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    Geax Saruago, yay or nay?

    Geax Saguaro 2.2 standard (not TNT) came on a new 29er bike, still new. I normally use Nobby Nic, all time favorite tire of mine. I will definitely have Nic at the front.
    As for the back, if I switch it now to Nic I can sell it the Saguaro as a new take off.

    One advantage I see for the Saguaro is longer life. Other than that, forum threads are not conclusive. I ride with platform pedals, so the power delivery is not so smooth with power spikes that need traction.
    Riding bay area trails (=good dirt)

    Any opinions on Nic/Saguaro? What's the difference in traction/rolling?

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    I was not a fan of the Nobby Nic. I found the shoulder knobs to be on the soft side and it always felt like they were folding over.

    I am a big fan of the Saguaro. Have only run it on the rear. it is a solid tire. I have one on my SS, and the wife has one on her Tallboy. Rolls fast, hooks up really well, non-TNT convert to tubeless really easily. Sidewall are thicker than normal. Tire is a little heavy for what it is....but still well under 800g. Plus you can usually find the non-TNT folding versions on sale for under $40.

    This is my experience riding down here in loose and rocky So. Cal.
    I crashed hard enough on my Tallboy to break my leg,
    The carbon is way more durable than most people.

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    I have ridden the Saguaro as a rear tire for a long time in the Bay Area. I found it to be a great tire. It always had more grip than it seemed like it should have, rolls great, and seems to have a good amount of volume. I have never ridden the Nic.

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    Saguaro is a great, fairly fast, all-rounder in back (does not love mud), and so-so to scary up front.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kosmo View Post
    Saguaro is a great, fairly fast, all-rounder in back (does not love mud), and so-so to scary up front.
    Not if you open up the transition with a Exacto knife. Modifying Geax Saguaro

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    Fantastic, super-reliable rear. Not knobby enough to use as a front on loose-over-hardpack.

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    I love it as a rear tire.
    I like turtles

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    NN's are solid.

    I tried running a NN and a slant 6 in rear and I did not like the combination.

    I DO NOT have any evidence to back up the below statement:
    But , I believe it is bad to run a knobbier tire like The NN and a way less knobby like the Saguro in back.

    Does anyone have any feedback to confirm this?

    For example, a NN' in Front and A Rara in rear is ok.

    A rara in front and a sagaro in back is ok.

    But, A NN in front and a sagaro in back is Bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toot334455 View Post
    NN's are solid.

    I tried running a NN and a slant 6 in rear and I did not like the combination.

    I DO NOT have any evidence to back up the below statement:
    But , I believe it is bad to run a knobbier tire like The NN and a way less knobby like the Saguro in back.

    Does anyone have any feedback to confirm this?

    For example, a NN' in Front and A Rara in rear is ok.

    A rara in front and a sagaro in back is ok.

    But, A NN in front and a sagaro in back is Bad.
    Ran a Pisgah front, Saguaro rear , it worked great.

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    I'm running a Specialized Ground Control S Works up front and a Saguaro in back. I feel it's a great combo.
    I also like it paired up with a Tioga Psycho Genius.
    I like turtles

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    Quote Originally Posted by toot334455 View Post
    NN's are solid.

    I tried running a NN and a slant 6 in rear and I did not like the combination.

    I DO NOT have any evidence to back up the below statement:
    But , I believe it is bad to run a knobbier tire like The NN and a way less knobby like the Saguro in back.

    Does anyone have any feedback to confirm this?

    For example, a NN' in Front and A Rara in rear is ok.

    A rara in front and a sagaro in back is ok.

    But, A NN in front and a sagaro in back is Bad.

    Yeah.....no. Sorry not buying into your logic.

    No issues running a knobby in the front and a not so knobby on the rear.

    Have run lots of knobby tires up front with a Saguaro on the back.

    In fact, currently have a Panaracer Rampage on the front and a Panaracer Driver on the back of my SS. Works well.
    I crashed hard enough on my Tallboy to break my leg,
    The carbon is way more durable than most people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbikej View Post
    Yeah.....no. Sorry not buying into your logic.

    No issues running a knobby in the front and a not so knobby on the rear.

    Have run lots of knobby tires up front with a Saguaro on the back.

    In fact, currently have a Panaracer Rampage on the front and a Panaracer Driver on the back of my SS. Works well.
    Thanks for the feedback.
    The slant six probably just sucks lol

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    Saguaro is great as a rear tire. But when things get wet/sloppy, not my favorite.

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    I've been using the saguaro's for four years now, all year round, both up front and on the back. I have to admit though they don't like mud and or wet rocks and roots so when the trails get wet and muddy I ride a little more cautious. They last a long time, I've ridden a pair over 3000 miles. When I rode a 26er mtb I had the NN's, I thought they were crap, big nobs and no bite, wore down quick too. I haven't tried them since 2008, maybe their better now.

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    On my second set (front and rear) setup tubeless and running around 22psi. Been great for the rocky trails here in Arizona. Going to try the Maxxis Ikon's next just to try something different. These tires are the first ones that I have replaced with the same tire. I usually try something different and with these, I wanted more of the same! I may very well end up coming back to them. I think they are a good medium when it comes to price, wear, durability, ability to setup tubeless, weight, and performance on the trail.

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