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  • Maxxis Rekon 3C/SilkShield/EXO/TR Tire - 27.5 Plus
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MaxxisRekon 3C/SilkShield/EXO/TR Tire - 27.5 Plus
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  • 3C Silkshield, 27.5x2.8 ($88.80)
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Item # MXX006H

Fast-rolling traction.

The Maxxis Rekon 3C/SilkShield/EXO/TR 27.5 Plus Tire improves upon the XC-specific Ikon+ with a more aggressive tread pattern that inspires confidence when you're rolling down technical terrain with speed. Widely spaced knobs down the middle ensure braking control while L-shaped side knobs maintain cornering composure and support. It's still a relatively fast-rolling tire, making it an ideal choice for the rear of your plus-sized trail rig, or as a front and rear tire for those riding on hard-buffed trails and smooth XC loops.

This particular version of the Rekon featuers 3C Maxx Terra compound for heightened levels of grip and control, as the triple-layer compound is much softer for improved traction. EXO reinforcement is extremely cut and abrasion-resistant, preventing pesky flats from stopping you from completing your daily ride or weekend epic. Going even further to prevent flats, SilkShield provides bead-to-bead protection for additional sidewall reinforcement. This double whammy of cut and abrasion protection is essential for a plus-sized tire, as running lower pressures often results in getting flats and punctures from sharp rocks and trail debris.

  • Improved traction without sacrificing rolling speed
  • Plus-sized casing for greater traction and bump compliance
  • 3C Maxx Terra compound enhances overall grip and control
  • EXO + SilkScreen reinforcement for cut and abrasion protection
  • Widely spaced center knobs for improved braking capabilities
  • L-shaped shoulder knobs improve handling and cornering
  • Tubeless-ready casing
Tech SpecsWeight
Tech Specs
3C Maxx Terra
27.5 x 2.8in
tubeless-ready clincher
EXO + SilkShield
[max] 35psi
Recommended Use
Manufacturer Warranty

Actual Weight

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3C Silkshield, 27.5x2.8

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

Bought the tire with excitement. Mounted it and saw it had a slight wobble in it. Figured it needed more time to know it was a tire and not a folded up piece of rubber. First ride out, maybe two miles in it blew out with a tear about two inches long right in the middle of the tread. 100 dollar paper weight. Feeling like I was sold a bill of goods. “Silk shield” sure team...

Not a plus tire

    I was really excited to pick up this tire. I thought the Rekon would be a good example of a great plus tire tread using knob sizes that we are used to on normal tires but six rows of them with the same spacing you'd see on 5 rows on a standard tire say 2.35. More grip without giant knobs. This would really take advantage of a larger high volume tire with a big contact patch. Problem is that the Rekon doesn't really meet that plus tire description. This supposed 2.8 is way undersized. On a 35mm internal rim it only measures 2.56" at the widest part of casing using digital calipers. The tread isn't much better at 2.58". So this isn't a 2.8. It is a 2.6 that maxxis advertises as a light weight aggressive trail tire and overcharge for hitting those marks. Well yeah if you sell a 2.6 as a 2.8 of course it will be lighter but it's utter BS! For comparison The HighRoller 2 on same wheel in 2.8 measures 2.69 at the casing and 2.73 at the knobs. It's also shorter. Maxxis couldn't fit the larger font branding found on their other plus tires. For comparison here's a picture next to a maxxis Forekaster in 29x2.35. If you are looking to squeeze a 35mm rim and a propper 2.6" tire on your 27.5 frame , this might be a great tire. If you are wanting to run plus tires on your 29er or 27.5+ frame, maybe not.

    Not a plus tire

    Sidewall Problems

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have ran Maxxis tires for quite sometime now and have never had any issues with strength or durability. Not sure if it was because I put a little too much faith in these tires but they feel flimsy compared to the Ardent and Minions I've ridden in the past. I'm sure the casing is the same so it is probably the tread. I've gotten a pinch flat while running tubeless and the rim was just fine, which rarely happens.

    Rekon FTW

      Run these up front in SLC, recently put one on the front and rear when heading down to Moab. Pleasantly surprised, they held up great and allowed me to hammer down the Whole Enchilada with no flats. I usually run these in the front and ikon in the rear on my Tallboy 3.