Maxxis Larsen Oriflamme Tire

DESCRIPTION

Maxxis has developed a specially formulated compound with lightweight casing, excellent for crosscountry riding.The Larsen Oriflamme is not suitable for every race, but whenThe course is hard packedThisTire will propel you downThe course quickly. Intended Use:  Crosscountry- hard packed dirt Low resistance diamond-knurled center Race use only

USER REVIEWS

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[Oct 10, 2005]
Rob Ching
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

fast, light, puncture resistant, stable

Weakness:

no grip on loose surfaces,

fast tyre, well price, wears well, good for XC riding on fire trails

Similar Products Used:

first semi slick

[Mar 20, 2005]
Lloyd Opolentisima
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Looks cool... a really fat tire...

Weakness:

None...

This rig is primarily used as commuter (home and office route only). Had inflated the tire to 85 psi... feels like a road bike... mainly used this rig on paved roads.

Similar Products Used:

Maxxis High Roller Type R, Maxxis Kraken & Maxxis Mimo

[Mar 21, 2005]
Mervz
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Really massive volume tire for a 2.0(rivaled only by Specialized's), cheap, lightweight, looks unique,real fast roller

Weakness:

none that i know of. it's starting to wear down but then i've been using it for quite some time already. thought twas not real grippy on loose over hardpack but i realized that it may have to do more with my bike handling skills

I bought this tire coz i was looking for a suitable rear tire for my then set-up: a heavy freeride/DH type FS Haro frame which i use as a play/urban/trailbike. i needed something light and fast rolling for daily use and the Oriflamme definitely fit the bill.It didn't looked out of place side by side with a 2.35 TT Larsen on a big trail bike. there were times i felt like the rear would wash out but i realized that it hd to do more with my developing skills then.

i eventually replaced it with a more meaty and knobby tire for more technical terrains but kept it and am now using it on my HT bike and it still rocks and rolls real fast

Similar Products Used:

Maxxis Highroller, Instinct, Mofo, Larsen TT, WTB Motoraptor

[Jan 21, 2005]
Mike
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Great traction, rolls fast, large volume, Great price, good racing tire.

Weakness:

Heavy

Great price and a need for a racing slick to compete with on the LB Houston trail attracted me to this tire. It stuck like glue in the corners and provided good braking traction. The tire is really fat and I'm used to 1.95 tires so it felt kind of awkward at first. If they could get the weight down to 400gms it would be a great race tire.

[Sep 26, 2004]
Joel

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

- Grip on hardpack
- Easy rolling on street
- Great deal at $12
- Foldable
- Look good on my P2

Weakness:

- None, for what I ride on

Great tire at a great price... buy them while they last!

Ride hard everone, and hardtail pride!
-Joel

Similar Products Used:

Maxxis High Roller / Semi-Slicks

[Nov 04, 2005]
Scuzzlebutt
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

FAST!!! Huge volume for a 2.0 - nearly as big as my overstated conti 2.3's

Weakness:

As soon as that waffle pattern wears off the center they get kinda useless in anything other than dry hardpack conditions.

These things are just about as fast as my panracer 1.25 slicks that I run on last year. As an added bonus they don't have to be skinnies to do it, so your rims don't get pooched that one time you miss the hop onto the curb. Tons of cushion, still fast as heck, and a wee bit of side knob, which seems to be too far down the sidewall to be of any use to catch you if you decide you need to take a soil sample. Mabee those side knobs contact in soft stuff... either way these are great for dry hardpack, and perfect for commuting. If used as intended, it's a good place to cheap out.

Similar Products Used:

never tried a semi slick before.

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