Maxxis are well and truly embracing the whole big wheel thing, and that can only be a good thing. I mean the biggest hurdle facing a new wheel size is making sure there is decent rubber available, it’s what’s put so many people off in the past, but with Maxxis now announcing new bigger versions of their legendary tyres on an almost monthly basis we should soon have every need covered.
This month we see a big ‘enduro’ sized gap filled, and some super fast 29’er tyres…
If you’re still sat there thinking ‘but I want something even more hardcore’ then don’t worry because as I said before Maxxis are bringing out new tyres all the time, and a little birdy told me that a 29×2.5″ Minion DHF with a Maxx Grip 3C compound will be out in the next few weeks, plus a little further down the line we’ll see both Maxx Grip 3C and Super Tacky versions of the 27.5×2.4″ High Roller II, complete with dual ply sidewalls. Now those are DH tyres if ever I’ve seen them!
Oh, and if you’re wondering what the deal is with all the different ‘3C’ types then basically they all use three different compounds but are tailored to a specific task. As you might have guessed Maxx Grip is for DH use, Maxx Speed is all about…you guessed it, speed, and then Maxx Terra fits in the middle as a kind of perfect compromise for general trail use. Or do I have to say ‘enduro’ these days?
Anyway, what with Maxxis and several other companies really opening up the floodgates now on decent bigger tyres it’s really not going to be long before the selection becomes as wide as it is for 26″ wheels.
For full details on all the sizing and casing options, and the relevant prices, head over to www.maxxis-bicycle.co.uk