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  1. Wheels and Tires
    This year I have been riding Maxxis Aspen 29x2.40wt on DT Swiss i30 hookless carbon rims front and rear on Trek Top fuel 2020 bike. 1.11bar/16.1psi front, 1.25/18.1psi rear. Rider weight 68kg. I really like them and there seems to be many other riders who like them as well. Very nice tire for...
  2. Wheels and Tires
    I know the sidewall says 35-65 psi but is that for tubeless? I feel kind of uncomfortable putting 50+ psi in an innertube. Can a tube handle that?
  3. News & Reviews
    Maxxis is celebrating 20 years of the Minion! The venerable Minion tread pattern has remained basically unchanged from factory rider Colin Bailey’s original design (other than scaling knobs for different sizes) since 2001, an impressive feat in this industry. Over 20 years, the Minion DHF—and...
  4. Wheels and Tires
    I own a trek marlin 5 and the stock front xr2 is worn. Does anyone have any suggestions? I will be using it for wet road and small single track riding. I was thinking Ardent race but what do you think?
  5. News & Reviews
    It's hard to overstate the importance of good tires for mountain biking. Maxxis tires are a favorite with many mountain bikers. If your tread is looking a bit worn, now is a great time to stock up on fresh Maxxis rubber at evo.com. We've rounded up some of the best Maxxis tires deals on trail...
  6. Wheels and Tires
    Hi there, I'm planning on doing some enduro racing on the east coast this summer and am getting a set of tires specifically for that. On the front, I will be running a Maxxis Assegai 2.5 DoubleDown Maxx Grip. On the rear, I want to run a DHR II 2.4 DoubleDown, but am not sure if I should go...
  7. Wheels and Tires
    I am building a trail/enduro bike and need help with tire setup. It is a 29er and i plan on putting 2.6 wide front and 2.4 rear
  8. Beginner's Corner
    my stock tires are worn down and i need to pair new tires. i am doing mostly technical xc / light trail and looking for something that rolls well and have reasonable traction. i can manage without knobs on the sides as cornering is not really important for me. i saw this Editor's picks: best...
  9. Wheels and Tires
    I am in the market for the Maxxis Aggressor as a rear tire. I am needing to know the actual dimensions of the width of the mounted tire for both 27.5 and 29 diameter wheels. First: Maxxis Aggressor 29x2.3 on 30mm inner rims Second: Maxxis Aggressor 29x2.5 on 30mm inner rims Third: Maxxis...
  10. Wheels and Tires
    My bike came with a DHF/Aggressor 29x2.5 combo. I'm looking to decrease my rolling resistance by going to a Vittoria Mazza/Aggaro 29x2.6 TNT trail casing combo. Am I correct in thinking the Vittoria combo will roll better? Any input is welcome.
  11. Wheels and Tires
    Talk all you want about the benefits of upgrading wheels, brakes, or even your bike's entire drivetrain. But pound for pound (or gram for gram in this case), there is no better bang-for-buck upgrade than new mountain bike tires. After all, that spinning rubber is the only thing on your bike that...
  12. Wheels and Tires
    More than any other upgrade, choosing the right tires for where and how you ride can significantly improve your riding experience. But with so many tread patterns, tire widths, and confusing acronyms, it can be hard to sort through all the tire tech to find the best tire for you. We've rounded...
  13. Wheels and Tires
    Editor's note: This article was originally published on 10/19/2018 and updated on 2/11/2021 As riders search for ways to make riding better, plus tires have found their place in a few key categories. First, plus tires help to make hardtails more fun and capable and many newly released hardtails...
  14. General Discussion
    Niner Donates Custom IMBA frames for benefit auction Niner Bikes is happy to announce the latest in a long line of custom painted bikes donated to IMBA in support of trail access around the world. These one-of-a-kind RIP 9 RDO frames were designed by Niner Senior Graphic Designer Nate Adams and...
  15. 29er Bikes
    Maxxis is rolling out a new tread pattern intended to meet the needs of aggressive riders seeking speed and control on dry and loose terrain. Maxxis Dissector Highlights Available in 27.5x2.40 and 29x2.40 sizes Wide Trail casing optimized for 30-35mm internal rim widths Weight range...
  16. 29er Bikes
    Editor's Note: An overview of the best Maxxis tires is available HERE. Updated Sept. 10, 2019: Since originally reviewed, Maxxis has added a few important sizes to the Ikon lineup. With the growing popularity of wider rims and tires, a 29x2.6wt Ikon has been added to the lineup. Sporting the...
  17. 27.5
    What is it The Maxxis Rekon+ is billed as an aggressive trail tire inspired by the Ikon+ for intermediate and technical terrain. Wide knobs down the middle provide control under braking and L-shaped side knobs assure support when carving loose turns. Pros Reasonable weight for a plus tire...
  18. General Discussion
    Defining the modern cross-country mountain bike tire is not as easy as it once was. Today's XC bikes are no longer limited to lightweight hardtail whippets designed to blaze uphill, then simply survive going down. Used to be, the best cross-country tires were three things: light, fast, and...
  19. Enduro Racing
    Pull up a stool and listen as Thomas Vanderham talks bike setup, tire choice, and racing with Rocky Mountain Bicycles team riders Remi Gauvin and Jesse Melamed. Then watch them put theory to the test as they dance around some sweet Squamish singletrack. Thomas Vanderham, Featuring Remi...
  20. News & Reviews
    Editor's Note: An overview of the best Maxxis tires is available HERE. What is it Greg Minnaar worked with Maxxis during the past two years to create a tire of his exact specification. Its charter: mitigate "moments" on unsettling terrain. The initial product offering was pointed directly at...
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