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The Maxxis Rekon 3C/SilkShield/EXO/TR 27.5 Plus Tire improves upon the XC-specific Ikon+ with a more aggressive tread pattern that inspires confidence when you're rolling down technical terrain with speed. Widely spaced knobs down the middle ensure braking control while L-shaped side knobs maintain cornering composure and support. It's still a relatively fast-rolling tire, making it an ideal choice for the rear of your plus-sized trail rig, or as a front and rear tire for those riding on hard-buffed trails and smooth XC loops.
This particular version of the Rekon featuers 3C Maxx Terra compound for heightened levels of grip and control, as the triple-layer compound is much softer for improved traction. EXO reinforcement is extremely cut and abrasion-resistant, preventing pesky flats from stopping you from completing your daily ride or weekend epic. Going even further to prevent flats, SilkShield provides bead-to-bead protection for additional sidewall reinforcement. This double whammy of cut and abrasion protection is essential for a plus-sized tire, as running lower pressures often results in getting flats and punctures from sharp rocks and trail debris.
- Improved traction without sacrificing rolling speed
- Plus-sized casing for greater traction and bump compliance
- 3C Maxx Terra compound enhances overall grip and control
- EXO + SilkScreen reinforcement for cut and abrasion protection
- Widely spaced center knobs for improved braking capabilities
- L-shaped shoulder knobs improve handling and cornering
- Tubeless-ready casing
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- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have ran Maxxis tires for quite sometime now and have never had any issues with strength or durability. Not sure if it was because I put a little too much faith in these tires but they feel flimsy compared to the Ardent and Minions I've ridden in the past. I'm sure the casing is the same so it is probably the tread. I've gotten a pinch flat while running tubeless and the rim was just fine, which rarely happens.
Run these up front in SLC, recently put one on the front and rear when heading down to Moab. Pleasantly surprised, they held up great and allowed me to hammer down the Whole Enchilada with no flats. I usually run these in the front and ikon in the rear on my Tallboy 3.