This is the first "gummy" tire I've ever tried and it was definitely an experience. Mounting it was a breeze due to the extremely soft compound, like no other tire. It had superb traction in the hard pack rocky trails of PA... However, after only about an hour and a half it was shredded, edges were non existent, and corner knobbies started to tear. At this point I was quite dissaponted thinking that it was done, on to the next tire. Money was tight, so I decided to reverse the tire for an enduro the following weekend. After about 4-5 tests, all the center knobs were GONE. And to my surprise, the traction was still the same as it was when new, even with practically no knobs! It blew my mind. I ran a bib mousse with it on a KTM 250XCW. Overall, this tire had the best traction I've ever experienced, which almost makes up for the high price tag and short life.
Goldentyre GT523X "Gummy" Rear Tire
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My son ran this tire at the Devils Head ISDE in the Tillamook Burn this year. Basically it's a game changer. The ultra soft compound and carcass when paired with a soft mousse provide traction like he has never experienced. I fully expected the tire to be trashed in the 100 mile event but it wasn't. A bit more wear than I would expect from a normal tire but the traction didn't fall off as the edge went away. Amazing single track tire!