REPLACEMENTS FOR ONZA MTB TIRES
May 11, 2005
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I have been riding on Onza Rip
& Rail tires (they are 26" x 1.95" and 26"
x 1.9"). I really like these tires both for tread depth
and design. They have worked for me everywhere from Pennsylvania
to Moab, Utah.
But they are starting to show wear,
so I would like to get new tires. I was hoping to get another
pair of Onzas because they have worked so well. However
I want to go up to 26" x 2.2" in front and 26"
x 2.1" in the back. In those sizes, what tires are
equal to the Onza Rip & Rail?
I hope you can help me out. Thank
you for your time.
What happened with Onza tires? I cant
say, but Ive heard from people who bought the Rips.
Folk raved so about these tires, youd think they just
came back from a week of getting lost in the woods. Seems
these babiesd corner hard or subtle, whichever you
wanted. At first.
Then, different kinds of reports
started erupting: Bikers complained that the Rips
knobs would separate from the casing, like, after a few
months or even weeks. While I cant substantiate these
claims, I know you cant hardly buy the things any
So where does that leave us? I dont
know exactly how or where you ridebut taking a look
at what some Onza users switched to,
I say try a couple of Panaracer tires: the Cinder
in front and Smoke