Intense System 2 review

Get one whilst the trails are still dry

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
£26.95 RRP
Great over hard packed ground, not so good in the wet

Our review

Good dry condition tyres, things can get slippery over wetter trails though
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With tiny knobbed centreline tread and small shoulder blocks, the System 2 certainly rolls fast – especially at high pressures – making it an awesome tyre on tarmac hardpack sections. The centreline also adds some steering stability in sloppy or sandy conditions and it turns in easily.

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However, the centreline slips and slides badly on any raised obstacles, such as damp roots or rocks, while the small, rounded knobs have very little bite on loose ground. They give a predictably early slide rather than a sudden snap out, though, and the tread clears muck pretty quickly. It’s also reasonably tough and long lasting for a race tyre, although the high weight for its size can dull acceleration/agility.

Product Specifications

Product

Name System 2
Brand Intense Tires

Wheel Type Dirt
Tyre Tread Knobbly
Bead Steel
Tyre Width Sizes Available 2.0
Weight (g) 606
Additional Features the System 2 certainly rolls fast – especially at high pressures – making it an awesome tyre on tarmac hardpack sections.
Colour Black