Maxxis Interbike 2016

New models, redesigns, and eBike ready tires debut

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Featuring redesigns of iconic Maxxis offerings, plus the addition of a new eBike-compliant range, the world famous tire maker keeps us rolling into another product year.

Video: Maxxis Rekon, Forekaster, Griffin, Minion FBF and FBR

Bobby Brown, marketing specialist at Maxxis Tire, runs us through the tire giant’s 2017 lineup.

Maxxis Interbike 2016 Booth

Maxxis had four main highlights at Interbike this year, beginning with the Rekon and Forekaster 27.5×2.6” cross-country models, which are now suitable for an inner rim width of 30-35mm.

The Forekaster is a more aggressive cross-country tread, blurring the line between speed and hard-hitting capability. The Rekon is a faster rolling tire that’s recommended for pairing with a Maxxis Ikon. The Rekon also comes in a reinforced variety, featuring bead-to-bead Nylon puncture protection to ward off pinch flats and eliminate that squirmy feeling you can get when running lower pressure in plus tires.

A new range of eBike tires also hits the Maxxis catalog this year. They are reinforced to comply with eBike regulations, and can withstand the rigors of increased speed and the extra payload that eBikes can carry. Also new are 27.5×3.0 FBR and FBF combinations.

Meanwhile, in the Maxxis trail bike tire line comes the new Griffin, which is available for 2017 in 26, 27.5, and 29×2.30 models. Originally designed as a park bike tire, the Griffin now comes in a lighter weight construction for enduro and trail bike use. High speed tread, paired with lots of ramping and a high knob profile allows riders to really dig in under hard braking.

Gallery: Maxxis Minion DHR II, High Roller II, Rekon+, Forekaster, Griffin and More

Maxxis Interbike 2016 Gallery
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Maxxis Minion DHR II

The trail version of the Maxxis Minion DHR II features the same tread pattern as its downhill counterpart, but uses a single-ply casing to reduce weight. With side knobs borrowed from the legendary Minion DHF, but widened to provide more support, the DHR II corners like no other. The center tread features ramped knobs to improve acceleration and sipes to create a smooth transition when leaning the bike. Paddle-like knobs on the center tread dig in under hard braking and help keep the bike under control. Pair it with a Minion DHF up front for the ultimate aggressive trail riding tire combo!
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Maxxis Minion DHR II

Refined and redesigned; ready to shred any line.
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Maxxis Minion DHR II

Excellent braking and cornering traction.
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Maxxis Minion DHR II

With side knobs borrowed from the legendary Minion DHF, but widened to provide more support, the DHR II corners like no other.
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Maxxis Minion DHR II

Wide trail (WT) casing is optimized for 35mm inner width rims.
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Maxxis High Roller II

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, freeride terrain.
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Maxxis High Roller II

Open tread design.
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Maxxis High Roller II

A trail version of the redesigned High Roller.
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Maxxis Rekon+

The Rekon+ is an aggressive 27.5+ trail tire inspired by the Ikon+ for intermediate and technical terrain. Wide knobs down the middle provide control under braking and L-shaped side knobs assure support when carving loose turns. With confidence like this you can race more and scout less with the Rekon+.
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Maxxis Rekon+

Designed for aggressive XC trails.
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Maxxis Rekon+

The Rekon+ is an aggressive 27.5+ trail tire inspired by the Ikon+ for intermediate and technical terrain. Wide knobs down the middle provide control under braking and L-shaped side knobs assure support when carving loose turns. With confidence like this you can race more and scout less with the Rekon+.
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Maxxis Rekon+

Reinforced Silkshield/EXO construction available.
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Maxxis Minion FBF

The Minion FBF represents a progression in fat-biking by offering a front-specific tire designed for trail riding. Featuring the proven Minion DHF tread blocks, the FBF combines extreme cornering capability, low rolling resistance, and fat-tire volume for unsurpassed grip on uneven and loose surfaces.
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Maxxis Minion FBF

Front-specific tread design.
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Maxxis Minion FBF

Inspired by the Minion DHF.
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Maxxis Minion FBR

The Minion FBR is a rear-specific fat bike tire designed for trail riding. It shares the look of the Minion DHR II, but is optimized for fat biking. The Minion FBR features well-known, proven side knobs for cornering traction and ramped, paddle-like knobs down the middle, minimizing rolling resistance and maximizing traction in all conditions.
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Maxxis Minion FBR

Rear specific tire for trail riding.
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Maxxis Minion FBR

Rear-specific tread design.
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Maxxis Minion FBR

Inspired by the Minion DHR II.
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Maxxis Griffin

Originally designed as a fast-rolling bike park tire, the Griffin is now available in lightweight EXO and DoubleDown constructions for trail and enduro bikes. Tightly spaced and heavily ramped knobs allow this tire to quickly get up to speed, while standard knob height allows the tire to dig through powdery climbs and provide ample braking if you come in hot on a blind switchback. With this much speed on tap, you have no choice but to take flight with the Griffin.
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Maxxis Griffin

Fast rolling design.
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Maxxis Griffin

Great braking characteristics.
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Maxxis Forekaster

With the Forekaster on your bike, you can forget about the weather and hit the trails. Mid-height tread blocks are spaced evenly to allow penetration through loose trail conditions and openly for better mud-clearing compared to other race tires. Wide cupped knobs down the middle provide excellent braking on the sloppiest singletrack. When the leaves start falling and the weather becomes more unpredictable, the Forekaster is the late-season tire of choice.
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Maxxis Forekaster

With the Forekaster on your bike, you can forget about the weather and hit the trails. An aggressive XC tire that's ptimized for loose or wet conditions.
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Maxxis Ardent

An aggressive tread in high-volume casing, designed with great traction in mind. The Ardent doesn't forget the racer with large block-style side knobs offering numerous edges for high-speed cornering. The center tread, while ideal for braking and accelerating traction, also features ramped knobs to minimize rolling resistance. With a wide variety of size offerings, the Ardent captures every mountain rider's needs.
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Maxxis Ardent

Aggressive, high-volume tread.
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Maxxis Ardent

EXO Protection offered in select models.
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Maxxis Tires Display

Maxxis mountain bike tires on display.
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Maxxis Interbike 2016 Booth

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