The new Vittoria Mazza combines years of athlete input with cutting edge tread technology, raising the bar on the mixed terrain Enduro tire category. Starting with a defined center tread, the Mazza uses deep siping in the direction of rotation, allowing the tire to roll fast while still opposing drift, especially in off-camber terrain. The stepped leading edge rolls like a ramp, but digs in on climbs, making Mazza a top choice for both front and rear use. Substantial room was designed into the center tread to provide braking traction, while also accelerating cleaning. Cornering on the Mazza is handled by Vittoria’s trademark progressive sipe width technology, which gives a gummy inside effective edge, but without the instability that competitors experience on the outside of the tread. Simply put, bigger sipes flex more than smaller sipes. This unique siping pattern creates asymmetrical tread flex, and translates into a predictable, confident, and communicative feel at the limit of cornering. Mazza’s generous tread depth claws into a range of terrain, and is stabilized with Vittoria’s proprietary 4C compound layering process. Four separate Graphene 2.0 compounds are layered, allowing the surface of the tread to remain tacky, while the base remains planted. This ensures each effective edge is kept in place under high cornering and braking loads, leading to reduced rolling resistance, and increased wear life. The bar has been raised.
For aggressive trail and all-mountain riders adopting the wider is better philosophy to their rims and tires, the Maxxis Minion DHF Wide Trail 3C/EXO/TR 29in Tire provides unparalleled cornering grip and precise control without adding excessive low rolling resistance on long climbs. It's equally adept as a front or rear tire, seeing it's using a 3C Maxx Terra compound that's softer and more grippy than 3C MaxxSpeed, yet offers better treadwear and less rolling resistance than the ultra-soft and tacky 3C MaxxGrip. Not only that, but EXO sidewall protection gives it robust reinforcement from slits and punctures as you smash into sharp rocks at high speeds.
Seeing it uses the newest Wide Trail casing from Maxxis, this particular version of the Minion DHF is suited for those riders using wider rims with an internal width of 30 to 35 millimeters. This Wide Trail Casing pairs with the wider internal width of modern mountain bike rims, which are seemingly getting wider every year, seeing the numerous benefits in tire support and traction afforded by a wider set of hoops. By pairing this 2.5-inch tire with a 30 to 35-millimeter wide rim, you'll find it lays down a proper footprint on the trail and doesn't squirm while cornering hard, even when you're running it at a lower pressure to gain benefits in traction and compliance.
Aggressive traction and control for riders running wide rims
3C Maxx Terra for optimal traction, rolling resistance, wear
Lays down a proper footprint on a 30-35mm internal width rim
2.5-inch width gives you greater tire support, lots of grip
Doesn't feel overly vague like a larger plus-sized tire
EXO sidewall protection against cuts and punctures
The Aggressor is designed for high-speed modern mountain bike trails. Advanced knob shaping creates extra gripping edges, and reinforced side knobs offer enhanced stability when cornering at speed. An all-around trail tire excelling on everything from loose cross country race courses to heavy all-mountain riding.
What’s the best way to make short work of serious gnar? Apart from 200mm of travel and nerves of steel, it’s the Maxxis Ardent EXO 29in Tire. It’s got the size to roll over the chunkiest trail furniture like it’s not even there, the blocky side knobs to corner like it’s on rails, and the ramped center knobs to roll like it’s got somewhere to be. The rolling resistance is surprisingly low, but the stopping power is enough to come to a halt on a dime and bring back nine cents change.
The Ardent’s also situated to run tubeless, so you can enjoy the grip that comes with lower pressures and not have to fuss with tubes. Its dual-compound rubber is perfectly balanced between sticky grip and hard-charging durability, and the EXO casing delivers an extra dose of durability, so big hits into sharp rocks are no big thing.
Maxxis' revered do-it-all trail tire
High-volume casing for superior traction and damping
Large block side knobs offer cornering stability
Center tread offers braking and accelerating traction
An open and aggressive tread design gives the High Roller II excellent soil penetration and mud-clearing ability. A square profile provides a solid, consistent feel across the knobs. Modified knobs on the shoulder and center improve braking performance and traction on hard surfaces. An excellent choice for technical, loose terrain. The High Roller II is available in trail, enduro, and downhill specs.
The Maxxis Assegai tire is named after the iron-tipped spear used by the Zulu people of South Africa. Greg Minnaar, a native of South Africa, thought it was a fitting name for a tire ready to do battle on the mountain. The tall knobs punch through dust and loam to find traction, but also offer support and confidence on wet roots and rocks. While other tires excel only in certain conditions, the new Maxxis Assegai is built to go fast everywhere.