Maxxis High Roller Semi-Slick Tire

DESCRIPTION

  • M139 Diamond knurled center with side lugs front or rear, direction specific
  • Medium MaxxPro 60a
  • Hardpack, loose-over-hardpack

USER REVIEWS

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[May 04, 2012]
Daniel
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Fast rolling, good cornering,

Weakness:

skids fairly easily, but so do all slick tires.

I run these tires on my DJ bike and i just love them. they roll just as fast as any dirt tire, but have cornering knobs so you don't slide out. If you ask me, all companies should make a tire like this. The cornering isn't quite as good as a lot of other knobbies, but it's way better than most dirt tires.

Similar Products Used:

Kenda K-Rads

[Sep 13, 2010]
winder
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

great all round tyre,,never fails to save my arse anyway,i use this tyre on some serious downhill sections and i getplenty of arse end action from it but nothing to crazy,only thing is the grip climbing hills

mint

[Jul 09, 2010]
TreeFarmer
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Low Rolling resistance, acceleration, commuting with your mountain steed

Weakness:

Any type of trail other than hard pack (sand, mud, loose), climbing if you get out of the saddle

I picked these up for $20/pair when Jenson was clearing their stock back in '07. I used them primarily for commuting at about 65-70 psi which is higher than recommended. They work really well for that.

I wore out my kenda kinetics and ordered a new set of knobbies but while I'm waiting I thought I'd take these guys out on my local trail. Well, they blew me away. My local trail had everything from a little bit of mud, a touch of sand, and a ton of good hard pack. The first thing I noticed is that they accelerate like nobody's business thanks to the low rolling resistance. I also discovered that they corner extremely well. Here is the the impressive part though. Simply by throwing these tires on my bike, I increased my average speed from 8 mph to 10.5. And that's with some stops to adjust my break pads.


I weigh 210 geared up and run em at 40/45 psi in the front/rear. I highly recommend these tires for anyone who mostly rides dry hardpack. The only thing that keeps 'em from 5 chilies is that I had my back end slide out a couple times unexpectedly. It was predictable, but still a little scary.

Similar Products Used:

Kenda Kinetics (not exactly similar but they're my other tires)

[Nov 29, 2009]
envylouis
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

very low resistance , nice looking . Brakes well .

Weakness:

Only one size 2.36 .

I like this tires , works well on dry and wet road , i can even jump on this from a curb or bunny hop to a curb . The only thing is there 's only in size 2.36 . Its almost touching my seat stay . I fact when i corner there is slight scratching to the seatstay as my rear rim is slightly out of true , it would be nice if they are more sizes to choose from . Really like the traction and everything .

Similar Products Used:

this is my first semi slick

[Mar 08, 2006]
skylar mellby
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

excelent traction allways. looks bad because not enough tread but really is great at Down Hilling

Weakness:

a little thin

great all aroung tire

Similar Products Used:

maxxis 2.5

[Jun 02, 2007]
Brian
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Light, Very stiff sidewalls, Look good.

Weakness:

Forget about climbing a steep hill

Not much traction for climbing or braking. Pretty decent on hardpack. The stiff sidewalls allows you to run very low air pressure without getting a pinch flat.

I pretty much only put these on when I want to fool around and ride like a hooligan around town.

[Mar 25, 2007]
Dan
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Stiff sidewall, lettering

Weakness:

ROLLING RESISTANCE OFF ROAD! Wet condition tracktion.

I purchased these tires, being a big fan of the off road slick. I had some initial reservation after hearing of a friend who had a knobbed version of the tire, road months with it. He eventually figured out that it was not being out of shape that was slowing him down , but some unexplainablely huge rolling resistance that his knobby tire generates. I chanced it with the semi-slick version thinking his knobbies were the cause. No such luck. Any of my knobby tires roll faster, no exaggerating. Traction is great and on-road performance may be good as other reveiews say, but don't expect to go fast off-road.

Similar Products Used:

Panaracer Mach series, Ritchey semi-slicks

[Jul 01, 2006]
Zach
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Best of both worlds Dirt and Street

Weakness:

haven't found on yet

if you can't decide and you ride both dirt and street equally or more street and a little dirt highly recommended check them out at JensonUSA.com best price on the web

Similar Products Used:

Bontrager Earl, Tioga

[Mar 26, 2005]
Jason McKinney
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Strong sidewall, low rolling resistance in urban situations, hooks up when you need traction off road

Weakness:

could be wider

I have a course at home in my yard that consists of DJ's, Ramps, Skinnies, and Ladders. This tire is great at all of it. If you are an urban rider who needs some traction occasionally this tire works great.

Similar Products Used:

hookworms

[Feb 03, 2008]
Victor
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Surprising grip on the front - its basically a slick but it never slid out in the mud or wet soil. I can recall only two times that I lost traction and slid out, all of 5 cm, on a wet rock during rain. It digs into the ruts and allows you to place the front wheel up the side of the rut to allow the rear tire to follow you down the middle. Can run very low pressure, and with the lack of the center knobs it presents a VERY wide square profile to the surface. The tire measures 2.25" wide on 25mm internal rims, but on the ground its more like 2.5" due to the flat profile. You do not need a tread to travel across rocks, roots and other hard and usually the most challenging riding surfaces. Less tread = more rubber and less air on that slippery rock.

On pavement it has stupid amount of grip, even in the wet. I did an emergency (and accidental) stoppie and the front did not slide whatsoever. That, combined with also surprisingly effective (and stiff) fork made it look like I was pulling a stunt rather than almost totaling myself.

When pumped up hard, it also rolls very very fast for travel to the trail head.

Weakness:

In the wet, I would not mind trying a 42a version on the front - but its not available. The main weakness is that my riding buddies think I am a fool or a department store bike buyer as everyone still equates grip with giant tread patterns. This instills a degree of doubt in my equipment, but that is quickly dispelled as soon as I start riding.

On the rear, it just does not work very well on my current bike. I cannot climb well when its wet, I also cannot stop as the tire has almost no grip when there is limited weight on it. It is also very nervous when used on the rear. I think that the transition from slick to knobby does not work very well as a rear tire in technical conditions. It is like having two different tires - on the front its awesome, on the rear its scary (when wet and off-road).

Very good grip up front, adheres to mud ruts, fast rolling when pumped up hard. Depending on your bike geometry, not recommended as an all-round rear tire.

Similar Products Used:

Maxxis Holy Roller, Maxxis High Roller Type R, Specialized Enduro, IRC Mythos

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