By the time Interbike rolls around, Maxxis will have opened the gates to a bunch of new oversized tires. Maxxis has been slowly introducing new sizes of their popular tires, and now the High Roller II and Minion series are the latest to get the treatment. As plus size bikes gain in popularity, the need for aggressive tires becomes more real and as we’ve seen from a number of manufacturers – if they’re not here yet, the plus wave is still building…
While Maxxis will soon have tires for just about every size imaginable, not all tires will be available in all sizes. The High Roller II will only be offered for the moment in 27.5 x 2.80 with a Tubeless Ready EXO casing.
However, the Minion DHF and DHR II will be offered more sizes including 29 x 3.0″ for the 29+ crowd. The DHF will be offered in 26 x 2.35, 2.5, and 2.7 as well as 27.5 x 2.8″. The DHR II is slightly different with 26 x 2.4″, and 27.5 x 2.4, and 2.8″ as well.
On the fat bike side, the biggest news (especially for Trek owners) is the addition of a 27.5 x 3.8″ tire for the Minion FBF and BFR. The FBF and FBR will also be offered now in 26 x 4.0 adding to their 4.8″ sizes.
Already adding to the sizes we were shown at Frostbike, the Forekaster will be available in 27.5 x 2.2, 2.35, and 29 x 2.20, and 2.35.
Elsewhere in the line it’s all about new sizes. The Crossmark II adds a 27.5 x 2.25, the Ardent Race gains a 27.5 x 2.35, and the Grifter BMX grows to 20 x 2.4″. As sort of a necessary evil, Maxxis has added E-Bike rated mountain bike tires to the line up with Silk Shield protection.