Maxxis are launching three new tyres at the Taipei Bike Show this week, two plus tyres and one 29er.
The Ikon+ has a light tread for XC 3C Maxx Speed compound (different to the 3C you might be familiar with for mega-gnarr downhill tyres; details here), but the plus sizing gives you increased volume and a much bigger contact patch. Ther are three versions: 120 TPI folding duel compound (EXO/TR), 120 TPI folding 3C Maxx Speed (EXO/TR), and 120 TPI folding duel compound. All measure 27.5×2.8. Exo is sidewall protection, TR is tubeless ready.
The Rekon+ has a much more aggressive tread and the same size casing: 27.5×2.8. There are two versions: 60 TPI folding duel compound (EXO/TR) and the 120 TPI folding 3C Maxx Terra (EXO/TR).
They only sent us a tiny image of the Forekaster, but trust us it does have a larger diameter than the two pictured above. It’s a 29×2.35 tyre, available only as 120 TPI folding dual compound (EXO/TR).