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Maxxis Larsen MiMo Tire

3.62/5 (26 Reviews)
MSRP : $28.49


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Maxxis Larsen Mimo Cross 700c: Cyclocross loose to wet conditions tire for front or rear. Small, ramped round knob tread, 60 tpi casing. Special knob shape penetrates soil, sheds loose debris. Single Compound: one compound...


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

Date Reviewed: December 28, 2012

Strengths:    They are okay for going up a clean hard pack hill. Best for riding straight up a tarmac hill.

Weaknesses:    They are terrible as soon as the terrain gest even mildly loose, don't even try to roll over on the sides on anything more than solid hard pack.

Bottom Line:   
After giving them a honest number of chances I have relegated these to the bin. Back to Schwarble Racing Ralphs... actually anything is better.

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Favorite Trail:   Craigieburn forest

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   LBC

Similar Products Used:   Ice skates. Walking on banana skins.


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by David a Cross Country Rider from Bendigo

Date Reviewed: May 10, 2010

Strengths:    great grip - really a gamechanger for me, rounded profile means it dives into corners and then rails.
comfortable - look to be a little higher profile than other maxxis tyres
fast rolling
Don't have that off center tread gap of a lot of maxxis tyres - good for an average bike handler like me


Weaknesses:    Set up skinnier than expected - see comment re profile above, tha'ts where the 'bag' went. Not so bad though in winter, should cut through. Could be a bit pressure sensitive - felt very good at 30psi, a bit skaty at 35

Bottom Line:   
I am very impressed with these tyres (light at 470gms)obviously only new but I feel strongly enough to recommend them.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Chainreaction

Similar Products Used:   larsen TT (great tyre), crossmark (no braking grip), ignitor (great grip, no roll)

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Scalpel - Crossmax SL, with maxlight tubes

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by NicHolmes a Cross Country Rider from South Africa

Date Reviewed: October 9, 2009

Strengths:    I have always enjoyed Maxxis tires. Good with the Traction.

Weaknesses:    Soft Compound does not like rough stuff or tarmac

Bottom Line:   
Awesome tire if you riding loose over hardpack. I did a 106km cross country race a few months back and the tire was epic. It wasnt very happy with the 15 odd km on tarmac though, the tread showed the signs with knobs having tears in them (I stopped prior to the tar section and checked my tire for suspect puncture). Also seems to handle ok with a bit of mud. Havent tried them in the serious wet yet. I think the 1.9" width is awesome on the speed front. And very happy with the traction.

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Favorite Trail:   Karkloof Forest Trails

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   Leighs Cycle Centre

Similar Products Used:   Larsen TT, Rendez, Wormdrive

Bike Setup:   Giant XTC Team, Maxxis Rendez/Minion Front and Larsen Mimo signature Rear

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Bert a Cross Country Rider from Houston, TX

Date Reviewed: November 26, 2006

Strengths:    Light weight

Weaknesses:    Bought the 1.9 size tires that actually measure much smaller.

Bottom Line:   
I bought these tires thinking that these would work well enough for the conditions I ride. Wrong, these work great in dry hardpack conditions, but forget about it if you have loose soil, roots, or sand.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Cyclone cycles

Similar Products Used:   Bunch of stuff

Bike Setup:   Superlight '06 model at about 26.5 lbs

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by spiro vagenas a Racer from denmark

Date Reviewed: March 6, 2006

Strengths:    very good looking,comfortable ride. light

Weaknesses:    very quick wear

Bottom Line:   
This is a review for the larsen mimo cx. With winter in denmark the road can often be icy so I need a very sure footed tire. I commute to work and back on a 22km country road. I have to say the larsen mimo's held the road fine but the tire wear is excessively quick.

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Favorite Trail:   short&sweet

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $21.00

Purchased At:   rolsted

Similar Products Used:   fast freds, Hakkapeliita A10, LHR's and a hand full of others.

Bike Setup:   Koga-miyata terralineralloy-s

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by josh a Cross Country Rider from oakland, ca

Date Reviewed: February 20, 2006

Strengths:    lightweight, low rolling resistance

Weaknesses:    Fragile, small/low volume (harsh ride), traction stinks on anything wet, short life span

Bottom Line:   
This is the Larson Mimo Signature model, used on the rear:

At 100 miles, knobs are missing & the sidewalls are giving way (threads are coming through in several spots). I don't expect much for $10, and that's what I got. This would make a great tire for longer races on fire roads or forest duff. But at the end of the race, you'd probably want to replace it. I wouldn't use this tire for races that involve any rock gardens.

"I'm going, going... back, back ... to WTB."

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Favorite Trail:   JMP (East Bay, baby!)

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   jenson

Similar Products Used:   Half of them

Bike Setup:   Marin steel HT, rim brake rear

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Carl a Cross Country Rider from Somerset

Date Reviewed: October 26, 2005

Strengths:    Strong side walls, little to no squirm when cornering hard, accelerate fast. rides well with heavy rider ( 14/15st) Kevla tyre is light ( 1Lb )

Weaknesses:    Stupid red / orange strip round outer edge... on both sides. could be faster on hardpack

Bottom Line:   
Seems a good tyre, runs reasonably fast, strong side walls. good price for folding Kevla tyre.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   TRi Uk

Similar Products Used:   Useually run Michelene wildgrippers

Bike Setup:   Scott Octane FX 2.5, Judy XLC up front, standard Scott shock on rear,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Darrin a Cross Country Rider from Fairfield, OH

Date Reviewed: July 26, 2005

Strengths:    Quiet on the street when I am there. Smooth on the hard pack. Digs in in the soft dirt. Whips out the mud when they get dirty. I haven't found a weekness yet.

Bottom Line:   
Great tires.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Came with bike

Similar Products Used:   WTB Velociraptor


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Neil a Racer from Janesville, WI

Date Reviewed: June 23, 2005

Strengths:    They have great tread, hook up in all conditions. Angled center knobs really do roll easy. Strong side walls, can handle hard cornering at low pressure. Good castings, no flats yet.

Weaknesses:    Little heavy compared to my Continetal Supersonics.

Bottom Line:   
I run standard tires on UST tubeless rims (CrossMax SL). I was looking for a tire that would be good in all conditions so I didn't have to change it for every race. The MiMo is perfect. We haven't had too much rain this summer so most of my riding has been on dry conditions, the mud that I did encounter seemed to have no effect on the tires though, they hooked up and shed the mud wonderful. If it is really muddy you should be running the Medusa anyway. Some people have said that they wear out quickly, I have put about 800 HARD miles on mine so far this summer and the back is just showing signs of wear. I will probably switch the front and rear and have another 800 miles before I look at them again.
Ok, bottom line...this tire is great, awesome tread pattern, stong bead (doesn't burp air), strong sidewalls (tire doesn't fold when cornering hard), no flats, need I say more? Oh yeah and they look cool! There you got it all now go out and buy some!!!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Maxxis sponsorship

Similar Products Used:   Continental Explorer and Twister

Bike Setup:   NRS C1 basically stock.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by k3n!f a Cross Country Rider from Hobart, Tas, Aus

Date Reviewed: January 14, 2005

Strengths:    Light weight, fast rolling, grips well, super fast on singletrack.

Weaknesses:    Don't climb as well as my last tyres. Seem to break traction long before the old ones did. Not so good in mud or loose fire trails

Bottom Line:   
On the front I have an exception and the back is just a normal. The exception seeems to be worth it for the front but I don't think it would last that long on the back. Great tyre for fast singletrack sucks eggs in the mud though.

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Favorite Trail:   Mt Wellington

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Maxxis and Tioga XC tyres

Bike Setup:   Merida, Fox, Margura, Deore, Maxxis, pretty carbon bits here and there.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tom a Racer from Philly

Date Reviewed: October 24, 2004

Strengths:    Rolls fast, light, versatile. This is for the 2.0 eXCeption series.

Weaknesses:    They will wash out completely if you lean too hard into a turn, I figured it out the hard way.

Bottom Line:   
I love these tires. I raced with them for the first time today at an extremely rocky location.(French Creek in Pa.) They were great on the rocks and the muddy spots. If you go through any real sloppy deep mud, they will pack up on you. But on the plus side, once you get up to speed most of mud cleans out.

As I mentioned above, I went into a turn a little too hot and I went down. That's a good way to find the tires limits.

I had a couple of chances to ride these in pretty dry conditions, and that is were they really shine. They hook up and accelarate really fast.

I highly reccommend these for racers and trail riders who like to go fast and hard.

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Favorite Trail:   Wissahickon

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   too many too list

Bike Setup:   00 enduro set up as a trail/race bike

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Shane Gouldthread a Racer from Weedville

Date Reviewed: October 7, 2004

Strengths:    light, kevlar bead, nice tread pattern, rolls fast!

Weaknesses:    sucks in mudy courses!

Bottom Line:   
they worked nice at the 24 hours of 7 Springs this fall. but the course is nothing but rocks and rocks. it was dry and they ran perfect. never pinched and i ran low pressure for laps.

But- i used them later on in another race in the loose conditions and they were horrible! they packed with mud and never had grip and NEVER shed the mud. just packed up bad. (should have run the best racing tire ever-HUTCHINSON,MOSQUTIO's)

(LIVESTRONG,RIDE LONG)

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Favorite Trail:   EVERY RIDE IS A FAVORTIE

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   other light racing tires..

Bike Setup:   Cannondale F700, All 2003 XT, Avid disc, Mavic 223 wheel, and MOSQUTIO's for racing now!(best tire)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matt Potma a Racer from BC

Date Reviewed: September 16, 2004

Strengths:    light, fast rolling, great grip most of the time

Weaknesses:    wear out fast...

Bottom Line:   
great tire for racing dry to damp conditions. slips around in thick mud. larsen tt 1.9 front and larsen mimo 2.0 on the rear, its a perceft combination for most races. thats my favourite combination ive ever ridden. on a slower race course with easy downhills, ill mount it backwards to get better grip while climbing hills. works great that way

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   from sponsor

Similar Products Used:   michelin wildgrippers, panaracer fire xc pro, irc mythos xc, maxxis flyweight, mofo xc, larsen tt, highroller, wormdrive... etc

Bike Setup:   full xtr 04 oryx tline 750 with larsen tt front and larsen mimo rear tire

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Enns Boy a Racer from Morden Manitoba Canada

Date Reviewed: June 9, 2004

Strengths:    extremely fast rolling, grips nice, super low rolling resistance

Weaknesses:    i wish they could come in a little more wide. something in-between the downhill and XC

Bottom Line:   
first reaction: really awsome.. they roll super fast, and they are really light too. good for racing, and you can't feel any rolling resistance at all. Nice on uphills too
after a year of riding them: tread has lasted quite well considering about 3000 km being put on them; still roll fast.. but like any tire.. uphills feel not quite the same. Buy this tire.. it makes your rides faster, and smooth. They friggen buzz over hard dirt.

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Favorite Trail:   grand beach has some goodies

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   TCC

Similar Products Used:   many other maxxis tires

Bike Setup:   Trek 4500 with tons up upgrade set-ups

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Clive Rubens a Cross Country Rider from Calgary

Date Reviewed: August 17, 2003

Strengths:    Light, fast

Weaknesses:    weak sidewalls

Bottom Line:   
Tried this tire yesterday for the first time under virtually all conditions except mud and was reasonably impressed considering the light weight Today I had gone 500m when the sidewall blewout and ended the trip. Pressure was 60 lbs and the trail was fairly smooth. This is not good enough, I was hoping to use the tire for an upcoming 80Km race but not any more.

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Favorite Trail:   poderface

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $26.00

Purchased At:   Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Python, Panaracer fire XC Pro

Bike Setup:   Specialized Epic

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