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Maxxis Launches Updated Forekaster Tire 2

The new version is aimed at modern short travel trail bikes, offering a more aggressive tread design than before that maintains a low rolling resistance.

Today, Maxxis introduces an updated version of the Maxxis Forekaster, creating the perfect light-duty trail tire. The original Forekaster was designed as an XC tire for wet weather and shoulder season riding, but the new tread pattern is a better all-rounder aimed squarely at modern short travel (100mm-130mm) trail bikes. The new Forekaster is characterized by densely-packed, medium-height tread blocks for predictable handling and fast rolling. Each knob features sharp angles to provide climbing, cornering, and braking traction in a broad range of trail conditions.



  • Intended use: XC, XC race, Trail
  • Dual compound or 3C MaxxTerra options
  • EXO sidewall protection
  • Tubeless Ready (TR)
  • Designed for front or rear
  • Conditions: loose to wet spring/fall trail conditions
  • 29x2.40 EXO – 945g 
  • 29x2.60 EXO – 1035g
  • MSRP: $83 USD

With standout tread designs in the gravity and XC-race categories, Maxxis realized a hole was developing in their product line for light-duty trail riding. The Rekon model has been the go-to for this category, but the new Forekaster adds more aggression and versatility, making it an ideal all-around trail tire. Riders can use the Forekaster as a front or rear tire, opening up the possibility to pair the Forekaster with other Maxxis models to create the perfect setup. Use the Forekaster up front with a Rekon Race in the rear for a fast rolling setup on smooth terrain, or toss a Forekaster out back with an aggressive tire like the Dissector up front for chunkier terrain. 


To start, Maxxis is offering the new Forekaster in their light and mid-weight EXO and EXO+ casing options in 29x2.40 and 29x2.60 sizes. In the future, do expect to see additional sizes added.

The new Forekaster is available now at


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