About Maxxis Tyres
Maxxis International is committed to delivering high performance tyres to the world.
Their products are unequalled in quality and performance. With over forty-five years of manufacturing experience and the ingenuity of their people, Maxxis have created new technologies to develop their diversified tyre products.
Maxxis products are thoroughly tested in their own facilities and at the world's leading tyre test centres. In addition, Maxxis engineers test their tyres with national and world-class champions. Maxxis utilise the most advanced manufacturing equipment and engineering facilities in the industry. Only after extensive professional evaluation does a product go into production.
Wire Bead: A rigid metal wire is utilized as bead material in applications where ultimate strength is needed and transportability is not a factor.
Foldable Bead: Foldable beads also keep the tyre secured to the rim but are lighter weight and easily transported. The bead is made of spun aramid or Kevlar® fibers.
Carbon Fibre Bead: A flexible material with greater strength to withstand the forces exerted by a high-pressure road tyre.
Tubeless Ready: Tubeless tyres provide the rider with many benefits: the ability to run lower air pressures, which improves traction; lower rolling resistance when compared to a tube-type tyre; and less chance of flatting since there is no tube. Maxxis Tubeless Ready (TR) tyres provide the benefits of a UST tubeless tyre without the weight penalty. Our TR tyres use a standard casing and require the use of a liquid sealant in order to make them airtight. Maxxis Tubeless Ready tyres are the only Maxxis tyres approved for use with liquid sealants. Using a liquid sealant in any non-TR Maxxis tyre will void the warranty.
Single-Ply Casing: One layer of nylon wrapped from bead to bead. A single-ply casing conforms well to the terrain and is lighter weight.
Downhill (DH) Casing: Two layers of casing material are used from bead to bead, providing additional protection and sidewall stiffness for downhill applications.
Threads Per Inch (TPI): The number of threads that cross through one square inch of a single ply of the tyre's casing. Lower TPI gives better puncture, cut and abrasion resistance but is heavier. Higher TPI conforms better to the terrain, offering a smoother, more comfortable ride while reducing the weight of the tyre. Maxxis TPI ratings are the threads-per-inch of a single casing ply, as compared to some competitor TPI ratings.
Skinwall: A lighter weight carcass with reduced rolling resistance.
Tubular: A traditional tyre construction in which the tyre casing is sewn or wrapped around an inner tube. These types of tyres must be glued or taped onto tubular-specific rims.
Radial Road: A radial construction orients the casing threads perpendicular to the direction of rotation. This allows the sidewall to easily bend and flex, resulting in a very compliant and supple ride.
Tubeless Road: Tubeless technology that combines a carbon fiber bead for strength and a butyl inner liner for air retention to eliminate the need for an inner tube. The Silkworm layer provides puncture protection from road debris. Choose Maxxis tubeless road tyres for the ultimate road experience.
L.U.S.T: Maxxis mountain tubeless tyres, certified to UST® standards, featuring Lightweight Ultimate Sidewall Technology (L.U.S.T.). This technology offers better puncture resistance, improved air retention, better longevity and lower weight than previous tubeless technologies. By adding a thin fabric layer to the sidewall, covered in a special airtight rubber compound, Maxxis created a casing that is lighter, tougher and holds air better.
ONE70: The ultimate lightweight casing. Offering the smoothest, most comfortable ride
Nylon Breaker: The nylon breaker is a reinforcement option that offers protection from punctures directly under the tread area. The nylon breaker is available in select road tyres.
Silkshield: SilkShield offers protection from bead to bead whereas Silkworm is found under the tread only. SilkShield provides an additional level of protection for sidewalls in addition to under the tread.
MaxxShield: MaxxShield represents the ultimate in flat protection. We begin with our SilkShield bead to bead protection and add our K2 (Kevlar® Composite) layer for unparalleled durability.
MaxxProtect: A poly-fiber material positioned between the tyre tread and the casing. With varying thicknesses of 0.9mm - 1.5mm, MaxxProtect is designed to maximize puncture resistance in select hybrid models.
Kevlar® Inside: A Kevlar® material positioned between the tyre tread and the casing. Similar to MaxxProtect technology, Kevlar® Inside varies in thickness and provides optimal puncture protection.
Kevlar® Composite: Available in select tyres, this Maxxis-exclusive fabric provides greater puncture protection than both standard Kevlar® and Vectran®. The addition of this lightweight and supple material ensures that ride quality and performance remain unsurpassed.
SilkWorm: Silkworm Technology is an exclusive material incorporated into the casing of select models, increasing puncture and tear resistance. Silkworm is featured under the tread as a breaker (denoted as Silkworm).
Double Down: With dual-ply 120 TPI casing and a butyl insert, Maxxis’ Double-Down technology is ideal for enduro-style rides.
EXO+: Combines two of Maxxis best puncture protection materials: SilkShield and EXO. Combined these improve tread puncture protection by 27%; sidewall durability by 51% and resistance to pinch flats by 28%.
EXO: An extremely cut-resistant and abrasion-resistant material added to the sidewalls of select mountain tyres. This densely woven fabric is also lightweight and highly flexible, ensuring that the performance of the tyre remains unaffected. Choose EXO Protection for exceptionally rocky, treacherous trails where the chance of sidewall cuts and abrasions is high.
Butyl Insert: An extra piece of butyl rubber that extends from the bead of a downhill tyre up into the sidewall. The butyl insert helps prevent pinch flats, protects the rim from hard hits and adds sidewall stability.
Single Compound: One compound throughout the tread optimized for longevity and performance.
Dual Compound: Two compounds used within the tread of select tyres to offer lower rolling resistance and increased cornering grip.
Super Tacky (ST): A special low rebound, high traction compound used in mountain tyres.
3C Triple Compound Road: Triple Compound road technology utilizes three distinct silica compounds in different locations within the tread of the tyre. The center compound is optimized for exceptional treadwear and low rolling resistance. The progressively softer shoulder compounds provide increased grip while cornering. Choose a Triple Compound Maxxis road tyre for the ultimate in tyre handling in all conditions.
3C Triple Compound Mountain: Maxxis 3C Triple Compound mountain technology uses a harder, longer lasting base layer and two progressively softer top layers in order to optimize traction and stability. Maxxis offers three different configurations of our 3C Triple Compound mountain technology: Maxx Speed, Maxx Terra and Maxx Grip.
3C Maxx Speed: Used primarily in cross country and enduro tyres, the two compounds in the outer layer are specially formulated to reduce rolling resistance and optimize treadwear and traction.
3C Maxx Terra: An intermediate compound configuration used in select mountain tyres. 3C Maxx Terra is softer and offers more traction than 3C Maxx Speed, yet provides better treadwear and less rolling resistance than Maxx Grip.
3C Maxx Grip: A new name for the downhill 3C compound configuration that you have come to know and trust. 3C Maxx Grip offers the ultimate in grip and slow rebound properties for unparalleled traction in downhill applications.
HYPR: A full-silica compound and Maxxis best-performing compound to date. Compared to their previous road racing compound, HYPR has 16% less rolling resistance with 23% better grip in wet conditions. Impressively, HYPR decreases rolling resistance and increases traction, all while keeping durability equal to their previous rubber comounds.
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