Maxxis

  • Maxxis Crossmark Tire

    Featured Review Great rear tire for trail bike (product review)

    The Good:

    Rolls fast
    Good grip
    Drifts predictably
    Pretty light

    The Bad:

    Short knobs get overwhelmed in deep mud
    Can get flats in extremely rocky terrain (especially at lower pressures)

    Overall Review: I've been running the 2.25 crossmark as the rear tire on my trail bike for years. I pair it with a minion DHF and have really come to love this combination.  The crossmark has surprisingly good grip--much better than you would think just looking at it.  It rolls very well, and I can no...

    Posted by SuboptimusPrime on 5/9/2013 3:22 PM

  • Maxxis Minion DHF Tire

    Featured Review The standard (product review)

    The Good:

    Predictable
    Wears well
    Versatile
    Reasonably priced

    The Bad:

    Not the fastest rolling
    Packs up in sticky mud

    Overall Review: The DHF has been my go-to front tire on my trail bike (2.35 single ply) and I've used it extensively as both front/rear on my DH bike (2.5 3C). To me the most important part of a tire is predictability--and that predictability is why I keep running the DHF year after year.  It may be that t...

    Posted by SuboptimusPrime on 5/9/2013 3:08 PM

  • The Good:

    Grip is superb in dry or wet, sheds mud nicely, fairly light for its ability to fr/dh...

    The Bad:

    It's a bit pricey, but can be found for under $60 online.

    Overall Review: Great everything tire, highly recomended

    Posted by DanzDown on 5/9/2013 10:39 AM

  • The Good:

    Everything, it isn't one of the most widely used and best kow tires on the market for no reason.

    The Bad:

    I can really think of none, this tire flat out does it.

    Overall Review: Overall if you are looking for a tire that can really handle aggressive riding, provide reliability, and last you for a good amount of time; then this is it.

    Posted by ddbullard76 on 5/9/2013 8:32 AM

  • The Good:

    Makes riding in slick mud feel as if you are riding on tacky dirt.

    The Bad:

    Only usable in really muddy conditions. Rolls slowly on anything not super muddy.

    Overall Review: I have only ridden three runs on Wet Screams but those three runs were like day and night compared to my previous runs. It was the first NWcup.com race of the season and it had been raining all week and kept raining Friday and Saturday. After three runs on Saturday where I hadcontinuously l...

    Posted by chrhagel on 5/8/2013 11:04 PM

  • The Good:

    Rolls fast
    Good grip

    The Bad:

    I don't have anything bad to say

    Overall Review: This is my rear tire on my Santacruz nomad. I ride in the Pacific North West and ride all year. I used to have a high roller as my rear tire but I felt it rolled to slowly. This tire is faster and I have not had problems with traction. Even in mud or on wet roots.

    Posted by chrhagel on 5/8/2013 10:57 PM

  • The Good:

    Everything is good about these.... Dirt Jumps, Skate Park, Street, and Slope. Amazing tires.

    The Bad:

    Nothing bad at all.

    Overall Review: These tires are so good.

    Posted by osborne1031 on 5/8/2013 8:13 PM

  • The Good:

    The tire is amazing at cornering. The side nobs dig in and stick. It is fast rolling and they last quite a long time. It performs great in almost all conditions and it inspires confidence.

    The Bad:

    My 2.5 with 3c is pretty heavy. I have also they corner great as a back tire but are a bit sketchy when it comes to braking.

    Overall Review: The minion dhf is probably the best front tire out there. nuff said.

    Posted by Brian Cahal on 5/8/2013 4:00 PM

  • The Good:

    I have the 2.5 version in the 3c compound and I run it as a back tire. It is a great all round tire that can handle almost anything you throw at it. The tire is very predictable and performs well in almost all conditions. It is pretty fast rolling and it leaves me not worrying about my back tire because it does its job.

    The Bad:

    Like I said I have the 2.5 with the 3c compound. This version is very heavy and leaves me wanting some lighter tires. If you are using it for DH I would go with the 2.35 for the rear end. The 3c compound was supposed to offer the best grip while still having it last a long time. I have run through these tires extremely fast and since they are pretty expensive I might start to consider moving to another rear tire.

    Overall Review: They perform as an all round all mountain/ dh tire and they inspire confidence. However the version I have is extremely heavy and they wear out very fast plus they are pretty expensive.

    Posted by Brian Cahal on 5/8/2013 3:54 PM

  • The Good:

    Great long lasting tread, 2.2 width is great for handling the trail, High-volume, lightweight, a true racing tire.

    The Bad:

    I cant say there is a bad for the tire

    Overall Review: Its a little pricey for these bad boys but so worth it in the end. i have a lot of fun with these tires and will buy them again and again.

    Posted by Andgoo5 on 5/8/2013 1:18 PM

  • The Good:

    Fast rolling, predictable cornering in loose, dry and wet conditions, impressive life-span

    The Bad:

    Not the greatest cornering on dry hard-pack.

    Overall Review: The Maxxis Monorail is a perfect multi-use XC tire. The "micro-ramped center knobs" definitely work as advertised in reducing rolling resistance. The side knobs are more aggressive and provide plenty of confidence in the corners. I've put 1700 miles on them over the last year on all sorts of ter...

    Posted by bhalpin47 on 11/9/2012 10:36 AM

  • The Good:

    Braking traction, cornering traction, off-camber grip, fast rolling, great rock and thorn protection and great even for trail and enduro depending on tire type.

    The Bad:

    Too heavy or aggressive for XC, light trail and DJ (but not designed for those), slow on the road and sometimes dangerous in severely wet weather and weird on some kinds of gravel (and not designed for those either).

    Overall Review: These should be the default tire for anyone into any serious riding, especially on the front. On the rear you could go for a faster rolling tire if the conditions are dry, but you can't go wrong with it front and rear. You may find an equally good tire aggressive trail/DH tire, but it's probably...

    Posted by ZMC888 on 9/12/2012 8:47 AM

  • The Good:

    Rolls Fast
    Super tough Sidewalls (DH Casing)
    Tons of grip if you can dig in
    Lean it and GRIP

    The Bad:

    Transitional knobs don't exists...
    No grip on hard pack trails with small marble like dust when initiating cornering

    Overall Review: I have run through two sets of these tires. I run the DH casing 60a. The 60a compound lasts incredibly well and still gives tons of grip. These tires won't benefit much from a softer compound because their specialty is digging in and getting bite. They roll super well and will have you keeping...

    Posted by FlyingIrish on 7/20/2012 11:06 PM

  • The Good:

    Price, works well in most conditions and less rolling resistance than most DH tires

    The Bad:

    Kind of sketchy in the mud but that could just be my lack of skill

    Overall Review: After a couple of seasons of using the Maxxis Minions I thought I would try something new, the reason for the change was mostly due to price of the Minions and also how quickly the sticky rubber wore out. Don’t get me wrong, the Minions are a great DH tire especially if you are a racer but for m...

    Posted by vics26 on 7/17/2012 9:40 AM

  • Maxxis Ardent Tire

    Good Tire. (product review)

    The Good:

    -Good grip
    -Long life
    -Sounds cool on pavement
    -Great on hard pack or minor loose stuff
    -durable sidewall and casing

    The Bad:

    -Sucks with any kind of mud
    -Not light
    -Does not roll well at all on pavement

    Overall Review: I use the 3C, 2.4 version of this tire on my trail bike. Yeah, it weighs quite a bit but I never really have to worry about getting a flat or ripping the sidewalls. These things are stout and they grip very well in dry conditions. The tread wear has also impressed me. I ride to some of my local ...

    Posted by canadmos on 6/15/2012 9:24 AM

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    Posted by bturman on 4/25/2012 12:06 AM

  • The Good:

    Smooth, super light, slides well, surprisingly durable, reliable tire

    The Bad:

    a little wide profile, pretty thin

    Overall Review: I've had this sucker on for about a year, and I've been surprised by just how well it's held up. It's still going strong, I put it on a new Zero rim and was getting pinch flats, but found out it was an issue with the weight holes inside the rim, put an extra rim strip in and have only had two f...

    Posted by Jessie_Freeman on 4/4/2012 10:16 PM

  • The Good:

    Grips on everything

    The Bad:

    nothing i can think of

    Overall Review: sick tire for all kinds of riding and all weather

    Posted by cjflorider on 4/3/2012 1:07 PM

  • The Good:

    Could a tire corner better?

    The Bad:

    Wish the tire was a bit lighter

    Overall Review: I ride this tire nearly exclusively - except desert trips. For majority of the riding I do, it sticks in corners, has super durable side walls, and lasts. I ride a 2.4 both front and rear at around 30psi (by feel). You can run their standard tire tubeless to save a little weight. Do wish they m...

    Posted by zgmountainman on 4/3/2012 9:52 AM

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    Posted by Gravity_East on 9/21/2011 10:46 AM

  • The Good:

    Much faster rolling than a nevegal, amazing cornering grip, predictable sliding tire

    The Bad:

    As mentioned in the review below mine, there is a bit of a dead zone between the rolling/braking knobs and the cornering knobs.

    Overall Review: To get these tires to really shine, you need to know how to really lean a bike over in a corner. If you don't, you will absolutely hate these tires, but if you do, they will keep on gripping long after, say, a nevegal will.

    Posted by Joseph_Ge on 5/18/2011 9:59 PM

  • The Good:

    Nice upright braking traction, fairly reasonable climbing, good volume for rocky AM/FR/DH

    The Bad:

    Minimal edit: 'sketchy leaning grip if you lean in gradually' and thorn protection also minimal

    Overall Review: The 2.35 version of the High Rollers I have are similar to Kenda Nevegal 2.35s, although faster rollling, however minus a row of knobs that you are going to need if you lean the bike between 30-40 degrees on any surface, something seems missing at this lean angle and you seem to free float for a...

    Posted by ZMC888 on 5/5/2011 10:27 AM

  • The Good:

    - cornering
    - predictable
    - the best hardpack / medium / and loose front tire on the market
    - also works well on the back
    - lightweight
    - roll well
    - awesome grip

    The Bad:

    - ummm, what?

    Overall Review: This tire cannot be beat. If you ever wonder why you see so many amateurs and pros running this tire, throw one on the front of your rig and see why. It's everything you want front a front tire (and for some, even on the back too!). Maxxis tires are a step ahead of the rest.

    Posted by jptree on 3/24/2011 9:06 AM

  • The Good:

    grippy, consistent, light, roll fast

    The Bad:

    nothing really

    Overall Review: i really like these tires theyre the best tires ive used

    Posted by dannyweiland715 on 3/22/2011 7:42 PM

  • The Good:

    It's just a tube.

    The Bad:

    It's twenty bucks.

    Overall Review: You could buy 4 regular tubes for that. 8 if they're on sale. Who has $20 for a tube?

    Posted by w00dy on 11/16/2010 9:10 PM

  • The Good:

    The Minions track and brake well in loose, dry conditions. Very predictable at any speed. The 2 ply casing can handle the sharpest and roughest terrain. The 42a duro is ridiculous but lasts a short time. 3C duro is appropriate for non race applications.

    The Bad:

    Price. The price listed is inaccurate.

    Overall Review: Simply, the best tire for dry, loose conditions. Period.

    Posted by Wonny on 6/19/2010 10:44 PM

  • The Good:

    these tires grip everything in the dry and the wet, i wouldnt use anything else.
    ive had this tire 2 and a half years and its hardly worn down

    The Bad:

    nothing really bad to say about it

    Overall Review: this has to be the best downhill or freeride tire ever made

    Posted by DAMO_998 on 6/7/2010 10:43 PM

  • The Good:

    Hits corners amazing. grip like mad.

    The Bad:

    Wear down fast!

    Overall Review: best downhill tire around. love them.

    Posted by GetMeaty93 on 4/12/2010 2:21 PM

  • The Good:

    You corner like your on rails, works amazing on dry hard pack but can rip on wet and muddy

    The Bad:

    Wears down quick

    Overall Review: It's the best tire i have ever ridden on

    Posted by C-burn on 4/9/2010 7:22 PM

  • The Good:

    Great grip and cornering, tough sidewall, chicks dig 'em.

    The Bad:

    Can be a bit of a square profile depending on your rim selection. Run small.

    Overall Review: I have used these as rears or fronts, for freeride and DH, desert and in the mountains. The ramps help scrub speed. I am a big guy at 230#'s and I am tough on sidewalls. These walls have never failed me. I would love the tire to be updated with the Maxxis Ardent/Advatage size (True size) and...

    Posted by MTB R&D on 4/5/2010 2:04 PM