Boy, do we not envy the role of tyre manufacturers these days! With wheel standards changing faster than we change our underpants (twice during Eurobike week FYI), it boggles the mind how tyre brands like Maxxis are able to keep up with the latest “IT” tread width and rim diameter. During Eurobike 2016 however, Maxxis debuted its most comprehensive line of tyres yet.
With new width options being offered to address the ballooning plus market (pun semi-intended), riders will now be able to get their hands on beefier and more aggressive rubber for their plus hardtails and full suspension bikes, such as the High Roller II and the Minion. Up until recently, many plus tyres have erred on the lightweight side, with thin sidewalls and dry-condition tread patterns that have left British mountain bikers wanting. We’ve been calling for more cut-resistant plus tyre options and ones that are better designed to cope with our *ahem* mixed conditions in the UK, so these new options from Maxxis will be very welcome indeed.