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MaxxisForekaster Dual Compound/EXO/TR 29in Tire

Sale 10% OffCurrent price:$75.00 Original price:$83.00

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Forekaster EXO/TR Tire

Designed with mid-height tread blocks spaced evenly throughout the dual-compound rubber tire, the Forekaster features a tubeless-ready construction and the added reassurance of Maxxis' EXO protection. Confidently able to blast through loose gravel, sloppy mud, and changing trail conditions with a center channel of wider, cupped knobs complementing the allover blocks, the tire was created specifically with XC in mind. Though its billed as a late season star, we wouldn't hesitate to wrap our rims in the Forekaster in rainy, wet locales all year long for casual weekend rides and on rainy race days alike.

  • An aggressive XC tire for loose and wet trail conditions
  • Mid-height knobs provide grip and help clear mud
  • Tubeless casing for better flat protection when running low tire pressure

Tech Specs
Size29 x 2.35 in
Recommended Usecross-country
Manufacturer Warrantylimited

Actual Weight

Dual Compound/EXO/TR, 29x2.35

Claimed Weight

Claimed weights are provided by the vendor.

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1lb 9.9oz

Actual weights are measured in-house by the Competitive Cyclist team.

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What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5

Aggressive XC Tire

I've put it through the wringer
True to size

Great tire that sticks when others slip

>Rating: 5

Great in snow as well

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
True to size
160 lbs

I have tried these out a few times. Once with light snow on trails (<1") and frozen dirt, the tires held traction nicely. 29x2.35 mounted on 25mm inner frame. F@18PSI, R@20PSI (weight 160lbs). Second time, a bit more more snow ~5" not so good in the soft, but traction was great on the compacted snow trails from hikers and fat bikers. This time F@10PSI, R@12PSI. No issues with these low pressures in the snow; would not recommend these pressures on any other surface.

>Rating: 5

Great tire for New England weather!

I've used it several times

I recently purchased these after wearing out some bontrager xr3. Since I ride 3 to 4 times a week all year round, I needed bike tires for wet, slushy conditions. I live on coastal New England so we get a fair amount of rain and icy conditions. I have put almost 200 miles in the past six weeks and these have been perfect for the type of weather we get. These have little slippage on wet leaves, 2 inches of crunchy snow, sandy conditions or mud. These even handle wet roots well! Hope they last a while. So far, I’d buy again.

>Rating: 5

Superb All-Weather Tire

I've used it several times

I tried this tire front and rear on a demo-bike and enjoyed them. I decided to buy a one to put on the front of my XC/trail bike with the hope that the tire would help cope with the sandy trails that have slowly degraded into dust over the past for months. I immediately noticed more grip with no noticeable difference in rolling resistance (had I put one on the rear of my bike, I think I would notice a significant difference compared to a fast rolling XC tire). This past weekend I went for a 4 hour ride in the rain and found the tire to be phenomenal in the wet, as it is designed to be. Tire seated up on the wheel with a floor pump and had not issue with staying sealed. I think it is worth noting that the tire is listed to work under different conditions on MAxxis's website than on their packaging (this tire works in pretty much all conditons including brown ice [pine needles over hard pack]) Running the tire at 24psi on a 24mm internal rim, I weight 180lbs. Additional Comments: These tires have excellent braking traction and are fairly light-weight. The casing is also fairly supple

>Rating: 5

The Maxxis Nobby Nic - Thumbs Up

I've used it several times

I've run this in both SoCal rocky terrain and the current NorCal wet conditions and have nothing but good things to say so far. I was a little disappointed that it didn't measure out to 2.35 on 28mm internal rims, closer to 2.25 which is no surprise from Maxxis. However, the narrower profile means it tracks well in mud, and doesn't pack up like the Aggressor. At 750 grams it feels fast. Definitely want something beefier for dryer/dusty or rocky terrain, but it is a great trail tire. The Ardent side knobs are too small for aggressive riding, and the Aggressor packs up too much in mud, so this has been the tire I have been waiting for from Maxxis. I had hoped the Tomahawk was going to fill this gap previously, but I was disappointed by that tire. For reference I have tried most Maxxis products aimed at trail/DH/enduro use.

>Rating: 5

Excellent all around tire

I've used it several times

I normally don't do product reviews, but seeing as how there's little to no info on this I figured I'd throw in my two cents. Maxxis is labeling these as a wet conditions tire, but I feel they're much more versatile than that. I mainly ride in western arkansas, and for our trail varieties and conditions this is seeming to be a fantastic tire. We have everything from loose, loose over hard, medium, hard pack, and of course mud. We have a lot of exposed sharp rocks with technical rooty trails, and these are outperforming the newest Nobby Nics by a longshot. Not only is all round traction and rolling resistance better, but I no longer have to "baby" them because of how durable they are. Braking traction is fantastic also. They're not as high volume as the Ardent 2.4 or the Ikon 2.35, but they're close enough. For my occasional XC race to my all day trail rides these are awesome. I'm about to go to central Colorado , so I'm curious to see their performance on the kitty litter over hard pack trails. I fear they're not ideal but I think they'll be fine. Buy these tires.


Alex, How did the tires do on the Colorado loose over hard trails? Thanks, Todd

They did really well! After 2 trips to Colorado I'm nothing but pleased.

Alex.. thank you for the detailed review it really helps people like me I live on the wet coast in the Rainy Pacific Northwest I moved here from Colorado so I am used to the dry kitty litter over dirt and rock I'm getting used to the mud here. I currently ride the Ardent tires on my Santa Cruz 29er since you know the difference should I keep the Ardents or switch to the Forekaster for muddier or and diverse conditions?

@jackson I Definitely give these the nod over the Ardents. The Ardent is a decent all around tire, but at this point (nearly 500 miles in) I can't fault the Forekasters, and they perform better in mud/wet conditions undoubtedly. I think you'll be impressed! Good luck

I can't comment on the Ardents but I've been running the Forekasters for about 150 miles on the front range of CO from Buffalo Creek to Pueblo. These tires rock. In the snow I can run them down to 10-15 PSI and they'll hook up nicely. On loose over hardpack I've got traction for days. In the wet stuff they are just as good. For the price and weight you really can't go wrong with these tires. In Pueblo I managed to put a small hole in the sidewall that Stans couldn't seal up. In all fairness, its like riding on broken glass down there, everything is super sharp. I was able to patch the sidewall and put another 50 miles on it, didn't lose any pressure.

Small world. I live in NW Arkansas (Bentonville), have a Yeti 4.5c, and am looking at the Forecasters. Did you run them front and back -- maybe 2.2 in the back and 2.35 in the front? Thanks for your review / very helpful.

@martin sorry I just saw this, I run the 2.35's front and rear. I've ran them on on my 4.5, a ripley, and now they're my sb100. Still loving them!