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Maxxis Mobster Tire

4.04/5 (72 Reviews)
MSRP : $24.98


Product Description

Hard-pack terrain cross-country tire for front or rear. Center knobs have stabilizing bars for better knob stability, lower rolling resistance and added lateral hold. Counter-sunk center knobs increase braking and handling. Semi-split side lugs add an extra edge for better handling while maintaining side knob integrity. Also available: 26 x 2.70 downhill version.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Alexander M

Date Reviewed: October 24, 2012

Strengths:    Long lasting Super Tacky 26x2.5 rear tire

Weaknesses:    Very Little or none.

Bottom Line:   
I've used this rear tire on my DH bike for about 3 years and is now showing wear and tear. One time a rock tried to penetrate into the middle tire tread but didn't go thru to the innertube. It has lasted for the cost when I got it. With the wear and tear as of now, the sidewalls are starting to show evidence of cracking so this spring for 2013, will be replacing rear tire and innertube with a wetscream. I do a lot of riding.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by JamisonW a Downhiller from Poway CA

Date Reviewed: September 5, 2010

Strengths:    Definitely long lasting. Last foreeever. No flats whatsoever, even running low PSI the only thing that made it pop was 3ft drop to river rocks.

Weaknesses:    For 2.7 front, doesn't really hook up with trail as well as others. I've washed out a few times, and that was running low also.

Bottom Line:   
They are off road tires. They are not the best, but they work. The front doesn't really hook up well, and the back slips some times when climbing. I've heard they are good for wet rocks/roots, but I ride DH in brushy desert with a fair amount of loose rocks. Very durable, but I wouldn't use for those ^ conditions.

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Favorite Trail:   Ted Williams/Arbolitos

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   craigslist (whole bi

Similar Products Used:   Street tires on DH trails

Bike Setup:   2001 GT DHi Race

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bryan a Weekend Warrior from hopewell junction, ny

Date Reviewed: June 24, 2007

Strengths:    Sticky compound is just what's needed on wet, slippery rocks and corners. Wide spaced knobs clear mud effortlessly, strong cornering knobs.

Weaknesses:    If you're looking for low rolling resistance, this is probably not your tire, though I don't use it for cross country, so I can't comment.

Bottom Line:   
This tire isn't the latest money maker for maxxis, but I don't care. At Plattekill it grips slimy rock and between roots really well, cleans mud the best so far.I convert all my tires with Stan's, run 19 to 23 psi, no flats.When your life depends upon a small patch of rubber, a fast wearing tire is a small price to pay. I'm not a racer, so rolling resistance is not an issue, however this would not be my first choice for cross country or trail riding. I've found a new favorite, will probably buy again when it wears out in 2-3 months.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   High roller 2.7 is ok, Al mighty 2.6(currently using in back cuz 24"s are hard to find)is awesome, gazzi 2.6 so so

Bike Setup:   '00 bighit w/ 5th element, boxxer team, evil 2 ring cg, 24"rim in back, blah blah blah 2.7 sticky up front

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by David Lowe a Downhiller from Nevada City CA

Date Reviewed: June 17, 2007

Strengths:    good tire. tick as all hell

Weaknesses:    dont hook up to well on loose stuff.

Bottom Line:   
this tire is ok. not the best but ok. it gets the job done..i mean come on, wat do u expect for a 10$ tire.

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Favorite Trail:   Secret

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   jenson

Similar Products Used:   wierwolfs. timberwolfs.

Bike Setup:   kona stabcodes 888vf2 race face,e13 x9

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Aaron a Weekend Warrior from Rainier, OR

Date Reviewed: February 2, 2007

Strengths:    No Flats...NONE!!! Nice compound, grips slick rocks and roots, solid traction in all conditions, long wearing despite soft compound.

Weaknesses:    None, great tire

Bottom Line:   
This review is for the 2.7" DH 50A Mobster Tires. I ride freeride about half the time and these tires have been wonderful. They are long lasting (use on shuttle runs, so they don't get worn out as fast) yet very grippy on wet rocks and roots. They seem to work well in both dry and wet conditions equally. The don't clog when muddy which is nice. I run them at 20 PSI with no flats (and I'm a big guy!). If I had to nit-pick, I would say as a front tire, I have washed out on hardpack a couple of times from the side knobs folding over...a trade-off for the soft compound I guess. But seriously, this tire has done everything I have asked of it.

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Favorite Trail:   Post Canyon

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Fat Tire Farm

Similar Products Used:   Nokian NBX 2.5 DH

Bike Setup:   2004 Kona Stinky

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gabe Rodriguez a Downhiller from Cali

Date Reviewed: January 11, 2007

Strengths:    Great grip on the turns. virtualy no rolling resistance.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
great tire. i got the 2 seventy just to see what a two seven was like and it was a great choice. not only that i got it on sale for ten bux!! great tire for DH.

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Favorite Trail:   Aliso Woods

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   JensonUsa

Similar Products Used:   kenda blue groove two fiftys

Bike Setup:   o five giant faith two.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Indiana Andy a Weekend Warrior from Indianapolis

Date Reviewed: August 30, 2006

Strengths:    takes about anything you can throw at it. it OWNS the downhill sections. good at any pressure. sidewalls are bulletproof.

Weaknesses:    none really

Bottom Line:   
These have done me well in all conditions, yea they get a little squirly in mud but many tires do. The only thing id like them to do better is climb hills but heck, they are d/h specific and really they only slip just a little on loose stuff and occasional slick rocks and roots on uphill only. On downhill these things own the trail. Turn on a dime, roll real easy and grip really well. I think i have 60a dur. but not sure. Had them for a couple season and just now are starting to get worn. Never had a pinch flat and nothing can penetrate these babies...oh yea except that thorn that one time.

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Favorite Trail:   nebo ridge

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   wtb velociraptor

Bike Setup:   klein attitude

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jason a Weekend Warrior from Narberth, PA, USA

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2006

Bottom Line:   
I bought the 2.35 wire bead 60d version. At first I was afraid my rims weren't wide enough...then when I got the tires I was worried the tires would be too fat for the frame and front fork. They fit great and ride even better. Going from a 1.95 front tire made for the street and a worn out 2.0 rear, these bad boys made a world of difference, and for $10 a piece I couldn't go wrong.

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Favorite Trail:   Wissahickon Park

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   Full Cycle.com

Bike Setup:   Gary Fisher Aquila, Rockshox Indy S

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kristian row from redlands, Qld, Australia

Date Reviewed: March 15, 2006

Strengths:    this tire is soooo grippy in sand, dirt, gravel, bitumen and all other sufaces. Its got good tread and it looks sic 2(i got the 2.5 version)

Weaknesses:    wears a little quick but thats probably jst me riding hard.

Bottom Line:   
these tires will take you where ever u want to go for not much money. They will stick in slippery situations and good for jumping, xc and other types of biking to.
These tires are dirt cheap but feel like an extremely expensive tire

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Favorite Trail:   mtb trail 2 in daisy hill

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   cycle city

Similar Products Used:   specialised 2.0, tioga dh 2.5, maxxis minion, maxxis high roller

Bike Setup:   2003 Norco fluid 3(best bike)Mobster on the fron and tioga DH 2.4 on the back cause 2.5 was rubbin on the chainstay. Front breaks: Duotek hydraulic 8" brakes and hayes mechanic 8" on the bak(soon to b hydraulic)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Connor Bridges a Downhiller from Santa Cruz

Date Reviewed: March 13, 2006

Strengths:    The MAXXIS Mobsters are hot hot hot I cannot believe it you gotta at least try um

Weaknesses:    A little to much roll over resistance if your riding in town

Bottom Line:   
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Favorite Trail:   UCSC Upper Campus

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Bicycle Trip

Similar Products Used:   Kenda Blue Groove

Bike Setup:   2004 P.2 frame with a all custom set up, Marzochii Jr. T 2004 triple crown fork MAXXIS Mobster tires, WTB grips, Titec Saddle, DHX gears and derailer

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sempai a Cross Country Rider from Mobile, AL, USA

Date Reviewed: February 13, 2006

Strengths:    -Cheap
-Grippy
-Rolls fast


Weaknesses:    -Vibrate excessively on concrete

Bottom Line:   
These are the 60 2.1K style--therefore they are the firmer and less grippy but much more durable compound. I was impressed with how fast they rolled on and off road and were a big upgrade from the Specialized Adrenaline OEM tires.

They did well in mud and soft sand, as well as clearing of dirt from their tread. There is an incredible amount of stability in the nastiest conditions off road, also the tread design clears mud and sand quickly.

The tires DO vibrate at high speeds on concrete and asphalt, but that's a trade-off for the grip.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $19.00

Purchased At:   JensonUSA

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Adrenaline OEM

Bike Setup:   Non-OEM Rockhopper

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by fatcat from los angeles

Date Reviewed: December 31, 2005

Strengths:    This is for the 40 duro/2.35 wired version. These tires with the sticky compound can do no wrong on loose or hardpack. The morons who have given this tire one flaming turd are so wrong.
As the worst bike handler on earth, these tires and most of the Maxxis 40 Duro line, are so grippie, that you can't tranverse wrong or ever fall on your ass with these tires on your rims. Its like having Hans Rey helping you steer through singletrack.


Weaknesses:    Yes the 40 duro wear out faster. So get the 60 duro, you numbskulls. But the 40 are sweet and you cant go wrong as the
trail dust pings you in the face, ensuring the fact its doing it job. Yes it costs money, but doesnt every 40 duro tire cost a few bucks more than a Panaracer FireXC Pro?


Bottom Line:   
Once you go Sticky-E or 40 duro, its hard to go back to 60 duro tires. They are superb in all conditions and the sidewalls keep your bike in check on those corners. Its like
having some kind of insurance when you ride, knowing that
you have to do some crazy jump or out of control stunt in order to crash, instead of just normal riding using both tires on the terra firma.

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Favorite Trail:   all

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $24.00

Similar Products Used:   Kenda Sticky-E

Bike Setup:   2.35 on a Santa Cruz Bullit, 2.1's with a Intense Spider

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Casey King a Weekend Warrior from New Zealand

Date Reviewed: December 24, 2005

Strengths:    being 2.7 on a hardtail they add a bit of suspension to the ride

Weaknesses:    Not the best at cornering but the biggest winge is that two weeks ago the front tyre rolled off the rim whilst going in a straight line on smooth terrain! i tried to deflate it and pump it up again but dicovered that the bead had broke!! and then yesterday while out on the jumps the rear tyre did the same thing!! Tread is still good after two years of riding

Bottom Line:   
heavy tyre = slow acelleration. lots of life left in tread, breaking beads makes me upset

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Favorite Trail:   Oripi, Tauranga

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   paki paki cycles

Bike Setup:   Keewee progressor, adjustable wheelbase, mazochi bomber z150 forks, 180mm cranks xsiv hubs on sun double wide rims

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brian a Weekend Warrior from Springville, Utah, USA

Date Reviewed: December 2, 2005

Strengths:    These tires stick like glue! Gives me more confidence in the corners.

Weaknesses:    These suckers roll slow(I Have the Super Tacky version). They have ramped knobs that speed 'em up, but the soft rubber slows 'em down.
As you know they are small for their size the 2.75 is about a 2.5 and the 2.5 is the same size as my Tioga 2.3.


Bottom Line:   
So far these are my favorite tires. However, we will see how long they last. But hey, if I wanted long lasting tires I could have went with the 60D compound.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Beyond Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Tioga DH, Panracer Fire, Specialized, and a bunch of others.

Bike Setup:   DBR 6"rear (pushed fox rc) 5" front (marzocchi DJ1). XT...bla,bla,bla.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Robo a Downhiller from Bratislava, Slovak republic

Date Reviewed: August 19, 2005

Strengths:    looks

Weaknesses:    No grip at all

Bottom Line:   
Using it on front wheel and I'm very dissapointed with this tire even if its soft compound (50). When I first rode with Mobster on front I fell down in first corner because my front slipped an asphalt. When I tried it on downhill track, it held up quite good until first cornernig. It shines in braking on dirt. I would recomend everyone not buying this tire, it sucks. Better spend a little more money on Kenda. Kenda rules.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   XXBike

Similar Products Used:   IRC Kujo DH, Specialized Roller, Kenda Kollosal

Bike Setup:   Race Bike Monstar HT

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