CST Czar Tires - Clincher

2.78/5 (9 Reviews)
MSRP : $40.00

Product Description

Take corners with ease with the Czar, a fast-rolling, dual compound tire featuring increased cornering traction.
The pro level tire provides a lightweight EPS puncture resistance layer, making the Czar's dependability as good as its performance.

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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Jonathan Commuter & ex-racer a Commuter

Date Reviewed: October 10, 2017

Strengths:    Look fairly robust with good tread pattern. Cheap. Offer reasonable puncture resistance

Weaknesses:    Difficult to fit (very tight fit on the rim.) Bead separates from tyre eventually.

Bottom Line:   
Bought these as a replacement for worn out Schwalbe Lugano tyres on my daily commute road bike (200 miles per week) for £11.00 each. Managed to fit them after a bit of a struggle getting them over the rim. Rode these in rain and sunshine no problem over a thousand miles. Cornering and handling seemed ok. However the tyres feel somewhat dead as I suspect rolling resistance is high.
Riding over 1000 miles on Londons' busy pot holed roads gave no punctures. However I noticed that the rear tyre had developed a wobble.
It looked as though the sidewall was collapsing, but further investigation revealed the beading wire was separating from the rest of the tyre. Never seen that before, and I have been riding for over 30 years. Am going back to Scwalbe.

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Favorite Ride:   Chilterns

Price Paid:    $11.00

Purchased At:   e-bay.

Similar Products Used:   Schwalbe Lugano. Bontrager Race Lite. Gatorskins. Michelin Pro 4.

Bike Setup:   Alu-Carbon Avanti Corsa Road Frame with Campagnolo Chorus 10 speed. Khamsin wheels.
ITM bars/stem. Exustar/Look pedals. Selle Italia Saddle.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jojo a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: September 13, 2016

Strengths:    They seem durable and able to hold its grip on corners. They're very affordable.

Weaknesses:    The rolling resistance is higher than that of the Maxxis Detonators and much higher than that of the Vittoria Zafiro Slicks - I had to 'acclimatize' myself to harder pedaling when I took my RB with this on to a 75 km ride. Increasing the tire pressure is not very helpful as the very slight decrease in pedal hardness is 'shadowed' by a much rougher ride. Anyway, I think for the price, these would be good training tires.

Bottom Line:   
Never use these tires on races. These would be good (I think) as training tires but it will slow you down on a race.

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Price Paid:    $12.00

Purchased At:   Local Bike SHop

Similar Products Used:   Maxxis Detonator, Vittoria Zafiro Slick

Bike Setup:   Road Bike: Louis Garneau LCA w/ Tiagra drive train. Previously used Maxxis Detonator tires & switched to CST Czar tires when worn out;
Triathlon Bike: Jamis Xenith T w/105 drivetrain & Vittoria Zafiro Slick tires

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by FRANK NEAL

Date Reviewed: November 1, 2015

Strengths:    The price , the ride and the comfort

Weaknesses:    no complaints

Bottom Line:   
I have ridden 322 miles in the heat and rain in Central ..And I I have zero complaints . the comfort , reliability and durability are far beyond what I was expecting from a economical tire . I am a fan of these tires . What a great product . I will definitely be a repeat buyer . Keep up the great work .

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by elise a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: August 21, 2013

Strengths:    My husband has had this tire on his bike rear for mod than a year now. He doesn't ride a lot, none the less it hasn't given us any trouble. It seems to hold air better than the older expensive front tire. I just had 2 put on
my bike and they feel pretty good. I ride 50-100mi/week, even if its 100° out. The guy that installed them did mention something about using a shorter stem with these tires, maybe that'd help some people that don't chance the tire for a living.

Weaknesses:    Haven't found any yet

Bottom Line:   
Overall, fine tire for everyday riding. I haven't had the experience of the best tires to compare these too. Seem just fine to me. I really like the feel of these tires on my hands, almost tacky. But that may be the lack of dirt. Hoping the traction is awesome. Good luck out there!

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Purchased At:   local bike shop, tis

Bike Setup:   Road bike

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike

Date Reviewed: January 13, 2013

Strengths:    I rode these tires for over a 1000 miles without complaint. I rode them on chip seal in SC and across the entire state of AR and did not flat. This past weekend I finally had to replace them. I tried Michelin Krylon and pinched two tubes trying to install them. I am going back to CSTs!

Weaknesses:    None. Cant beat the price and durability in my experienc

Bottom Line:   
Why fix it if they are not broke!

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