New to my team this year, I’ll be racing exclusively on Maxxis Tires! Racing from deserts of Las Vegas to the forests of England has taught me (the hard way) that the right tire selection can make the difference between being in the race and on the ground. So, I’m really looking forward to traveling with an arsenal of tires to choose from in order to maximize my chances of staying upright in all conditions.
In addition to manufacturing Automotive and ATV tires, Maxxis offers a huge selection of bicycle tires for us to choose from. (Twenty six at last I counted!) Needless to say, there is a Maxxis mountain bike tire suitable for any condition, any wheel size, any riding style! -Including fat bikes!
Take a quick look at their Bike Technology Page to learn about sidewall & puncture protection, Tubeless Ready Systems, and tire construction.
This year I plan to try some new tread patterns, but below are a few of the staples I will race on for the majority of my MTB and XTERRA racing. These models and more can be found at George’s Cycles/G-Fit Studio in Boise.
“A high-volume, low-profile tread design offers minimal rolling resistance and consistent traction across the profile of the tire.Continuous side knobs keep you planted where traction is critical, and the single compound balances traction and tread wear.”
“The Ikon is for true racers looking for a true lightweight race tire. With 3C Triple Compound Technology, high-volume casing and a fast rolling tread design, the Ikon provides exemplary performance in all riding conditions. As its name suggests, the Ikon represents all that is true in racing.”
“Specially designed for racing in adverse conditions, the Beaver features a tread design ideal for wet and muddy conditions.”
“The Ardent Race tire from Maxxis is ideally suited for technical XC race courses and endurance-length events. With its medium-height tread, the Ardent Race bridges the gap between the XC-oriented Ikon and the trail-oriented Ardent. The center knobs are ramped to reduce rolling resistance, and the side knobs are angled and stepped to provide great biting traction in corners. Choose the Ardent Race for your next demanding XC race or epic trail ride.”