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Maxxis Tires' Aaron Chamberlain - The Inside Line Podcast 4

How are mountain bike tires made? Why do some tires cost $90? Aaron Chamberlain of Maxxis talks bikes, life and tires on The Inside Line.

Maxxis Tires' Aaron Chamberlain - The Inside Line Podcast

Welcome mountain bikers! Thanks for tuning in to Vital MTB’s The Inside Line podcast. Today we're joined by MTB Marketing Manager for Maxxis Tires, Aaron Chamberlain. Maxxis has been behind The Inside Line since day one, almost four years now, and it's all thanks to Aaron. We're honored to have such a top-shelf brand getting behind something we believe in here at Vital.


Aaron discusses his love for bikes and finding his way into the bike industry after being an art school dropout. We discuss all things Maxxis, including choosing which tire models and constructions make the cut and having to deal with the name Assegai for Greg Minnaar's tire. How are mountain bike tires made? Why do some tires cost $90? We hit on those topics and there is even some censored team rumor gossip. Enjoy the show!

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Maxxis Tires will keep you and your bike connected to the trail with their wide variety of tread patterns, rubber compounds, and tire constructions. I’m still enjoying an Assegai front tire with Minion Semi-Slick out back on my daily driver 5010. The Assegai decides the line with the Minion SS keeping things playful as it slides along for the ride. has all your MTB tire needs.

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sspomer sspomer 11/25/2020 8:31 AM

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Finally caught up on this... Kinda cool to get a little more insight into the tire world... I would have thought the different compounds and casings for the same tread would have been more cut and paste too...

Shout out to my Rekons.. Definitely a tire that seems to get overlooked, IMO.. Great on some of these short travel trail bikes...

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Hi Aaron- can you pass on the need for a 2.5" Aggressor DH Casing- with non Maxx Grip rubber (either Dual or MaxxTerra)... Enduro bikes need the casing on the rear wheel but without the slow rolling rubber.

Great interview and love the product! Thanks.

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Second! I know it’s area dependent but a max terra grip tire will last up to a month under heavy use. Dry climates the compound is not very important for a rear, imo. I got a dual compound dhf(dh casing) and it’s been amazing for a rear. I believe they just discontinued this tire unfortunately.

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