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XC clout, DH capable.
At first glance, it’s obvious that the Maxxis High Roller II Exo Tire has a downhill background. While it’s billed as an XC or all-mountain tire, this is no weight-weenie race tire designed for folks who toss and turn at night, worried about grams and rolling resistance. The High Roller II is an aggressive tire, designed to rail white-knuckle turns down sketchy, steep sections of singletrack. However, despite its aggressive appearance, the High Roller II is a legitimate all-mountain or aggressive XC tire with the low weight and pedal-ability to support this claim.
With its sharp, aggressive side lugs, the High Roller II is easily recognized. These lugs are a softer compound than the aggressive center lugs, which are designed for braking or accelerating, depending on whether the tire is on the front or the back of the bike. The 60tpi casing with EXO protection keeps the weight down, and the tires are tubeless-ready.
- Dual-rubber compound
- EXO TR casing
- Aggressive lug pattern
- Item #MXX000N
What do you think about this product?
May 19, 2019
"these were exactly what I needed. They were grippy but still had good rolling. A big upgrade that made a difference in my confidence.
November 7, 2017
Using it as a Front on my Fully.
Put this wider and more aggressive tire on my trail bike. Its been great and gives me the traction I want and need going into corners. I don't feel it slowing me down much coming from my schwalbe nobby nics. They seem durable and I have a bout 150 miles on them.
October 28, 2016
aint broke, dont fix
great knobby, aggressive profile. soft outer knobs hook up and make cornering a blast. glad i finally got a set of these tires after all these years!
October 18, 2016
Replaced my Ardent with the HR2 and have been very pleased with its performance on loose over hard conditions. About 15 rides in and I have no complaints. Keeping with the Maxxis quality for sure.
August 19, 2016
High Roller tire
I just got a GT Fury DH Bike with this tires, high rollers, they work very good
May 31, 2016
I prefer this as a rear tire. It has great stopping power, especially when nice and fresh! The tire wears well and rolls smoothly. Throw a DHF up front and you'll be happy in hard to medium type terrain.
April 30, 2016
Love My High Rollers
I run a High Roller 2 as my front tire, with an Ardent in the rear. The HR gives me plenty of grip whether I'm on buffed singletrack or desert sand and rock, but rolls nicely as well. I have experienced times where it has gotten caked in mud, but by the end of the ride, it cleaned itself so I was set to go again. I plan on buying more High Rollers once mine wears out.
April 26, 2016
These came spec'd on my Santa Cruz Bronson and after three years I just picked up a new pair to replace the originals. These are great for Park City where we tend to have pretty buff trails that can get a bit loose/rocky later in the summer. These corner well and give a good bit of confidence on heftier descents. I would love it if these offered a touch less weight and rolling resistance for climbing, but I'm not really willing to sacrifice the control that the offer on the downhill There are a lot of bikes in the employee racks at the BC office set up with these tires and for good reason
January 30, 2016
Great tire for all conditions
The High roller offers great traction and longevity for an all mountain tire. It rolls well, and clears mud fantastically.
December 30, 2015
The High Roller II is a step away from a comprehensive dry tire, and a step towards a true all-conditions option that can be used in more settings making it super versatile. Seriously consider using this in your setup!!!
December 29, 2015
My go to tire
I have this tire as a front and rear combo. Works great for all of NJ riding. Very grippy in tacky dirt and predictable in slippery dirt (not full on mud but slimey mud) I've hit many rocks they hold strong, easy to set up tubeless. Currently has 250 miles on one rear tire and looks to still have 70% life. I like to slide around turns, ride rocky terrain, do jumps and beat the crap out of my stuff! Picture is of rear tire from 250 miles, 1 race, 1 park day and many trail days.
November 16, 2015
This is an excellent piece of rubber. Great grip in all conditions, rolls nicely, and it's easy to set up tubeless. No complaints.
October 5, 2015
This is a really confidence inspiring tire coming down in dry conditions - I've been really impressed with it in dust, hardpack, and rocks (but haven't tested it in wet conditions). A little heavier than the XC tires I'm used to, so you do pay a penalty on climbs, but the fun factor on the down definitely makes up for it!
June 8, 2016
They're fantastic in wet conditions too! While my friends slid all over the trail, I kept straight. Just wore through my first one but another is on the way!
September 30, 2015
Turning and burning
If you don't mind a little extra weight on the way up you will be extremely happy having the Maxxis High Roller II on the way down. Solid choice for those that enjoy the slow crawl up and the fast descent. These tires have excellent grip but will also break loose when you want them to. Until recently I ran these both on my front and back. Just because they are tubeless doesn't mean you won't get flats. I have sliced two of my High Rollers in fast rocky terrain. Luckily these won't break the piggy bank should you put a slice in the sidewall or in between the tread. Regardless be sure to throw a 27.5 tube in your bag. Nothing like having to walk down from the top. Grab a set today and be glad you did!
September 15, 2015
Whats to say? Maxxis makes great tires. I can't speak for these just yet as they haven't officially replaced the Minions that are currently in action but will be soon. I have always been happy w/ all Maxxis tires and I'm sure these will be the same. Very durable, good traction tires and have never had any issue w/ the tubeless ready binding to your wheel. Awesome tires......all I'll buy.
November 14, 2015
Then why are you reviewing the tire if you haven't tried it? Just because you like Maxxis? Seriously?
April 3, 2015
I got a High-Roller II to run on the back of my Santa Cruz Nomad, with a Maxxis Minion up front. The HRII inspires confidence in the corners with just the right amount of grip - it holds tight when you want it to, but as soon as you want it to break loose, it does - Very reliable! As long as you don't spend too much time riding on pavement the High-Roller II wears extremely well.
March 21, 2015
The Standard of Tires
This is my favorite, all-round, rear tire. It has a perfect blend of traction and rolling resistance. The sidewalls are super tough too and I have yet to flat one.
February 25, 2015
Does it all
I usually run tires with less tread on my rear but I'm running this thing both front and back and have never been happier with the grip I'm getting. My riding style is that of enduro so I'm all about that down hill and am not to concerned with the ups as far as rolling resistance goes. However, this tire gives you the confidence to take your brain out and ride brake-less until I'm proven otherwise this is my tire of choice! (I'm running these tubeless and haven't experienced and flats in 5 months of riding.)
January 27, 2015
All Around Tire
This is a great tire in conditions ranging from dust to wet. The spaced center knobs do a great job of shedding mud and the side knobs inspire confidence in corners. The EXO sidewalls are fairly strong while still being lightweight.
August 24, 2014
Great tire for the money.
I really like the Nobby Nic, but for substantially less $$, these tires work about as well. Will be buying more!
February 4, 2014
Is the rubber compound 3C or 60a?
Is the rubber compound 3C or 60a?
February 5, 2014
AJAP55310, This is the 60a compound tire and not the 3C.