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Item # MXX003V

Grippy speed.

Low profile tires are the go-to if you know without a doubt that the trail conditions won't change, but the two things you can count on out there are unpredictable surfaces and the potential for any sort of weather. That's where the race-ready 29in Maxxis Ikon 3C/TR Tire comes out to play. Built to roll fast while providing excellent grip across conditions ranging from hardpack to loose dirt, these tires can handle myriad conditions over the course of a ride.

This lightweight, tubeless-ready tire mixes biting knobs with three rubber compounds to create a truly versatile profile. The supple 120 TPI casing is wrapped in a tread pattern that favors both buff and loamy conditions with moderate spacing between the center lugs and the raised side knobs. Those center lugs are also ramped to resist folding under braking and acceleration and the 3C Max Speed compound bridges the traction gap from packed to loose terrain.

Maxxis fashions the center knobs from a harder compound to resist wear and flex while the supple casing allows the tire to conform to irregularities in the trail and lets the softer side compound hook up and grip. As a result, you gain a positive traction over wet roots and rocks and seamless transitions from straightaways into turns.

Tech Specs

3C Maxx Speed
29 x 2.2 in, 29 x 2.35 in
clincher, tubeless
Recommended Use:
cross country
Manufacturer Warranty:

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Great Tire Fast

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is a really fast xc tire. I love them. I have used them for years. They side wall casing is good, but these will hook up in anything. I like how fast rolling they are over a hard packed surface. Not a mud tire but do relatively well if it gets a bit slick on some roots.

fast xc

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have these on both our hard tails now. handling is great, they roll fast and you get a lot of mileage out of them. All ours are set up tubeless and have held up well and been really trouble free. They are fairly light, light enough to race, but usable every day.

Avg. ride time: 6h 25m per week
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Good stuff

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Does what they're supposed to do, and does it quick. Ordered them Friday, received them Monday. Sealed the rim bed of my el cheapo Mavic Cross Rides with two passes of Gorilla Tape. Threw these on, sans sealant--aired up. Put two ounces in, let them sit and so far, literally the easiest tubeless operation I've ever seen. Basically lost 3 pounds off my bike and gained a half inch of suspension and God knows how much traction. If you need puffy plus sized pillows to ride on so be it, but I grew up on 1.95s At 2.2, these keep you honest, but they roll fast. I'm excited for the thaw.

Props to Competitive for the nice price.

Fast, Very Light

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love these tires. They're a very fast rolling tread pattern and the 3c compound helps them hook up well pressing in to corners. Some like more aggressive each their own, these are not appropriate for an all mountain machine or a trail bike that's ridden in much rockier/rootier stuff. Faster tread for faster conditions.

wanted to give it a try

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

wanted something low profile and a touch narrower for trail riding. works exactly like i was gunning.

Single speed grip

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've been running these on my single speed 9er for about 4 months now. The tread pattern and hardness is the perfect combo of uphill grip and down hill speed.