Tioga Blue Dragon Magnum 66 2.3 review

The Blue Dragon family covers a wide range of slightly confusing compound and carcass options, with the basic Magnum 66 sitting near the bottom of the performance/price ladder.

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £30.00 RRP | USD $39.76
The Magnum 66 needs plenty of pressure to keep it stable.

Our review

Fast, light and well priced but sketchy outside of summer
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The Blue Dragon family covers a wide range of slightly confusing compound and carcass options, with the basic Magnum 66 sitting near the bottom of the performance/price ladder. The small square knobs are well supported by rounded buttresses that creep high up each knob, which makes it a fast rolling, predictable rock/groomed course choice. It really struggles in wet or loose conditions though, restricting its use to summer in the UK. The relatively hard compound extends life and increases speed, but makes the tyre even more likely to slip and slide on wet rock and roots. More expensive Slow Rebound rubber types are available, which are great in the dry but sketchy in the wet.

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The thin, vulnerable carcass gives big volume at a low weight, but despite the fat threads, it needs plenty of pressure to keep it stable. For real fat tyre speed though the Cylex version is very light, and prices for all versions (except the Apex) are low.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Blue Dragon Magnum 66 2.3
Brand Tioga

Weight (g) 748
Wheel Type Mountain
Tyre Tread Knobbly
Bead Folding
Rubber Compound Dual-Compound
Tyre Width Sizes Available 2.35 In 2.5 In
Colour Black