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Maxxis Ikon EXO Tire 29"

Maxxis Ikon EXO Tire 29"Maxxis Ikon EXO Tire 29"
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The Maxxis Ikon EXO 29" Tire embodies every feature you'd want in a high performance 29er XC tire. Fast and lightweight, Maxxis' competitive design features their Exception Series Racing dual compound tread and a quick rolling knob structure to ensure speed and grip in any off-road riding conditions.

  • High-volume casing absorbs the roughest terrain
  • EXO protection provides sidewall reinforcement to keep out sharp objects and help eliminate pinch flats when running low pressures
  • Extra supple 120 TPI casing
  • 65 max. PSI
  • 29 x 2.20 Inch (58-622 ISO)
  • Folding bead
  • All Black
  • 575 grams

Weight: 575 grams

Application: Cross Country MTB 

Tire Type: Clincher-Folding 

RimSize: 622 mm

Width: 58 mm

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 58-622 mm

Max Pressure: 65 PSI

TPI: 120 

Made in: Taiwan 

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Reviewed 9/29/2013
by Anonymous
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MD
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Durable and does it all

The Ikon sets up easily on Stan's rims and holds air tight with no burping or ovenight pressure loss. The tread handles nicely in loose and hardpacked dirt, sand, and rocks. I haven't ridden the Ikon in serious mud, but I think it would be fine if set at the right pressure (easy to go low w/o tubes)...The tire is also very tough. I've ridden it through rocky sections that had me fearing sidewall tears and the tire has held up with no serious cuts.

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Reviewed 9/26/2013
by Anonymous
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Fast tire in dry conditions

Greatvery fast tire on hard surface, mud and wet conditions not so good..

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Reviewed 8/15/2013
by carvelcake
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pueblo west, co
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2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
solid fast tire

Ive been riding this tire on my back wheel for a couple months in southern colorado. It's taken a pretty good beating on super sharp shale and rocks in pueblo, salida, and durango. I've gotten a couple small tears that have sealed up with Stan's. Easy to seat tubeless on my stan's flow ex 29er rims. It is a light tire and very fast. I like the width for a back tire. Sometimes it will spin on climbs depending where my weight is, but overall it has good traction. Would definatly consider another one when i wear this one out.

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Reviewed 7/1/2013
by marc
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Southeastern IN
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So far, so good!!

This is a fast rolling, fairly lightweight, high volume, good traction tire that's ideal for hardpack and dust over crust. It's not well suited for mud but what tire is? If you ride in any rocks it's good to have the extra sidewall protection. This tire replaced an Ikon without the sidewall protection that didn't last a year before being sliced open. Unless you are racing and get your tires free, don't be a weight weenie and go for a little extra protection. You won't notice the slight weight difference anyway...but will remember the walk back to the car should you cut a tire and also forget your tire boot!

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Reviewed 5/26/2013
by marc
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Southeastern IN
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Well protected lightweight tire!

I put one on the rear of my bike after slicing the sidewall on a non-EXO, non-EXC Ikon. After several weeks of riding those same rocky trails I've had no issues with these tires. It's amazing to get this type of protection in a tire weighing under 600g.

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Reviewed 1/24/2013
by Mark and the Shark
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Florida single track
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Light versatile overall great results

I have them on the rear of both my full suspension 29er and hard tail 29er. Sandy and wet they hook up well . Next will try as a front tire .

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Reviewed 7/31/2012
by Varaxis
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SoCal
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10 of 10 customers found this review helpful.
My favorite tire for SoCal's dust over crust

The traction this tire puts out never ceases to surprise me. I don't expect it to do much, but this has to have the best tractionweightspeed ratio in a tire I've ever ridden, just over Racing Ralphs. Often much cheaper than RaRa on top of that too! It's controlled under hard braking, controlled through off camber corners, holds a line decently well on straight off cambers, and finds a lot of traction on gravely climbs. A little moistness and mud doesn't affect it at all either, can ride it through sticky or greasy sludge as well! Lots of volume and can be set up tubeless relatively reliably. A true top tier tire, nothing else compares except the RaRa, which is far more expensive. These can last well over 1200 miles. Best one tire I've ever used for training, general trail riding, and racing.

I have only swapped it out when hitting big mountain trails, where rocks that can slash it are in abundance and the loose stuff is much deeper than the shallow knob height can handle.

Beware that there are other cheaper version. The 29x2.2 with 3C (triple compound) and the 120tpi EXC casing and EXO sidewall protection is the version that gave it its legendary reputation. There's a 3C EXC (no EXO) version and there's an even cheaper version that doesn't have 3C, EXC casing, nor EXO that may leave you disappointed and puzzled by why the tire is so highly praised.

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Reviewed 6/1/2012
by annarborbiker
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Ann Arbor MI
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
It does what the advertising literature says it should do

Expensive but worth the money. I have a Gary Fisher HiFi Pro 9 and did not like the Bontranger tires that came as standard. The Maxxis Ikon EXO Tire gives better roll on paved surfaces plus better grip on loose surfaces. I ride mainly dirt roads so cannot comment on grip through mud.

I fitted tubes even though they can be used tubeless. They were easy to fit on the rims but did need some lubrication. They are grooved for directionality but the marking for this is not clear.

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Reviewed 4/26/2012
by Anonymous
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Memphis
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A worry free XC tire worthy of racing and training in most conditions.

Though slightly heavier than a pure XC race tire, the Ikon EXO has the durability to race and train on worry free.

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Reviewed 10/21/2011
by Rico
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Oregon
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11 of 12 customers found this review helpful.
Fast, with good grip - awesome rear tire in varied conditions

Long live the new king. This Maxxis Ikon, run tubeless, at 23-25 psi, has been an awesome rear tire, in varied Oregon trail conditions...better than the fairly new Crossmark it replaced (which was my prior best all-around 'racey tire'). This is one fast tire, and it finds very good traction in hardpack, loose over hardpack, sandy dirt, and rock. Very consistant cornering traction. The Ikon will find it's limits in wet, andor very low-traction conditions, just like any low-knob tire...so if traction trumps everything else for you, consider other options. Speed, really fine traction, and consistency, sum up the Ikon. Mine was bang-on spec, at 578 grams. The super-light (and more fragile) Maxxis Aspen was lighter at 525 grams, but with less traction and very thin sidewalls.

Also, it seems to wear quite well, and it sets up flawlessly on Stan's rims, using only a floor pump. My Nanoraptor, Crossmark, Fastrak, and Aspen tires will probably stay on the hook. When my front Racing Ralph fails, I'll likely buy an Ikon to replace it.

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Reviewed 7/5/2011
by lookingback
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16 of 18 customers found this review helpful.
excellent all condition race tire !

I race in the northeast, where the conditions vary from race to race. I have them set up tubeless w Stans sealant on Crest rims. For fast rolling tires they hook up in most conditions and clear mud well. No burping issues so far. I had burping issues w some of the non exo maxxis I have run in the past. I am running these at 25psi I weigh 160. Usually w race tires I feel I am compromising, either on weight, protection or traction. I do not feel this way w these tires. Expensive, but worth it !

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