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2011 GEAX Mezcal

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2011 geax mezcal   2011 GEAX Mezcal

With a new 2.3 version for all mountain riding come 2011, the Geax Mezcal inherits more versatile than ever. It started as an XC tire but has gradually diversified, reaching all-mountain and even downhill. The Mezcal remains to be an extremely fast semi-slick tire with more grip.

The already super fast center tread with a chevron lug gets the same reinforced side knobs as used on the Gato tires. Additional sizes available are 1.9 and 2.1 with a downhill version in the works. The 2011 Geax Mezcal continues to be a TNT and standard casing. Tire weight varies from 450g to 650g with Aramid 3D bead….

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GEAX Saguaro Tubular Tires

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geax saguaro tubular tires 1 300x114   GEAX Saguaro Tubular TiresThe GEAX Saguaro MTB tubular tires will soon come out to fit a 29er mountain bike. Larger than the 26”, it features an ultra high count cotton casing with 290 tpi. It also has the SAGUARO tread pattern. Measuring at 2.0”, the Saguaro tire has its casing with a latex tube sewn inside. This allows a fully air-tight system.

The tires are 99% handmade although the tread pattern isn’t. The tubulars are hand sewn and each tire takes 8 hours of careful handiwork. As per GEAX’s product manager S. Bressan, “As handmade tubular manufacturer, we always highly recommend to use glue/mastic over adhesive tape to glue tubulars on: Due to the small sewing protrusion on our tubulars (mentioned above), the tape cannot fully adapt to it and fulfill all the empty space that remains between a sewed casing and a flat tubular rim. The glue instead adapts to it and…

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