New Tire From Maxxis?

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by mtnbikej, Apr 8, 2018.

  1. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
  2. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2015 Devinci Troy Carbon 27.5
    Sweet tire!!!
     
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  3. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    I wanna ride what Tommy Huynh's riding.
     
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  4. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    Right now I'm leaning towards two 29" wheel sets for my Niner. I have the XC set locked down. This looks like it would be a great front matched with an Aggressor rear for the enduro days.
     
  5. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    What's it for? Maybe mud?
    Dem is big knobbers. Seems like less contact with the trail. Straight cornering blocks, when you have the Minion DHF and DHRII, just seems like another tire on the market.

    Yes... my name is Debbie Downer, ha ha!
     
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  6. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Looks like an excellent motorcycle trials tire. :thumbsup:
     
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  7. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    It looks like a skinny DH tire.
     
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  8. dustyyoungblood

    dustyyoungblood Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ladera Ranch
    Name:
    Dustan Baker
    Current Bike:
    Foes Mixer Trail
    I want maxis to update the ignitor to 2.5WT Enduro versions.
     
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  9. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
  10. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    Slow rolling with DH casing only for now. With the big burly widely spaced knobs I'd like to think of it as a Forekaster on steroids.
     
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  11. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

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    Mike O
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    Looks like a digger.
     
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  12. siata94

    siata94 Member

    Location:
    lake forest
    Name:
    siata
    Current Bike:
    lazy goat
    Those do look great but... My recent progression for the front has been Butcher 29x2.3 to Conti Trail King 2.4 (huge increase in grip, added volume/plush, more drag uphill) and recently to Butcher 27.5x2.6. I've only a handful of rides w/ the 2.6 but it feels super sluggish uphill for me and can't say the diff in traction is nearly as noticeable compared to the drag. I'd like to try the Butcher 29x.2.6 for comparison but unfor that would require a different bike.
     
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  13. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    It looks like a perfect SS tire for SoCal!

    Like GM said it is perfect for "Hard pack muddy area (1:18)"....... What is he is talking about?
     
  14. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Yeah... And only 100 grams or so heavier than a 2.5 Minion! I think you should run it next year for VQ. Slow you down a little in case we're in the same category. :p
     
  15. Grassblade23

    Grassblade23 Member

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Iron Horse Quantum/Chumba XCL
    As someone who is not a fan of the drift channels on the DHF, (A tire that damn near every other SoCal rider is in love with,) I like the look of these intermediate knobs. I might give this a try if/when they make a trail version that doesn't weigh 3 lbs.
     
  16. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Correction - not limited to SoCal. You'll find it's probably the most popular in British Columbia, the Pacific Northwest, Utah, Arizona and Colorado too...
     
  17. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    So... Is the new tire something you would spend $$$ on to try?
     
  18. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    I don't really have a reason to try a new tire. The DHF does everything I want it to do. I would like a slightly wider DHF - a 2.40 - for the front, but Maxxis doesn't make one, and I won't go 2.5WT with my 25mm rim.
     
  19. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    The knobs of this new tire have the classic Maxxis look, but the angled pattern reminds me of Schwalbe.
     
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  20. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    I agree.

    The DHF has three distinctly uninterrupted channels, and when you spin it and look, it's very noticeable. The tire above is more like a Hans Dampf with no uninterrupted channels. One can surmise that the uninterrupted channels translate to a better rolling tire. Not sure if that's true, but whatever it is about the DHF, it ticks all the boxes when you mount it up and ride.

    Edit: When I look a little closer, it appears there may be an uninterrupted channel on each side of the tire just inboard of the outermost knobs. Cornering edge!
     
  21. beartooth

    beartooth Member

    Name:
    rob
    Current Bike:
    process111
    what would happen if you mounted a 2.5 in a 25 mm rim?
     
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  22. doublewide

    doublewide Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    I believe @herzalot is referring the the W.T. version, which stands for Wide Trail. Maxxis made these for all the wide rims that are out in the market these days. I put one on the front of my bike, my rims are 25mm, and I've had no issue what so ever. They (internet warriors) say if you do mount it on any thing less than a 28mm rim the tread profile will be too "round" and you'll have to lean your bike a bit more in corners to get it to hook up. The shitty thing is Maxxis is not making a regular 2.5 DHF anymore, so I had too gamble on the WT version working. And I say it is.
     
  23. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    I've seen plus tires mounted on skinny XC rims many a time. The riders had no complaints. It will round out the contact patch a bit, though.
     
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  24. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    I like the looks of this tire and I hope that they consider making a 2.3 or 2.25 regular version.

    Now, since this is a Maxxis thread, lemme do a friendly neighborhood derail...

    I believe that some of you are or have rolled on the Rekon 29x2.25? Tell me about them. :)
     
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  25. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Maybe the guys who ride skinny XC rims wouldn't notice? :whistling:
     
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  26. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    I liked it... Until it flatted with two holes in the center of the tread. On a fire road. On the first ride.

    Now... The fire road was Main Divide and it was quite chunky. But I've ridden that stretch a 100 times with heavier tires and never had a problem. I replaced the Rekon with the Forekasters a couple months ago and the dual compound tread seems to be a better fit for me.
     
  27. Obsidian

    Obsidian Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Obsidian
    Current Bike:
    2017 Intense Tracer
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  28. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
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  29. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    I put one on the back of Suz's Tallboy.....so far so good. Handled Zen Trail in St. George. Even on an Arch Mk3 they look pretty narrow. I think they are not as durable as an Ikon.

    I wanted to try one, but I think I'll go another direction.
     
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  30. Obsidian

    Obsidian Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Obsidian
    Current Bike:
    2017 Intense Tracer
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