Maxxis High Road goes HYPR w/ tubeless 170tpi tire, Assegai MTB tire gets lighter

The updated Maxxis High Road debuted with very limited information at Eurobike. Now we have the full details on sizes, weights and options. Starting with the rubber, the new ultra-grippy HYPR compound has an extremely high Silica content that gives it 23% better traction in the wet. It also rolls faster, with a claimed 16% less rolling resistance.

Underneath is the same puncture protection breaker that the Santa Cruz Syndicate DH mountain bike team has been using. Funny enough, it actually started as a road tire technology, but worked so well they put it in their DH tires for team riders. Now, it’s back on the pavement and called ZK…so that K2 hot patch will change for production tires. They say ZK has 20% better puncture protection than K2 for the same weight.

Maxxis High Road pro road bike tire with lightweight tube-type casing and grippy wet weather rubber compound

The High Road will come in tubeless-ready and tube-type versions. The tubeless-ready version (shown at top of post) gets the more supple 170tpi casing, and the tube-type clincher uses a 120tpi. Why? Because the higher thread count is actually a different liner, a butyl one, to make it more airtight, but with the side benefit of being their most flexible casing. Which basically makes the TR version their best clincher road bike tire.

They have 700x28mm in development, and 700x25mm available now in both sizes. Claimed weights are 245g (700×28) and 220g (700×25) for tube type, and 290g (700×25) for tubeless.

Maxxis Assegai downhill mountain bike tire gets new lighter trail casings for enduro mountain bikes

The Greg Minnaar inspired Assegai downhill race tire launched in April, but only with a DH casing. Soon, they’re offering it with lighter and more pliable options for all-mountain and enduro riding. Look for options with EXO, EXO+ (adds bead-to-bead Silk Shield on top of the EXO sidewall cut protection) and Double Down casings in the near future.

Maxxis limited edition tires for Chinese market and Cannondale OEM

Filed under things you probably can’t buy are the Chinese-market-only Hot Shot mountain bike tire on the left, and the DTR-1 urban 650×47 tire they make for Cannondale. The Hot Shot is a 27.5 or 29er 2.0 tire, which is too narrow by today’s standards for mass market appeal, but has its place. The DTR we just thought was funny because of it’s asymmetric tread pattern…and because Cannondale is big on asymmetric designs.

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Robin
Robin
4 years ago

Did Maxxis give any indication as to what the price will be for the High Road tubeless? Do they have any plans to add to the labeling already shown in the pics?

TomM
TomM
4 years ago
Reply to  Robin

Maxxis branding is out of control. Especially for road bikes, where the trend is toward very subdued graphics, people will take a pass and go with Schwalbe just due to the gaudy over-branding. Maxxis should at least offer a stealth option.

Record11
Record11
4 years ago
Reply to  TomM

Oddly, I never cared how big a label was….as long as it was the right product (tire)

Gillis
Gillis
4 years ago
Reply to  TomM

Instagram’ers are the only people caring about what a tire label looks like. All that matters is a quality product that performs as advertised.

Rollin 32s
Rollin 32s
4 years ago
Reply to  Robin

Just a guess but I’d guess about on par with the price of the Padrone Tubeless road tires

JVG
JVG
4 years ago

Could just be the angle, but the main picture for the article sure looks like the bead isn’t seated all the way. :/

Magnus
Magnus
4 years ago

Where can we find more info on the versions of Assegai?