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Old 24-12-2014
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GoldenTyre GT216 GT230 review: as used by Graham Jarvis & Ben Grabham

I fitted a GoldenTyre GT216 front and GT230 rear for the recent Wildwood Rock Extreme Enduro and was very impressed with the grip... seemed better than any other tire I've used.

Jarvis, Walker and Lettenbichler are just a few of the top extreme enduro riders using them, and just heard that some of our local guys will be riding on them for 2015: Ben Grabham, Toby Price, Daniel Sanders and others....

Basically I couldn't find a thing wrong with these tyres - awesome grip, well priced, and wearing well... reckon I'll stick with them for as long as I'm doing this cross training stuff and technical riding.





Personally I love them and the reviews on GoldenTyres are consistently very positive but it gets kind of messy working out which tyre is which and what it's suited for. This is the GoldenTyre application chart for enduro riding.




edit: Ferro offered this info which explains the wide choice simply...
The GT 230, 232, 333 and 523 are more traditional style tyres, standard type carcass with a standard size carcass relying on Goldentyre's tread pattern and compound for their performance.

The GT216X and 216HB tyres are the tyres with the different design philosophy. A large volume tyre with relatively soft sidewalls. The increased volume allows a lower pressure and the tyre to get a much larger contact patch. The Erzberg prologue gives a good idea of how they handle at speed.


Balkan Boy kindly offered some info which I've added to:

Rear:
- GT216 THB (winter, wet) GOP3168THB 140 / 80
- GT216 HBN (summer, dry) GOP3168HBN 140 / 80
- GT213 (medium) GOP3165 120 / 90 - 56e
- GT214 (hard) GOP3175 140 / 80 - 60e - Tried this one. Very good.
- GT523 (rocky) GOP4014 140 / 80 - 85e - Keen on this one. Expensive
-GT230 for long tyre life and intermediate to rocky terrain, as in my vid
- GT216 X (also called "gummy"), ultra soft, incredible grip, short life.

Front:
- GT216 (hard) GOP3177 90 / 90 - 49e
- GT216 AA (winter) GOP3172AA 80 / 100
- GT216 V (hardest) GOP3172TL 80 / 100
- GT213 (hard, dry) GOP3167N 80 / 100 - 48e - excellent
- GT216 X (also called "gummy"), ultra soft, incredible grip, wears faster.


EDIT
also got to clock up a lot of miles on the high profile version of this tyre, the 90/100 "fatty".

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Old 24-12-2014
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i too have been using Golden tyres, the 525 rocky. in townsvilles nothing but rock environment they hook up better than nearly anything else i've used, but do wear quicker than other brands. i save a couple for more important rides/events, simply due to their superiour grip.....
My real only grip is there seems to very limited importer support, and i cannot for the life of me get any Golden tyre mousses anymore, which i have also found to be great, but well if ya cant get em.... im not going back to tubes thats for sure....
Common GOLDENTYRE, get serious, get the whole range in and some MOUSSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Bergman, did you fit the oversize 90/100/21 GT216 AA or the 90/90/21?

I've read nothing but great reviews about these tyres...
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Old 25-12-2014
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i too have been using Golden tyres, the 525 rocky. in townsvilles nothing but rock environment they hook up better than nearly anything else i've used, but do wear quicker than other brands. i save a couple for more important rides/events, simply due to their superiour grip.....
My real only grip is there seems to very limited importer support, and i cannot for the life of me get any Golden tyre mousses anymore, which i have also found to be great, but well if ya cant get em.... im not going back to tubes thats for sure....
Common GOLDENTYRE, get serious, get the whole range in and some MOUSSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The mousses are in the country now, and will be available in the next day or so. After the michelin mousses ran out there was a bit of a run on the Goldentyres and they sold out a bit quicker than expected, is my understanding. Once the big suppliers can't supply it doesn't take to much to run the smaller guys out of stock.

I had professional riders looking for any mousses even second hand ones for the A4DE.
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Old 25-12-2014
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Bergman, did you fit the oversize 90/100/21 GT216 AA or the 90/90/21?
I've read nothing but great reviews about these tyres...
it was just the standard one so i figure 90/90/21 but will double check that.

i found the goldentyre catalogue a little confusing regarding the front tyres and there seem to be different names or model designations used on the forums...

in the 216 they list 4 different front tyres:
2 types of 80 /100-21,90/90-21 and 90/100-21.

it seems the 216AA in 80/100-21 tyre is stamped as 216HB.

The 80/100-21 suit from sand through to hard pack and the 90/100 suits med to hard.
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The mousses are in the country now, and will be available in the next day or so. .
Where is the best place to get them from. Ive also been using them and highly rate them but been struggling to get some more.
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Where is the best place to get them from. Ive also been using them and highly rate them but been struggling to get some more.
Stockists are on goldentyre.com.au I haven't got my stock yet but its on the way. It may be a few days till they are on the shelves.
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Stockists are on goldentyre.com.au I haven't got my stock yet but its on the way. It may be a few days till they are on the shelves.
Great. Thanks
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Old 27-12-2014
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So the 230 is the rear model to get ?

Mr Bergman where did you get them, qld offroad tyres lists some, not 230
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Yeah i,d give em a go , but there just to hard to get
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