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    In all seriousness, the Onza Citius 2.4 is the best front tire I've tried

    Ok, ok. Seriously. Everyone loves a DHF right? Especially a 2.5 DHF?

    Guess what?

    Onza Citius 2.4 120FRC

    ONZA CITIUS Mountain Bike Tire - 27,5" | ONZA Tires

    It's as big as a DHF2.5
    It's lighter than a DHF2.5
    It rolls faster than a DHF2.5
    I swear it 'edges' better than a DHF2.5

    Aaron Gwin runs them front/rear... so they can't suck, right?

    I keep playing with rear tires. My current favorite is a Breakout Tough/Fast.

    But dang, I really like the Onza Citius 2.4 up front.
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    The dhf 2.5 measures true to size. Does the citius grow from 2.4 to 2.5?
    Is the casing as thick as the dhf?

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    Ibex is a great tire too
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    I'd like to hear your comparison to the Convict 2.5 up front.
    How wide is the Citious?
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 06HokieMTB View Post
    Ok, ok. Seriously. Everyone loves a DHF right? Especially a 2.5 DHF?

    Guess what?

    Onza Citius 2.4 120FRC

    ONZA CITIUS Mountain Bike Tire - 27,5" | ONZA Tires

    It's as big as a DHF2.5
    It's lighter than a DHF2.5
    It rolls faster than a DHF2.5
    I swear it 'edges' better than a DHF2.5

    Aaron Gwin runs them front/rear... so they can't suck, right?

    I keep playing with rear tires. My current favorite is a Breakout Tough/Fast.

    But dang, I really like the Onza Citius 2.4 up front.

    Great to hear that Brett. I'm just finishing up my HD3 build and am using the Citius 2.4 on the front, and the Vittoria Morsa G+ 2.35 on the rear. Also doing a complete makeover of my Endorphin and going to use the Ibex on the front and another Morsa G+ on the rear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Suns_PSD View Post
    I'd like to hear your comparison to the Convict 2.5 up front.
    How wide is the Citious?
    Thanks.
    Convict is just a scosch wider. Rolls slower than the Citius.

    Citius >> DHF 2.5 >> Convict
    (Rolling - fastest to slowest)

    That's why I like the Citius so much. It has amazing grip and it rolls fast. It's what the Specialized Butcher wants to be.
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    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    This looks like an interesting one.

    Can you compare/contrast the Citius with the other 900g-ish DHF-like tires out there? Like the TRS, SE5, Butcher, even the Rock'r2 or Morsa, etc. I'm trying to get a feel for where it fits in.

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    Hokie - have you tried as a rear? or Ibex for that matter?

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    I'm definitely curious on this thread. I'm currently running a Hans Dampf up front and am looking for a bit more grip but minimize the rolling resistance and roational weight penalty as much as possible(although I realize some of both will need to be conceded).

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    Looks like a pretty hard compound unless you go north of 1000 grams in 27.5


    Also I cannot think of a single WC event that I saw Gwin on these. He is a DHR2 and Shorty rider with the logo blacked out. The only reason is because we have group that watches the WC races together on a big screen and it is always a topic of conversation. Seems like have Onza as a tire sponsor is like having Kenda...... just ride something else that works good, but list us as a sponsor.

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    I agree with the OP. This is the best front tire I have used on our hard technical (Phoenix) terrain. The FRC120 is tough also. I usually can't get a sidewall to last on anything under 900g and this is 500 miles and little wear. I am pleased with how fast it is also. Top notch stuff.
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    Already have Minion's wheelset for some BP and Continental TrailKing ProTection Apex 2.4 for everyday (some my local easy dry trails + to get there through city).
    Conti are makimg me crazy because of their sidewalls, air-leaking all the time and none of sealants or any hints help.


    So, new tires:
    Onza (which one - https://onza-tires.com/tires/?size=27-5inch&type=mtb ?)
    or
    Shwalbe Magic Mary Evolution ADDIX Soft SnakeSkin 2.35 (11600539.02)

    ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by ka81ua View Post
    Already have Minion's wheelset for some BP and Continental TrailKing ProTection Apex 2.4 for everyday (some my local easy dry trails + to get there through city).
    Conti are makimg me crazy because of their sidewalls, air-leaking all the time and none of sealants or any hints help.


    So, new tires:
    Onza (which one - https://onza-tires.com/tires/?size=27-5inch&type=mtb ?)
    or
    Shwalbe Magic Mary Evolution ADDIX Soft SnakeSkin 2.35 (11600539.02)

    ??
    What about Michelin's? They have the new Enduro's, and the Rock'r https://forums.mtbr.com/wheels-tires...o-1010591.html

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    Sorry, but after shitty Michelin Force AM Competition Line GUM-X3D 27.5" 2.35 (55566-2-6751) ( https://www.bike-components.de/en/Mi...x2-35-o206751/ )
    I don't want to have any deal with Michelin. (


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    Shwalbe Magic Mary - everybody seems to adore it, so ..
    Onza - well it's new (for me), Gwin ridden it. )))
    OK

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    Quote Originally Posted by ka81ua View Post
    Sorry, but after shitty Michelin Force AM Competition Line GUM-X3D 27.5" 2.35 (55566-2-6751) ( https://www.bike-components.de/en/Mi...x2-35-o206751/ )
    I don't want to have any deal with Michelin. (


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    Shwalbe Magic Mary - everybody seems to adore it, so ..
    Onza - well it's new (for me), Gwin ridden it. )))
    Force Am are XC tires with beefier casings.
    I have Wild AM 2.8 on my hardtail, absolutely amazing tires, and Wild Enduro F/R on my enduro bike, pretty much the best all round tires I've tried so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 06HokieMTB View Post
    Ok, ok. Seriously. Everyone loves a DHF right? Especially a 2.5 DHF?

    Guess what?

    Onza Citius 2.4 120FRC

    ONZA CITIUS Mountain Bike Tire - 27,5" | ONZA Tires

    It's as big as a DHF2.5
    It's lighter than a DHF2.5
    It rolls faster than a DHF2.5
    I swear it 'edges' better than a DHF2.5

    Aaron Gwin runs them front/rear... so they can't suck, right?

    I keep playing with rear tires. My current favorite is a Breakout Tough/Fast.

    But dang, I really like the Onza Citius 2.4 up front.
    can you comment on traction in wet?
    one of the bikes on an test event had tires with massive trection, so grippy on that dusty flowtrail, had to take a look, turned out its onza ibex which I have never heard about, would buy them but reports say its not too grippy in wet?

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    I can't, sorry. I've ridden the Citius in Colorado and New Mexico - not much wet here

    BTW:

    I'm selling my extra Onza Citius as I'm on 29er now
    https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2528405/
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    Quote Originally Posted by ka81ua View Post
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    Shwalbe Magic Mary - everybody seems to adore it, so ..
    Onza - well it's new (for me), Gwin ridden it. )))
    If Onza made this tire in 29er, I'd still be riding it. That's how much I liked it.
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    Which one? Citus or Ibex?
    OK

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    Quote Originally Posted by ka81ua View Post
    Which one? Citus or Ibex?
    I'm selling my Citius 27.5 x 2.4. If they made a 29x2.4 Citius, I'd be riding it. Haven't ridden an Ibex.
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    In all seriousness:

    Onza Citius FRC MTB Folding Tire - 27.5x2.40
    https://onza-tires.com/landingpages/citius/
    https://www.bike24.com/p2134196.html

    vs

    Goodyear Newton ST EN Ultimate Tubeless Folding Tire - 27.5x2.40
    https://www.goodyearbike.com/product-page/newton-st
    https://www.bike24.com/p2280310.html
    ??


    P.S. I run CushCore on both wheel, if that mattters.
    P.P.S. Terrain is not some particular. Sometimes forrest, sometimes rocks,........ One thing for sure - never under/after rain.
    OK

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    If you are in Phoenix, there is a guy on CL who has every version of citius, says it is the best dry hardpack tire he has ever used.
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    I second the notion of the Citius being on par with the DHF but better. No death channel on the Citius IMO.

    Hopefully they make it in 29. Right now on my 29er sled, I'm running Aquila F/R but looking to shed some weight. I'm considering swapping out the Aquila for Ibex out back.

    I have some of my best times on this setup out here in So. CA on my 27.5 with Citius(F)/Ibex(R).

    The 2.4 width Onza tires with a 30-31mm IW wheel is perfect IMO in terms of support and volume.

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    I am using the EDC folding casing on the front now, CAN NOT pinch flat or cut the sidewall at 24 psi on South Mountain. I had a 120 tpi 55/65 durometer compound on the front, could not wear it out, so I put it on the rear with a vittoria airliner. So fast for how it holds on. I have not found the limits of the new front tire, just lacking the balls to limit test it.
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