Maxxis Beaver 29er Tire

3.6/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $64.95

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Product Description

Make wet race conditions ideal by giving yourself a fair advantage over the rest of the field. Maxxis didn't mess around when it designed the Beaver 29 inch tire.

Maxxis Beaver 29 29er Tire Pro Review

In North Vancouver, it’s now deep into fall and a good time to try out tires that do well in mud and rain. I tested the 29 x 2.00 Maxxis Beaver tires on a Santa Cruz Tallboy. Given that I’m not racing, I elected for the slightly heavier and more robust 60TPI Maxxis Beavers. I’ve had 20 days on them mounted on Stans Crest rims; the front has a tube and the rear is tubeless. The Maxxis-stated weights were very close to real weights. I used the Maxxis Beavers front and rear. One measured 550g. Another measured 540g. Continue reading →

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by stubs a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: January 31, 2014

Strengths:    Finds amazing grip in mud but doesnt like clay but then I have never come across a tyre that worked in clay. For a mud tyre rolls surprisingly well and isnt too growly on the tarmac. Light and so far (150 miles) it hasnt worn or had lumps torn out of it. It only cost me £19.99 in a sale.

Weaknesses:    An absolute swine to get tubeless I was pumping like an Olympic athlete and seeing stars but it wouldnt pop on it only went on when I fitted a tube and rode it for a week before trying again. I got it to pop on to the rim but it weeps sealant out of hundreds of tiny holes in the sidewalls and needs pumping up every ride.

Bottom Line:   
Overall an excellent mud tyre the best balance I have found between mud grip and the feeling that you are riding with the brakes jammed on that you get from some mudders. If you want to go tubeless dont use Stans liquid it just doesnt seal up the sidewall a friend has had better luck with Caffe Latex.

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Favorite Trail:   Special K

Duration Product Used:   1 month

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager, Michelin and Panaracer mud tyres of various types

Bike Setup:   Vitus Rapide 29 carbon hardtail, Superstar wheels, SID forks, Avid Elixir carbon brakes, Sram X9 drive, Easton finishing kit.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by _anonymus_

Date Reviewed: September 16, 2013

Strengths:    Absolutely great in mud and in wet conditions.
Raced it this weekend in a wet and extremely muddy 24h-race, and this tire is incredible.
I could ride up muddy climbs were everybody else was walking, and they made me go fast in rooty switchbacks were everybody else needed to be very cautious.
Very easy to set up tubeless (65 tpi version).

Weaknesses:    Rolls poorly on dry hardpack and tarmac.
Price is quite high compared with Geax tires I normally ride.

Bottom Line:   
Great tire if you use it for what it's made: wet and muddy conditions.
Oustanding in mud. Lots of grip on wet roots, even when cornering.
I bought these especially for a 24h race that was going to be extremely muddy after a week of very bad weather.
These were the worst mud conditions I ever rode in, and the tire did extremely well.
I will leave them on for the rest of the fall and winter.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by argibson a Cross Country Rider from Novato, CA

Date Reviewed: March 14, 2012

Strengths:    Good grip in moist conditions, lightweight.

Weaknesses:    Weak/thin sidewalls and difficult initial tubeless setup.

Bottom Line:   
Tore the sidewall too big to have sealant save it on an uphill rocky climb during a race. Really disappointed in the durability. Only rode for six weeks before total failure.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   California Bike & Be

Similar Products Used:   I ususally run a Crossmark in the summer and an Ignitor in the winter, but wanted to give this new lighter tire a try.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by BruceBrown a Racer from Iowa

Date Reviewed: March 9, 2012

Strengths:    The name says it all - it loves the wet and mud. The soft rubber is able to dig, morph and slog through the trail when Ma Nature has dumped a lot of rain onto the course. Sure footed traction on singletrack when other tires are giving up the ghost. Very light tire as well and perfect for XC racing in the wet.

Weaknesses:    None that I have found when used for the intended purpose.

Bottom Line:   
I used the Beavers in several races during the 2011 season (Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin). Sometimes, changing tires in the parking lot before the race started as the rain started to hit. Minnesota and Wisconsin XC race series are both "rain or shine" series. Having a tire that you can count on for the wet races (and there were plenty of those last season with all of the rain) is a must.

They are game changers for riding in wet conditions. Volume is small enough that mud doesn't pack up and clog the chainstay and yoke area, but plenty of volume for an XC tire when you must ride in mud. I've had no problem running them tubeless and they aired up with a floor pump every time I've mounted them. Hands down, the best XC mud tire in 29"er size available!

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Favorite Trail:   Storm Mountain

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Maxxis

Similar Products Used:   Kenda Klaw, IRD FireXC Pro - both used for mud

Bike Setup:   JET 9 with Stans Crest rims, Beavers mounted tubeless

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Don Mason a Cross Country Rider from Seattle, WA

Date Reviewed: February 19, 2012

Strengths:    Great traction and very light.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Switched from the Crossmark this winter. The Crossmark seems to have a bad rap but I found it to a be really a great cross country tire, especially if you run the rear tire backwards for more grip, but decided to put on a mud tire for our sloppy NW winters. I have been riding about two days a week this winter, and so, far I love the Beaver! No slipping on wet and rooty trails, and the cornering is confidence inspiring. Love em!

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Favorite Trail:   Tokul West

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $55.00

Similar Products Used:   Kenda Nevegal, Maxis Crossmark

Bike Setup:   Stock Anthem X 1 29'er

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