Geax Saguaro UST and TNT Tires: First Impressions

The Saguaro tires in the UST and TNT versions have been ridden now a bit, so here are some things you can expect to find if you get these tires for your own 29″er.

Geax TNT in the snow

First of all, these tires are just a little bit different than the previously sold folding version. In a side by side comparison, it is easy to see that the TNT and UST versions of the tire are a bit “flatter” crowned than the original. This sets the edge knobs at a less severe angle in relationship to the center knobs. More tread hits the ground in corners because of this, so that vague feeling in transitioning from straight up and down to a lean angle going into a corner is muted. I felt that the tire gripped corners better due to this and no doubt due to the tubeless nature of the tire.

I also feel that the casing is a bit more voluminous, but I have yet to get a caliper on Captain Bob’s tubed folding bead Saguaros to confirm this. At any rate, the lower possible air pressures, different tread angle, and slightly wider casing all add up to an even better tire than before, in my opinion.

Once the trails clear again here in the Mid-West, look for updates on the Saguaros and we’ll do some more winter riding on them in the meantime. (So far, they are working out very well in the snow!) Stay tuned!

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No Responses to “Geax Saguaro UST and TNT Tires: First Impressions”

  1. MG Says:

    man, that’s good to hear, because the saguaro is one tire i’ve always wanted to try. thanks for the update! talk to you soon.

    cheers,
    mg

  2. Jdog Says:

    I can’t say enough how I love the TNT version of this tire. It seems to roll as fast as the Python but it grips much better and offers WAY more sidewall protection. I think it is insane to run a tubed tire with no sidewall thickness tubeless.

  3. Guitar Ted Says:

    Jdog: And the UST version is even beefier in the sidewalls for those that need maximum protection. 🙂

  4. jdog Says:

    i can’t imagine how thick (and heavy) the UST version must be. I am only selling the TNT version as it is the most versatile.

  5. GreenLightGo Says:

    GT – what is your measurement on these? (you probably posted that in the out-of-the box didn’t you!). I didn’t look…..

  6. Oderus Says:

    My shop only stocks the full GEAX line and we only stock the TNT and folding bead tires. We didn’t have a single customer request a UST tire. I think that the TNT series nails it in terms of wait, protection and performance. I have Saguaro on my 29ers and Lobo Locos on my Fuel and across the board, they are tough to beat.

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