Aggressive is an understatement.
Reinforced with the burly protection of Double Down casing, the Maxxis High Roller II 3C/Double Down/TR Tire withstands the punishment of aggressive riders and enduro racers plunging into rock-strewn descents, launching natural drops, and cornering at high speeds. The Double Down construction places a butyl insert within two 120TPI casing layers, maximizing protection from harsh hits, technical terrain, and sharp rocks, albeit with a slight weight penalty over the EXO version of the tire.
Delving into the High Roller II's preferred riding conditions, its open and aggressive tread is ideal for everything from loose-over-hard to medium density and wet soil types. It clears mud well, so you'll feel confident in wetter months and rainy climates. Modified shoulder knobs really dig into the underlying soil and rock, improving overall traction and braking control at high speeds. Ultimately, its versatility and aggressive feel make it a favorite choice around the Competitive Cyclist office here along Utah's Wasatch Range, usually paired with an Ardent on the rear for rolling speed out back.
This version of the High Roller II features 3C Maxx Terra compound, which is a triple compound rubber that's hardest along the base, layered with softer compounds for maximum control when you're railing corners and dropping into rocky terrain. Since it's a bit softer than dual-compound tires, it gives up a bit in rolling resistance and tread longevity in favor of maximum control and adept handling.
- Burly tire for conquering technical terrain at speed
- Double Down reinforces it from rocks and harsh hits
- 3C Maxx Terra compound is softer for improved control
- Versatility for loose-over-hard, medium, and wet trails
- Aggressive tread provides unrelenting traction and grip
- Open tread pattern sheds muddy conditions
- Tubeless-ready casing
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- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
If you are looking for a tire that can stand up to anything, this is the tire for you. Perfect tread pattern for a fast yet aggressive tire. Run this tire if you are tired of getting flats.