High-Volume Casing, Low Profile Tread
The Maxxis Aspen Wide Trail EXO/TR 29" MTB Tire is a premier XC race tire. A low center tread height allows the Aspen to roll quickly but substantial - for XC - side knobs provide cornering traction.
The Maxxis Aspen pushes the limits of a lightweight XC tire designed to have minimal rolling resistance. The Aspen is designed with a high-volume casing to smooth out the roughest roots and rocks, while the dual compounds give optimal traction in the corners.
So if crossing the finish line first is your top priority, then the Aspen was designed for you.
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Weight: 721 grams
Threads Per Inch: 120
Tire Type: Tubeless Ready
Wheel Size: 700C/29" (ISO 622)
Tire Width: 61mm (2.4in)
Mfg PartNum: TB00211500
Fan of the 2.25 Aspen, this just improves everything I like about that tire with the extra volume for rougher XC races. When properly mounted on 30mm inner rims, it puts the cornering knobs in perfect place for grip on hard and loose over hard. Running these front and rear in 2.4 size, its a blazing fast setup that helped set my best times for races and segments. Even has run 2.4 Aspen in the rear for a mixed conditions race with lots of mud sections and surprisingly did OK shedding mud. When conditions fit (dry/dusty, hardpack or loose over hard) running these tires with confidence.
I used to be someone that ran the lightest and fastest rolling tires I could get almost no matter what the situation. I valued the lightweight more than the protection and insurance of reinforced sidewalls and the ability to run lower pressure that comes with a stiffer sidewall preventing you from getting tire squirm at low pressures. I for one will be the first to say that the new direction of wider rims and higher volume tires is better in basically every way than the older narrower thin wall lightweight stuff for XC. I have these Aspen 2.4s mounted on 30 mm internal width rims. I have about two weeks riding on the 2.4s so far and the balance of traction, ride quality, speed and security is second to none. I've been running 15F16R which seems to work very well on mixed conditions of hardpack, loose over hard, and sand with a few rocky and rooty sections. The ride comparison to the 2.25 Maxxis casings is stark, as it's much easier to find a pressure that has good traction, ride and doesn't rim strike on every big root or rock. I am not running liners at this time which I thought I might have to but so far I haven't had a rim strike yet. I'm going to keep running these on both my hardtail and 110mm full suspension and see if there's any condition (other than mud or ice for obvious reasons) where these aren't my favorite. So far they absolutely rock.
This is Great Tire if you would like to ride XC trail.
My setup is pared with Roval Control 29 wheel which have 29mm internal width and Front:18PSI Rear:19PSI.
Small bumps are disappeared and I can lean bike with confidence.
if you ride on paved road, you might feel a bit resistance but trail performance is impressive.
My weight : 58kg
My Hight : 168cm
Bike : Specialized S-Works Epic 2021
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