Intense Tire Systems MK2 Microknobby Tire (discontinued)

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    “Big improvements over the old Micro Knobbies”

    The Good:

    The MK2 is the updated version of the Micro Knobby. The biggest change is the center strip of tread (see the pic? ^^^). The knobs in the center are now inverted - this fixes the durability issue the old ones had.

    The Bad:

    Cornering traction in loose dirt, but then again it's supposed to be a fast rolling and nearly slick tire. Outer knobs have potential to wear quickly given their small size.

    Overall Review:

    Light weight. Super fast rolling. Make a rad sound when cornering. Improved durability. Two thumbs up!

    Overall Review:

    Light weight. Super fast rolling. Make a rad sound when cornering. Improved durability. Two thumbs up!

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    Vital MTB member bturman
    109 bturman http://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/users/109/avatar/c50_twitter3_1382472127.jpg?1382471385 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/bturman,109/all 08/01/09 1156 92 6023 1041 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/bturman,109/setup 263 1126 2112 130 39

    “Fast Rolling Tire”

    The Good:

    They are fast and grip great on pavement, concrete, dry hard dirt and wood. I run them at Rays indoor park and have no trouble.

    The Bad:

    Only small issue is stopping. Sometimes on smooth surfaces the brake will lock up the wheel but you'll still slide along a little ways since the overall tire is so smooth.

    Overall Review:

    A cheap, nice fast tire for it's intended purpose.

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    Vital MTB member mtbschrader
    25759 mtbschrader /images/default/avatar/c50.png http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/mtbschrader,25759/all 06/19/13 2 3 9 16

    “Great street tires”

    The Good:

    fast rolling, lightweight

    The Bad:

    limited purpose

    Overall Review:

    I was riding knobby tires on my hardtail that I use for commuting to work, riding with the kiddos,and kicking around town but decided to opt for these when I saw them on sale at Jensonusa.com. I'm glad I went for them as they increase the fun factor for my pavement rides. These roll much quicker and accelerate much faster than what I am used to in a knobby (obviously) or semi-slick so I'm a fan.

    Overall these have held up well (no flats or slashes in the sidewall so far) and they have a really cool look to them as well, which has led to a number of comments about them by random strangers. I keep my knobby for the dirt days but Read More »

    Overall Review:

    I was riding knobby tires on my hardtail that I use for commuting to work, riding with the kiddos,and kicking around town but decided to opt for these when I saw them on sale at Jensonusa.com.   I'm glad I went for them as they increase the fun factor for my pavement rides. These roll much quicker and accelerate much faster than what I am used to in a knobby (obviously) or semi-slick so I'm a fan. 

    Overall these have held up well (no flats or slashes in the sidewall so far) and they have a really cool look to them as well, which has led to a number of comments about them by random strangers.  I keep my knobby for the dirt days but these are great for what I use them for. The price made them a no-brainer at $17 a piece. The version I have and am reviewing is the 2.25 size, though you can get them in a slimmer 2.1 as well.

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    Vital MTB member SaddleRags
    8938 SaddleRags http://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/users/8938/avatar/c50_13410407_935920069868492_411510334_o_1466713919.jpg?1466713892 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/SaddleRags,8938/all 06/10/11 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/SaddleRags,8938/setup 14 85 48

    “Love these.”

    The Good:

    Grip crazy good, not expensive, light weight, and all around amazing.

    The Bad:

    Nothing is bad about these.

    Overall Review:

    Intense did a really good job with this tire. I run this as a rear and it grips crazy well at the Skate Park and on the Dirt Jumps. It makes a really awesome sound at the skate park with the tread pattern. Buy these bad boyz. Not expensive and grip very well. Now go ride.

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    Vital MTB member osborne1031
    21183 osborne1031 http://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/users/21183/avatar/c50_IMG_3641_1418009049.jpg?1418008336 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/osborne1031,21183/all 01/24/13 1 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/osborne1031,21183/setup 1 1 6 6

    “Micro knobbies”

    The Good:

    extremely fast, lightweight, good dry grip, not too expensive

    The Bad:

    bad wet grip

    Overall Review:

    This tire is great for dj/ street it rolls like theres grease on it, it grips great in the dry conditions dirt and cement, but not good at all in wet conditions and if you skid the tread wears down

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    Vital MTB member mgolland45
    840 mgolland45 http://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/users/840/avatar/c50_88130960_1278257849.jpg?1290151711 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/mgolland45,840/all 09/13/09 2 5 52 16 3

    Specifications

    Riding Type Dirt Jump / Urban
    Sizes 2.1, 2.25
    Tubeless Compatible
    Bead Folding
    Durometer C3 compound
    Sidewall Single Ply
    Weight

    2.1: 1 lb 3.2 oz (545 g)

    2.25: 1 lb 4.5 oz (580 g)

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    Price $42.00
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