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Low profile tires might roll fast in the right circumstances, but the one constant in mountain biking is that conditions constantly change. That's where this race-ready, 2.2in-wide Maxxis Ikon EXO Tubeless Ready Tire comes into play.

It's a lightweight, tubeless-ready tire that mixes biting knobs with three rubber compounds to create a truly versatile tire. The Ikon uses a 120tpi casing with EXO protection. What's this? Well, EXO protection consists of added pinch flat and abrasion protection at the sidewall for an enhanced resistance to cuts. Even better, it does this with overloading the tire with bulk.

The casing is then wrapped in a tread pattern that favors both buff and loamy conditions. This is possible due to the spacing between the center lugs and the raised side knobs. Those center lugs are also ramped to resist folding under braking and acceleration. However, the 3C compound is what really allows this tire to bridge the traction gap from packed to loose.

Maxxis made the center knobs from a harder compound. So, it resists wear and flex in the knobs. The supple casing, however, allows it to conform to irregularities, and it also permits the softer side compound to grab. As a result, you gain a positive traction over wet roots and rocks. Also, as a three compound tire, the transitions from straightaways to turns are utterly seamless.

The Maxxis Ikon EXO Tubeless Ready 29in Tire is UST compatible and is available in a 2.2-inch width.

Tech Specs

29 in x
Recommended Use:
Actual Weight:
Black, 2.2: 640g

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Here's what others have to say...

5 5

Best front tire

I have tried Conti's, shwal, etc. This is the best front tire I have ever used. Durable and hooks up well in the corners with great rolling resistance.

2 5

Chucked after a few rides

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

These tires came stock on my SC Highball, and I was not impressed. I felt they didn't corner well, especially in loose dirt over hardpack, and just didn't feel confident with them. I swapped them for a set of Racing Ralphs and haven't looked back. Now they hang sadly in a corner of my garage.

Chucked after a few rides
5 5

These are the bomb and bomb-proof!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Raced these at Leadville and Barn Burner with no issues. Trained on them for months. I've cut one sidewall in a couple thousand miles of riding, mostly on Southern California's very rocky trails. I tried Conti's and Schwalbe, both of which seriously disappointed. Maxxis is money.