Tioga Factory DH Tire

DESCRIPTION

  • 26" x 2.50"
  • 56mm casing; 63mm tread
  • Heavy duty sidewall
  • FAT66 ceramic casing
  • Weight: 1,200g kevlar; 1,230g steel
  • Diamond 'file pattern' tread knobs

  • USER REVIEWS

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    [Jun 08, 2010]
    steeli
    Downhiller

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    cheap and grippy

    i used these for DH for 3 month untill thay stoped griping. thay lasted longer than maxxis super tackys and provide a simoler level of grip. im a larger rider and find squre treads suit me better. if you have these and thay keep sliding out on you thare either at too high or too low a presure. stop being n. umpties and go change your set up

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    [Jan 05, 2009]
    hbadra
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Grippy! Knobby! Deep sidewalls

    Weakness:

    Umm...kinda fat for my bike...but its ok. A little bit of rub when the frame flexes. Obviously, not good for road...but you already knew that...or else you wouldn't have DH on the side of your tire.

    This tire is very good for the price. It's very grippy, it is nice and knobby for rocky downhills, and has deep sidewalls that will guarantee it will stay on.

    Ride it on the road and you'll wear it down in no time. Simple.

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    [Aug 18, 2003]
    Blake Roberts

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    1
    Strength:

    Strenghts and tioga do not belong in a sentence together

    Weakness:

    Everything you can think of

    I had to spend 500 fukkin dollars on repairing my bike after I rode off a 2 foot drop onto wet pavement on my way to school no grip pieces of sh!t spen your money on a condom it will last longer.

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    if it means similar in quality i would have to say about any walmart mtb tire

    [Jul 12, 2003]
    dirt diggur
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    1
    Strength:

    dunno yet

    Weakness:

    dunno yet

    ive broken one of the first rules in trying out a new product in this funny old game ! bought these deathtraps before i even listened to you guys !!! will i ever learn.some of you lot say they are terrible on tarmac some say otherwise ???? not that i plan on doing much anyhow as im one of the lucky people on this planet and happen to live in mecca of alpine mtb bliss (nightvision goggles style) and to make it all even better its in my back yard 100,s of miles of untouched ancient forest..anyways enough about my fantastic life ,back to the tyres as i said earlier bought before tryed not even got the delivered yet.so if they are pish i will feed them to the haggis

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    dunno yet

    [Jul 06, 2003]
    Dennis Romano
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    First off this review is for the 2.3 Kevlar DH tire. I ride mostly desert terrain and loose rock trails. I am not a urban rider. This tire seems to be very good under these conditions. Floats well in medium depth sand and rides well in dry river/creek bottoms. Climbs well at slow speed and brakes consistently on poof powder. Only one flat in 300 miles and that was caused by a very sharp cactus.

    Weakness:

    To dam heavy for XC. Side walls are very tough to get on and off the rim. Breaks loose in high speed turns but will lock in if you have the nerve to ride it out.

    I am a heavy rider. These tires are doing fine. Wear seems to be a bit fast but that is probably caused by the soft compound. I like them but will probably try another 2.3 - 2.4 wide lighter tire.

    [Mar 07, 2002]
    SS
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    No flats for 2 years. Good handling. Wear well. Good $$

    Weakness:

    Rear tire not as good as the front. Tire is very tall and will not fit in some frames. In really muddy situations they pack up with mud.

    Reaffirmed my affection for this tire (front only) last night. I was faster and in more control than when riding the Michelin DH tire in the front. (Michelin still rocks in the back). Mobster is still the best front tire I've used but the price on the Tioga is awsome.

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    [Jan 26, 2002]
    pat royer
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    traction real sidewalls versus fat xc tires no pinch flats yet

    Weakness:

    rear is heavy front not too bad for 2.3

    i run 20 lbs. front and rear with superlight tubes. no flats yet. these are a lot more stable at this pressure than lightweight tires with floppy sidewalls. what's the point of big tires if ya don't run low pressures. lots of shock absorbtion and traction. great for typical new england rocks. crawls up and over all sorts of stuff.work great for cross country as long as its at least somewhat technical. not the best road tires. sounds like a hummer.
    learn to ride with the tire. not against it. let off the brakes in the rough stuff and let the bike float thru.these tires stop great so you can brakereally late and hard.momentum is the key. oh yeah, i like the tires.i'm only giving them a four because i want it all. big, strong , light AND cheap

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    [Jul 01, 2002]
    Mike
    Downhiller

    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Beefy.Big knobs.Good shock absorbtion.

    Weakness:

    Poor cornering,grip on grass,roots.

    I used these tires for agressive dh courses with lots of rocks.They roll fine,but you can get into trouble in the corners, they are extremely dangerous if you are not an expert.However these tires are good for drops or urban riding.Outstanding price also.

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    [Jan 01, 2002]
    Drew
    Downhiller

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    big, beefy, lots o' tread, no pinch flats, good grip

    Weakness:

    rolls slow, need to powder the tread a bit

    This a great tire for the money. The rolling problem only becomes a factor when you start going around 20-30. Great urban tire. The knobbs are big and beefy and the tire just performs well overall.

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    [Jan 01, 2002]
    Waldo
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    2.3 - Excellent stability on moderately rocky downhills.
    Excellent pinch flat protection.
    Good traction and decent cornering.
    Great Urban tire. Takes drops well = Less trips to
    your LBS for wheel truing. Decent price =$20.00
    2.1 - Good aggressive x-country rear tire.
    Lots of traction for climbing. Rolls faster than 2.3.
    Decent Price =$20.00

    Weakness:

    2.3 - Knobs wear down fast. Lasted only about a year.
    Rolls a little slow -powdering the inside of the tire helps.
    2.1 - Wear fast. Not as good taking drops if you're heavy.

    One of the best deals out there for a quality freeride tire. The only problem is the wear factor. Still, I think it's worth it. I would definitely consider buying the 2.3 version again, it suits my freeriding style well. Good luck...

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