This is my third set of these tires. They're extremely rugged, tough as nails including the sidewalls, stable, good griping and long wearing . I'm 6'3 225 and a lot of tires are just too wimpy or mushy for me. Not these. I also ride a lot on sharp edged basalt rocked trails but these tires hold up well. I run them tubeless. A bit expensive but well worth the money for an excellent tire.
The Maxxis Rekon + is a great tire. It rolls very well, yet still provides great traction in corners and when climbing. Hardpack, rocks, loose over hard, fire roads, gravel to this tire does not disappoint. Sets up tubeless fast and easy. The only problem I have is the size is not 2.8, they measure at 2.6 or so mounted on 40mm rims.
Maxxis continues to make solid tires (tyres). The Rekon has worked well in dry and wet conditions. Cornering is stable at high and low speeds. The sidewalls have been abused by cacti and sharp volcanics (and small children) without missing a beat or stopping a ride. I've run them at normal tubeless psi and at low psi with no burping issues. Set up did not require anything more than a standard floor pump, e.g. quick and easy. I would buy them again.
Tires looks great! Work great! They do a very good job in the terrain i ride on. My only one complaint not good in the mud. But other than that i will buy them again!
I have been running the Rekon for two years and love the all around traction and durability of this tire! My son also runs the race version on his xc race bike. We will be buying more of these tires.
Running on a hard tail, great tire, plenty of give, run them around 15-17 psi, plenty of grip for dry conditions, nicely rounded profile, corners well, climbs well. Bit less agro and faster rolling than the rekons, but still plenty of tread/grip for riding aggressively.