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Maxxis High Roller II 27.5 Inch 650b MTB Tire

Maxxis High Roller II 27.5 Inch 650b MTB TireMaxxis High Roller II 27.5 Inch 650b MTB Tire
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When gravity pulls you downhill, rely on the High Roller II to keep you upright.

Now available in the increasingly popular 27.5 (650b) size. The open and aggressive tread design gives the High Roller II excellent soil penetration and mud clearing ability. A square profile provides a solid, consistent feel across the knobs. Modified knobs on the shoulder and center improve braking performance and traction on hard surfaces.

Maxxis produces this tire in few different rubber compounds -- this one is the strongest of the bunch, featuring the downhill-specific 3C Maxx Grip rubber compound and a two ply casing for excellent traction and strength. It's designed to be run front or rear.

The High Roller II 27.5 inch is available in 27.5 x 2.3 Inch (58-584 ISO). 60 max. PSI. Folding bead. Claimed weight: 875 grams.

Weight: 875 grams

Tire Type: Clincher-Folding-Tubless-Ready 

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 58-584 mm

Max Pressure: 60 PSI

Threads Per Inch: 60 TPI

Made in: Taiwan 

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Reviewed 12/16/2013
by Daniel Y.
Cycling Enthusiast
Baltimore, MD
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Great cornering and braking grip at the expense of weight and rolling resistance.

This tire is best served as a front tire, I don't recommend it as a rear because it rolls pretty slowly and weighs a ton. The High Roller 2 is comparable to the Schwalbe Hans Dampf. The Hans Dampf was my previous go to front tire because had great braking and cornering grip when new. The High Roller 2 is equal to the Hans Dampf in the rolling and braking department, but has better cornering grip and is very confidence inspiring. The Hans' side knobs tend to flex a lot and tear at the base causing erratic handling. Another unexpected positive is the damping characteristics of Maxxis tires compared to Schwalbe tires. Given equal tire pressure when setup tubeless the Schwalbe tend to ping off of trail obstacles, much like and over inflated Basketball, and deflect you off of your line. The Maxxis tires tend to thud off of, and absorb the impact of trail obstacles, keeping you more on line. This tire, on a Stans Flow EX, measures 27 13/16" tall and 2.295 wide.

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Reviewed 8/15/2013
by Anonymous
Orange County CA
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Good tire, corners well, nice side nobs and wide footprint.

Great tire. I am an all mountain guy who likes to go up an down trails fast. The bike came with a racing Ralph which is very light and rolls great but I had no confidence in it in the corners or descending. The high roller is excellent in the corners, keeping a line and for descending. Price is good compared to others, I still don't like paying [$] for a MTB tire when that is what I pay for my motocross tires which have a lot more material.

BikeTiresDirect.com Comments

Hi,

Thanks for your review! Part of what you're paying for in MTB tires is the lack of material, actually. Since you don't have a motor, you're pushing every ounce of the tires with your own muscle power, so less material—and thus less weight—is very desirable! Making strong, durable MTB tires that are lightweight enough to pedal comfortably is an engineering challenge, which is part of what you're paying for.

Thanks,
Stacia

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