Maxxis WetScream Tire

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WetScream

Sizes: 26x2.20, wire bead with Dual-ply DH casing with butyl sidewall inserts. Front or rear.
Designed exclusively for the muddiest, sloppiest of all race courses. Not for your local trail, the Wet Scream is intended for competition use only on professionally maintained courses.

User Reviews (11)

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scott williams   [Sep 19, 2013]
Strength:

these are the tires to have!!!! if you ride either loam or mud then they are a valid purchase. these tires will litterally grip to anything due to them massive spikes.
these tires are not very weighty either despite what people say and they seem to be a heck of alot lighter than my specialized chunder summer tires ;)

Weakness:

rolling resistance but if your noticing it its probably time for a tyre switch anyway.
the price can be quite steep but check ebay for some amazing deals.

they are an amazing tyre choice for someone who likes to ride in the winter an not be all over the place. if anyone here says that they wear fast likr only getting two weekends then thats a load of bu**$^it i ride two and from the trails with them on (20 minuet cycle) and they still have the desired sharp edges needed to cut into the mud.
so if you antisipate some wet weather ahead and need some downhill tyres then look no further.

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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Alexander M   Downhiller [Oct 26, 2012]
Strength:

Digs into soft soil and grass. Easier to mount on SUN Doublewide Rim for rear wheel. Good Rubber Spike Tips for traction.

Weakness:

Won't roll fast on flat pavement, go about normal speed or casual pace.

After my mobster tire wore out, this wetscream tire by MAXXIS was no problem mounting and applied the MAXXIS Downhill Innertube, went well on rim and put back on Banshee Morphine. Rolls pretty well and doesn't extend it's sidewalls like the mobster tire did. The mobster tire's sidewall expanded on a curve saying, You not gonna ride on me anymore, then gave out by the evening partially separating the valve on the innertube. I am more satisfied with the wetscream tire over the mobster tire and would definitely purchase the wetscream tire again because it proves to be a good tire to roll in mud, grass and dirt. I can still roll downhill on pavement faster than the other tire (mobster). I'm satisfied with it in a 26x2.5 width because there is more room than when I had the mobster tire in reference to clearance on both sides of the tire. The MAXXIS WetScream tire is a proven performer.

Similar Products Used: MAXXIS Tires as Mobster and Minion DHF
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
brakesnotincluded   Downhiller [Nov 11, 2009]
Strength:

grip, grip, grip, and more grip thats what its all about !

Weakness:

rolling resistance.. but you won't do like me and use it in a cross country ride right ? and i could say heavy but its a DH tire is supposed to be... and its a bit expensive...

great tire for mud and wet conditions, rolled right trough some deep mud with no slip, climbs like a beast but its for DH... nothing will make this tire slip its insane I never thought I could roll trough what I did with this tire, cornering grip is amazing even when everyone else is sliping... but plz don't use it for hard pack or dry conditions its not gonna last... its more than excellent for what its supposed to do, to me its a no brainer...

Similar Products Used: swampthing, kenda kolossal
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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3utcher   Downhiller [Jan 18, 2009]
Strength:

Grip on soft soil

Weakness:

Rolling resistance (but we don't care when riding in mud)
Grip on hard-wet surfaces

I've bought a pair in june, and waited for a extremely muddy week end to try them.

So i had 2,7 SRY Minion DHF at the front.
Before the first run, it started to rain very heavy (pacific rain =P) for about 30min.. So I changed the front wheel (always keep 2 wheels with you, one with mud tire, one with nonmud tire).
I crashed 2 times in the first run, both on wet but hard surfaces.

Yesterday i tried them on a non muddy terrain, but very soft (i was the first to ride on this new trail). It grip like heeelllll !!!!!

I have to try Swampthing and michelin mud tires, but Black Turtle are better than Wetscream.

Similar Products Used: Black Turtle
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
monkeyfist   Cross Country Rider [Feb 28, 2006]
Strength:

CRAZY grip in mud and snow conditions

Weakness:

little on the narrow side of the claimed 2.2"

These things give you that extra edge you need in winter/muddy conditions, but I certainly wouldn't ride these things year round. While some have commented on the wieght of these, I really can't say that I've noticed it, like I said, I've been riding in winter conditions here so everything slows down considerably. These things HOOK UP on climbs and RAIL corners, especially over snow or mud; I'm actually surprised how fast they are having just come off of my summer Nevegal set-up. These things are worth having in your quiver for special conditions and at $5 each, you can't go wrong!

Similar Products Used: Nevegals, Weirwolfs, Velociraptors
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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Anonymous   Weekend Warrior [May 13, 2006]
Strength:

These really hook up on wet roots and rocks and track well at 25 psi. They shed mud and snow better than any tire I have encountered. The sidewalls don't flex excessively.

Weakness:

Extremely high rolling resistance. Take a lot of effort to get the bead over the rim. - heavy

I wish I had found these years ago. They really deserve 5 chilis.

Similar Products Used: Various Michelins, IRC TrailBears, Mythos,
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Rich Lammers   Cross Country Rider [Feb 05, 2004]
Strength:

These tires get truely amazing traction. They stick like glue even in deep soupy mud. I have not gotten a pinch flat yet either.

Weakness:

Agressive tread is harsh on trails.

I live in the Pacific Northwest where we get tons of rain. Basically 9 months out of the year most trails are complete mud. These tires get amazing traction even in the worst of conditions. They are the best mud tire I have used thus far.
Make sure though that they are only used on muddy trails. Pavement will eat them alive and you will eat dirt trails alive so try to avoid both.
Final verdict, an excellent product, especially if you buy them off of ebay. Oh yeah, they weigh around 925 grams according to maxxis.com.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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Rudi Gale   Racer [Jul 30, 2005]
Strength:

Good grip in muddy terrain and grass, clears itself (no mud stays on it)

Weakness:

Slowly

It's a great tire if you use it in right conditions. It looks pretty slim for a 2,5 tire.

Similar Products Used: High Roller
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
David   Downhiller [Jul 28, 2002]
Strength:

The tire hooks up in everything. It loves grass, mud, sludge, and every other kind of crap thats on the trails. There is no problem laying the bike down in the mud through a berm or descending down a grassy ski slope, it will hook up. Also, a bonus, even under heavy breaking, the tire will not allow your wheels to lock out and slide all over in the mud, you will slow down under control... it's just amazing.

Weakness:

Well, it is horrible for the trails, it ripps the trail to shreds, but... it's worth it. Wet rocks can* be difficult only because the width is only 2.1 and it seems skinny. Be prepared to have your knobs ripped off if you run these in the dry.

DO NOT USE THIS TIRE IN THE DRY, but... if it is wet (hints the name wet scream) , throw them on, if your race run consists of alot of muddy forest sections and grassy finishes, they are the best. I have only used the super tacky compound, so go with that.

Similar Products Used: Every tire made for DH by Maxxis. The swampthings are great too, also they are more enviromentally friendly if you care. Oh yeah, and my Minion's are in the mail from maxxis, so i will post my review for them as soon as they open a link.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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chris w   Cross Country Rider [Jan 02, 2006]
Strength:

used this tire in this storm of 2005 06 here in N cal unbelivable tire no slipping

Weakness:

heavy

great for riding in the wet

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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