Maxxis Larsen TT UST Tubeless Tire

3.91/5 (33 Reviews)
MSRP : $82.00


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Maxxis Larsen TT UST 26x2.00 Tubeless Tire. The TT works on a vast number of terrains and conditions, which is why it is the favored tread of so many of our pro dual riders. The TT hooks up well because each small, square lug in the tread pattern is rampe


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by crisco a Cross Country Rider from Northern NM

Date Reviewed: August 10, 2011

Strengths:    Excellent grip, stiff sidewall. Great rear tire.

Weaknesses:    Smallish? But maybe that's the point.

Bottom Line:   
Really great tire. I am running the Larsen in the rear with a Weirwolf in the front. I will definitely put Maxxis on my bike again. Great grip, very predictable. Excellent braking. Does well on just about any dry surface. Have not tried them in the rain/mud yet (i live in the SW, so this isn't as important to me).
I have heard that the Maxxis CrossMark is a little improved over these, so i will probably try those next. Wouldn't hesitate to pick these up though!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Weirwolf, SeracXC, others...

Bike Setup:   Blur 1.0

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by roger a Cross Country Rider from holland

Date Reviewed: July 24, 2010

Strengths:    Did the Cape Epic (South Africa) and the Trans Alp (Europe)and didn't have any punctures. Great tire fast and reliable.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
No other tyre will be mounted on my bike.

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Favorite Trail:   cape Epic

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $40.00

Bike Setup:   Specialized S-Works (fully)

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by spider_zx2 a Weekend Warrior from Pasco, WA

Date Reviewed: April 8, 2010

Strengths:    Rolls face just as most reviews

Weaknesses:    Not puncture resistance, cannot handle Eastern Washington goat head.

Bottom Line:   
I only road on these tires for 2 days on dirt roads, got a lots of goat heads on the 2nd ride. Only rated a 2 because it easily get flats.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Came with Purchased

Bike Setup:   Hard Tail

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by tincho1979 a Cross Country Rider from tucuman argentina

Date Reviewed: April 13, 2009

Strengths:    Muy buena traccion, 680grm. c/u me parece razonablemente livianas.

Weaknesses:    Se gastan bastante rapido.

Bottom Line:   
Muy buena cubierta. La mejor relacion precio calidad que se consigue en Argentina. El unico defecto que le encuentro es que noto que se gasta bastante rapido, sobre todo la trasera.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   leira

Similar Products Used:   Kenda small block 8

Bike Setup:   Secialized M4 2001

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by BLURPILOT a Cross Country Rider from Orange County, CA

Date Reviewed: March 30, 2009

Strengths:    I use this as a rear tire only on by trailbike and hardtail. Rolls fast even at lower air pressure, lightweight and hooks up really well on technical climbs. I have never slid out on loose terrain. Ramped directional knobs work great in braking. Super quick acceleration.

Weaknesses:    If you tend to be heavy with rear wheel braking, these tires will not stop as quickly (not an issue for me as I tend to use my rear brakes lightly).

Bottom Line:   
I used to not mix my tires-- always using the same front and rear. But the Larsen TTs have been excellent for rear wheel use.

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Favorite Trail:   STT/Luge/Cactus/Sleep Hollow

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Panaracer, Michelin, Bontrager, Hutchinson

Bike Setup:   1) Santa Cruz Blur LT
2) Yeti ARC

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dubdryver a Cross Country Rider from Pembroke Pines, FL USA

Date Reviewed: March 14, 2009

Strengths:    Very Versitile Tire, Long Lasting, smooth ride on hardpack, unlimited grip. Tread Contact patch is more than sufficient.

Weaknesses:    tread on the outside could be a little bit harder durameter compount to wear evenly with the rest of the tire.

Bottom Line:   
dont like making a review if I have not used the item for a justifiable length of time. I bought this tire to run on the rear, UST Version w/ Stan's and have not lost the seal, and only had to adjust the tire pressure for riding conditions. They have a solid sidewall, These tires rock! I rode them in the medium to wet hardpack and mud and snow in belgium to the roots and rocks hardpack/loose hardpack of the technical singletrack in S. Florida.

I have recommended this tire to run in the rear to everyone enquiring and those looking for tire advice. I do not think this tire would work for a front, the tread pattern wont fit the part for hard cornering and the grip you need for hard cornering. Use a High Roller or something more aggressive for that job.

I have been riding the same larson TT for approx. 3yrs and probably 2,000 miles and they have only shown wear on the outside knobby tread but has not caused any problems with the performance. I ride fairly light on my bike even at 185 lb. so that maybe the reason for extended wear performance but then again, I have beat the High Rollers up and they are needing replaced and they were mounted at the same time as the TT's.

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Favorite Trail:   Alligator Alley- Markham Park

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   Price Point

Similar Products Used:   Conti's, hutchingsons and a couple kendas

Bike Setup:   05 Santa Cruz Blur Fox F120 RLC, Truvativ Stylo 3.3 team, Mavic 819 w/ hope proII/ dt swiss comp, SRAM x.9 drivetrain
Maxxas High Roller UST front/ Maxxas Larson TT UST rear

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by AwP a Cross Country Rider from Jacksonville

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2009

Strengths:    Good XC tire. Fast rolling.
Flip the rear tire so the directional tread is reversed. The bite will propel you up any hill.
Fairly light due to thinner sidewalls.


Weaknesses:    Cornering at higher pressures.
Deeper soil or sand. Then again, I am running 2.0's. Wider tires would help there.
Thinner sidewalls will keep you cautious in rock gardens. A cut there and...suck.


Bottom Line:   
Fast XC on packed soil. Reverse rear tread for maximum climbing speed. Not for all-mountain.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Champion Cycling

Similar Products Used:   Tioga Blue Dragon 2.3 ust.

Bike Setup:   Giant XTC. Tricked out.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ernstproject a Downhiller from Portland OR

Date Reviewed: December 28, 2008

Strengths:    *light
*fast rolling
*easy to mount


Weaknesses:    *sidewalls could do with beefing up..
*"burp" when railing corners under 30psi..(am running 2.0's though)
* could do with more sizing options
* bring back the 2.35's with Dh casing..


Bottom Line:   
I mostly trail ride on these.. are fast rolling, hook up well
on most surfaces, not mud though..not the most grippy
of tyres.. but I like fast and sketchy tyres..

I love them as they are predictable to drift and throw into corners..
climb well.. are lightweight...good for tacky single track.. I run a
Sub 30lb bike and try and keep it smooth..

this is not a tyre for everyone..

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Favorite Trail:   freight train to Aline, maybe Dirt merchant

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   from your mum..

Similar Products Used:   *MIchelin
*WTB
*Specialzed


Bike Setup:   *5spot (horst link)
*Pike
*XTR
*X0
*Thompson
*Raceface

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by andarch a Cross Country Rider from Santa Fe, NM, USA

Date Reviewed: September 15, 2008

Bottom Line:   
This tire started out great, but developed a tread separation on my second ride on it. Less than 40 miles on the tire and it's already junk.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Thu Beav Gilbert a Cross Country Rider from Decatur, GA, USA

Date Reviewed: April 19, 2008

Strengths:    They roll. They go where you point 'em. They hardly ever complain.
Seriously, no flats, no roll offs, nuttin'. They just work. I like that. Nice hook up too.


Weaknesses:    After a year or so they should be replaced. Especially when you run out of tread from riding on rocks.

Bottom Line:   
I like these because they are on target for my riding. Tread but not knobby. Grippy but not sticky. You can roll em loose or tight. Definitely watch your pressure for best results. You do need a pump that works with a gauge.

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Favorite Trail:   Pinhoti

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $59.00

Purchased At:   Maxxis

Similar Products Used:   Lots of tires, but these are my favorite USTs.


Bike Setup:   Landshark SS. Jamis Dakar Pro 2003.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Paul Jorgensen a Weekend Warrior from China

Date Reviewed: January 14, 2008

Strengths:    Was happy with the tire originally, now ...........................

Weaknesses:    Only rode less than 200km and tire have seperated

Bottom Line:   
the tires were part of the set up on the bike i purchased - a cannondale Scapel - 2007 with a cf lefty front fork. No problems with the bike but the tires are bad. The outer tred has seperated from the inner layer casuing large air bumps to appear. Maxxis have ignored my emails to date. A product recall is needed. the tires are dangerous.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $60.00

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Scalpel

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by nic a Weekend Warrior from El Paso, TX, US

Date Reviewed: November 6, 2007

Strengths:    Great rear tire. High traction on loose ruck, tech clims. Ideal for dry epic trails or 100 km races. This was the most popular tire at the world famous chupacabras racing. Seven of the top 10 used it.

Works great with the brain specialized system, no flats so far with two races on board


Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
Great all purpose tire.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Crazycat

Similar Products Used:   Specialized fast trac 2 bliss
Resolution pro


Bike Setup:   FSR Pro
Crossmax XLR

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jarrad a Cross Country Rider from North Western NSW Australia

Date Reviewed: July 23, 2007

Strengths:    Beautifully telegraphed cornering traction.

Apparent durability and resistance to punctures (time will tell) The sidewalls appear quite tough.

Foldable bead means you can carry a spare in your bag.

Ability to run lower pressures - even when running tubes.

Looks? If you're that way inclined.


Weaknesses:    A little noisy on bitumen... but that's being nitpicking.

They do tend to throw up quite a lot of dirt, dust, sand, small rocks etc.

A little heavy, but more than worth the tradeoff for increase in durability


Bottom Line:   
I ride hardpack/loose over hardpack/some gravel & some bitumen

I've only ridden these tyres for approximately 3 weeks, but I'm really quite happy with them so far. I swapped from Hutchinson Piranha's after damaging the sidewalls a little too easily.

I'm using the UST specific tyres on XM117 Mavic's with tubes, and so far have only had one puncture, as opposed to 3 in 2 weeks with the Piranhas.

I love the feedback they offer the rider when entering a corner a little too hot - they gradually breakaway on the limit of adhesion, instead of letting go in a big way - all the while letting you know exactly what they're doing; great for confidence building.

I find they also give quite reasonable rolling resistance on bitumen.

A tyre for those looking for a (within reason) great performing all-rounder.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $60.00

Similar Products Used:   Hutchinson Piranha Air light

Bike Setup:   07 Trance 2

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Pecos a Weekend Warrior from Prescott, Arizona

Date Reviewed: July 15, 2007

Weaknesses:    This tire and Maxxis have turned out to be a bad joke. Within less than a one month period three of the tires have seperated (tread from casing). I have contacted Maxxis. The bike shop has contacted Maxxis. They refuse to reply to me or take the bike shops calls. Shop personnel are simply placed on hold. Maxxis seems to think it is the ENRON of the bicycle component companies. Aboved the law and ethical behavior that governs most companies in the bicycle world. I have never experienced such rude and unethical behavior from a company that has produced a defective product that should be recalled. I could understand if seperation issues occured after sufficient use to reduce tread depth to half. But these are brand new out of the box tires that after a few rides over a rails to trails route have completely failed. Apparently Maxxis thinks that at 60 I still have the ability to smoke along at extreme speeds. Not the case. These tires have been accurately aired, not jumped (my back wouldn't tolerate it even if I thought the tires would). These tires a disgrace to the industry. The bike shop has stepped up to the plate and replaced the tires but as I said they can't even get Maxxis to take a phone call to discuss the issue. DO NOT BUY THESE TIRES OR ANY OTHER MAXXIS PRODUCT. If you do, you have been warned of the long disappointing experiences that await you. Product failure and total lack of support by the manufacturer. Not even a sorry, we tried but just couldn't manufacture a quality product.

Bottom Line:   
DO NOT BUT THIS TIRE OR ANY OTHER MAXXIS PRODUCT. THE PRODUCT IS SHODDY AT BEST AND THERE IS NO SUPPORT EITHER TO THE CONSUMER OR THE SHOP THAT SOLD THE PRODUCT. MAXXIS IS THE ENRON OF THE BICYCLE COMPONENT WORLD. PURCHASE THEIR PRODUCTS AT YOUR PERIL. I WOULD GIVE ZERO FLAMIN CHILIS IF THE OPTION WAS PROVIDED BUT ONE WILL HAVE TO DO.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   Iron Clad Bicycles

Similar Products Used:   Geax, specialized, Hutchinson etc.


Bike Setup:   Lightspeed titanium frame, fox fork, Shimano XTR across the bike.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Gerald Stricklin a Weekend Warrior from Prescott, Arizona

Date Reviewed: July 7, 2007

Strengths:    Update to review posted on 7-4-07

Bottom Line:   
Update: The local Bike Shop, Iron Clad Bicycles has made good on the second tire by replacing it and the Stans for free. After attempted contact via their web site Maxxis remains silent on the issue.

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Favorite Trail:   Mt Pinos @ Frazier Park, CA

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   Iron Clad Bicycles


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Do you run Maxxis Larsen TT 2.0 non-UST?

If you do, could I get an actual width measurement from you? I know the Larsen 1.9 is much narrower than the listed 1.9 and wanted to know for sure if the 2.0 is the same way or closer to the claimed width. Thanks! PS: A picture would be great. :thumbsup: DashRead More »

UST Larsen TT & Ignitor, actual widths?

I like the look of this combo, anyone got an actual measurement of the width of these? And is that including the side tread blocks or just the edge of the casing? UST Larsen TT, 2.0" UST Ignitor 2.35" Don't want to get a 2.2" tire that's smaller than my 2.00" like I did last year, or a sub ... Read More »

Maxxis Larsen TT UST

I love the Maxxis Larsen TT tires. I'm currently riding the 2.0 UST models, but I'm looking for something lighter. Has anyone tried the 1.95 non-UST model on a tubeless wheelset with Stan's sealant?Read More »

Maxxis Larsen TT UST : Front vs. Rear?

Hey folks, getting a Maxxis Larsen TT UST from a buddy (hardly used, he didnt want it). I have never used this tire before (currently have tubed Pythons on F+R). Was wondering what people's experiences / recommendations were for running it on the front or the rear? (I ride a Kona hardtail and only l ... Read More »

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