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Rekon 3C/EXO/TR Tire
Engineered as a slightly beefier version of its speedy Rekon 3C/EXO/TR Tire, the Rekon is Maxxis' answer to those wanting a fast rolling tire that still has plenty of grip while climbing, braking, and cornering. Designed for technical and aggressive XC trails, this 60tpi version balances puncture, cut, and abrasion resistance with low weight and improved ride quality. Also as a tubeless-ready tire, it receives folding beads, keeping the tire secured to the rim while also dropping grams.
Ensuring you spend more time riding and less time fixing flats is its EXO sidewall protection. EXO is a densely woven fabric that's extremely cut and abrasion-resistant and added to the tire's sidewalls. Maxxis is careful in that the EXO material is lightweight and highly flexible so the performance of the tire remains unaffected. Those riding in exceptionally rocky trails where the chances of sidewall cuts and abrasions are high will certainly appreciate the EXO protection.
Lastly, this particular model gets Maxxis' 3C MaxxTerra compound meaning a hard base layer with medium at the tread and soft on the shoulders. You can expect that this intermediate compound will be softer and offer more traction than 3C MaxxSpeed, yet provide better tread wear and less rolling resistance than MaxxGrip.
- Maxxis' argo XC tire that balances traction and speed
- 3C MaxxTerra compound increases grip while lowering rolling resistance
- 60tpi casing offers puncture protection and a comfy ride
- Wide knobs down the middle provide control under braking
- L-shaped side knobs assure support when carving berms
- EXO protection reduces sidewall cuts
- Item #MXX007Z
- 3C MAXX TERRA
- 27.5 x 2.4in
- (max) 50
- Claimed Weight
- Recommended Use
- cross-country, trail
- Manufacturer Warranty
What do you think about this product?
January 15, 2020
- I've put it through the wringer
Been running the Rekon 2.4 on my Nukeproof Scout 275 and will admit I had concerns when purchasing these tires. Everybody runs something like the Minions or Assegai, but I see the slopestyle pros running lightweight xc and racing tires like Ikon, etc. and hitting massive jumps. Tires like the minions weigh in at 1000g a piece and these are only 765g (1050g x2 = 2100g or 4.6lbs, 765g x 2 = 1530g or 3.6 lbs), so that is a 1 pound difference in rotational mass saved. With the idea that I wanted a do-it-all trail tire, but still spend time hitting jumps and riding the bike park, I decided to go for the Rekon front and back in 2.4". This gives me a chance to see how the tires perform on the rear and on the front before I begin switching things up. As of now, I have commuted to work, road the paved trails near the creek, done easy, intermediate, and black diamond level trail riding, and have done some jumping. These tires are designed to be run at 35-55psi range; however, after chatting with a few reps and the lbs, I am comfortable running these tubeless at 20-30psi. Interestingly, these tires seemed to shine the most when I was riding dh (nothing huge, 4ft drops max) and felt like I wasn't quite pushing these tires to their limit. Even when I bottomed out my Marzocchi Bombers with tokens on a lipped drop, my rims were fine and I had no burping. My setup is Stan's No Tubes Flow MK3 32mm with 29mm internal width and the tires fit like a glove. I like the firm side at 22-27psi front and 25-30psi rear, mostly for speed and rim strikes, as I tend to ride aggressively. I will say that these tires are very fast and well-suited for both front and rear. Even on icy climbs I was making pace. I will say, that going uphill, you can spin these tires easily on rocks/mud/ice, so be weary on techy climbs that you might have a hard time with the rear tire. Definitely a solid tire, and I can't wait to experiment with more from Maxxis.
December 2, 2019
The recommended tire pressure by Maxxis is 35 to 55 psi; however, my stans no tubes flow mk3 is rated at 37 psi max. If i am running this tire tubeless, does the 35-55 psi recommendation still stand, or can i run in the 25-35 range. The tire holds a seal at 20 psi and seems to ride fine. I have not tested it on below 35 on the trail though. I intend to use these for my dj/trail bike. a hardtail, so it wont be taking regular impacts. Thank you