Maxxis Larsen TT Tire

Maxxis Larsen TT Tire 

DESCRIPTION

Redesigned in a 2.35" by Steve Larsen (atThe request of Brian Lopes and Mike King who both raced onThe 2.00TT but wanted a largerTire volume for more contact patch),The 2.35 offersThe same great ramped, square knob design and butyl protected sidewalls. Ideal for use on hardpack, loose-over-hardpack, or medium soil. Type: Front or RearWeight: 640gMax PSI: 65

USER REVIEWS

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[Mar 18, 2018]
johnny59


Strength:

Nice XT TYRE

Weakness:

Can’t think of any

Price Paid:
80
Purchased:
New  
Model Year:
2017
OVERALL
RATING
4
[Aug 24, 2013]
Glen
All Mountain Rider

Strength:

Fast over most surfaces, great wear, very good on hard pack and loose over.

Weakness:

Soft clay mud

Great tire for dry conditions

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Apr 26, 2013]
Onpar
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

These are for sure fast rollers over road, hardpack, and loose over hard. Avoid mud at all costs, as it is not a shedder of it., especially clays. Cornering in some loose gravel has, at times, not inspired confidence, and that is speaking from use on a hard tail where you can put all of your weight down into the tire. But overall a good tire if you ride in the right conditions. They also wear very nicely. These came stock on my bike.

Weakness:

Mud and big loose ground.

In short, these are a good option if you are riding in dry conditions.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Mar 19, 2013]
Robert Martinez
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Smooth and fast rolling. Just exactly what i bought them for. The also perform well on hard pack and occasional loose gravel. I have not had any issues over the first hundred miles.

Weakness:

None.

Great tires and a great value.

Similar Products Used:

Panaracers, WTB, Specialized.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Dec 23, 2012]
Bridger
All Mountain Rider

Strength:

Best tire for hardpack
Good in Dry conditions
Fast rolling

Weakness:

Mud is its enemy

Had this tire for about six months now. It is probably one of the best if not the best tire for hardpack. It rolls incredibly fast. The only weakness to this tire is mud. If you live in an area with MUD don't get this tire, you will hate it. It was meant for dry hardpack conditions, not the wet and muddy conditions. For where I live it's dry 90% of my riding season so it works great. If you ride hardpack get this tire.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jul 02, 2012]
Flava Dave
All Mountain Rider

Strength:

Low rolling resistance for a 2.3 tire--makes riding to the trailhead a bit easier. Fast tire on hardpack, granite, etc.

Weakness:

No grip in anything but dry conditions. Corner poorly in loose conditions.

I don't have a car. I therefore largely only have access to trails I can bike to. These tires came stock on my new bike, and seemed at first a good compromise for rolling well enough to bike to and from the trailhead, but also providing enough bite to handle the trails. The Larsens looked good on paper but came up short in practice. If everything you ride is dry hardpack, and little or no rain finds its way to your trails, these would be a good tire. If, however, you encounter mud and puddles and damp roots and rocks, or anything that isn't dry southwest riding conditions, you will quickly come to loathe these tires. These things have no traction in wet, loamy forest trails, and wet roots will become your worst enemy. They climb fairly well if it's dry and the trail surface isn't too loose or root strewn. They break away easily when cornering in anything loose.

I've put a year on these and am replacing them in a few days. I tried running them at different air pressures, and while they handle better on loose stuff and provide some better traction on rocks and roots at lower volumes, you only end up suffering for it on the smoother sections.

If you're willing to put in the time, effort and cash to change your tires frequently depending on riding conditions, maybe these would work better for you in targeted circumstances. That's a luxury I can't afford. My tires have to be much better balanced, and the Larsen TTs don't cut it for me.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
[Jun 03, 2012]
Kanza
All Mountain Rider

Strength:

Light weight for high volume.
Fast rolling.

Weakness:

Side grip.
Mud clearing (many rides have wet patches)

The Larsens work well on DRY HARDPACK, they are very fast for such a high volume tyre (2.3's F/R)

I'm finding the Larsens disappointing, there is a lot to like in terms of their speed - they really are fast with very low rolling resistance even with low pressures and large volume. However there really is not enough side grip at all, these tyres dont like to be lent over at speed, they will wash out and do not like to re-grip when pushed that hard. Feels like the tyre needs a bigger side knob's to get some bite as I'm constantly riding 'off the edge' of these even with a 2.3's on narrow (standard) rims there simply is not enough side bite.

Tried running them reversed, which improves bite a little but rip them to shreds over the stones, gravel and hardpack. One ride and ripping knobs off.

They tend to grip, then slip, pinging off things and not biting. Up tech climbs when it gets tough standing on the peddles they will break traction stopping the bike in its tracks. Cant handle the braking forces of 200 plus MM rotors very well with a low braking 'limit'..... Put simply, the grip's just not there when you need it most.

Up to a point these tyres are very good. If your just trail riding, they are great, good acceleration, fast rolling...but if your really pushing through corners I would look to something else.

Brought these as a general tyre to use for riding but took them off and will keep for long rides along fire roads and smooth stuff.

Similar Products Used:

Maxxis high rollers, Minnions. Michelins various. Schwalbe Rocket Ron's, Bontrager and Intense.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
[Mar 20, 2012]
100k
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Very good in pave, low rolling resistance.

Weakness:

I got 2 times flat tire during the race in the trail. this tire is not good for WTB LASER DISC RIM combination. Ive used this rim with Maxxis Cross Mark(folded) but i never get flat during my training in the same trail. I and my mechanic study the reason why i got flat twice and we found out that the inner tube was being slitted by the WTB LASER DISC RIM..My tire pressure is 25 Psi During the training and actual race.
i got twice slip in loose over hard pack during the race. weak in cornering

Good tire in pave, weak in cornering, good price in Philippines,

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
[Sep 12, 2011]
bigjp
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Rolls and hooks up great on PAVEMENT! (what a SAD SAD statement for a mtb tire) I also found the reviews that said it hooks up decent on hard-packed trails but breaks loose in corners. What tire doesn't hook up reasonably on hard-packed trails (even a compleetly bald tire will hook up on hard packed trails and break loose on corners!!!)

Weakness:

The out side cornering nobs are almost non existent (they are actually smaller then the center nobs!!), so attempting to lean the bike over on the side knobs results in an instant rear wheel drift. If you like to lean your bike as you should when turning this is not the tire for you! They are squirley at 32 psi, and bounce and deflect off of the slightest bump at 34 psi.

I have never disliked a tire more then this one! This review is for the 2.35 60a version of this tire, and all my testing was on an extremely hard-packed dirt, with a tiny amount of loose gravel in a few spots (should have been perfect conditions for these tires). I picked this tire up on clearance intending to run it on the rear of my DJ hard-tail, but it was just a hair too tall fit without rubbing. I decided to try it on the back of my 160mm travel trail bike. On very smooth hard packed trails while going in a straight line this tire did OK (note a completely bald tire would also do OK on this type of terrain) But any type of bump at speed caused the tire to bounce and deflect, and any type of cornering at speed caused the back end to break loose and drift. On wide fire roads this was kind of fun as I had lots of room to deal with the drifting but, but I had to cut my normal speed in half on tight single track and they still broke loose more then any other tire I have ever used. It also bounced all over the place. Bottom line is their are faster rolling similarly priced tires that corner much much better and don't bounce all over the place (Mutano 2.4 comes to mind, also if you clip or wear down the center nobs on a high roller it will roll just as well and rail any corner you throw it into). In the end I put this tire where it belongs on my 10 year old sons Walmart bike that only sees road use, as it was a small step above the tires it came with!

Similar Products Used:

Maxis High roller 2.35, Kenda nev 2.35, and 2.1, Kenda Excivator 2.35, WTB Mutano 2.4 tcs, WTB Weirwolf 2.1, Schwalbe HansDampf 2.35, Specalized Enduro Pro 2.4, Specalized Escar 2.35

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Jul 08, 2011]
Pressman
Racer

Strength:

Low rolling resistance, excellent traction and longevity, excellent feedback from the ground

Weakness:

Availability, they sell fast so shop in advance. Not as light weight as simmilar tyres, but the performance makes up for it.

Excellent performance, gives the rider the edge. The 26 X 2.35 gives the traction and tracking of a wide tire, feel of a medium tire and rolling resitance of a narrow tire....great combination

Similar Products Used:

Maxiss Cross mark, Specialized resolution

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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