The Vee 10 is great for racing due to its lower profile knob height, which gives it very low rolling resistance. The knobs are ramped and tapered in design and arranged in a V with a total of 10 rows from left to right across the tire. The tire is made with a folding bead, dual compound tread, and 120 threads per inch. We recommend the V 10 if you're planning on racing, especially if the course has lots of hard pack trails or paved sections.
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These tires are such a great value that it is easy to overlook any minor flaws in performance or wear, and my experience says those flaws are hard to find. Supple, easy to mount, and easy rolling tires at an incredible savings. Look up the Vee Rubber story to get an idea of how they can offer good tires at low prices.
Upon initial inspection, this tire was significantly heavier than a Maxxis Ikon 2.2 (~700g), noticeably narrower (like a 1.9 or 2.0), shorter knob height (~2mm), and had a rough rigid casing. There were mfg defects like the nylon wrap around the bead not grossly misaligned to the point it's a flap sticking out. My expectations were low, but I mounted it up with a tube on the rear anyways to see if it was worth the 12 bucks. I found this tire to actually grip really well for such a low profile tire on dry desert hardpack in SoCal (Inland Empire and Orange County). At least it was until I wore the tread down to about a toothpick's thickness, which took only 300 flowy dirt miles. The casing was very tough and it took the hardpack and rocks like a champ. I ran it for about 400 total, with it slipping a lot on accelerations (including cornering, braking), until I couldn't bear it any longer. A couple of crashes due to it sliding out from under me in a corner helped urge me too. In the end, I think it's worth the cash. I would definitely ride these tires over some of the no-grip fast XC tires out there from the likes of Schwalbe. I'm going back to Maxxis tires, as I get 3-4x the lifetime for 3-5x the cost, but with better performance.
I have tried 3 different type of Vee Rubber tires and these are easily the fastest, yet in the same tune the most unstable on loose or wet terrain. The knobs are about 1/16th too shallow for my comfort to use as a rear racing tire. I prefer the even narrower Mission as it has deeper tread but is still lightning fast. Tubeless was no problem. Will make an excellent commuting tire when the weather turns.
Super light, great for street or really hard packed areas. Like everyone else has said it can get quite squiggly in loose rocks or dirt. They're still great tires for light use and roll super fast. I ran them tubeless and the beed blew off, my tire pressure probably was around 35. Not recommended to run tubeless.
I ride mostly hardpack and these tires excell they are FAST and light, they corner great on hardpack. however... the knobs are only about 1/16", as soon as I hit anything a little loose the front tire had a mind of its own, it was all over the trail, I played with the tire pressures but I couldnt get consistent cornering when it got a little loose,...I ultimately got pitched into a tree,... I bought some Ikons since and they are perfect for my needs.
This is a revision of my April 23, 2014 review. I set these tires up tubeless on Velocity Blunt wheels, which was very easily done. With less than 500 miles on them they severely de-laminated!! My advice to you, don't run tubeless!!!
These tires are absolutley worth the price. I finally tried them out yesterday, I ride single track mainly a lot of hard pack on a hardtail 29er. There was a litelt slipping on rocks and roots when they were wet and they do pick up mud because of the close tread pattern. In the dry stuff they had great traction and rolled very fast awesome cornering speed as well. Higly recommending these tires!!
I purchased these hoping that I found a replacement for my Specialized Renegade S-Works that came with my 2011 Stumpjumper. Though these tires are fast, I wouldn't recommend these tires unless you ride exclusively in hard pack. These get squirrelly in gravel. I would attribute this to the tire being narrow Note: These tires run extremely narrow. I don't have the measurements but these are nowhere near a 2.10 tire. The Renegades that I had were 1.95 and made these look like a crossover tire. I would not trust this as a front tire. I run it at 25 psi.
I got these on sale, they are VERY light. These are hands-down the fastest tires I've ever ridden on street/hard-pack. They don't have much to offer in the loose stuff we get here in Northern Nevada. Inexplicably, these tires did great in sand??? It's true, they were great in the sandbox. In the right conditions, these would be GREAT tires: for race-day, especially hard-pack.
I use for my dirt road bike. Has low rolling resistance like a small block eight
Mounted these on my Surly Ogre, my bikepacking rig. Easily set up tubeless on my Velocity Blunt wheels. Initial observation, very fast on Tarmac and hard pack gravel, would not be my first choice for Midwest single track due to the very minimal tread pattern.
These came on my Niner Jet9 Price Point Pro Build and I'm surprised at how well they perform. The trail I ride most has a little of everything; loose dirt, hard pack, carpet, rocks, sugar sand, etc. and they've held up pretty good considering the tread. They do roll fast and as John A. said, they get the job done. Great price too.
These tires roll fast. I ride tarmac and clay/limestone trails. They have held up like a champ. Not quite as much tread as what's on a Geax AKA or Kenda Small Block 8. But they get the job done.Actual weight was 690g. Can't beat the price either. Thanks Price Point.