New Maxxis Tyres for 2016

by David Hayward 3

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.

Ikon+

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).

Rekon+

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).

Forekaster_hotpatch

Comments (3)

  1. What about the Maxxis ‘wide trail’ tyres we were promise, oh, 6 months ago?.

  2. I have seen some prototype 2.50in High Rollers. I reckon we’ll see more very shortly.

  3. They’re also apparently showing a plus-sized High Roller II and DHR II on their stand in Taipei, but haven’t sent any pictures!

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