The Geax Saguaro 29er mountain tire rolls smooth, but bites like a tiger on any tight and twisty singletrack trail. The tread pattern is versatile and offers predictable cornering. A mud and water-shedding pattern keeps you connected to the trail without sacrificing rolling resistance.
Comments about Geax Suguaro 29er Wire Bead Mountain Tire:
First off, Nashbar's description of the tire is incorrect. These are 29x2.0, NOT 29x2.2. I inflated them to 28-32psi with tubes on my trail bike (5" travel). They get an A+ for looks. Everyone loves the red walls!
The tires have tons of climbing grip. They dig right in and never slip on dry rock, roots, dirt, or granular. I haven't spun out on a climb yet. They are very fast rolling on the flats and I catch up to people who are pedaling while I am coasting.
What they gain in rolling speed they lose in cornering speed. The tires do not dig in on corners. They drift wide and slide around at high speed. The rear will lock up almost immediately if you grab your rear brake so plan to make heavy use of the front brake to slow yourself down.
Due to the handling characteristics at high speed I cannot recommend these for anyone with a trail or all mountain bike. If you have lots of elevation in your rides you will not enjoy these one bit. Perhaps try the 2.2 version instead. If you primarily ride double track and flat or rolling single track these tires would be good for you if you are looking to gain a little more speed. Were they worth $20? Yes....but you still get what you pay for, and riders expecting them to keep up with a $50 tire will be sorely disappointed.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend