Onza Ibex Tire - Review

Nov 12, 2014 at 23:19
by Mike Kazimer  
Onza Ibex tire review

Onza Ibex Tire

The name Onza may be familiar to riders whose mountain biking memories extend back to the mid '90s, but while the name is the same, the modern incarnation is an entirely different company, now based in Switzerland. There are no more bar ends or pedals to be found in the lineup – the focus has turned solely to tubes, sealant, and tires such as the Ibex we've been testing for the last few months. The Ibex is billed as being able to take on technical terrain in both the dry and the wet, with a tread pattern that resembles what would happen if you took Maxxis' Highroller II and expanded the dimensions of the center knobs. We tested the 27.5 x 2.4” version of the tire with Onza's FRC 120tpi casing and RC²55a tread compound. The RC²55a designation means that there is a harder, 65a durometer rubber in the center, and a softer 55a compound is used on the outer knobs for improved cornering traction. Weight (actual): 840 grams. MSRP: $89.99. www.onzatires.com


Onza Ibex tire review

The Ibex's wide profile and aggressive tread pattern make it well suited for trails that require maximum traction.



Pinkbike’s Take
bigquotesSetting up the Ibex tires tubeless was relatively hassle-free, although it did take a little extra coaxing to get the bead to seat. The tire's high volume and the suppleness of the casing made it want to collapse towards the center of the rim, but they eventually gave in, and once seated the tires remained securely in place, never burping or rolling off on either of the two different wheelsets I tested them on.

The long, steep logging roads that lead up to many of our local trails revealed that the Ibex isn't the fastest rolling tire when climbing, thanks to its generous width and aggressive tread pattern, but that slightly slower rolling speed is well worth it when the trail points downhill. The Ibex proved to be an extremely capable descender, locking into turns with authority, and providing plenty of braking traction in steep, loose chutes. Later in the season, when the fall rains set in, wet roots were the only condition where the Ibex didn't shine quite as brightly, losing a bit of their predictability, but they still handled well in the mud - the space in between the center treads kept them from packing up too quickly. There haven't been any durability issues, and the tire has worn well, without losing any side knobs or developing and sidewall slices. On the whole, the Ibex is a recommended option for riders looking for a wide, grippy tire that provides excellent traction in a variety of conditions. - Mike Kazimer


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130 Comments

  • + 171
 Note to bicycle tire companies: I will not purchase a $90 bicycle tire. I WILL wait until your $90 tire goes on deep discount and buy them on sale because no one (well, hardly) else would pay $90 for them either. If you disagree, then convince me why your tire is worth more than a tire I could (well someone could) win a super cross on or more than a tire I can drive my car on for 40,000 miles.
  • + 28
 I just wait until tires go on sale online, like my $50 tubeless ready DHF's. Get the right compound and they'll last you forever. Craigslist and Pinkbike's BuySell section are my other favorites, because I believe tire companies are out of their minds at almost $100 a tire these days.
  • + 4
 I get hans dampf and magic marys for $25NZD of a site here called torpedo 7.Only performance version but still,there is no need to pay $90
  • + 11
 I always buy tires from sponsored friends or pinkbike buy and sell, but I also always get the softest compound I can. The tires are the only part of your bike that (hopefully) touch the ground, so they count more than anything when it comes to the handling of the bike. As long as I'm getting cheap tires, I'll change them out 4 or so times a season so I'm not scared when it's wet or dusty. I'm too old and brittle to be slamming hard because I didn't feel like shelling out $40 a few times a season. So these tires are both too expensive, and way too hard (at a crazy 65 in the middle of the tire!).
  • + 10
 So true! My car tires run at $56 a tire and they last way longer than a bicycle tire.
  • + 10
 I agree, though tbh when I can get 60a compound maxxis high rollers for £30 ($46 USD), why they want me to spend $90 (£58 ish) on a tyre that will do roughly the same job... I have no idea. Continental have got it right... Say you want a rubber queen (trail king) 2.2, well you can have that as a standard wire bead for about £20 or you can go up through the ranks a few and get the black chilli ust tubeless version for about £50 and there are different versions inbetween depending on what you want to spend
  • + 34
 I agree it's way too expensive but stop comparing high end mtb tires with shit car tires! I got 2 tires for my commuter bike for 14.99$ That's the equivalent of your 56$ tires
  • + 25
 do you really want pink bike to review the kendal nevegal wire bead super tacky every week? what do you expect? if you want cheap tires just get the dozens of already proven tread patterns in a cheaper casing. pink bike attracts viewers (helps run their business) by reviewing new and exciting products. if you want to buy the new and exciting products then get a second job or get a set of skills that will pay you more money. other wise, stop bitching on every review.
  • + 1
 You know what will make even more consumers mad? Knowing that these tire companies are making massive profits on these $90 tires.

Get this, I know a certain industry guy that can buy Schwalbe tires at cost for $25 and Maxxis tires for $15! Not kidding! He's getting the high end lines as well not the cheaper versions.

Most industry guys get "bro deals" which is essentially cost with their company or their companies partners, and if most consumers knew what cost was on many of the products they buy.......they would be blown away!
  • + 17
 It costs 90 just because it is Swiss company. It is typical for Swiss companies to overprice products which are made in Switzerland just because they try to sell "Swiss Quality". They think their products are way better than anything else, which is total bullshit.
  • + 9
 90USD isn't that bad for a tire? Here in Norway, that's fairly normal priced. I mean a Conti Baron costs 110USD, a Maxxis High Roller II 85USD and a Schwalbe Muddy Mary costs 100USD. Allthough in my opinion, the Contis are the best deal, since I usually can use them 3 times as long as the High Rollers before they need changing.

Anyway, if one was to count the price of tires in beers, it's not more than 6-7 good beers out in a bar here in Norway.
  • + 2
 If you don't mind a wee bit extra weight with the DH casing -

www.evanscycles.com/products/onza/ibex-dh-60tpi-folding-tyre-ec034331
  • + 3
 The buy/sell section on PB has saved me tons of money. Recently I picked up a new set of Bontrager XR3 29x2.3 Team Issue TR tires for $70 USD total! I have a set of the TR Onza Canis 2.25x29 tires and the quality is superb but at current prices I would not purchase again.
  • + 0
 @HenkkaK You're not Swiss, are you?
  • + 1
 All about knowing where to look. I have found some amazing tire deals on velostarusa.com
  • + 7
 @dgeahry The cost of production and the cost of production + overheads, development costs, dealer margin etc are very different things. Your bud who gets the tyres at cost is getting that deal as a favour and is definitely costing the companies money. Yes, they will be making a profit overall but what do you expect? Some kind of charity tyre manufacturer making tyres at 0 profit so you can mountain bike cheaply? It is a business at the end of the day.
  • + 1
 The one reason I haven't tried Bontranger G5's is the price tag. Looks like I wont be trying Onza soon either.
  • + 3
 Aren't Onza made by CSI in Taiwan, who make Maxxis?
  • + 1
 If people are going to complain about the prices of tires look on my profile-maxxis minion dhf and high rollers, 3c 2.5 for $30/ea. buy mine if you are sick of paying to much, I need to get rid of them!
  • + 1
 Do u guys seriously get all of your information from a website paid to push product? I actually looked up how much these go for online and they are $30 cheaper. Yes $60 might still be expensive, but not that far off from other high end tires. I seriously think pinkbike posts the retail price just so they can get more people to comment and bitch on these articles.
  • + 4
 Yeah, I don't get the comparison to car tires. A high performance tire can run you $250 + a tire, so $90 for a high end mtb tire isn't out of the realm - though it is not really a competitive price. I do own a set of Onzas Citius in the Skinwall. Coolest tires I've ever owned.
  • + 1
 Well said, Amazon has saved me a lot of money on tires as well!
  • + 1
 My basic BFG AT truck tires were $185 each.

Also, dealer margin is vastly different between high volume auto and low volume bike.

You see a 10-15% margin in car land (meaning your $80 car tires yield $70 to the manufactor), and a bike tire with a 40% margin plus 20% distributor margin ($90 retail is $40 to the manufacturer).
  • + 6
 Three words guys, economies of scale. Car tires are produced in much higher amounts making them cheaper over time.
  • + 3
 Ah man, my truck tires are $425 each. Granted, they are probably 5X the size and weight of a car tire :-)
  • + 2
 @dgeahry unless your "certain industry guy" is buying tires by the container load, there's no way he's getting a price like that.
  • + 4
 I just buy these: www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/TYOOCM29X24/on-one-chunky-monkey-29x24-tyre $33 US for a maxxis made, folding bead, pinchflat bumper equipped, dual compound, tubeless ready tire. even less for the 2.25 sized rear tire:http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/TYOOSM26X225/on-one-smorgasbord-26x225-tyre

Only problem is that they don't make them in 650b.

@ARonBurgundy @Patrick9-32 If On-One can have a tire made in the same factory as Maxxis, with all the bells & whistles, & charge $33 US, you're going to have a hard time convincing me that a tire that says Maxxis on the side of it instead of On-One should cost twice that, or more.
  • + 2
 @groghunter -- if you subtract the dealer and distrobutor margin, then yes, they are 1/2 the price.
  • + 3
 Aron, hate to break it to you but thats manufacturer cost on tires. Theres a lot of markup.
  • - 2
 safety > money

maxxis > onza
  • + 3
 @groghunter By going direct to a manufacturer who doesn't own the factory or develop the tyres you are removing a lot of the overheads and margins which make things cost money. It doesn't mean that when you buy a Maxxis tyre from a store for twice the price that Maxxis are making twice as much money. It also doesn't mean that the On One tyre is any worse.
  • - 1
 @Patrick9-32 huh? how do you figure the overhead just disappears, rather than gets included in the wholesale price charged by maxxis? Is is suddenly cheaper for maxxis to make a tire because they aren't doing it for themselves?

& actually, On-One DID design that tire, then sent the design to Maxxis for manufacturing.
  • + 0
 @BryceBorlick I'm very well aware of that. I'm just saying no way is he getting Maxxis tires for $15. That's less than distributor cost. And distributors buy containers of tires. I know there are bro-deals. All I'm saying is, it's not $15/tire.
  • + 3
 @Patrick9-32 is on the right track. R&D, testing, production, advertising, marketing, sponsorship, distribution. Those things cost money. A lot of it. On-One is buying direct and selling to the consumer. That cuts out a lot of middle men. Same model as Airborne and Fezzari. Nothing wrong with it.

They also don't do huge advertising campaigns. Open any cycling mag or visit any website and you will see all the big brands have ads in them. Without ads, there are no magazines. There are no websites. You don't have any awesome content to check instead of working or to read on the plane to the riding destination you're flying to that you found out about in a magazine. There are no comment sections or forums to wage keyboard crusades.

On-One also doesn't support World Cup and World Tour race teams or slopestyle riders. The big tire manufacturers do: Maxxis, Schwalbe, Continental, Michelin, etc. That costs $$$. A lot of people enjoy following racing/contests. And that costs $$$. The riders need equipment, salaries, support staff and the events need dolla-dolla-bills-y'all to make them happen. So if you like to see Bryceland and Hill and Atherton(s) and Semenuk and Strait and Lacondeguy and Sagan and Cancellara do their respective things, it's going to cost money.

It's called the cycling "industry" for a reason. There's a lot of moving parts in it. It's not some mom and pop operation, welding frames in the garage and stitching up tires by hand one at a time.

Is $90 too much for a tire? Things don't get priced randomly. There are a lot of questions that have to be answered. One of which is, will people pay $90 for a tire? Onza seems to think so. If they're wrong, guess what? They'll change the price!

*see also price elasticity of demand
  • + 0
 why don't you all just stop effin' complaning and buy other shait? You don't buy it, they don't care, everyone goes he's way and drives 50$ car tires...

Oh and btw: in Switzerland you get a 27.5x2.40 RC2 65a-55a MSRP 69 CHF. that equals around 72 US$ Wink
  • + 0
 I agree with codypup 100% $90 for bicycle tires is way too much. The tires on my car cost $170 each and its a 19" high performance all season Yokohama tire which has 10 times more engineering that went into it than a simple bicycle tire.
  • + 4
 If we're on the subject of price then let me just say this: for us living here in Mexico, with an average wage for a someone in a decent job, we have to work 3 whole days just to buy one single damn tire, and no, that's not taking off living costs. Tell me if that doesn't suck.
  • + 3
 you can pay $10 for a bike tire and its going to handle like shit, you can also buy a $60 car tire, but again it will be shit .
you think car racing tires are cheap????
you get what you pay for .

everyone is comparing bike tires that are highend , to walmart car tires prices, how about someone go over to a car racing site and see what it cost for RACING car tires compared to shit car tires
  • + 1
 Actually I once bought a $10 Kenda Alphabite tire and it was a surprisingly good tire. Outlasted the overpriced Schwalbe's I had on my other bike.
  • + 1
 Schwalbe never seem to last very long. The hans dampf, rock razor and the magic Mary (I think) are about the only ones I would try, if they weren't so expensive
  • + 0
 to the guy with the $56 car tires..I would feel a HELL of a lot better putting cheapo rubber on my little mountain bike where not stopping in time would mean a collision with a tree..rather than in my car where the consequences WILL be a lot worse. Please do yourself and your family a favor and get good tires on your ride, no matter what it is. Like another guy said, your tires are the only thing in contact with the ground and the only thing keeping you from careening off the road if it's wet. Everybody thinks it's okay to skimp on tires..unless you're driving a tractor in the middle of a field with no other lives at risk then it's fine. Read reviews, go to tirerack.com, get better tires.
  • + 1
 that's what i said but really simplified and i get neg prop.

i pay 1500usd for the 4 tires of my car, yeah that's a lot but i know that that tires wont fail me in the worst conditions,
because that cheap tires can cost your live and this can't be bought with money. plus you can't ride you bike anymore.
But i'm not gonna pay 90$ for a bike tire, because maxxis or schwalbe are really good brands, work good, and it's more cheaper, and i don't see the need for spend to much money in bike tires that most are in the same price category. BUT NEVER COMPARE IT WITH CAR TIRES, later don't ask why you car slipped and crashed even with the new 56$ tires on it...
  • + 0
 Its this simple... Can I afford it?... Do I want it?... If the answer to first question is no, don't buy it. If the answer to first is yes but no to second question, don't buy it.
  • - 1
 The voice of logic gets neg proped. *round of applause*
  • + 2
 Amen. The Canis Onza that came with my BMC was one of my favourite tires but I'm not willing to pay what they want. So once they wore out I moved on to something else.
  • + 1
 @HenkkaK: Appreciate that bit of candor... coming directly from the Swiss.
  • + 1
 @drummuy04: try buying some soft compound rally tyres for your car and tell me how much they cost and how long they last. The equivalent tyres to your car are free on the side of the road on kerbside collection week as were some small block eights in good nick two days ago. Apples to apples race tyres are over $600 each and last a few rally stages.
  • + 2
 @choppertank3e: Nice comeback like 3 years later.
  • + 3
 @drummuy04: In three years Choppertank is going to make you feel like an idiot.
  • + 2
 @Patrick9-32: oops was just checking for a review before buying these tyres and forgot Im not in the normal continuity.
  • + 31
 Every new tire I see makes me think which maxxis it reminds me.
  • + 2
 I love my Ikons.
  • + 2
 Looks like a High Roller II? Which let's not forget was a copy of a Michelin Comp 16! Maxxis may be a market leader now but let's not forget they copied a lot of their tyres from someone else.
  • + 15
 looks like the child of a minion and High Roller 2
  • + 1
 yerp!
  • + 1
 Definitely a Minion lol, was thinking the same thing.
  • + 1
 Looks like a Minion.
  • + 11
 "The Ibex's wide profile and aggressive tread pattern make it well suited for trails that require maximum traction".
Well that's me F**ked then, because i never ride trails that require maximum traction.
  • + 13
 Ibex someone is gunna start a tire pun rolling.
  • + 32
 Onza contrary that would go flat quickly
  • + 9
 You guys are making me tired.
  • + 13
 Puns are running out of traction
  • + 18
 Wheel you guys ever stop. Get a grip on it
  • + 6
 When choosing tyres one should tread car-fully not to buy them at inflated prices. Boom, triple pun!!!!
  • + 10
 It's a rolling joke eh?
  • - 12
flag WAKIdesigns (Nov 18, 2014 at 4:02) (Below Threshold)
 My sister rides only long knobbs
  • + 8
 Hahahaha waki.. I don't wanna know how you found that out, man
  • + 3
 Well, the tread's direction is now backwards.
  • + 2
 well, its late I'm gonna retire for the night...
  • + 2
 I think we are loosing grip, or maybe i'm just tyred or under pressure. Im on a roll. I think im treading on the wrong path now, im sorry, they were wheely bad
  • + 8
 Still don't understand why people compare race ready mtb tire with normal car tire.
Why don't you check how much costs a high performance car tire? Yeah, exactly - it is not 50$.

And when you take in consideration the volume produced - well.... I don't like it too, but it is like that.
  • + 4
 Ya - agreed. A cheap car tyre will probably cost the same as this but you can guarantee it'll be a rock hard compound in a lot of cases and it'll rapidly become pretty unpredictable in the wet. Don't believe me? Read some car tyre reviews online. Performance car tyres always cost a fair bit more and if you've ever gone from crappy no name tyres to a decent performance brand, you'll understand the difference. Unfortunately, whilst the price itself may not be entirely spot on, the scaling up of price for a performance product is a reasonable expectation. Still, no one is stopping you from waiting for the sales/discounts if it really bothers PB readers that much!
  • + 8
 RC2 tread, 90 dollars each? That's some fox'd up s**t
  • + 3
 Tyre perfromance keeps improving, brakes are now hugely more powerful and suspension etc means you can push much harder than ever before.... do you want this to continue? If so then stop complaining about high tyre prices which help continue to fund further development. Tyres are one of the biggest perfornance differentiators and I for one am happy to pay for more performance, why blow a load on your bike and stick cheap rubber on it!

btw The original Panaracer Ibex was an awesome tyre (1987) at the time.. and we could all name plenty of awesome 'at the time' tyres through the ages, so long may the development continue.
  • + 4
 I wonder if any bike/ tire company or employee ( past ) will ever explain to us, the consumers why oh friggin why a BIKE tire is so friggin expensive...... I know along with 95% of other parts/ frames!!!!
  • + 8
 Biking is an expensive sport.. But I agree 100$ for a tyre is absurd
  • + 10
 $100 will get you a top of the line high performance tire for a bike.

my roomate just spent approximately $150 a tire for above average tires for his car. Not go mention that car tires are produced in much larger volumes.
  • + 7
 "Not go mention that car tires are produced in much larger volumes." - exactly. When you have 25 versions of a Nobby Nic then something is messed up, it has to be expensive to make. Different compounds in different places, different casings, different volumes, different wheel sizes. More options is great for a "consumer", yea, it's just that he has to pay for that luxury. Along with those who could live with 2 or 3 types of NN or Minion DHFs per wheel size.
  • + 1
 i dont see your point waki? if all you need is two or three types then just buy the two or three types you need.. there are literally countless online specials each week for good tried and true tires at a reasonable price, sometimes just down right cheap. less than dealer cost.
  • + 3
 Economies of scale. When tyre manufacturers were only making 2 versions of every tyre (26" with wire or kevlar bead) they were making much larger quantities of each type of tyre, which meant they were cheaper to make.

The price rise in tyres has been noticeable for the last few years. I still think Maxxis represent good value as they tend to last a long time, and they make versatile tyres you can run all year round.
  • + 0
 If you don't want to pay a lot for tyres you don't have to: www.ebay.co.uk/itm/26-x-1-95-mountain-bike-tyre-/230761109354 it is not like anyone is forcing you to get tyres with fancy compounds, tread patterns, tubeless compatibility etc. This is like reading the comments on a Farrari review and finding everyone is complaining about boot space.
  • + 3
 I doubt many of you will agree with me here but it's just my point of view.....@Nobble - I see your point but again, I don't think comparisons with the price of car tyres isn't always the best place to start. Besides, that's not necessarily always the case for all cars. Example...........the cheapest tyres I can get for my car are £215 per corner (approx £335 USD). There's a reason for that. It's a performance car and as such, the manufacturer only recommends/endorses the use of performance tyres to match that of the car. Now you could go down the route of arguing about corporate kick backs with tyre manufacturers and so on but at the end of the day, the choice to purchase ultimately lies with the consumer (unless you own a modern Porsche - then you're screwed as they have proprietary fitments that physically limit the tyre's you can fit!). If you want to fit cheap tyres (or wait for expensive tyres to go down in price) then that's your choice and it's much the same with mountain bikes in my point of view. They're performance machines so whats the point in skimping on the one tiny part of the bike that actually connects you to the ground? Whilst I don't entirely agree that my tyres should cost so much for my car, I fully accept that I chose a car of it's type rather than a family run around car and there are costs that go with it unfortunately. The plus side is, I get what I pay for as I'm sure you would with these new Onza's.
  • + 1
 Not sure what people are really complaining about... Here the street price (at my lbs, not online!) for a minion dhf 2.50 exo supertacky is 30 euros, same for an ardent 2.40... Why would anyone want to pay more for those fancy dual and triple compounds, I don't know. By the way, Onza is a swiss company, it may be a sterotype... but that high price isn't that surprising.
  • + 1
 ok. maybe bike/car tire comparison doesn't float your boat. how about the fact that premium bicycle tires are about the same as high end moto tires for a dirt bike. also limited production tires that must be available in many sizes. with several times as much raw material and several times the transport cost to customer?
  • + 3
 @arna86, cannot possibly agree with you more. All these people making comparisons with mass produced budget car tyres just don't get it. Bike tyres ARE performance tyres and you pay for what you get for. You want to go down your LBS and buy those £12 Indonesian made ones "because they last long and they're cheap" then go for it, just have fun with that grip. Whilst they may be expensive and the bike industry does seem to taking more of our money if you want the best for your ride you get it. It is the same principle with cars, you buy the cheapest tyres available and you get a very bad compound, carcass and badly designed tread that seriously effects handling, braking etc. Whilst I don't expect everybody to go out and get a set of R888s or go and spend £150 buying tyres for their bike I do expect to think a little bit and realise it's not that bad.
  • + 1
 I can tell you that a bike shop pays about 55$ for a 90$ retail tire. Keep in mind that in order to be fairly successful as a business with a store front, one must make around a 50% gross profit margin.
  • + 4
 I've brought in my grandpa-in-law to help answer this question, he used to work at Michelin tires as a product manager for Canada.

The reason bike tires are so expensive is because the basic machinery and moulds required to make them cost roughly the same as the equivalent machinery for a car or truck tire. The higher quality the tire, the more precisely machined the mould has to be. Add to this the fact that a unique mould must be made for 26" and 27.5" and 29", as well as 2.25, 2.4, etc. tires. This can mean up to 8 moulds for a single model of tire in multiple sizes. The same can be said for car and truck tires, however car and truck tires are manufactured in extremely high quantities relative to bike tires which allows them to recover the initial outlay much faster than a bike tire.

Further to this, a mould does not last forever. Therefore even a tire like the Minion that has been around for a long time may not get much cheaper to produce as the cost to maintain the equipment is ongoing.

Further still, cheap tires from cheap manufacturers make up the bulk of bicycle tire sales worldwide. However nobody on this site wants one of those tires so they must pay for the higher quality tires that in many cases cost more to produce, manage, ship and handle than any mid-high end car tire.
  • + 2
 From Vancouver: these tires are suicide in the wet. They have terrible grip in wet roots and are downright scary on wet woodwork. They also push in the mud.
Not a bad tire in the dry and seem to last forever - but lasting forever typically translates to a harder compound tire with poor grip. I wouldn't buy them (they came on the bike I have) and am eager to replace them.
  • + 2
 I had those on summer, they were 26" though, but price was not even close to that price! Closer to 55 € and they were the expensive ones. Compared to Fat Alberts they lasted better, bit better grip, rolling was about the same, but cheaper. Great tires!
  • + 3
 PINKBIKE POLL: How much a good dh tire should cost? No more than $35.
What is good?
55a, double ply, 2.5", 1000g, DHF level of cornering grip, low rolling resistance, good braking traction
  • + 2
 DHF/DHRII 2.35 TR EXO combo, each 35€ (60a compoud). 3C compount is 50% more expensive. Could be found pretty much everywhere.
So why going to higher price, lesser pedigree tires?
  • + 1
 I Paid £14.93 (RRP64.99 at the time) or there a bouts under £15 per tyre anyway on trade for these over a year and a half ago now (just shows how much extra the sell them for) but they have been going strong, been to the Alps and many other places on these, rear tyre is showing signs of bits of the breaking thread ripping off the corners but the majority is still there. Front tyre put next to a new one you would find it hard to tell the difference. ran them most of the summer on my V10, they havnt been ridden constantly as swampthings or wescreams have come out for the wet weather. but for a dry tyre they have been on all the time. I would recomend them. sidewalls are a little thinner than maxxis high roller duel ply but still never encountered a puncture running 20-30psi depending on conditions. considering getting some for my 650B enduro bike as dislike the schwalbe nobby nicks or what ever they are for their paper thin sidewall, already a double pinch flat running 32-35psi on the front tyre!
  • + 1
 To everyone complaining about their car tires costing less. It's a simple case of economics / scale of economy. Onza, or any MTB tire company for that matter, may sell 10 to 20 thousand of any particular tire. Maybe. Whereas, an average passenger car tire from any particular manufacturer will probably sell in to the hundreds of thousands. Big difference. I do agree that $90 per tire is expensive, but like others have said, you can find deals if you look. Having said that, it always cracks me up that people will pay a shit ton of money on almost every other part of their bike, and then skimp or go cheap on tires. Tires are THE MAIN connection to the trail.
  • + 1
 Tire prices are getting crazier and crazier. I think Onza are way behind the big three tire makers in terms of sales and I'm not very optimistic about their numbers with those absurd prices.
  • + 1
 Nice High Roller 2 there peoples...funny the comments here when i saw the design straight from the person that did this a very long time ago
  • + 1
 How about to use that thing between ur ears and google it?! U will find them way cheaper...

www.bike-components.de/de/Onza/Ibex-FR-FRC-Faltreifen-55a-p33343
  • + 1
 is it just me , or it looks like maxxis rip off? Hmm, got my 2,4 DHR II 3C here, or High Roller II... Yea...

www.maxxis.com/catalog/tire-470-121-minion-dhr-ii
  • + 1
 car tires are also much cheaper due to the sheet amount of them that are produced, the amount of bike tires made in comparison are nowhere near the same
  • + 1
 Cool, a tire with little emblems that look like teeth for $90. Would totally sell my kidney to pay for one.
  • + 1
 When did it become okay for a bicycle tire to cost more than a dirt bike tire?
  • + 2
 so basically just get a hr2.
  • + 1
 $90... really, bit pricey, im running wtb weirwolfs and they do me fine, and they are under £20 each
  • + 1
 I paid £900 for a set of 4 run flats for my merc! So $90 not so bad. I personally wouldnt pay it happy with high rollers.
  • + 1
 economies of scale? maybe this has something to do with high tire pricing.....
  • + 2
 Any reviews (pb) on bontrager se4 enduro?
  • + 1
 Bring back the Rip and Rail, the older you get the better things were.
  • + 1
 Too right but nostalgia isn't what it once was
  • + 1
 My car tyre costs 900 USD... Where is the catch jefhall124?
  • + 1
 driving a 98 corolla with 185/65 r14 tires. 60 a piece for basic all weather tires at discount tire.
  • + 1
 What a great price, 90$ for a piece a plastic polymer, bullshit
  • + 2
 agree the pricing for tires is very expensive, no debate there and not suggesting margins are not fat. The real cost element in creating a tire is the mold itself - I gather they are very expensive to design and make, and unlike car tires, mtb tire manufacturers are moving a fraction of a fraction of the inventory that auto tire makers are. Crappy economies of scale.
  • + 0
 90$ is msrp for almost all Schwalbes. I love them, but they only last a few weeks in good shape.
  • + 1
 I'm sorry but these just look like High rollers to me.
  • + 1
 Tread pattern looks like a chunder
  • + 1
 I'll just stick to the used tire PinkBike section.
  • + 2
 $90??? Yikes
  • + 1
 What impressed me most is the weight...
  • + 1
 They are available now
  • + 1
 everyone copy maxxis!
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 PSI 35-65 lbs,LOL
  • + 0
 Hopefully these puns don't get any traction.
  • + 0
 tl;dr: ride a set of DHR 2 instead.
  • - 3
 i spend 60 bucks per tire on my car!!! bike tires are just too damn expensive!!! At the rate of tire prices, i will have to ride less just to get a season on a set of tires
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 you must use some shitty tires on your car...
  • - 2
 small cars have small tires, dont be a retard. expensive tires for my car are $100
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 Nice using the R word there buddy...get back in your Yugo and drive off!!
  • + 1
 You could easy spend $150 on tubular road tires, what a great value!
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 nobble i have small, basic rims that dont need certain tires with low profile and special sizing. just a regular all season tire. no need to buy expensive car tires for a car that isnt special. and getting 4 years out of my tires on my car isnt too bad for living in utah with shitty winters and bad roads
  • - 1
 then you could also buy basic non-high-performance bike tires for very extremely cheap at target or walmart. It's ridiculous to compare the best bike tires money can buy to cheap car tires for a daily driver.
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 im just stating around 100 is a bit pricey when i can go to my local bike shop and buy maxxis minion dhf 3c tires for 64.00 a piece. i understand all the technology going in to tires, and im not trying to compare good vs bad with car tires to bike tires, but when a cheap priced car tire can last me 4 years, and my bike tires last one season at best, it kinda sucks on the wallet

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