Maxxis Chronicle 29×3 – £110

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  • Maxxis Chronicle 29×3 – £110
  • Typical Surly BS – I reckon they’ve got a mountain of Knards to sell off before they release the DW 😉 I’m interested that the dirt Wizard is bigger than expected too!

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    Suck it up.

    The pricing is ‘inspirational and aspirational’.

    You don’t HAVE to buy one.

    All responses I’ve received over the past few years re massive, unjustified price increases.

    Don’t start complaining now that the manufacturers have started targeting those with a bit more cash.

    Premier Icon Sideways Tim
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    Chronicle’s will be £59 or £69 depending whether you go for the 60tpi or 120 tpi casing. Due mid October. Not sure where the £100+ price has come from, but they aren’t.

    ska-49
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    From here

    Good to know the prices will be more in line with the other 29+ options.

    Sideways Tim – any info on the other 29+ tyres that are coming???

    Premier Icon eddie11
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    Suck it up.

    The pricing is ‘inspirational and aspirational’.

    You don’t HAVE to buy one.

    All responses I’ve received over the past few years re massive price increases.

    Don’t start complaining now that the manufacturers have started targeting those with a bit more cash.

    But but but ITS A TYRE! a maxxis tyre! a thing thats designed to wear out from a large mainstream company in a rim size we’ve had for decades but just a bit bigger bead to bead.

    I live in the western world, i get set up costs, niche premimum, brand engineering etc. but this is like ford suddenly charging ferrari prices for a stretched focus.

    😕

    edit:

    Chronicle’s will be £59 or £69 depending whether you go for the 60tpi or 120 tpi casing. Due mid October. Not sure where the £100+ price has come from, but they aren’t.

    Thank god for that, the world hasn’t gone mad, i’m off for a lie down in a dark place 😆

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    Tough.

    They’ve been doing this for a few years now.
    So far, it’s only affected those of us who struggle to keep bikes going.

    Now it looks like it might just start affecting the Audi drivers, it’s suddenly outrageous.

    Premier Icon Sideways Tim
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    Sideways Tim – any info on the other 29+ tyres that are coming???

    What would you like to know?

    bonesetter
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    Sideways Tim – Member
    Chronicle’s will be £59 or £69 depending whether you go for the 60tpi or 120 tpi casing. Due mid October. Not sure where the £100+ price has come from, but they aren’t.

    POSTED 16 MINUTES AGO # REPORT-POST

    And breathe…

    Well, that is good karmic news indeed

    Looks like CTBM’s past marketing career got the better of him

    bland
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    Maxxis is one of the best examples of marketing around.

    You do all realise Maxxis is just a brand owned and produced by Chen Shin Tyres, yup, them crap tyres you had your bike as a kid.

    Im really surprised no one has picked up CST Tyres as a brand in the UK as they are re-badged Maxxis tyres, or the other way round if you like and ok they have a different tread pattern but i bet there is some decent models in the range, plus you don’t pay Maxxis premium.

    I picked up a folding 2.4 version off ebay for £4 delivered and can confirm, other than a different tread pattern everything else is identical, even the packaging

    bland
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    maybe Raleigh have the rights which means Accell have them so they will soon be specced on Lapierres! (probably not but maybe)

    Premier Icon eddie11
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    I think 18 Bikes have tried CST in the past.

    I’ve always found maxxis the cheapest of the major brands anyway. Thats why everyone buys maxxis isnt it?

    Don’t mean to hijack the thread, but you guys were talking about Vee 29+ tyres? Can’t find any at ALL in the uk?? 🙁

    Gotama
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    Strada wheels seem to get Vee stuff so maybe worth giving them a ring albeit think they only have the fatbike tyre on their website.

    Have Vee made a descent tyre yet though? Always a first time I suppose!,!

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    The Chronicle looks too similar to the Knard to me, i’m going to wait on the 3″ Dirt Wizard which looks the better mud option.

    Sam
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    I’m taking pre-orders on Chronicles now if you want to ensure getting some! £65 for 120tpi EXO, £55 for 60tpi. sam@singularcycles.com

    Rorschach
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    Don’t you think that’s a pretty lame attitude from that video chap

    Leave Sov alone.He is awesomes.

    Premier Icon eddie11
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    I’m taking pre-orders on Chronicles now if you want to ensure getting some! £65 for 120tpi EXO, £55 for 60tpi. sam@singularcycles.com

    Sam (or anyone) are they both tubeless ready and folding bead?

    And is that your kickstarter price? 😉

    birdage
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    Hoped they’d be even more expensive then the less obese tyres might become cheaper?

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    YGM Sam 😀

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    The Chronicle looks too similar to the Knard to me, i’m going to wait on the 3″ Dirt Wizard which looks the better mud option

    +1

    Premier Icon stevemorg2
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    Sam – I mailed you about paying the balance for the Dually rims but haven’t heard anything – I think I’m going to need a pair of Chronicles as well!

    Sam
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    Eddie – they are both folding bead but not officially designated TR. From experience with other Maxxis EXO tyres they should still tubeless up fine.

    Steve – sorry about that, must have somehow missed it, could you please re-send?

    Premier Icon stevemorg2
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    Sam – YHM

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    Used my 29+ Surly Knards in the mud this morning and they were surprisingly ok, set at 10psi on the Rabbit Hole rims they gripped pretty well round our local loamy woodland singletrack, only the wet roots were sketchy but I’m yet to find a tyre of any size or shape that makes much difference on those. I’m gonna stick with them until the nobblier 29+ options are available. Looks like the Maxxis Chronicle might be hitting these shores any day soon, but I’m not sure it’ll be that different from the Knards, it just looks like an oversized Ardent to me which is not a mud tyre.

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    I’m not sure where the £110 price tag came from. I’ve got a pair of Maxxis Chronicles ordered for delivery next week at £58 each (still expensive I agree but understandable as it’s quite a small-volume niche market).

    devs
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    I did a descent last night on knards and pretty much bricked myself. Narrow ledge with a huge steep drop to one side. They just aquaplane/glide/sledge down any wet muddy puddly bits. Did the whole thing prepared to leap off to the safe side. They are fine on everything else, including wet roots. Waiting for my EXO chronicles to come at the end of the month as they will be going on tubeless. £68 from Charlie the Bike Monger. Pricey but that’s the going rate for fat and 29+ tyres.

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    Hopefully the Chronicles will be an improvement 😐

    devs
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    Will let you know soon, my Chronicle EXOs have just arrived from Charlie the Bikemonger. Woop woop.

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    Mine arrived today too. The tread looks like an oversize 2.4″ Maxxis Ardent which is no bad thing in my opinion. Pretty aggressive side nobbles and lots of sipes which should provide more consistent grip than the Knards. Doesn’t feel overly heavy either but I haven’t weighed it yet.

    bonesetter
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    We need pics 🙂

    The £110 price tag was what CTBM had them up for on his site. Pre-release and actual price

    Yeah, the Knards are pretty deadly in the mud

    tazzymtb
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    Got mine on my stooge last week, come up a bit bigger than knard with a flatter profile and some decent side lugs. Still not full mud monster but, they do actually ride a hell of a lot better than the knards. Casing is nice and supple on the non exo, the exo feels a lot stiffer. Tubeless up easily and aren’t to growly on road sections.

    Premier Icon Sideways Tim
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    They’re right nice. Plenty in stock, but all the Exo ones have gone.

    Look like Transformers too.

    scotroutes
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    Tim – what are the Mammoths looking like? I’ve been waiting for a HuDu replacement…

    bonesetter
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    Hang on Tazzy – you’ve been all over these – exo & non – and didn’t update us?? 😉

    Too busy chuntering on the fat bike thread 🙂

    Seriously, I’m looking for a Knard replacement for the Stooge and this seems like the one

    What are you using (exo or not?)

    dirtyrider
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    Tubeless up easily

    on what rim?

    tazzymtb
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    Bonesetter..my tyre updates n so on have been all over facebook on the groups for proper cyclists n stuff like onecog, rather than the netmums on bikes that is silly track 😉

    Not my fault you lot are way behind the curve

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