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The Maxxis ADvantage excels in rough cross-country terrain with a high-volume cross-section and aggressive tread. Designed by Team Luna leader and National Champion Alison Dunlap, the ADvantage is like a lightened downhill/all-mountain tire, with ramped center tread blocks and a single-ply casing for decreased rolling resistance. If you’re seeking a superduperlight, super fast race tire for hard, open singletrack, you might want to look elsewhere, but if you get down and dirty on rocky, steep, and technical XC terrain, or you chew up heavy gravel, there’s nothing better out there. In the 2.4 it’s perfect for your all-mountain 6-and-6 setup. The 2.1 eXCeption has a light(er) 120 tpi casing and 62a rubber for race days. And hey, if Alison wins races on it, so can you.

  • Tire Durometers: Higher the number the harder the compound, softer durometers grip better, but wear out faster
  • 70a: Hardest compound for maximum tire life, lowest rolling resistance
  • 60a: Better traction, higher rolling resistance
  • 3C: (Triple Compound) hard center compound for low rolling resistance and long life, progressively softer compounds on the edges for higher grip when cornering
  • Exc: (eXCeption Series) Combination of 62a compound and a 120 TPI (threads per inch) casing, 120tpi offers lower rolling resistance, higher flexibility(better handling) and lighter weight – recommended for racing.
  • UST – Universal Standard for Tubeless – use in conjunction with UST rims


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Sheds mud, but wears quick

    I got the Advantage for its mud shedding properties and because I think Maxxis tires are great, especially on corners. This one corners okay, sheds mud. But when the terrain is dry, i found it to wear quickly and not be as good on loose stuff, especially on corners.

    I had Advantage on rear tire. I have High Rollers on my front, and i'm going to go with it on back, too. Or maybe Ardent.

    Incorrect Bar Code Stickers, Correct Tire

      I have not had a chance to ride this tire yet, but wanted to point out that the tires I received had some misinformation on the bar code stickers. The sticker said the correct size, but the wrong compound. However, the compound printed on the tire is correct. If you notice the bar code sticker on the plastic hanger is wrong, double check the tire and you should have the correct one.

      Best Tires, Ever.

        I have these tires in all sorts of sizes I like them so much. 2.4, 2.25, and 2.1s. They are light on the climbs, fast on smooth stuff, and very grippy in dusty and dry conditions. I have them on my XC bike, and once I realized how nice they were, I tossed the Michelin junk on my freeride bike and put these Advantages on. They corner like champs going downhill at high speeds. I highly recommend these tires.

        Great Tire

          I've ridden this tire for nearly a month now as a rear tire in 2.25" width with the 60a compound. The tire has been used in every condition; mud, hardpack, loose gravel, you name it. This tire seems to shed mud well and will rail turns with confidence with it's stiffer knobs. The tread design does good in loose gravel as well.

          Only problem I have discovered is that the tire is more prone to pinch flats if you are running tubes than some other tires I have used. However, with these tires I have better traction at a higher tire pressure than I did with lower pressure on the other tires.

          Definitely a great tire from Maxxis.

          These Tires Rock

            From riding in the park to shredding on the trails, these are great all around tires. The are pretty lightweight and I recommend running them tubeless because they just rock that way. Definitely one of the better "all around" tires out there.

            These Tires Rock!

              From riding in the park to shredding on the trails, these are great all around tires. The are pretty lightweight and I recommend running them tubeless because they just rock that way. Definitely one of the better "all around" tires out there.

              awesome

                These are my favorite XC and all mountain tires. They clear mud pretty well unless it is really sticky. These tires corner very well, they are predictable and stay in traction. They run true to the listed size. I think these tires are great for north east single track.

                I'm going to be moving to Vermont in the...

                I'm going to be moving to Vermont in the fall (from Utah) ... is this a good tire for the Northeast? I ride a Yeti 575 running some Maxxis Minion DHf (stock tires) 26 x 2.35.

                I've been out of mountain biking tire for...

                I've been out of mountain biking tire for a while. What is a good New England mtb tire. I'd be riding XC/trails, no racing.

                Will the 26x 2.25 work with a UST Tubeless...

                Will the 26x 2.25 work with a UST Tubeless wheel?

                Yep, but remember these aren't "tubeless" tires. You will need to use Stan's or some other sealant. I'm running this set of tires on Mavic Crossmax tubeless rims w/ Stan's. I keep them around 25 lbs of pressure and get gobs of traction without much weight penalty. BTW, a shot of Stan's is going to be lighter than running these tires w/ tubes, and is likely to be lighter than most UST tubeless tires alone.

                Yep, but remember these aren't "tubeless" tires.  You will need to use Stan's or some other sealant.  I'm running this set of tires on Mavic Crossmax tubeless rims w/ Stan's.  I keep them around 25 lbs of pressure and get gobs of traction without much weight penalty.  BTW, a shot of Stan's is going to be lighter than running these tires w/ tubes, and is likely to be lighter than most UST tubeless tires alone.