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Ride it all.

Three laps on the Slickrock trail. All-day rides on local singletrack. The dream trip to South America—just make sure you have the versatile Geax Saguaro Mountain Bike Tire. This all-mountain tire rules when you just want to ride instead of stressing over your rubber. Not too heavy, not too light, not too knobby, not too slick. Geax went after the just-right-porridge philosophy and absolutely nailed it.

Tech Specs

clincher, UST
26 in x 2 in, 26 in x 2.2 in
rubber or wire
yes, foldable and rigid options
Claimed Weight:
840 g
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

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5 5

Saguaro 26 TNT Awesomeness!

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Cannot really understand a poor review of this tire... My experience with it, a little difficult to mount, as many tubeless tires are, but not that bad. Use a soapy solution liberally and it goes. Out of five mounts and one dismount, I broke one nylon lever. Probably would not have broken any if I had another pair of hands around. Required a compressor to inflate, esp. the narrower 2.0TNT. I am running a 2.0 TNT on the back and a 2.2 TNT on the front.

One thing on size, as mentioned these are full size; for instance, the 2.0 is actually wider than a 2.1 Panaracer when mounted. So I would consider the 2.0 to be 2.1, and the 2.2 a 2.3, when mounted on the later ArchEX rims, which are a bit wider than the old ones. Important if clearance is an issue.
The tires have a really cool breakaway in them; they loose traction and then the side knobs hit and it's all good again. In dry conditions, they are really good at pointing, for instance dodging an unexpected car on a dirt/gravel road actually has some hope of succeeding... I am riding these this year in the Great Divide, so I am that confident in their abilities.
They also wear like iron, given the tread pattern, and the buzz on asphalt roads is quite minimal, compared with other knobbies. They are not that great in mud or wet roots, but as a XC tire over a wide array of terrain, they cannot be beaten, imho. Not the lightest, but the sidewalls are tough. A little finesse when riding makes these tires perform their best. They climb "light" though, and roll fast. I've been using them with that Continental REVO sealant (no ammonia) and I have had no issues whatsoever with tread lift, etc. Really pleased with this tire.

Saguaro 26 TNT Awesomeness!
2 5

Sticks to . . . nothing?

Picked this up for a rear tire on a tip from the folks. Originally had it on the east coast and have recently moved it out to salt lake city. Normally don't write harsh reviews but this has been no muy bueno. Didn't stick for stink on east coast rocks and roots. Thought this might be due to humidity or what have you, but similar experience in the dry-ish Wasatch, and this is with the tire in "traction" mode directionality. Climbing up or ripping corners on solid rock, light gravel, or hard packed banked turns, I have never had a tire slip out so much. Have tried it at a variety of pressures, same deal. It does roll fast, but to me not a worthwhile tradeoff off for the lack of traction. Might work for pure cross country with flat to rolling mostly hardpack conditions, but don't count on it handling even moderate ups or downs.

Do have the white walled one like in the...

Do have the white walled one like in the 3rd picture?

4 5

Fast! Tubeless

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is a great tubeless tire. Sets up very easy and hold air for longer then other tubeless tires I have used.

4 5

Awesome tire

Running this tire tubeless and it works great. Highly recommended.

5 5

Saguaro 26 tires

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I use these with Bonager Rythem Celidium's and run tubeless and love these tires. I ride single track in a brutal park outside of Golden with several 20%+ climbs and these climb it all and roll fast. Am looking to buy another pair for next year and keep everything the same!

Saguaro 26 tires
5 5

Great All Rounder

I ran this in 2.2" on my 29er for the last couple years and was really happy with the mix of incredible traction and fast rolling. At first I chalked it up to the 29er size, but I just put these in 2.2" on my 26" trail bike and it's the same thing; they're still great. The traction on climbs is fantastic, it holds an edge in corners really well, and it still rolls really fast. They're even reasonably lightweight while still being a true fulll-size 2.2" tire. The only thing it doesn't do really, really well is shed mud, and it even does that pretty well.

I run all of my tires tubeless (both conversion and tubeless rims), and oddly enough I've found that the foldable version does this way better than the TNT version. The plain folding Saguaros are the easiest tires to mount I've ever encountered; I don't see any reason to go with the TNT.

In addition to being a great tire on the trail and being easy to mount, they also have a nice thick sidewall and stand up to abuse. I really can't recommend these tires enough. I have them two different bikes in two different wheel sizes (though both 2.2") and am always happy riding them.

Didn't notice this earlier, but the listed weight is TOTALLY wrong. These weigh ~600 g (there's a 10 g or so spread), nowhere near the 900 g listed. That listed weight doesn't make any sense; they're not front and rear specific, either, it's a single tire. You can switch the tread direction for "speed" or "traction" (I run speed in front, traction in back), but it's the same tire, just mounted in different directions.

Responded on

are u kidding me reasonably light weight you might want to try a schwalbe or geux because these f'n tires weigh over 900 thats rediculous the only thing i would use these lead monsters on is downhill there horribly heavy the heaviest tire ive seen in fact and that matters expecialy when u buy an xc race bike thats full carbon simply for the weight reduction then throw these on thee u might as well buy an aluminum frame because the extra 1000 grams is over a pound rom the smart same a whole pound of diference in two tire weight thats nuts man

Responded on

The listed weight is totally wrong. First, they're not front/rear specific, it's one tire so listing different weights makes no sense. Second, those are way too heavy. The 29er 2.2" comes in at about 680 g and the 26" version is right around 600 g. The are nowhere close to 900 g.

Responded on

Also, I did replace some sub-530 g Schwalbe Rocket Rons with these; while those are incredibly light I'm significantly faster on climbs with the Geax because the Schwalbes just made shouldering the bike a little nicer when I had to run up anything remotely steep or loose. Sometimes some extra weight is worth it, otherwise we'd all be riding rigid forks.

What is TNT???

What is TNT???

Responded on

tnt is there way of saying ust basicly all there tnt labled tires are tubless ready

5 5

Sick Bird

Put this on my wife's hard tail 26" Scott Carbon. Changed the way she rides. Climbs like a mountain goat on crank. Goes down hill like your high school girlfriend. Sheds mud OK, but we don't see to much around here. Overall a great rear tire.

4 5

No complaints

This tire came with my Jamis XC Sport and have been riding them for over a year. This was my "beginner" bike and so some hard riding, crashing and hard knocks came with the territory. Overall, I think its great. I've had only one flat and it's more my fault than the tire as I lowered the PSI to about 28 for the rooty trails of Oleta. The tire is still running strong with plenty of tread life, I also do alot of road rides so this is surprising. I'm giving it 4 stars cuz as a Novice rider I'm convinced there is a tire better out there. Or, I've just been spoiled by the folks over at Jamis. I'm converting to tubeless so I can run lower PSI's so I decided to go with some new tread. I may end up missing these Geax's.

4 5

Let's go everywhere!

I've had these tires for a week, in that week, we've ridden slippy roots in Crested Butte, loose sand and dirt two days later, slick rock, and the hard pack single track of Salt Lake City. These tires held up against it all. I would definitely recommend them!
However, I also agree with Dave Beyers comment, they were really tight on my rims, and took a serious battle for me to get them on. Let's just hope I don't end up on a ride with multiple flats, that could get a little frustrating!

4 5

Great rear tire for n.texas

-fast roller
-very puncture resistant
-corners as good as a rear tire needs to
-decent grip for climbs (which is more technique than anything)

-tread pattern promotes speed over traction for braking, you have to give up something

Great North Texas tire which is basically moon dust over hard pack. running this on the rear with a racing ralph up front and working good.

I like over the kenda small block 8 i was running in the rear before. the sb8 is fast, but damn it sucks for braking and climbing..

for the money it's a great rear tire.

Responded on

Have you tried flipping the tires around? They're directional like you say; put them one way and they're fast and flip them and they give you better braking traction. There are indicator arrows on the sidewall letting you know which direction is "speed" and which is "traction".

4 5

great sand traction

I've rolled the 2.2 TNT version of this tire for a week now on my rear wheel out here in central rocks, sandy washes, sand over hard switchbacks. The tread is pretty dense/hard, so performance on rock (edging, conformance, etc) is not the best, but this tire excels in the loose and dry conditions. I'm not worried about mud since it is such a rarity for me in the desert. I goofed and bought the TNT when I had intended to buy the foldable version to save a bit of weight, but I won't be returning the TNT...just ordering another foldable. Given the dense tread, I can see this tire lasting a lot longer than some of the other tires I've had on the rear.

5 5

exactly what I wanted

I have the 2.2 TNT version as my front tire and absolutely love it. As mentioned in other reviews it was hard to get on my rim, actually broke two tire irons trying. however, once its on life was better. I would suggest getting the foldable tire unless you run tubeless though. Save the weight and the tirelevers.

1 5

29 x 2.2 TNT Version

I would love to revieew this tire...but I cannot get it on my friggin' Stan's Flow rim. I am an experienced bike mechanic and I have never seen a tire this tight. I have battled with this thing on three different occasions and I am giving up. I have no issues with any other tires on these rims.

Responded on

Try the folding version; the TNT is ridiculously tight and hard to mount but the folding is really easy to get seated and works great with sealant.

5 5

Good all purpose tire!

Fast rolling, grippy, awesome all purpose tire! I use it in the rear for my Niner, and love it. Does clog up quickly with mud, so better for dry or sandy conditions. Loam would be decent, but wet clay will clog it up.

Definitely recommend.