Maxxis CrossMark UST 29er Tire

4/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $82.00

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Product Description

Designed with help from the World Champion, Christoph Sauser, CrossMark represents a dramatic evolution of the XC racing tire. The nearly continuous center ridge flies on hardpack, yet has enough spacing to grab wet roots and rocks.

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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rob a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: August 26, 2014

Strengths:    Use them tubeless on Mavic UST rims without sealant. Easiest mounting and immediately airtight.
Very little tread wear - after ~2500 km including a heavy Transalp, only a few tiny cuts but far away from air leaks.
Robust sidewalls - no problem when driving low air pressures (even on 19mm rims).
Low rolling resistance (at warm weather!!) somewhere between Conti Race King BCC and Schwalbe Racing Ralph EVO on hard surface.
Grip has always been enough except at very wet conditions.

Weaknesses:    Weight.
Rolling resistance increases significantly with cold temperatures. Already noticeably at about 15°C. Really bad in winter conditions.
No good self-cleaning.

Bottom Line:   
Weight takes away agility from the bike and sometimes you will be annoyed about that.
The second point is its temperature-sensitivity: avoid driving at cold weather.
But all in all it is a real no-problem tire, durable, fast (depending), easy to mount, stable and good grip

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Duration Product Used:   10 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

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Similar Products Used:   Conti Race King Race Sport BCC
Schwalbe Racing Ralph
Schwalbe Rocket Ron

Bike Setup:   Hardtail

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

Date Reviewed: March 8, 2012

Strengths:    A true UST XC specific race tire. Works great as a rear tire, but also have run it front and rear on my Salsa Dos Niner. The sturdy sidewalls allow you to go low with the psi and avoid any squirm. The Crossmark tread is a tried and true XC dry conditions favorite and lasts a long time.

Weaknesses:    Not a race weenie weight at over 800g per tire.

Bottom Line:   
Great Midwest race tire - especially for the rear end of the bike. I've run them for nearly 2 years without any sealant (one has to dip the valves in sealant before tightening them down to the rim hole to create an airtight seal. Very impressive UST tire worth considering if one wants to go UST. The sturdy sidewall and knowledge that you've got a durable tire below you is worth the extra weight.

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Favorite Trail:   Storm Mountain

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   Maxxis

Similar Products Used:   Ardent 2.25 LUST, Raven 2.2, XR 2.25, Aspen 2.1, Crow 2.0, Karma 1.9, IKON 2.2, Racing Ralph 2.25

Bike Setup:   Salsa Dos Niner front and rear with the Crossmark 2.1, Niner RIP 9 with the Crossmark 2.1 LUST in the rear and the Ardent 2.25 LUST up front. Mounted on Stans Flow rims, Crest rims and American Classic MTB 29"er disc rim converted to tubeless with yellow tape and valve. Works great on all of those rims.

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