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Maxxis Rekon EXO/TR Tire - 27.5 Plus

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Traction, plus.

With widely spaced, beefy knobs designed to grab onto a wide variety of trail surfaces and conditions, the Maxxis Rekon EXO/TR 27.5 Plus Tire has earned its reputation as a favorite among the plus-sized wheel crowd. Its siped knob edges and ramped middle knobs pair high traction grip with smooth rolling speed to tough it out through loose and mucky bogs without slowing you down too much during hard and fast sections.

This tubeless-ready tire mixes biting knobs with three rubber compounds to create a truly versatile ride. The 60 TPI casing is wrapped in a tread pattern that favors loose over hardpack, and it's equipped with moderate spacing between the center lugs and closely clustered side knobs for sure cornering bite. Those center lugs are also ramped to resist folding under braking and acceleration, while EXO protection fends off ride interrupting flats. You'll gain positive traction over wet roots and rocks and seamless transitions from straightaways into turns

  • A versatile plus tire for loose, mucky terrain
  • More volume and lower pressure add traction across all surfaces
  • EXO protection helps prevent punctures
  • Soft, supple casing provides a smooth ride
  • Specific knob shaping makes the most of increased contact patch
  • Item #MXX005F

Compound
Dual
Size
27.5 x 2.8 in
Type
tubeless, clincher
Protection
EXO
TPI
60
PSI
[maximum] 35 PSI
Bead
foldable
Claimed Weight
825 g
Recommended Use
mountain bike
Manufacturer Warranty
limited

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>Rating: 5

Great tire for me in Colorado

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
27.5 x 2.8
Weight
260 lbs

Been using this tire for about 2 months now and really love it. Rolls great and the traction has been excellent. The tire ends up at @ 2.6" wide on my 35mm rim not 2.8 like advertised but that hasn't been an issue for me.

>Rating: 2

Great tire if you don't ride it

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Tire companies still don't have the 27+ thing figured out. Heavy but brittle. Not sure how that combo gets cleared by R&D. Second ride and double pinch flatted (running tubeless, of course). Not running crazy low pressure, not riding crazy terrain, just riding overpriced trash for tires. Buyer beware.

Weird - These tires came stock on my Santa Cruz Hightower and I've got 800+ miles on them without any issues. I've been running mine at 13 - 14 psi and never pinched the tire. I'm 175 lbs kitted up and ride everything from rocky (tahoe) to buffed out (demo forest) trails and they handle everything I throw at them. I even competed in the RockHopper Enduro with these tires. Maybe you got a bad set, but no issues here.

I have put tons of miles on them in the rooty, rocky hills of Mt. Tam and had none of the issues you are describing? What size rims are you running? I highly recommend a 40mm internal width rim as that spreads out the tires properly. I am running them at 12 psi front and 14 psi rear and have had zero issues.

Interesting... I have ridden this tire for almost a year, 5-6 hours a week with ZERO flats... running tubeless 16-20psi

I ride rocky Colorado terrain aggressively with a Rekon + as my rear tire (DHF on the front). My tire has about 1,500 miles on it and is finally ready to be replaced but it's been a bomber tire!

>Rating: 4

The Ardent of Plus tires

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

The Rekon offers a nice blend of traction and low rolling resistance. Rides similarly to the Maxxis Ardent. I have been running one of these as a rear tire with a little more pressure than normal and it hooks up well and still rolls fast.

>Rating: 4

Seems cool to me

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Havent got to ride it yet. Bought it as a spare for a bike trip. Seem like it will be pretty sweet tire. tread pattern is similar to the ardent which has been a super popular tire for so long. Picked up this tire because I currently have some Schwalbe Plus tires and the Maxxis seems to have a bit more substance to it. I dont like Snake-biting my very expensive plus tires...