In the face of rising component prices and pre-Brexit exchange-rate hikes, we can bring you some good news, for a change! Maxxis UK has been looking at the (rather eye-watering) prices for its larger tyres – the 2.6, 2.8 and 3.0 – the 4.0 and the 4.8s, and due to some lower production costs, it reckons that it can offer a drop in price of those Maxxis tyres of around 30% – so where a Minion DHR II 27.5 x 2.80 (120TPI) was £94.95 a wheel, going forward, it should now cost £64.99.
Now, whether this applies to new stock coming into shops, or to tyres that the bike shop presumably bought at a previously higher price, it’s unclear. However, when your bike shop is ordering new tyres from Maxxis UK, it’ll be able to offer them at the new, lower prices. They’re still going to make you look twice, ranging, as they do from £49.99 (for a Minion FBR 26 x 4.80, folding dual compound) up to £74.99 (for an FBR 27.5 x 3.80 dual compound EXO/TR)
Here’s what Maxxis says: “Maxxis has chosen The Bike Place (14 – 16 January), to announce a number of significant price reductions across a broad section of its cycle tyre portfolio, including some of the brand’s newly introduced MTB patterns.
Attributed to lower production costs, the price reduction will come into force for all orders placed on or after the 15th January 2018; offering a more appealing RRP for consumers looking to purchase their go-to Maxxis products. Anticipated to create a surge in consumer demand, the new price structure will deliver savings of up to 35 per cent across many of the brand’s most popular cycle tyres. These include the Minion FBF/FBR+, Chronicle+, Rekon+, Ikon+, High Roller II+ and the Minion DHF+/DHR II+; all of which are being showcased at The Bike Place”
Intrigued? Then visit: www.maxxis.co.uk