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    Upset Conclusion on Steel Nokian 2.0 lites.

    Realy looked forward to getting these tyres after here everyone going on about them although they are slighty different due to steel bead.
    Anyways, they took an age to get on, i got through 2tube and 3levers, there rear was all over the place on a short ride despite using seating wax and taking them up to 80psi, in the ride id somehow lost 6 grips and i didnt skid once, also thread was coming through the casing. I didnt notice them being anymore grippy than my tioga sls on the singletrack, didnt bounce as much but the nokians ar fatter. Acceleration didnt feel as snappy either as with the tiogas, In the end i put my old tioga on the rear and left the front.
    I went on a ride a got a punture on the front, nightmare!, i again almost knacked my tyre levers but got if off and on just. On pumping up the tube it was coming through the bottom of the side wall, ARGH!, because i needed to use so much damn force to get them off the levers had cut through the rubber to the metal at the bottom of the side wall so the pressure from the tube was able to do the rest of the damage and came thorugh the side, also yet again i noticed a number of grips had dissapered and thread were coming through casing. I then had to walk for 2hours to get to the road
    On the plus side though, there were lighter than claimed, they did seem to roll quickly and they do look nice for hanging my bike off
    Overall - These tyre seem to be low quality compaired to my tioga sls which were much cheaper, maybe it due to steel bead but it doesnt matter as i got some new tiogas on the way

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    Tioga Factory SL...

    Quote Originally Posted by nathan.j
    Realy looked forward to getting these tyres after here everyone going on about them although they are slighty different due to steel bead.
    Anyways, they took an age to get on, i got through 2tube and 3levers, there rear was all over the place on a short ride despite using seating wax and taking them up to 80psi, in the ride id somehow lost 6 grips and i didnt skid once, also thread was coming through the casing. I didnt notice them being anymore grippy than my tioga sls on the singletrack, didnt bounce as much but the nokians ar fatter. Acceleration didnt feel as snappy either as with the tiogas, In the end i put my old tioga on the rear and left the front.
    I went on a ride a got a punture on the front, nightmare!, i again almost knacked my tyre levers but got if off and on just. On pumping up the tube it was coming through the bottom of the side wall, ARGH!, because i needed to use so much damn force to get them off the levers had cut through the rubber to the metal at the bottom of the side wall so the pressure from the tube was able to do the rest of the damage and came thorugh the side, also yet again i noticed a number of grips had dissapered and thread were coming through casing. I then had to walk for 2hours to get to the road
    On the plus side though, there were lighter than claimed, they did seem to roll quickly and they do look nice for hanging my bike off
    Overall - These tyre seem to be low quality compaired to my tioga sls which were much cheaper, maybe it due to steel bead but it doesnt matter as i got some new tiogas on the way
    i just hope you are not talking about the Tioga Factory SL which proved to be a real anchor in the test below...2nd to last in rolling resistance - ouch!!!
    <img src="http://gallery.mtbr.com/uploads/mtbr/234840/Rollwiderstand.jpg">

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    yep

    i just like the feel of them, i dont feel slow on them and that what counts, ?.
    they are narrow but they are cheap too

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    [QUOTE=nathan.j]there rear was all over the place on a short ride despite using seating wax and taking them up to 80psi[QUOTE]


    80 PSI? On MTB tires? That's insane. It's no wonder you have no traction, got punctured, lost knobs and had threads come through the casing. 80 PSI will destroy those tires.

    You should be riding at 35 - 40 PSI.


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    correct!!!

    i didn't take not of those 80 psi....whoaaa -that's WAAAY TOOO MUCH!

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    lol.

    whoops,
    I take them up to 80psi to get them seated and let them down to 38psi.

    80psi! that would be interesting

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