Often referred to as the leading bicycle tyre brand, Maxxis are a household name amongst cyclists. With leading technologies, state of the art manufacturing facilities, and a team roster of some of the greatest mountain bike, BMX and road cycling athletes and teams the world over, it is no wonder that Maxxis are the name that people most often think of when it comes to selecting dependable, reliable and performance driven tyres.
As of April 2016, Rush Sports will be an official distributor of Maxxis tyres across Southern Africa. Maxxis will be sold exclusively through cycling and sporting goods stores, and Rush Sports will see to it that these stores and its customers receive the high levels of service, support and back-up that Rush Sports customers and dealers have become accustomed to.
To browse the range of Maxxis product available click HERE or continue reading to learn more about their leading technologies:
TIRE ILLUSTRATION DOES NOT DEPICT AN ACTUAL PRODUCTION TIRE. THE ILLUSTRATION IS USED SOLELY TO DEPICT BASIC TIRE CONSTRUCTION. SEE INDIVIDUAL PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS FOR ACTUAL INCLUDED PRODUCT TECHNOLOGY.
- 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 tire'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 tire. Maxxis TPI ratings are the threads-per-inch of a single casing ply, as compared to some competitor TPI ratings.
- WIRE BEAD
- The function of the bead is to keep the tire in contact with the rim while the tire is inflated. 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 tire secured to the rim but are lighter weight and easily transported. The bead is made of spun aramid or Kevlar® fibers.
- CARBON FIBER BEAD
- A flexible material with greater strength to withstand the forces exerted by a high-pressure road tire.
The most important part of a tire is arguably the rubber compound within the tread. By changing the amounts of various components of the rubber formula, engineers can make two identical looking tires perform completely differently. A list of the Maxxis compounds and their distinct characteristics is below.
- One compound throughout the tread optimized for longevity and performance.
- Two compounds used within the tread of select tires to offer lower rolling resistance and increased cornering grip.
A special low rebound, high traction compound used in mountain tires.
3C TRIPLE COMPOUND ROAD
Triple Compound road technology utilizes three distinct silica compounds in different locations within the tread of the tire. 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 tire for the ultimate in tire 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.
Three compounds comprised of a harder, longer lasting center and two progressively softer shoulder compounds for unparalleled rolling efficiency
Used primarily in cross country and enduro tires, the two compounds in the outer layer are specially formulated to reduce rolling resistance and optimize treadwear and traction.
An intermediate compound configuration used in select mountain tires. 3C Maxx Terra is softer and offers more traction than 3C Maxx Speed, yet provides better treadwear and less rolling resistance than 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.
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).
KEVLAR® COMPOSITE (K2)
Available in select tires, 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.
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 tires.
A poly-fiber material positioned between the tire tread and the casing. With varying thicknesses of 0.9mm - 1.5mm, MaxxProtect is designed to maximize puncture resistance in select hybrid models.
A Kevlar® material positioned between the tire tread and the casing. Similar to MaxxProtect technology, Kevlar® Inside varies in thickness and provides optimal puncture protection.
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 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.