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Duro Switch Tire 29"

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Duro Switch 29" Tire

The Duro Switch is an excellent budget friendly off-road tire for the 29er platform. A quick rolling center tread keeps you speeding down the trail and raised knobbies on the shoulders ensure a tight grip when cornering and braking.

Features:

  • Aramid folding bead
  • TPI: 60
  • Claimed weight: 680g
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Duro Switch Tire 29"
 
4.2

(based on 12 reviews)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (8)
  • Easy to install (8)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (11)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great performance and even Better Price

    For $14.99 I couldn't resist tryng these tires. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and weight. The true weight for the 29" tire is closer to 750 grams, but that is...Read complete review

    For $14.99 I couldn't resist tryng these tires. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and weight. The true weight for the 29" tire is closer to 750 grams, but that is still less than an Ardent 2.4. These tires are just as voluminous and have a very similar tread, although the Duros have more open knobs. GREAT traction in loose rocky terrain, rolling resistance is a bit slow, but these are really not designed for smooth hard pack riding. A really good tire for western Colorado trail riding. The performance and price were so good I bought 4 more. Sealed up tubeless with Stan's without a problem. HIGHLY recommended for good tough grippy all around trail tire.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Performance versus cost

    At first glimpse this seemed a great value, which it is. It has a mean aggressive stagger which says it can eat dirt for breakfast. Tire mounted perfect. The downfall of this tire...Read complete review

    At first glimpse this seemed a great value, which it is. It has a mean aggressive stagger which says it can eat dirt for breakfast. Tire mounted perfect. The downfall of this tire was the rolling weight. The inertia this tire took to propel over climbs was immense and therefor tiring to say the least. It did not corner well at all, as the rear tire seemed to slide a lot.. I proved a point to my self, wider knarlier tires does not mean better by any means.

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    5.0

    Just Perfect!

    By Jam

    from Lawrenceville, Ga

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Easy To Install
    • Gripy
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • NONE

    Best Uses

    • Front Tire
    • Mountain Biking
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    Comments about Duro Switch Tire 29":

    This tire is just near perfect,bought it as an upgrade for the front wheel and is simply the best upgrade i done so far,i immediately noticed what an improvment on turns it made.So far i tested it on dry and sandy soil and wet roots here in Georgia,and it simply shines,particullary on wet soil,i been able to run it @ 25 psi with tubes with no problems.Not a fast nor slow rolling,its just the right amount of rolling resistance.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great performance and even Better Price

    By Colorado rider

    from Western Colorado

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durability
    • Price
    • Traction
    • Weight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Duro Switch Tire 29":

      For $14.99 I couldn't resist tryng these tires. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and weight. The true weight for the 29" tire is closer to 750 grams, but that is still less than an Ardent 2.4. These tires are just as voluminous and have a very similar tread, although the Duros have more open knobs. GREAT traction in loose rocky terrain, rolling resistance is a bit slow, but these are really not designed for smooth hard pack riding. A really good tire for western Colorado trail riding. The performance and price were so good I bought 4 more. Sealed up tubeless with Stan's without a problem. HIGHLY recommended for good tough grippy all around trail tire.

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      • No
       
      4.0

      Now this is a tire

      By B

      from Denver, CO

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about Duro Switch Tire 29":

        Now this is a tire!

        Looks GRRRRRRREEEEEEEAT for a burly front tire for Colorado's Front Range! Big, wide, meaty... Should instill confidence.

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        4.0

        So far so good

        By Al

        from riverside, ca

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Duro Switch Tire 29":

          After several uses I can say that I really like these tires. My confidence going downhill and turning is much better than before. Granted, I did have on kenda small block 8 tires on my bike(small knobs). These tires grip really good, just as good as my Kenda nevegal on my old bike.

          I was hesitant to buy because they are so cheap(price wise) but decided to give it a shot due to the decent/good reviews other riders gave it here. Going to buy these for my girlfriends bike as well.

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          5.0

          Nice Tire

          By Get out and ride

          from San Diego, CA

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Install
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Riding
            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about Duro Switch Tire 29":

            It is a very nice tire for the money. Set it up as a tubeless and holds the air very well. It grips very well in loose conditions but it is not a fast rolling tire.

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            4.0

            Great tire for the $

            By Tim

            from Tucson

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Reviewer

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              Cons

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                  Comments about Duro Switch Tire 29":

                  Great tire for the price. The tread is very grippy at all angles, but it rolls a bit below average speed - you can't have everything! I run it on the front of a rigid where I used to use panaracer rampages, and this is very similar.

                   
                  5.0

                  A great 29er front trail tire!

                  By Ec

                  from SC

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Install
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Mountain Biking

                    Comments about Duro Switch Tire 29":

                    This is a great front 29er trail tire. It has good rolling resistance with a lot of grip with the large knobs. I would recommend this as a good front 29er tire for the price.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Product

                    By Andy

                    from Chico, CA

                    About Me Avid Cyclist

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Affordable
                    • Durable
                    • Lots Of Grip

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Mountain Biking

                      Comments about Duro Switch Tire 29":

                      I was expecting a terrible tire at this price. I was wrong!!!! Best tire and I have run expensive kenda tires that can't even compare to this performance. Mainly used for downhill riding through rock gardens and technical areas

                       
                      4.0

                      Good tire for the money

                      By Crash

                      from New England. Ct windsorlocks

                      About Me Avid Cyclist

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install
                      • Low Cost

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • All Mountain
                        • Mountain Biking

                        Comments about Duro Switch Tire 29":

                        This tire works good I am using it as a front tire soaks up bumps my short travel fork won't I don't know what the other reviewer is thinking its a 2.35 tire of course it's not like using a 2 or 2.1 cross country tire so it is sluggish but what do you expect with a big tire !!!!! The most bang for your buck bargain out there !!!

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                        4.0

                        So Far So Good...

                        By sc

                        from Ogden, UT

                        About Me Avid Cyclist

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Easy To Install
                        • Price

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Mountain Biking

                          Comments about Duro Switch Tire 29":

                          Previous tire was a well known high end expensive brand. Wasn't keen on spending big money for a tire I wasn't too happy with. For the price of the Duro Switch, I figured I'd give it a try.

                          Mounted tubeless to Arch EX rims with Stan's sealant. Used a compressor and they mounted quick and easy without any sealant leakage around bead or sidewall.

                          I've put about 200 miles on them without issue.

                          Sure there are better cornering tires, lighter weight tires, but not for this price. They get the job done nicely at 1/6 the price of the tires they replaced.

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