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Maxxis EXO+ Casing and New Rekon Race Tire - EUROBIKE 2018 5

A tougher casing that slots in between EXO and Double Down and new rear XC tire for 29ers only highlight the Maxxis line-up at Eurobike.

Maxxis EXO+ Casing and New Rekon Race Tire - EUROBIKE 2018

If you're a rider who suffers above average amounts of punctures or sidewall tears, Maxxis has good news for you. The arrival of EXO+ tire casing introduces a silk-shield layer which runs within the casing, from bead to bead, providing what is quoted as a 27% increase in puncture protection, a 51% increase in sidewall durability, as well as a 28% increased resistance to pinch flats.


EXO+ casing adds about 30 to 40grams to a given tire size and fills a gap between the existing EXO and Double Down casings. Because this EXO technology is designed for more aggressive riding styles, it will initially show up on the Minion DHF, DHR II, and Rekon tread patterns and likely only in the WT (Wide Trail) sizes. Expect availability of EXO+ equipped tires around the end of the year.

An all new Rekon Race tire has been introduced as a faster rolling version of the Rekon, intended specifically for use in the rear. This 29-inch-only tire features a 2.25-inch width and weighs in at 610 grams, available with EXO protection.


Other than that, we haven’t seen any new treads or tire designs. Of course Minnaar’s Assegai tire was on proud display.


And don't forget. 26 ain't dead yet.


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