Tioga Factory XC Tire

DESCRIPTION

  • 26" x 1.95" (48mm casing; 52mm tread)
  • FAT66 Casing technology
  • Weight: 550g kevlar; 580g steel

  • USER REVIEWS

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    [Dec 24, 2008]
    aballz
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    good on dry/wet trails, dirt, anything offroad

    Weakness:

    wears somewhat fast, lots of drag on pavement

    Great tire for the weekend warrior. Great tire for hitting your local state parks or trails over the weekend. Good traction off road and when you need to climb. Seems to wear down somewhat fast but I ride my bike on pavement on the weekdays. Lots of rolling resistance. But hey, it's a mountain bike, the tires optimizes it for what it's meant for.

    [Jun 21, 2003]
    Roger Wong
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    Strength:

    Excellent grip on mud and asphalt.

    Weakness:

    No traction at all in any wet condition.

    The set of tire performs very well in mud condition. It feels like you will always have the traction even when climbing a 90 degree uphill.

    However, in one occasion I run into a torrential rain during a ride in a mountain trail. Then what I can tell is just like driving on ice. When I'm back on asphalt, with just a very slight touch on the front brake lever (a V-brake), the whole front wheel simply lock up and the bike slides like a boat. Along the whole return trip I only dare to "sail" slowly back to home with some touch of front brake in a very very short pulse.

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    [Jun 17, 2003]
    TNDirt
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    Strength:

    Looks good, Haven't punctured one yet, never ripped any knobs off.

    Weakness:

    Limited traction in the wet.

    The tires work well when it's dry. They wear quickly but dry traction is good until they are almost worn out. I have always had trouble with them in the wet. Today even, the front washed out on a root that shouldn't have been a problem. The resulting crash has put me on a mission to find good all condition Southern Appalachian tires. Conti Vert Pro's maybe... or Survivors.

    I give it 3 chilis because they are good in half the conditions.

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    [Jun 02, 2003]
    Eric Ratch
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    -great grip in nearly all conditions

    Weakness:

    -packs up with mud
    -relativly heavy (wire bead)

    I was amazed by these tires. Being stock on a cheaper bike I expected them to not fair as well as other All-Conditions offerings. I was wrong. These babies grip in almost all conditions. Where I ride there is a lot of sand and loose dirt, these tires slice through and give input with ease. Not even my michelins could match the loose terrain performance of these tires. The only shortcommings I see are that they pack up with mud and stay packed. They are not the best choice for wet climates or spring time riding, but they will not let you down in the dry loose stuff. Also, the cheap wire bead versions specced on my bike are relativly heavy, leaving a little more performance to be desired. Don't get me wrong though, with a kevlar bead version these tires would be on my bike all the time. I've even left my high $$ Michelin tires hanging in the garage in favor of these. Sweet tires, I will invest in the kevlar bead version when I've got some free $$$. Ride on!!!

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    [Jul 05, 2007]
    Luke Dobson
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Very good grip on mud and sheds all the [email protected] off easily. Wear and everything is OK.

    Weakness:

    front tyre seems to slip out at speeds on mud and loose surfaces. not a very high rolling tyre ether.

    very good tyre to buy if you like to do weekend trails but my bottem line is caution at high speeds on mud. Front tyre goes everywhere. Wear is very good and has lasted me ages considering i use the bike everyday.

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    [Apr 24, 2003]
    Brian Lancaster
    Racer

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Awesome grip... Saved my ass landing sideways and still holding true many many times!

    Weakness:

    It's a bit heavier then some but strong and taller profile.

    Love these Tires, never go Tubless with these...

    [Feb 01, 2006]
    Andy
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    2
    Strength:

    Decent looks. Rear tyre provides a lot of grip on steep climbs, even in the wet. Good test of nerves.

    Weakness:

    Puncture very easily, heavy for an XC tyre, clog with mud often, high rolling resistance on road surfaces, unpredicatable behaviour (especially front tyre).

    I wouldn't recommend this product to anybody who likes their skin still attached to their body.
    Never before have I ridden a tyre quite as unpredicatable as these! From feeling like you're on rails to faceplant in a fraction of a second.

    As an added bonus, they puncture very easily.

    Not ideal tyres for places with weather, sharp stones, wet roots or corners.

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    [Nov 14, 2006]
    Ross Allan
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Long wearing, not one flat, can take punishment

    Weakness:

    Front tyre can loose traction easily with higher psi

    Well wearing and reliable tyres, after 2000 ks, the rear needs replacing after 60% road 40% tracks, mostly XC. Not one flat, despite riding some pretty harsh tracks with sharp stones. I would buy this tyre simply because of its reliability.

    [Nov 14, 2006]
    TOM nyland
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    everything. ive never had a problem with them. they seem to roll nice and predictably and keep decent traction on almost all surfaces i ride on

    Weakness:

    the tread on the rear tire wears fast(my fault-i skid to much)

    everyone seems to be complaining about these tires but i find them hard to fault. maby im just a better rider:D they edge well on concrete and on dirt. i feel safe and comfortable on them. the only time ive gotten a puncture was when i rode up 10 stairs.

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    [Apr 17, 2007]
    Alan Davidson
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Nice looking tyre, with strong walls and good all round grip. Grips well on loose stuff, especially corners.

    Weakness:

    Rolling on road, seems to slow down quite quick. Looses pedal traction going uphills quite easy.

    The bottom line is, for what these tyres seem to be sold for they are an absolute bargain. They hold their own well in most situations, i mentioned above that they don't roll too good on road surfaces..... But most of the time im ripping down trails, tracks and hills and they are superb for that! I never think twice about how they handle so i'd buy some more no problems. B++ product.

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