK in wet conditions that are not tire-loading. But there's no way I'd pay a c note for any tire. I got mine for $25 and the guy thought I was the sucker. I think he missed fhe boat.

[May 05, 2013]
Charles H

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

price was right

Weakness:

I had to use steel to get these on and the pressure was so great to get them on that i got a hairline crack in my rim. I'm no novice. I raced expert prior to having kids. I had high hopes but I was left down.

I will never buy this brand again. Too hard to get on. Don't do it!

[Jul 10, 2010]
Tomasd
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Weight

Weakness:

Real size

I am new in mountain biking, and I do not know whether these tires are good or bad. I purchased them because of their weight, they are lighter than the stock Bontragers. What suprised me was the real size when I mounted them on the stock Bontrager Duster wheels - instead of 52mm they are only 46mm. If I knew that, I would hesitate whether to buy them. Even though considering that I ride mostly on roads, XC, it is not bad. Due to their weight they are thin, I wonder how durable they will be (both defect-prone, wear-out).

Similar Products Used:

Swalbe Racing Ralph 29x2.25, Bontrager XDX 29x2.1

[Jun 26, 2009]
55rpmasher
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Rolls fast!!! Hooks up pretty well in dry conditions. Volume is deceptive, feels bigger than it is.

Weakness:

To heavy, however the sidewalls are tough so cuts are minimal, fast wearing tread

Pretty happy with these so far. The bead is TIGHT prepare for a fight to get them on. Set up tubeless easy as I have the TNT version. I would be real happy if they did a 2.1 or 2.2 in TNT with less rigid sidewalls at around 625 grams. 660 grams for a 2.0 is a bit on the chunky side but I wanted realibility as last year the Racing Ralphs caused more problems and DNF's than anything else I have ever used. Roll fast but you have to lean over hard to get to the side knobs be warned!

Similar Products Used:

Nanoraptors, Racing Ralphs

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