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27.5 x 2.40 ONZA CITIUS DOWNHILL-FREERIDE Mountain bike Tires - $55 (Ahwatukee/South Mountain)


condition: new
make / manufacturer: ONZA
model name / number: CITIUS

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MSRP $109

Are you a technical, hard pack rider that eats 27.5" tires monthly? Constantly disappointed with casing failures and punctures, trail side tubes and plugs? I was frustrated with replacing tires at the shop for $100 a pop, then I found Onza. This is NOT the company of 10 years ago.

My opinion after 20 years of destroying tires on technically advanced terrain. I am hard on stuff. The 2.40 volume on these is as large as many 2.6" tires. I never want for more, especially given what is lost on rolling resistance with plus sizes. Make no mistake, for the kind of stability these offer, they are FAST. I especially appreciate the confidence they give me that they will take whatever I dish out to destroy them.

My description, not the manufacturer:

ONZA CITIUS, the HARDPACK KING of tires with respect to durability, pure grip, and rolling resistance. These are front and rear, on all my bikes except the XC hardtail. They ultimately perform better in EVERY CATEGORY for me than any Maxxis Exo casing including Minion and Aggressor, this after 2000-4000 miles without a single puncture or sidewall tear. (I can't make Maxxis EXO tires last a month on the technical gnar that South Mountain or Moab offers without a casing failure.) Do your research, SWISS made, under represented and hard to find in this country. For rock and hard pack riding (all of the Southwest), nothing beats these for desert advanced technical riding in the categories of reliability and grip.

-RC2 55a-27.5x2.4, 40x40tpi Freeride / DH casing, 65a/55a durometer compound...Faster with better durability.
-RC2 45a-27.5x2.4, 40x40tpi Freeride / DH casing, 55a/45a durometer compound...Combination Grip and rolling.
-GRP40 -27.5x2.4, 40x40tpi Freeride / DH casing, VISCO LABS GRP40...Special edition low rebound compound. Similar concept to Reezay. When Grip and stopping power on hardpack is more important than tread longevity. The ideal front tire, this is the rubber Aaron Gwin uses for hard pack DH.

These are faster rolling (RC255a) than any 900g DHR II by a wide margin. I use them on a 28-30 mm rim front, and 23-26mm wide rim on the rear. The smaller width lowers the rolling resistance nicely. They will hold air brilliantly without sealant, as mine frequently dries up. I am really surprised how puncture resistant they are with our thorns, etc. Nearly pinch proof also. I have yet to pinch flat after 3-4 years of using them. In the same period I pinched a half dozen Maxxis tires. I HATE trailside maintenance, and these never bring attention to themselves.

RC2 55a, MSRP $88. $65ea, 2 for $60ea.
RC2 45a, MSRP $92. $65ea, 2 for $60ea.
VISCO GRP40 MSRP $102ea. $75ea, 2 for $65ea.

Mix/Match any 4 for $220, $55ea.

I-10 and Chandler Blvd
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