From marked-down Minions to cut-price Crossmarks, there's some rubbery bargains to be had
The undisputed Popular King of mountain bike tyres. We’ve done some sniffing around to find the best deals on Maxxis mountain bike tyres.
Cheap compounds and carcasses actively avoided. No sketchy plastic tyres with Rizla sidewalls here. These are the best deals on the best versions of the best mountain bike tyres.
Maxxis mountain bike tyres deals
Maxxis Minion DHR II WT
A brand new classic tyre from Maxxis. Despite the R (rear) suffix, this tyre is much better as an aggro front tyre for mixed-loose conditions.
Maxxis Minion DHR II WT EXO TR 27.5 x 2.4 –
£49.99 – £32.99 from Tredz
Maxxis Minion DHR II WT EXO TR 29in x 2.4 –
£49.99 – £36.98 from Tredz
Maxxis Minion DHF WT
Maxxis took the venerable old DHF tread and upsized it, whapped it on a new carcass shape and voila! The DHF is ready to rock for another decade. Faster rolling, less aggro than the DHR II.
Maxxis Minion DHF WT 3C EXO TR 27.5 x 2.5 –
£59.99 – £42.99 from Chain Reaction Cycles
Maxxis Minion DHF WT 3C EXO TR 29 x 2.5 –
£59.99 – £44.95 from Tweeks Cycles
Maxxis Ardent Race
Despite its rather unfashionable round profile and minimal tread, there are still plenty of riders out there who ride terrain where this speedy tyre still shines, especially on the rear.
Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 27.5 x 2.20 –
£69.99 – £41.98 from Tredz
Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 29 x 2.20 –
£64.99 – £40.99 from Probikekit
Maxxis High Roller II
What is there left to be said about the High Roller II? A truly astonishing all-rounder that can be run all year round without much complaint or worry. Fit and forget.
Maxxis High Roller II 3C EXO TR 27.5 x 2.3 –
£54.99 – £39.98 from wiggle
Maxxis High Roller II EXO TR 29 x 2.3 –
£49.99 – £28.49 from Probikekit
If you’re looking for something on the XC end of the MTB spectrum that’s narrow and light for slashing through loose and/or mud with no odd characteristics, here’s a nice Beaver.
Maxxis Beaver EXO TR 27.5 2.0 –
£44.99 – £24.95 from Merlin Cycles
Maxxis Beaver EXO TR 29 x 2.0 –
£44.99 – £33.49 from Evans Cycles
Whilst it arguably falls somewhat short(!) in terms of a being an off-the-shelf pre-cut-down mud spike (it’s too squat for that), the Shorty is a good choice for muddy and rocky UK autumn-winter seasons.
Maxxis Shorty 3C EXO TR 27.5 x 2.3 –
£59.99 – £45.40 from Tredz
Maxxis Shorty 3C EXO TR 29 x 2.3 –
£55.99 – £36.99 from Chain Reaction Cycles
As a front tyre the Aggressor doesn’t quite cut it, it’s too stuffed with tread. As a rear tyre, it’s hugely better. Faster than a DHR II or High Roller II. Less sketchy than a Minion SS can be.
Maxxis Aggressor EXO TR 27.5 x 2.3 –
£49.99 – £28.99 from Tredz
Maxxis Aggressor EXO TR 29 x 2.3 –
£49.99 – £31.49 from Tredz
Maxxis Minion SS
A real cult tyre, the Minion SS is one of the new school semi-slick rear tyre-only offerings that a lot of fireroad bashing enduro-heads are fond of. Worth sampling.
Maxxis Minion SS EXO TR 27.5 x 2.3 –
£44.99 – £30.99 from Chain Reaction Cycles
Maxxis Minion SS EXO TR 29 x 2.3 –
£49.99 – £29.49 from Tredz
A bit of an odd one this. Let’s just say, if you like the idea of a Maxxis Ardent Race (see above) but find them lacking bite on your terrain, you should try a Tomahawk.
Maxxis Tomahawk 3C EXO TR 27.5 x 2.35 –
£59.99 – £29.99 from Evans Cycles
Maxxis Tomahawk 3C DD TR 27.5 x 2.3 –
£69.99 – £42.59 from Tredz
“The Maxxis Forekaster sports mid-height tread blocks and wide cupped knobs down the middle. The Forekaster is suited to post-summer times.” – Read a reader review of Maxxis Forekaster – Rating: 9/10
Maxxis Forekaster EXO TR 27.5 x 2.35 –
£49.99 – £44.98 from wiggle
Maxxis Forekaster EXO TR 29 x 2.2 –
£49.99 – £27.99 from wiggle