High Roller II Wide Trail 3C/EXO/TR Tire
You like to push your riding beyond the realm of tame. Instead of groomed banked turns, and smooth, undulating rollers, you're more for technical terrain, loose switchbacks, and aggressive rock gardens that challenge the size of your suspension. Rowdy and unpredictable terrain calls for unrelenting traction, and Maxxis' High Roller II Wide Trail 3C/EXO/TR Tire is ready to give it to you. These tubeless-ready tires pack in 3C Maxx Terra rubber compound, paired with an aggressive tread pattern that doesn't relent when the going gets tough. EXO construction reinforces the sidewalls with a densely woven fabric that's lighter than burlier Double Down versions. EXO is ideal for embarking on trails with sharp rocks and thorny vegetation, giving you an extra element of protection when you're rallying across the rough stuff. This particular version is optimized for your loftier adventures that call for more traction than ever, and the comfort afforded by lower tire pressures thanks to its wide-trail profile that offers a whopping 2.5-inches of girth, so you can keep a soft and supple feel on the trail, even when the terrain is anything but.
Looking at the High Roller II's aggressive tread pattern, it's clear that it's ideal for a wide variety of trail surfaces, from loose-over-hard to medium and downright wet conditions. It clears mud well, so you'll feel confident on this tire in wetter months and rainy environments. Modified shoulder knobs dig tenaciously into 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 out back for a bit more rolling speed.
Maxxis opts to deck this particular High Roller II out with its 3C Maxx Terra compound, which is a triple compound rubber that's hardest along the base, layered with softer compound rubber for maximum control when you're railing corners and dropping into rocky descents. Since it's a bit softer than dual-compound tires, you'll find it gives up a bit in rolling resistance and tread longevity in favor of maximum control and adept handling.
- Aggressive rubber to take on rowdy terrain in confidence
- Lofty wide-trail design allows for extra traction, low pressure
- 3C Maxx Terra compound is softer for better control
- Versatility for loose-over-hard, medium, and wet trails
- Aggressive tread for traction and cornering grip
- Open tread design sheds muddy conditions
- Tubeless-ready casing for extended flat protection