Mountain Bike Tires: Maxxis (Which is Best For You?)

Maxxis is one of the largest if not THE largest companies in the Mountain Biking Tire Industry. Why? Because they are the best. Offering a very wide variety of tread patterns, compounds, sidewall protection and almost every size tire known to man; Maxxis has supported every discipline of Mountain biking over the years. From World Cup DH Titles to being the go-to tire for the average weekend cruiser, you will most likely see the yellow logo rolling down any trail in the world. In this video, Jeff, takes us through some key differences between some of the many tires they have to offer in hopes of helping you guys know the difference between each tire. Do you know which tire in the Maxxis lineup is right for you?

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Robin Breeds says:


Loretai Mods says:

maxxis shorty 2,5″ 3c up front and maxxis high roller II 2,4 ” exo on back

Daniel Hanson says:

I am running Maxxis Ardent 2.25 EXO front and back on my hardtail ….I do some light trail riding and putter around town on it and they seem to work well.

Krigloch theFurious says:

140mm 29er hardtail (Canfield Yelli Screamy) with a 2.5 DHF/2.4 DHR. Once summer arrives I’ll lose some weight and throw on a 2.4 Ardent in the rear. I ain’t racing, so grip and weight > speed. No rocks here in IL, so no need for DD or anything nuts.

Huntstyle says:

What about the High Roller?

Marty M says:

DHR II 2.3 EXO 3C front, Forekaster 2.3 EXO DC rear <- Great combo for grip, braking, weight, & rolling resistance

allan Krogh says:

I use maxxis forkaster.

Daniel Watts says:

I use Maxxis Ignitor tyres both front and rear. Great rolling tyre and perfect for cross country riding!!

los Beaners says:

Schwalbe rapid rod on both

rumberitoboricua says:

Suggestions for us that ride on the road to get to the trails. Out of 30 miles, made 12 14 on road.

jedifrogmstr Odin-son says:

Schwalbe Magic mary 27.5 x 2.35 🙂

CaptainYodelstein says:

I just ordered some Ignitors (26×2.35) to replace Panaracer Fire XCs (26×2.1). I really like the Fires but wanted a little more air volume for my hardtail. My local trail has a lot of rock and roots. I’m also going tubeless.

Mike T. says:

What’s the first limiting factor for how wide a tire a bike will take? Rim or fork width?

THERUIZ127 says:

Any recommendations on a tire I can use on city streets

Homo Floresiensis says:

Cool video! I run Maxxis Aspen 2.1 both front and rear!

jedifrogmstr Odin-son says:



Which 2.5-2.6 tyre would be good for a 150mm travel hardtail? Trails are dry rocky and loose. Running maxxis ardent 2.4 rear and 2.4 high roller 2 front. Love the combo just need something with more volume on the rear. Bike is ragley mmmbop 2017 non plus but should fit up to 2.6 inch rubber. Any ideas

Gino Boomino says:

Ardent 26×2.4 f CrossMark 26×2.1 r on a circus comp 100mm zircus frame 1×10 (zee and diety) set up for riding flowing trails and intermediate dj slope stuff ……. I think this set up works for my diverse daily ride.

Matias Nicolàs says:

Great video! I personally run dhf 2.3 for my mid-travel hardtail trail bike on normally wet terrain here at Southern Chile. Greetings lml!

Adam Brown says:

DHF/Aggressor. Set.

Ben Featherstone says:

shcalbe plz

Ronald Tartaglia says:

Dhf = down hill front. ??????

baileywhit says:

DHR2 3C 2.4 WT and Forekaster 2.35 dual casing on 29er trail bike

RGCastro7 says:

Good job with the explanations, guys.

I’m running Minion DHF front and rear, 2.5 and 2.3 respectively on a Specialized Enduro.

Fishing Outdoors and Random Stuff says:

I ride xc, and run a crossmark on the rear and an ardent up front. Is running the ardent up front weird for XC?

MMoran says:

Ardent 2.2 rear minion dhr 2.4 front. Sandy corners are not a problem anymore. 7 km of asphalt is not good for the minion

Adrian Anzano says:

i use Maxxis pace in the rear which replaced my old crossmark

Jay Almquist says:

I run DHF 3C 120tpi /DHR II 3C 120tpi 27.5 x 2.8 in AZ. They are a little heavy but I want the durability. I ride a mix of XC and some technical in the AZ desert.

shellee cook says:

I run Highrollers on mine and my sons enduro bikes wich you didn’t talk about in the video

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