Maxxis’ lineup has added some very capable looking new tires for cyclocross and gravel, all of which are tubeless ready, and an oversized collection of new plus and “wide” tires to fit the growing size of modern mountain bike rims.
Shown above, the All Terrane is a 700x33c all-conditions tread with medium knob height and good spacing. The center knobs are ramped for fast rolling. It, along with the 33mm wide file tread Speed Terrane (shown below) get their Exo casing protection. Claimed weight is 395g (60tpi) and 375g (120tpi).
The Speed Terrane comes in at 415g (60tpi) and 395g (120tpi) with thick side knobs to help out in the corners. Both options on both tires have a carbon fiber folding bead.
Not shown, the Raze (which they’ve had in their line for a while) gains a tubular option that comes in at a mere 430g with their supple Silkworm casing.
Moving over to gravel and adventure bikes, the new Ravager is a knobby 700x40c option for looser trails. It uses a dual compound rubber with 60tpi SilkShield (530g) and 120tpi EXO (485g) options.
The Rambler adds a smaller 38mm wide option for riders looking to gain a small speed and weight advantage over the original (and still available) 700×40. The 700×38 comes in 60tpi (435g) and 120tpi (400g) casings.
The e-bike movement isn’t lost on Maxxis. The new Re-Volt – 700x47c eBike trekking tire is their first tire designed from the ground-up as an eBike tire.
For the dirt, they’ve reworked the Ardent, Ikon and High Roller II to meet eMTB standards for speed and bike weight safety.
The 26+ trend is also getting some love. Though not listed on the placard, the DHF and DHRII get a 26×2.80 alongside the 27.5×2.80 and 29×3.0 tires.
New 27.5×2.60 options come for the Rekon and Forekaster, joining the 2.8 width as part of their “Wide Trail” lineup optimized for 35mm inner width rims to offer a larger volume MTB tire that feels more like a high volume tire and less like a plus-bike tire. Weights TBD.
Throw in the Chronicle’s new 29×3.0 and Minion FBF and FBR tires and Maxxis has just about every tire width option you could want.
The Highroller II gains some oversized options with new 26×2.3, 27.5×2.4 and 29×2.3 sizes. All three use their dual 120tpi casings for massive pinch and puncture protection.
Even the XC tires get some new widths and sizes.
Four of the treads -DTH, Minion DHR, Ikon and Ardent- get a new skinwall option. Tech and features are the same, but it’s a killer retro look.