Maxxis MOFO XC Older Tires

3.42/5 (19 Reviews)
MSRP : $30.00


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Maxxis MOFO XC


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by buckeyepost a Weekend Warrior from C-bus OH

Date Reviewed: March 30, 2010

Strengths:    great treadwear, good all around traction

Weaknesses:    tends to collect mud easily

Bottom Line:   
Great all around tire for me. Climbs well, good dry traction, pounds through the mud and the treadwear is great. I've been rocking these tires for 8-9 years and they still do the trick. Great bang for your buck...

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   can't remember

Bike Setup:   Gary Fisher Kai Tai

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John a Weekend Warrior from Philippines

Date Reviewed: March 14, 2005

Strengths:    great grip

Weaknesses:    vibrations on concrete

Bottom Line:   
i just installed the mofo xc rear, good cheap alternative for cross country. great grip. vibration could be felt on concrete riding though. will test the mofo xc front next week.

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $5.00

Bike Setup:   04 giant yukon with shimano xt groupset, rock shox pilot xc, mavic 223 rims,

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Bjorn Borgen a Cross Country Rider from Horten, Norway

Date Reviewed: July 29, 2003

Strengths:    Good traction in mud. Great for climbing those "impossible" hills.

Weaknesses:    Vibrations

Bottom Line:   
I really find these tires to be great in mud and going up those almost impossible climbs. Some vibrations on hard ground and on the road.

Great value for the money.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $70.00

Similar Products Used:   Michelin Jet, Richley Speedmax

Bike Setup:   Marvil Fury full Shimano XTR 2003, V brakes

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Bryan a Weekend Warrior from Newport, KY USA

Date Reviewed: October 21, 2002

Strengths:    Low-ish rolling resistance. Light weight. Great durability. Cool looking...BUT...

Weaknesses:    The front MoFo is a hazard!!! It washes out with NO warning whatsoever. Terrible performance in anything not absolutely dry.

Bottom Line:   
How a bike manufacturer who hails from the slime of western Canada ever spec'd these on one of their bikes is beyond me. Wet performance absolutely stinks. What's more, the front tire gives you ZERO warning before it washes out. So you'll be zipping along fast singletrack one minute and sliding down the hill on your back the next.

To be fair, this isn't a terrible tire in dry, hardback conditions, especially the rear tire. But even in the dry, I have to be really careful with the front tire getting sketchy on switchbacks.

The tire is very durable, though. In a year of tough riding on rocks and roots, not one pinch flat. Pretty amazing.

Where this tire excels is for the rider who rides the occasional horse trail or fire road but spends most of his/her time on pavement. I cycle commute to work twice a week and the tread still looks brand new.

But please, don't rely on these for anything resembling "real" mountain biking. You'll just wind up with a lot of bruises.

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Favorite Trail:   Cooper's Rock (West Virginia)

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Came with bike

Similar Products Used:   Panaracer Smoke/Dart, Specialized Team Control, ancient "Farmer Johns" (why can't they bring back tires like that???)

Bike Setup:   Rocky Mtn. Fusion, stock except for RockShox Judy Race, WTB dual-compound trail grips, WTB Laser V Stealth Saddle, SPD 536 pedals.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Denis a Weekend Warrior from Barrie Ont.

Date Reviewed: October 1, 2002

Strengths:    price, good traction, look good too

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
I've only had the tires for about three weks, but they have not failed me yet in any terrain. I'e tried them in 5 inches of mud, good traction, tired them on dry single track, good traction, even cornering was good

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Favorite Trail:   All at Hardwood hills

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Cycle Path

Bike Setup:   Kona Fire mountain stock other then tires

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by JDub a Racer from Izmir, TU

Date Reviewed: April 10, 2002

Strengths:    Durable (See weaknesses)

Weaknesses:    This tire has such a hard compound it is not capable of gripping any surface.

Bottom Line:   
I selected this tire for muddy race conditions. That was my first mistake. The tires accumulate a large ammount of mud and debris very quickly in wet conditions and lack shedding capability. Mistake number 2 was realized when I decided to try the tires on hardpack, dry conditions. The front tire washes out at random. As you can all imagine that is a bad thing while going down a hill at a high rate of speed. In closing I would like to ask one question....What, specifically did Maxxis design this tire for? It has failed in two of the most basic areas of mt. bike tire performance. Save the cash and buy something else.

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Favorite Trail:   They are all good

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $28.00

Purchased At:   The Bike Doctor

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager Jones XC, Velociraptors, IRC Revolt

Bike Setup:   Trek 8000, SID SL, Rolf wheels, Easton carbon bar, Bontrager Racelite Saddle, Full XT drivetrain, XTR rear

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Greg a Weekend Warrior from Alberta

Date Reviewed: March 7, 2002

Strengths:    looks nice, lasts long, good gription on hardpack and has that killer name

Weaknesses:    These tires will make you lose your confidence when cornering. I tend to use the breaks way more now in the corners because these babies will lose their grip and slide

Bottom Line:   
Sort of expensive, don't be lured in to by the sweets looks,these are evil. They are good for xc hardpack stuff but not good for me. They came with the bike so what can you do.

p.s. watch the loose corners!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager Revolts, Bontrager Jones, Panaracer

Bike Setup:   XT, Rocky Mountain, Marzocchi,RaceFace

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by DCS a Cross Country Rider from New York

Date Reviewed: January 7, 2002

Strengths:    Long wearing

Weaknesses:    Poor cornering, middling to poor traction, vibration

Bottom Line:   
Don't buy this tire. My Continental Goliath semi-slicks are better off-road than these. These tires will wash out unexpectedly in cornering, especially where the ground is a little soft or sandy. Terrible grip on rock and roots as well. Definitely not an East Coast tire.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by G Desmond a Cross Country Rider from S'pore

Date Reviewed: November 12, 2001

Strengths:    Hard compound, does not wear easily, good gripping on wet slip & muddy surface.

Weaknesses:    Threading side CRACK easily after i used it for 3 mths.

Bottom Line:   
As compare to this tire with michellin, it do not last long due to the CRACK beside the threading so please don't buy this model of this tire. You may regret buying this tire can last for 3-6 mths.

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Favorite Trail:   Any

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   THH

Similar Products Used:   Michellin wildgripper comp s 1.95" & WTB velociraptor 2.1"

Bike Setup:   GIANT ATX 890, sid 100, XT/XTR

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by KT same a Cross Country Rider from LI

Date Reviewed: November 9, 2001

Strengths:    Look good, seems durable, price (both). Handle reasonibly well in mud, good climbing traction.

Weaknesses:    Front and rear corner terribly

Bottom Line:   
Bought em on close out seeking a good deal. Both front and rear corner terribly. My Bonty Revolt SuperX semi-slicks corner better than these things and offer a much smoother ride. Stiff tire compound and knobbies gave off so much vibration that I would feel pain in my wrists afterwards. Contrary to some reviews here, they have handle well a few times in mud. Took them off and much happier now. A few people have commented these are more suitable to west coast riding (I am on the east),a and if you want them cheap let me know, maybe 650 miles on 'em.

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Favorite Trail:   long ones

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $22.00

Purchased At:   Jenson USA

Similar Products Used:   the old PychoTTs, Bonty Revolt SuperX

Bike Setup:   Mantra Comp, the usual good stuff

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nate a Cross Country Rider from Lindon, UT

Date Reviewed: September 1, 2001

Strengths:    Light and it corners better than anything I have ever ridden. I ride on mostly dry stuff.

Weaknesses:    -none-

Bottom Line:   
If you want a front tire that can make you feel like a dual slalom king, get it.

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Favorite Trail:   Slickrock

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   Jenson USA

Similar Products Used:   Panaracer, IRC, Specialized

Bike Setup:   Rockhopper FS, mostly stock

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Dean a Cross Country Rider from ft.mcmurray alberta canada

Date Reviewed: August 30, 2001

Strengths:    name
not to much else ahah excet hardpack


Weaknesses:    horribale in sand!
anyhting other than hardpack..


Bottom Line:   
not to good except the name!

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Favorite Trail:   anywhere

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   revolution cycle

Similar Products Used:   dunno?


Bike Setup:   rocky soul with deore everyting..
raceface cranks..

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Anthony a Weekend Warrior from White Plains, NY

Date Reviewed: June 20, 2001

Strengths:    This tire is 100% great when it's dry and packed.

Weaknesses:    90% of my riding is not dry and packed.

Bottom Line:   
Like i said, great tires on dry hardpack, but this is the east coast... so they are not cutting it. I thought that these tires would be fairly aggressive, being a sized down version of the Mofo downhill/freeride tire. My first few rides were OK, but when the trail is loose and crumbly, the front has a tendency to wash out early (not good). The back hooks up well for climbing, until it hits a root or rock, or anything not hard dirt. I took a 3 mph spill on wet rock that I just never saw coming. My 2.1 Notos actually hooked up better in the rear.
With all that being said, I guess that they are light, and they were cheap, so that's working for them.

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Favorite Trail:   wherever

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   jenson

Similar Products Used:   Mythos, Notos, Pana Smoke/Dart, Ritchey

Bike Setup:   Catamount MFS

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mike Nation a Weekend Warrior from FWB, FL, U.S.

Date Reviewed: June 2, 2001

Strengths:    Moderately low rolling resistance.
Corners well
Good in the soft stuff


Weaknesses:    Climbing can be problematic
Gripping on roots is poor
Wet traction is not great


Bottom Line:   
This tire is a great tire for my use: trail riding with some soft sand spots and limited climbing. Cornering is great in soft stuff but not wet stuff. Durability seems to be holding up well. I used IRC Pirhana Pros before this and they were better climbers and better at speed but the MOFO overtakes it on all else.

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Favorite Trail:   Timberlake (Eglin Reservation)

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $22.00

Purchased At:   mail order

Similar Products Used:   Panaracer Duster II

Bike Setup:   Gary Fisher HOO KOO E KOO

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by GIANT xc a Weekend Warrior from S'pore

Date Reviewed: March 8, 2001

Strengths:    Excellent in cornering, extremely low in rolling resistance to produce fast revolution, smooth while riding and does not built up any jerking during low speed.

Weaknesses:    None yet.....

Bottom Line:   
Pretty good tire. Is much more lighter than the other tire. And the tire tread was well design so nothing to say but this tire is cost a reasonable quite. Do try it.

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Favorite Trail:   Off-road

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $34.00

Purchased At:   T.H.H

Similar Products Used:   None yet...

Bike Setup:   GIANT ATX 840, Alivio drivetrain, XT control, XT Hub and weinmann zac rim.

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