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Item # VIT001D

For your bike's back end.

Your tires may be the most underrated component on your bike. Tires, more than anything else, dictate how your bike interacts with Mother Earth. The goal is to achieve the highest amount of grip while maintaining the lowest amount of rolling resistance. The Peyote 29-inch tire is Vittoria’s attempt to find this happy medium on dry, hardpack terrain. The Peyote’s low-profile lugs make it a very fast tire, while its large corner lugs give it gobs of grip in corners. We prefer to run this tire in the rear, where its low rolling resistance is put to best use.

Tech Specs

Size:
29 x 2.1 in, 29 x 2.25 in
Type:
clincher
Casing:
Vittoria Folding
TPI:
120
Bead:
Kevlar
Claimed Weight:
[29 x 2.1 in] 560 g, [29 x 2.25 in] 620 g
Recommended Use:
cross country
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

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Avg. ride time: 12m per week
  • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

Great tire for hardpack

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have ridden and raced this tire on most trail conditions this year. I have also ridden the Barzo and Mezcal. This seems to me to be the most utilitarian of the bunch, meaning that it is fast enough and grippy enough. The Mezcal is faster, (I use it only on the rear), but it is also more susceptible to damage. The Peyote is still grippy in damp soils, but if really sloppy, I would choose the Barzo.

I have used both TNT and regular versions of this tire and run both tubeless without any problems. The non-TNT version rolls faster and is lighter. If not too many sharp rocks, you will have no problem with it.

Follow-up review

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I just wanted to submit a follow-up review because I've now really put these through their paces. They wear out in about 250-300 miles still, but I think they do last longer on my full-suspension than they did on the hardtail. Still great flat protection even on the non TNT version and they seat up fine on my DT Swiss XR331 rims. I put extra Stan's in. These are FAST and still have bite, but DO NOT run it on the rear, it just has far too short of a lifespan compared to others on the market, like Maxxis. My front tire looks new, my rear looks like it's been on the bike for 5 years, both are 3 weeks old.

Rides fast, but can wear fast too

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've ridden Continental X-King tires for years. I finally switched to these b/c of the good reviews and they looked more XC. They are light, I run them tubeless just fine even in rock-garden infested Utah. They corner well and the wide spacing makes them incredibly versatile. Put them on and forget about them...

...forget about them until they wear out. My rear wore out after 275 hot summer miles. I ride pretty hard, but this was soon than I had hoped. The front is still going strong. I replaced the rear with the Barzo so look for a review coming on that.

Is this tubeless ready?

These are not TNT, so no.

Mike, but they can be run tubeless. I've had back luck with past tires that had not mention of tubeless compatibility, but so far, with a dose of Stan's these have been great on the rocky terrain of Utah.

My choice for just about anything

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This tire is versatile, and the one I find myself reaching for most often. Based on the open tread pattern, you might think it doesn't roll as fast, but the lower profile and shape of the center knobs makes sure that there's little resistance on fast hardpack.

What I really like about this tire is how it will chew up chunky looseness or moist loam equally well. The wide spacing is incredibly confidence-inspiring while cornering and braking. I've had a ton of fun with the 2.25 TNT version of these, and am running them at much lower pressure than I usually do. If there's one word I would use to sum up this tire, it would be "control". It's the perfect tool to make your bike do what you want it to.

Avg. ride time: 9h 35m per week
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Open tread works well everywhere

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

A fast rolling tire with a lot of volume, you'd think at first that it would be purely a "fast course" tire, but actually I've found myself using this tire more for trail riding than XC riding. Particularly when the ground has a difficult mix of loose-over-hard-pack. The open spaces on the tire allow the rubble a place to go and the knobs to hook up. Equally pleasing is how well the tire rides on sidewalk smooth trails, regardless of the surface. Its decent when things get wet, just don't call it a mud tire...but who rides in the mud, anyway. Its 2015, not 1996.

Open tread works well everywhere

I usually keep them sync'd - if I'm using barzo, I'll go with both barzos. If I'm using Peytoe, same deal. The one combo I do like is to use a Barzo up front and the new Mezcal (soon to be released) in the rear - the reason I don't typically mix Barzos and Peytoes is that if its rough enough or loose enough for Barzos up front, then the Peyote might be out of its element in the rear. Whereas if its dry and rough, the Barzo up front is great, and the new Mezcal in the rear is still fast and protected enough for really rough/gnarly courses...where as the Peyote isn't what I'd use on rough rocks. However...if its smooth and dry, but you're losing the front end in the powdery turns, the Barzo would fix that...so it has its place, now that I really think about it.