Maxxis Crossmark Tire - 29in $56.95
XC race rocket.
A quick peek at the Maxxis Crossmark 29-inch tire makes it abundantly clear that it’s built for minimal rolling resistance and gobs of cornering grip. It was developed specifically for World Cup cross country, where efficiency is prized, and control is the difference between popping the champagne and getting carted off the course by the medical staff. It has countless race wins to its name and has earned itself a devoted following. Frankly, there are few tires that can match it when you need to put down smokin’ fast laps on a race track, or your favorite XC trails.
The Crossmark uses a casing with LUST technology. LUST, or Lightweight Ultimate Sidewall Technology, is a rubber compound covering the casing that's less permeable to air. This construction keeps the Crossmark airtight, without the bulk of most UST tires. The casing is wrapped in a tread pattern that rolls like a slick on high-speed hardpack, yet it still holds its own on wet and loose sections of trail. It sounds like marketing hype, but in reality, it’s just inspired design. The nearly continuous centerline provides shockingly low rolling resistance, while the ramped intermediate knobs open up, allowing for traction in intermediate conditions. When you get the Crossmark leaned over, the aggressive, open side knobs bite hard, keeping you right side up on everything from dust to roots. It truly is one of the most versatile tires on the planet when your primary focus is riding really fast.
The Maxxis Crossmark 29-inch Tire is available in a 29 x 2.1-inch size and in the color Black. Please note that this tire does not include either rim tape or sealant.