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Intense Tire Systems MK2 Microknobby Tire

Average User Rating: (Outstanding)
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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    Featured Review

    “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!

    “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.

    “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 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.

    “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.

    “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

    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry


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

    2.1: 1 lb 3.2 oz (545 g)

    2.25: 1 lb 4.5 oz (580 g)

    Price $42.00
    More Info Intense Tire Systems website
    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry