Interbike 2010 - Geax Tires

Oct 1, 2010
by Mike Levy  
The Geax tire lineup continues to grow in 2011 with the addition of a new lightweight, mud specific Datura soft conditions tire, as well as an updated Mezcal in a higher volume option. We'll take a closer look at those two, as well as the proven all-mountain friendly Sturdy. Inside you can scope out the new tires and listen to the audio explaining what changes have been made.

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Geax has a host of tires that span pretty much any condition or type of bike, but their Sturdy is designed specifically for more aggressive riders and terrain. If the name itself didn't tip you off, this is no flyweight XC tire, but rather a full sized 2.25
Geax has a host of tires that span pretty much any condition or type of bike, but their Sturdy is designed specifically for more aggressive riders and terrain. If the name itself didn't tip you off, this is no flyweight XC tire, but rather a full sized 2.25" meaty option. The tread pattern consists of large blocks that have been spaced relatively far apart in order to keep the lugs working when things get sloppy. Three different versions of the Sturdy are available, including a 760 gram TNT casing option that lets you run it sans tube, but without the majority of the tubeless weight penalty.

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The Datura is Geax's wet or loose condition tire that has been designed specifically for the task. This is no half assed mud tire, it has been designed from the ground up to excel when a standard tire becomes close to useless. To that end, the Datura sports tall square knobs that should penetrate deeper into the slop than standard lugs, and each one features sipes at their crown that not only provide more edges to bite with, but also allow the lug to flex more to conform to the terrain. The 2.2
The Datura is Geax's wet or loose condition tire that has been designed specifically for the task. This is no half assed mud tire, it has been designed from the ground up to excel when a standard tire becomes close to useless. To that end, the Datura sports tall square knobs that should penetrate deeper into the slop than standard lugs, and each one features sipes at their crown that not only provide more edges to bite with, but also allow the lug to flex more to conform to the terrain. The 2.2" Datura is available in three different casing options, including 2-ply DH and a folding XC casing, as well as Geax's TNT AM casing. The skinnier 2.0" width comes in a DH casing, but for 2011 there will also be a svelte Datura Light weighing in at only 590 grams (a 2.2" Datura Light is also available)

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The Mezcal has been a longtime member of Geax's tire line up, but gets some tweaks for 2011, as well as a new wider casing option. While the 1.9
The Mezcal has been a longtime member of Geax's tire line up, but gets some tweaks for 2011, as well as a new wider casing option. While the 1.9" and 2.1" options are still available in both TNT and standard casings that range from a lightweight 450 grams to 650 grams for the rigid Aramid 3D equipped model, a higher volume 2.3" model has been added for the coming season that should allow you to run the Mezcal at a lower pressure. The new size still uses the same fast rolling pattern that incorporates a chevron lug at its center, but will be more at home under aggressive riders than its smaller volume brothers.

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Visit the Geax website to see their entire line of tires.


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19 Comments

  • 6 0
 Ryan sounds like a real beef cake ...
  • 6 1
 Never knew it was pronounced gee-axe, everyone here calls them geeks. :L
  • 2 0
 been calling 'geeks' too.. oops.. who knew!
  • 1 1
 haha true man same here
  • 1 0
 I've run the Lobo Mas Loco and was very underwhelmed in their performance on anything other than dry or tacky dirt. They lacked traction on anything even a little slick (roots, rocks, etc.) regardless of tire pressure changes. Much happier with my Continentals (Rubber Queen & Der Kaiser Black Chili) and Maxxis (Minion DHF ST).
  • 1 0
 good tires for dry conditions
  • 1 0
 pronounced "Geeks"........bahahahahahaha! nice product tho...spring fo sho.
  • 1 0
 the dea is much better on the slick stuff
  • 3 1
 The Geax Datura is one of my go to tires and I have been running a set on and off for the past 2 seasons. SO MUCH traction - love em!
  • 1 0
 second that Smile wanna try the dhea or neuron
  • 1 0
 really? when I first looked at that I had flashbacks to the swampthings. worse tires ever.
  • 1 0
 Sharon, I'm not sure that I'd ever want to ride any mud tire on the Shore, which is odd due to all the rain, but the general terrain on the Shore is horrible for mud tires. The Datura is bad ass out here in the Fraser Valley where we still have dirt left.
  • 1 0
 my friend runs the sturdy 2.25, its awesome, super tall protects your rim making it a good All Mtn tire. I'll be running the mezcal this coming spring for sure
  • 2 0
 The Mezcal thread looks very transformers like
  • 1 0
 Has anybody tried their LOBO Los Loco tires? I bought a set, but didn't think much of them.
  • 1 0
 J'ai des LOBO loco je voulais sauver quelques dollars,mais une gaffe monumental.Ces pneus ne valent rien quand c'est humide.Ils glissent sur les roches,une note de 1/5.Kenda ou Maxxis rien d'autres.
  • 1 0
 ye a firend had them he lended me them once almost killed myself :/
  • 1 0
 Im running the Sturdy 26 * 2.1
  • 1 1
 looks better than those continental tires

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