Ultra-Versatile XC Tread
Maxxis' Ikon 3C/EXO/TR 29inch MTB tire is light yet robust, tubeless-ready, and highly versatile. This tire is the go-to tool for true racers and XC aficionados.
The combination of grabby knobs with triple-compound 3C Maxx Speed delivers control and fluidity on packed or loose terrain, as well as smooth transitioning from straightaways into turns. EXO sidewall protection resists punctures and abrasions without much bulk.
- 3C MaxxSpeed compound
- EXO sidewall protection
- Tubeless ready
- Size: 29 x 2.2 or 2.35 inches
- Weight: 633g/763g (2.2/2.35")
- Recommended PSI: 60
- 29x2.2" 60 TPI
- 29x2.35" 120 TPI
- Knobby Tread
- Folding bead
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Wheel Size: 700C/29" (ISO 622)
Tire Type: Tubeless Ready
Threads Per Inch: 60
29 x 2.2 - 3C/EXO/TR Dark Tanwall
Weight: 685 grams
Mfg PartNum: TB00333000
Tire Width: 57mm (2.2in)
29 x 2.2 - 3C/EXO/TR Black
Weight: 640 grams
Tire Width: 57mm (2.2in)
Mfg PartNum: TB96740100
29 x 2.35 - 3C/EXO/TR Black
Weight: 740 grams
Tire Width: 60mm (2.4in)
Mfg PartNum: TB96731100
My full suspension bike came stock with 2.5" tires that weigh almost 1400g each! These Maxxis saved me 14 oz. per axle! I can definitely tell the difference going uphill. They are a little narrower than my stock tires but the traction so far has been about the same as stock tires. The rubber nobs are very soft so I will be ordering new ones sooner than I would expected to.
I mounted the tires to my geared big tire BMX bike that I ride wooded trails on.
I finally took the bike and tires out for their maiden trail ride. The trail was extremely muddy and covered by leaves, far from my ideal conditions which made me cautious when leaning the bike over into turns. But to my surprise the tires offered impressive traction when accelerating, braking and turning. I can't wait to see what these tires are capable of next spring and summer when the trails are dry, uncovered and fast.
Mounting of the tires was super easy too, no issues with the bead being too tight or too loose.
I'm on my third Maxxis Ikon EXO tire, and I really like them as a rear tire for XC and endurance riding. I used to run the Schwalbe Racing Ralph, but it's a bit fragile and fast wearing. The Ikon lasts far longer, is almost as supple a ride as the Racing Ralph, and has good braking and cornering characteristics for such a fast-rolling tire. It's also surprised me with it's ability to find some grip in climbing situations where I thought for sure it would spin. I have several thousand miles on these tires, and they've been dependable and perform very well.
This works well for me as a go-everywhere tire in dry Southern California. Most trails are ball-bearing over concrete consistency we have here, and this works great there. It does just fine on looser or sandier patches of trail as well. Travels well on asphalt roads riding to the trailhead.
Currently running the 29x2.35 Ikon in the rear, with a Maxxis Rekon 29x2.4 in the front. The Ikon has very low rolling resistance, with exceptional grip, for such a lightweight tire. Highly recommend it. Literally no complaints for the loose over hardpack conditions in Southern Ca.
Great back tire for my MTB. It is a replacement for a Rekon. I am finding my Rekons (my favorite tire) to be shorter lived than I like to see. So I am now switched to the Ikonic Ikon in the back tire. It is a little slower, but more Grippy and definitely longer lived. A good solution.
I've been using the ikon from day one. I always purchased the exc with thinner sidewalls and never flatted but the last 2 tires I bought flatted! so I switched to the thicker exo and no issues anymore. great fast rolling.
These tires are some of the best MTB tires money can buy, endlessly grippy and lightweight. There are heavierwider tires that can bomb downhill better but at the end of the day, these win overall.
I ride in So Cal sandy, rocky conditions. Majority of my ride time is rollers, folled by long climbs, then flying down the descents. Therefore I'm willing to sacrafice some traction and cornering grip for minimal rolling resitance. The Ikon serves this goal well. There are better tires for just downhilling but for an all around cross country function these work well and have a good life span.
It was time for fresh tires on my Specialized Epic MTB, and I wanted to change up the look with these Maxxis gumwall tires, Ardent front, and Ikon rear, Great look on my bike, and most important, excellent riding tires for the terrain on our trails here
Perfect tire for the Baja Divide. From sandy tracks to rough, rocky Jeep roads, the tires were great and held up well. Definitely robust, no flats, little abrasion. Will probably use their little brother (2.2 width) for the Great Divide.
This tire is extremely fast and versatile. I have used it in mud, gravel, sand and every thing in between. The Ikon is also very durable and has held up well over many miles of racing and training.
Using this a a rear tire on my XC bike. Was able to seat tire bead with just a track pump, albeit pumping pretty fast. Have about 170 miles on the tire on hard pack, rock, leaves, and mud. Tire rolls great and has great traction. Seems pretty rugged given some of the rocky terrain it has been over with no issues.
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