EB15: Maxxis goes for gravel, widens mountain bike tires & doubles down on enduro casings

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Just like the goods introduced at the Taipei Show earlier this year, about the only thing Maxxis hasn’t updated is their cyclocross tires.

The Rambler is Maxxis’ first gravel-specific tire, and thankfully it jumps right in with a proper 40mm width, 120tpi casing and tubeless ready design. Check the tread pattern and lots more tires for road and mountain bikes below…

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Click to enlarge – the Rambler is on the left, and their Re-Fuse file tread tire grows to a 27.5×2.0 width, perhaps in anticipation of more bikes like the new Cannondale Slate.

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On the paved roads, the Padrone TR (Tubeless Ready) gains a bigger 700×28 size, as does the Velocita tubular (on right). But things start getting really big on the mountain bike side…

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The new Double Down casing is two layers of their EXO protection that runs bead to bead rather than the normal sidewall-only single layer EXO. Among several DH and freeride tires, it finds a home on the all-new Aggressor enduro tire.

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At launch, the Aggressor is for US market only.

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The Minion DHF gains DD (Double Down) protection on a new 27.5 x 2.5 size, and the rear-specific DHR gets 2.4 widths for both 27.5 and 29er sizes.

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The popular Highroller II gains a 27.5 x 2.4, and the relatively new Shorty DH tire gets a massive 2.5″ width for all three wheel sizes.

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We saw several of these at Taipei show, but now the new XC tires are in production. That includes the fast ramp knob design of the Race TT…

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…the Crossmark II 27.5 x 2.25 (with EXO and without), and the new Minion Semislick, which is actually more of a rear-specific DH/enduro tire thanks to its 27.5 x 2.5 size.

Maxxis.com

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John spartan
John spartan
7 years ago

Thanks for dropping the size that helped make you from any new inovations.. see ya maxxis..hello schwable.

Al
Al
7 years ago

There was already a 2.4 x 27.5, just not with TR. (Yes, pedantic).

Keevohn
Keevohn
7 years ago

Thanks for the Re-Fuse in 27.5×2.0 and 700×32! Very excited about these.

Alex
Alex
7 years ago

So wait, no further details about the Aggressor tire?

MissedThePoint
MissedThePoint
7 years ago

Search bikerumor maxxis taipei, Alex, or hope the editors add the link in the article.

Sascha
Sascha
7 years ago

Finally a Larsen in 29′ … I think I will by a set along with a bright yellow permanent marker and write Larsen TT back on it 😉

Mike
Mike
7 years ago

Odd that the minion SS would only be in 2.5″, I would have thought it would be more appropriate in 2.3 or 2.4 considering it is a rear tyre.

the other Andy
the other Andy
7 years ago

I find it weird that a Crossmark II, which is presumably an “XC” tire, is not made in a 29er size. You know, the wheel size that the vast majority of XC racers/riders use.

Jake
Jake
7 years ago

Boy do I want a 29×2.25 Crossmark II… I loved that tired in 26×2.1 or whatever it was…

vokeswaagin
vokeswaagin
7 years ago

Ugh.. How about a non-“Double-Down” DHF 27.5 x 2.5 and a HR2 2.4 WITH “Double-Down”??!

Majority of people run the HR2 in the rear, where DD would be much welcomed, and DHF in a standard EXO casing up front to save some weight.. C’mon Maxxis!! So close…

Ck
Ck
7 years ago

Oooo I like the Rambler. Thank you for making it 40c.

And I agree on the Crossmark II, no understanding as to why it’s not available in a 29er size.