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Customer reviews for Onza Ibex FR 120TPI Folding Tyre

Onza Ibex FR 120TPI Folding Tyre

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2 out of 2(100%)reviewers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Onza Ibex FR 120TPI Folding Tyre
Review 1 for Onza Ibex FR 120TPI Folding Tyre
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Carveit
Country:United Kingdom
Age:35-44
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Bringing back memories!

Posted27 January 2014
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality, Looks great
Cons: none yet!
Great Tyre, I've had it out in very muddy conditions and also on the trails. It handled both conditions very well, great grip on the wet roots and powered through the mud. I'm currently using it on the rear but considering buying one for the front.
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Review 2 for Onza Ibex FR 120TPI Folding Tyre
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4 / 5
4 / 5
BigAir
Country:United Kingdom
Age:35-44
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Good first impression ....

Posted20 September 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality, Lightweight, Looks great, quite rare, grips well, not too 'draggy'
Cons: not tubeless ready, not much info to be found on them
So, I bought this tyre having not heard of Onza before. I wanted something with chunky tread & carcass for my front wheel this winter .... and this looked a good design.
Advertised weight is 695g and this came in less at 680g.
Measured size is 57-559, showing a good volume too.
If you wish to run a tubeless tyre then this is NOT likely to be the tyre for you. It was my plan to do so, having used tubeless for the past 2 yrs + ... but the bead on this tyre is very loose and even with a compressor it would not inflate on the rim.
Ended up putting a tube in for my first ride yesterday evening - Surrey Hills (Ranmore area).
I found it did most of what I was asking of it - allowing for the fact that it was not tubeless and felt rather firm at 35psi - so less floaty than I'm used to.
It allowed me to hold corners well and pick lines over roots etc that I would not have done with my previous Nobby Nic Pacestar. It simply went where I pointed it, without any vagueness [which I felt with the Nic].
Heavier (plus tube) than I usually use, but rolled pretty well and the grip was confidence inspiring, which is what I was wanting.
I may even try tubeless again, once it has had time to sit on the rim for longer. It will depend on one side of the beading holding-put upon deflation of the inner tube, which did not happen on my first attempts... BUT I doubt there will be any luck as the bead is so loose.
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Great tyre
Posted 27 November 2012
Update to previous comments :-
I managed to get this tyre running tubeless having made a "fizzy-drink bottle compressor" to inflate it [anyone struggling to inflate tubeless can google how to make one!]
Great tyre - very pleased with the confidence inspiring levels of grip in dry to medium-wet weather. In fact, even in sloppy mud around the Surrey Hills area it's been fine much of the time. I slid out twice on a wet root diagonally across the trail on an off-camber section, but otherwise it's been fine. (not sure if anything else would have held on better on such a root!)
Run tubeless at 25 psi it feels good - rolls reasonably well and I've not had any issue with sidewall scuffing/tears, despite it's relatively low weight compared to many other tyres. It is a pretty large volume tyre, which offers good cushioning on the front wheel.
Happy enough to try their Greina 2.25 60tpi for mud duties, with the recent non-stop rain ! That was put on today and look forward to comparing it's abilities......
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Tubeless is possible...
Posted 27 October 2012
Hi, just thought I'd let you know that I managed to get my Ibex's up and running tubeless today.
I agree they are very loose on the rim but having had tubes in mine for a couple of weeks I gave it a go. I had to use Stans rim strips, plenty of sealant and some serious track pump abuse to get them up but I got there in the end.
I recommend you try again, as what is a brilliant tyre normally is simply amazing when tubeless.
Good luck!
For reference, I use Stans Rhyno Lite rim strips on Mavic EN521 rims.
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