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Maxxis Ikon Tire

3.67/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $47.99

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Product Description

The 3C Triple Compound uses three distinct layers for optimal performance. EXC technology uses a Special compound mixed with a high TPI to create a lightweight, durable tire.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by spgallo a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: July 10, 2012

Strengths:    I have raced on alot of different tires and these have the best combo of fast rolling with excellent cornering traction. The tread life is great too.

Weaknesses:    Sidewalls are paper thin. I understand they are trying to save weight here, but its not worth it if you DNF. Our entire race team waisted our hard earned dollars on these this year. 4 of us did the Lemurain Classic this year and we all had side wall tears. The sidewalls were completely waisted after 150 miles - gave me 4 more sidewall tears and eventually all the rubber on the sidewalls completely wore off so the casing threads were showing through. Other riders on my race team has similar experience.
Insanely difficult to mount tubeless. The one thing that worked was to mount them tubed for a couple days to stretch out the tire. They were then somewhat reasonable to mount tubeless.

Bottom Line:   
Fast tire with balance of traction. Terrible value considering short lived sidewalls and high cost. Buy the EXO side wall version. I retired these tires and went with the iKon with EXO sidewalls which have held up great for 300+ miles with no tears and decent tread wear.

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Similar Products Used:   Kenda Small Block 8, Maxxis Alpine, Geax Sagauro, WTB Wolverine

Bike Setup:   5" FS

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

Date Reviewed: June 6, 2012

Strengths:    Grip, Speed, Weight, Puncture resistance

Weaknesses:    Price, disaster in mud

Bottom Line:   
I use my bike mostly on forests' beaten paths, over mountain tractor trails, cross country racing and marathons(hardpack, loose, grass, sand, rocks,pavement). I wanted a light fast tyre but also to be resistant to flats. I must say I find this tyre absolutely wonderful. It is incredible fast and the amount of grip is fabulous in dry to moist conditions. In wet it's not so great but it's not advertised for that. Haven't got any flats yet. I think this tyre is the best compromise between light weight and resistance. The best tyre I've used so far.

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Favorite Trail:   Faget

Price Paid:    $55.00

Purchased At:   bike-discount.de

Similar Products Used:   Continental Race King Supersonic, Schwalbe Racing Ralph, IRC, Maxxis Ignitor, Mission Speed, Hutchinson Toro XC

Bike Setup:   Rocky Mountain Vertex 90 RSL

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by tedtoo a Racer from Oz

Date Reviewed: October 7, 2011

Strengths:    Rolls pretty well. Although on the bitumen is is a bit noisy and chattery. But it's got such a big bag and reasonable side knobs that you can crank it over in pretty much any condition with predictable gradual give. The Exc version is very light for a genuine 2.2" tyre - at 480~500gms. Haven't punctured yet.

Weaknesses:    None yet.

Bottom Line:   
Seems like a fast reliable tyre. I bought it for a race for which there was some heavy grass involved (the stuff you roll over not up!). The idea is a big bag should make light work of the grass - it worked! I would give it 5 chillis but it just gives out a bit on the loose-packed stuff - but then what doesn't? As an XC racer this tyre will be a welcome member to the stable for grassy conditions...

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $27.00

Similar Products Used:   Crossmark, RR

Bike Setup:   Anthem with ZTR Crests etc 10.5kg

Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

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Ikon (2.2 & 2.35 EXO) alternate to RaRa/NoNi (2.1/2.25 EVO)

This is for 26" version, Utah, DRY trail, some rocky sections, areas of buff turns with some small loose gravel (about 1 cm or less in size). The 26x2.2 Ikon (rear) is a good substitute for the 2.1 RaRa (rear). I wouldn't use it on the front. About the same size and grip as the 2.1 RaRa, the tre ... Read More »

WTB i19 and Maxxis Ikon TR

Howdy. Any of you use an Ikon TR (EXO 3C Maxxspeed) on a WTB i19? Most "tubeless ready" versions of tires have worked well with these rims, but I haven't tried any of Maxxis' rubber on them. Thanks.Read More »

26x2.2 Maxxis Ikon Exo 3C EXO

Oops, make that Exc EXO's. Just got one tire in the mail and mounted it up on a DT M1700 wheel, rear tire. There has been a lot of info on the 29x2.2, but not as much on the 26 version. It came in at 540 grams, the width of the tire, folded was about 6.25 inches - 158 mm. Mounted, the tread is 52 mm ... Read More »

Ikon 26x2.35??

Has anyone come across these yet. The 29ers appear to have made it into a few shops, but I haven't seen any 26" models pop up yet. The 3C EXO version will be the perfect summer rear tire for an all-mountain/trail bike.Read More »

Maxxis Ikon vs Crossmark

I ride in central Texas and I'm looking for the perfect set of tires for my HT. Trails are only open when it's bone dry. I do about 50% road and 50% trail riding so I've narrowed it down to these two fast rolling tires. Should I get Ikon for F & R? Or Crossmark F & R with a modification to the front ... Read More »

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