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Love the 40m Ramblers. The first set was bought about 2 weeks before the first DUSTBOWL gravel event in Indiana in 2021, about 70 of 100 miles of "driveway" gravel, this isn't Flint Hills sharp stuff, but it's got some volume... Tires were PERFECT! Ran them between 36-40 psi.
I rode those tires the rest of the season. When cold and wet conditions threatened the Rough Road 100k I decided to run them for that event too. Probably didn't need the tread for the mostly road event, but when the rain hit on a 9 mile dirt trail section, I was much more confident with more grip, rode them through last spring. Overall I put about 2000-2200 miles on them, rotating them once, ZERO flats, ZERO issues... perfect. The tread is pretty worn now, keeping them as backups. New pair is coming.
This tire is tough and grippy. The 50mm size is a lot better at the chunky stuff than the already great 45mm tire. The SilkShield is tough. I run this without an insert at 27 psi and it's grippy and comfortable. Sure it is not the quickest tire on the pavement, but I can let it ride on the downhills. A very fun gravel tire. It's my tire of choice for bike packing on the forest service roads in southwest Virginia.
I have installed these tire 700X40 on Rolf Hyalite carbon wheels, internal width 23mm, for gravel/off road rides. I was very surprised how easy they are to install, with bare hands. Much more surprised how they hold air. I had them for about 2 weeks riding around neighborhood without any sealant and pressure did not go down. Finally, before going for a Trail ride, i decided to add sealant. Of course no air loss at all, even after 3 weeks.
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I have an Argon Dark Matter gravel bike that I purchased in 2020. It came with Panracer gravel tires which I found to not be very durable. On advice from my best friend at the bike shop, I bought the Maxxis Rambler 700x40 gravel bike tires and the ride, durability and grip on gravel in corners was what I was looking for. I've since raced and done numerous gravel bike events on these tires for the past 2 years and they are the only gravel bike tires I use; currently on my 4th set.
I have been using the 700x40 silk shield model for three years for training and some races. During that time I have had zero punctures in an estimated 5,000+ miles of riding. My riding is a mixture of pavement, smooth gravel, loose gravel, some dirt roads/paths, stream crossings and chunky gravel. Traction is very good except for very deep and loose conditions. These are not mud tires but they do handle sloppy surfaces fairly well. I have used these tires numerous times in races that were mostly gravel and felt that they were not holding me back. I have tried other tires for training but the silk shield Ramblers seem to be the best choice for my riding in MO and southern IL.
Replaced stock Bontrager tires on a Trek 920 ("Adventure Touring / Super Gravel Bike") for off-road/gravel/mixed surface/bike packing rides. LOVE these tires. Super quality you and I would expect from Maxxis. Rolling resistance on paved paths/roads is really great but the tread pattern gives enough bite for dirt and gravel. Excels at all-around, "multi-surface" rides. I run them tubeless with Stan's and they are flawless overall and easy to get on/off my DT Swiss rims. I purchased black wall, 120 TPI, SilkShield version. The 29x2.0 size may be a bit much for some "gravel bike" folks I get it but it is awesome for my bike and super clydesdale stature. Easily able to handle some low tech singletrack too. They were great on a recent multi-surface bike packing trip with 45+ lbs of extra gear/panniers front and rear. The tire's size at 700x50x is clearly a MTB sized tire but the extra "cush" and stability is superb IMHO. Highly recommend.
Easily the best "set and forget" gravel tire out there. If you dont care about changing tires out pending the conditions, just run these Ramblers and be happy with the choice. Tired in various sizes 38c up to the 50c with the 40c the perfect size for comfort, speed and grip. Durability ive had only 1 tire fail after 3000 miles of rough singletrack and off-road use but able to plug the hole to make it home. Used other WTB, Panaracer, Vittoria, Schwalbe tires but keep coming back to the Maxxis Rambler because they are balanced across all type of terrain.
Good tire - relatively easy to mount. Measured up at only 42mm on my 20mm internal width gravel rims unfortunately. Rolls pretty well on packed gravel/dirt and pavement. Good on chunkier gravel as well. Good, solid tire.
I have this tire in a 38 for my gravel bike and now a 47 for my wife's E-Bike. I have had five very challenging gravel races (40-60miles each) this year and ridden the same set of tires for all of them and had not mechanical issues, no failures, no leaks and no flats. The surfaces have varied from luxury gravel, to death defying riprap, to snow and mud. These tires have performed equally well on all surfaces. I can't speak highly enough about these and I recommend them to all of my teammates. You can't go wrong with a set of these Ramblers.
I have been riding/racing on these tires since they first came out. Maxxis just keeps improving them. They roll fast on the paved sections but are awesome on the loose gravel roads. I ride a lot of single track with them and they are nice and grippy. Especially cornering in loose gravel.
I used this tire on a cyclocross bike on a variety of trails and gravel roads plus pavement. It is my practice to ride my bike to group rides that cover a range of off road terrains, but also include some road sections as does my route to and from the ride. My old tires were noisy on the road and had high rolling resistance that made them a pain for group riding on pavement sections. These tires are quiet and reduce my pedaling effort on the road and still give me the grip I need for trails and gravel sections.
I got these tires to replace stock Kenda Happy Medium. I planned on racing and wanted a lighter tire. Read lots of reviews of gravel racing tires and for my purposes the Rambler is meeting and exceeding my expectations. I have ridden (I keep track of all my rides) 515 miles so far on these tires. Road, rotten granite, super rocky climbs and descents, loamy forest trails, full on mtb trails, gravel roads, snowymuddy conditions, sand, and some roots have been the surfaces.
The stick well in all conditions and are predictable on all reasonable surfaces.
I'm using 40mm tires, tubeless, on a Lynskey GR270 with Stans Grail rims. Loaded weight of me and bike is just under 200 lbs.
I'm using the 120TPI front and 60 TPI rear.
The tires are wearing great. No cuts or holes.
Price was reasonable and I have no complaints.
Trails in Utah vary from hard pack dirt to loose gravel to rock, rocks EVERYWHERE. I have come down gravel and loose switchbacks and am always impressed at the grip these give in the loose stuff. When bouncing off rocks, they have never failed; they can take a beating and keep rolling. The rubber is a bit soft (great for grip, not great for long-life), but I still get a good 1000 miles out of them I am using the (relatively) lightweight EXO version and when I compared them to other tires, the weight is surprising!
These are a great tire for gravel and trails. Road these at the Heck of The North, which is a gravel race in Two Harbors, Mn. They were perfect. Supple, lightweight, decent rolling resistance, and most importantly, good traction in the mud.
Try as I might to find other gravel tires to use, the Maxxis Rambler is a great all around tire. It is a relatively light tire and it affords very good flat protection. Finally, it is easy to setup tubeless.
At first they appeared to be a fairly decent tire, rolled well and had decent grip in loose small gravel and limestone trails I ride. However one of the tires only lasted 99.5 miles before it exploded on a nice paved trail... didn't see any signs of a puncture, perhaps a manufacturing defect? The bead appears to have separated and when it blew it ripped a chunk of the sidewall with it. Decided to change the other tire and not risk it.
I swap these tires in when I know I'll be riding on some rugged gravel roads. The only Issue I have is that while my frame can handle them my SRAM Red eTap front derailleur can't. The outermost drive side tire lugs are wearing a groove into my eTap battery. I ground down this row of lugs with a file, but they still rub so I leave the bike on the small chainring, remove the front battery, and ride my bike as a 1x11 when these are mounted. None of this is the tire's fault, but check the clearance on your bike before buying.