Three laps on the Slickrock trail. All-day rides on local singletrack. The dream trip to South America—just make sure you have the versatile Geax Saguaro Mountain Bike Tire. This all-mountain tire rules when you just want to ride instead of stressing over your rubber. Not too heavy, not too light, not too knobby, not too slick. Geax went after the just-right-porridge philosophy and absolutely nailed it.
I ran this in 2.2" on my 29er for the last couple years and was really happy with the mix of incredible traction and fast rolling. At first I chalked it up to the 29er size, but I just put these in 2.2" on my 26" trail bike and it's the same thing; they're still great. The traction on climbs is fantastic, it holds an edge in corners really well, and it still rolls really fast. They're even reasonably lightweight while still being a true fulll-size 2.2" tire. The only thing it doesn't do really, really well is shed mud, and it even does that pretty well.
I run all of my tires tubeless (both conversion and tubeless rims), and oddly enough I've found that the foldable version does this way better than the TNT version. The plain folding Saguaros are the easiest tires to mount I've ever encountered; I don't see any reason to go with the TNT.
In addition to being a great tire on the trail and being easy to mount, they also have a nice thick sidewall and stand up to abuse. I really can't recommend these tires enough. I have them two different bikes in two different wheel sizes (though both 2.2") and am always happy riding them.
Didn't notice this earlier, but the listed weight is TOTALLY wrong. These weigh ~600 g (there's a 10 g or so spread), nowhere near the 900 g listed. That listed weight doesn't make any sense; they're not front and rear specific, either, it's a single tire. You can switch the tread direction for "speed" or "traction" (I run speed in front, traction in back), but it's the same tire, just mounted in different directions.
This tire came with my Jamis XC Sport and have been riding them for over a year. This was my "beginner" bike and so some hard riding, crashing and hard knocks came with the territory. Overall, I think its great. I've had only one flat and it's more my fault than the tire as I lowered the PSI to about 28 for the rooty trails of Oleta. The tire is still running strong with plenty of tread life, I also do alot of road rides so this is surprising. I'm giving it 4 stars cuz as a Novice rider I'm convinced there is a tire better out there. Or, I've just been spoiled by the folks over at Jamis. I'm converting to tubeless so I can run lower PSI's so I decided to go with some new tread. I may end up missing these Geax's.
I've rolled the 2.2 TNT version of this tire for a week now on my rear wheel out here in central Arizona....sharp rocks, sandy washes, sand over hard switchbacks. The tread is pretty dense/hard, so performance on rock (edging, conformance, etc) is not the best, but this tire excels in the loose and dry conditions. I'm not worried about mud since it is such a rarity for me in the desert. I goofed and bought the TNT when I had intended to buy the foldable version to save a bit of weight, but I won't be returning the TNT...just ordering another foldable. Given the dense tread, I can see this tire lasting a lot longer than some of the other tires I've had on the rear.
I've had these tires for a week, in that week, we've ridden slippy roots in Crested Butte, loose sand and dirt two days later, slick rock, and the hard pack single track of Salt Lake City. These tires held up against it all. I would definitely recommend them!
However, I also agree with Dave Beyers comment, they were really tight on my rims, and took a serious battle for me to get them on. Let's just hope I don't end up on a ride with multiple flats, that could get a little frustrating!
-very puncture resistant
-corners as good as a rear tire needs to
-decent grip for climbs (which is more technique than anything)
-tread pattern promotes speed over traction for braking, you have to give up something
Great North Texas tire which is basically moon dust over hard pack. running this on the rear with a racing ralph up front and working good.
I like over the kenda small block 8 i was running in the rear before. the sb8 is fast, but damn it sucks for braking and climbing..
for the money it's a great rear tire.
I have the 2.2 TNT version as my front tire and absolutely love it. As mentioned in other reviews it was hard to get on my rim, actually broke two tire irons trying. however, once its on life was better. I would suggest getting the foldable tire unless you run tubeless though. Save the weight and the tirelevers.
I use these with Bonager Rythem Celidium's and run tubeless and love these tires. I ride single track in a brutal park outside of Golden with several 20%+ climbs and these climb it all and roll fast. Am looking to buy another pair for next year and keep everything the same!
Put this on my wife's hard tail 26" Scott Carbon. Changed the way she rides. Climbs like a mountain goat on crank. Goes down hill like your high school girlfriend. Sheds mud OK, but we don't see to much around here. Overall a great rear tire.
Fast rolling, grippy, awesome all purpose tire! I use it in the rear for my Niner, and love it. Does clog up quickly with mud, so better for dry or sandy conditions. Loam would be decent, but wet clay will clog it up.
This is a great tubeless tire. Sets up very easy and hold air for longer then other tubeless tires I have used.
I would love to revieew this tire...but I cannot get it on my friggin' Stan's Flow rim. I am an experienced bike mechanic and I have never seen a tire this tight. I have battled with this thing on three different occasions and I am giving up. I have no issues with any other tires on these rims.