Intense 909 FRO Lite tyre review

Predictable and tacky race rubber

Our rating 
3.8 out of 5 star rating 3.8
GBP £34.95 RRP | USD $36.95
Intense 909 FRO Lite Tyre

Our review

A real gem for days when you just can’t decide what tyres to run
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Sculpted from downhill-specific sticky rubber, the 909s are designed for racing only. They have a folding bead with two-ply casing to help protect them.


The 26 x2.35in models we tested weighed in around the 1,180g mark, which is reasonable, but they can’t be used with tubeless systems which may discourage weight conscious folk.

In soft or mildly gloopy conditions the square treads dig in and rail the turns well, with good braking performance. The side treads clear quickly, making easy work of cambers and loamy turns. The inner, firmer treads reduce rolling resistance.


Things get a little dicey on harder surfaces when the tyres skate a bit before hooking up, but this is predictable and easily controlled.

Product Specifications


Name 909 FRO Lite Tyre (09)
Brand Intense Tires

Weight (g) 1180
Bead Folding
Tyre Width Sizes Available 2.35 In