Intense 909 - EX DC Tire

DESCRIPTION

  • 55/60 Compound
  • 2 Ply 72 TPI Casing
  • Folding Bead

USER REVIEWS

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[Feb 17, 2011]
ChainGuy
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Plenty, plenty of grip. Very predictable in cornering. Badass motocross-looks. Dual-Compound rubber really works, tons of grip while cornering, yet reasonable rolling resistance. Takes some time 'till they pack up with mud, even when tacky. Reasonably priced, compared to competition.

Weakness:

Quite rubbish on tarmac. Heavier than competition. Average rolling resistance.

Riding in SINGLEPLY (allmountain, ~950g) 2.5" on front wheel, paired with ITS/Intense Edge (2,35" singleply) on rearwheel. Awesome pairing.
Compared to Schwalbe NobbyNic/FatAlbert: Rolling resistance a good bit higher, yet tons more grip in every condition. Heavier but still don't feel sluggish. WAYS more predictable than NobbyNic when really sending it.
Compared to Conti RainKing/RubberQueen: About same in rolling resistance and weight, yet noticeably more grip up front when intermediate to dry conditions. Better on hardpack, quite similar in the wet.
Compared to Highroller/MinionR: Comparable in feel and rolling resistance, but a noticeable bit more grip on both ends. Ways wider footprint. Better in the dry than Highroller, better in the wet than MinionF.

Until now the best thing I came across ever. Grips like mad, easily controllable an predictable in corners. Rolling ang weight still go O.K. for longer touring but stay away from tarmac... (these things STICK to tarmac like somebody's pulling on 'ya. They roll ways better on fine gravel and hardpack.)
BEWARE! These things are HUGE! Even the 2,35"-version is bigger than a 2.5" Maxxis Minon/Highroller. Rather comparable to 2.4" Schwalbe Albert and Conti RubberQueen.
(2.35" version is 60mm at the sideknobs, 2.5" is about 64mm!)

Overall Value is plain outstanding. Even overseas in EU you can pick up a pair for less than 60,- EUR (~80 US$ / 50 GBP). That's as much as each top-of-the-line version of the Maxxis and Conti-pairings and a good bit less than a pair of Schwalbe Evos or a Maxxis EXO Minion.

Similar Products Used:

Similar? None! Comparison in bottom line to (Front/Rear each): Continental RainKing/RubberQueen, Schwalbe NobbyNic/FatAlbert, Maxxis Higroller/MinionR

[Dec 30, 2010]
shannondix
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Haven't found anything that can compare

Weakness:

Haven't found anything that can compare

Haven't found anything that can compare

Similar Products Used:

Haven't found anything that can compare

[Aug 22, 2008]
Leon
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Grip stability predictable drifting all weather use

Weakness:

weight maybe

best tyres i have used i doubt i will ever change them now amazing in all weather/conditions SUPERB

Similar Products Used:

most DH tyres

[Aug 05, 2008]
Anonymous
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Good for the up hills and soft trails.

Weakness:

It motto whips a little ezer than Id like it to.

I don't think the tire is made any more so if you can get your hands on one grab it and run.

Similar Products Used:

This tire replaced a Specialized Resolution its hold so much better.

[Aug 11, 2007]
hoserr
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

light for a 2.5 tire, rolls well, fair corning, strong casing, seemed to do well on rocky downhill's with allot of turkey eggs and shale

Weakness:

pushed in corners. especially very tight single track.

this is a good tire. i used it hard for 5 or 6 rides. it did well at first but after it pushed in the tight stuff I lost confidence in it. braked well on steep hills, it shed mud well also. strong carcass that didn't tear or lug out.

Similar Products Used:

Maxxis Minion DH, WTB Motorator 2.4

[Nov 13, 2007]
Leon
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

tough , grippy in every condtion apart from extreme mud , loves loose/rocky/dusty trails but is fine in most situations

Weakness:

pretty heavy expensive

wicked tyre i have pushed it very hard in a wide range of terrains and it has been great , it especially loves very steep rocky loose stuff and it great for hard braking and drifts well too.
been riding it for 1 month now 2-3 times a week and the tread has still got its square edge too , looks like it will last well

Similar Products Used:

a wide range of DH/FR tires from maxxis mitchelin bontrager etc etc

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